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Golden Eagles Win Regional, Advance to District Championship
2014 Women's Soccer Region IV Championship pitted the two top seeds of the Tournament in a hotly contested match with top seeded Rock Valley College in its first season competing since 2005, versus the second seeded College of DuPage. This would mark the third meeting between the two teams with each coming away with a victory against the other during the regular season.
From the beginning this proved to be a back and forth battle with each time having good moments of possession and chances in front of goal. The Golden Eagles would catch the first break in the 26th minute and what would later prove to be the game winning goal. With the DuPage goalkeeper receiving a red card with a foul outside of the box Kelsea Berg would convert the direct kick to make the game 1-0. Even down a man DuPage would prove to be a handful and even would create dangerous chances. RVC's back line would be called upon on several occasions, but they managed to stop each attack from DuPage. Lexi Rios, Goalkeeper for the Lady Eagles, highlighted the second half with a full extension dive to tip a shot around the post that was soaring into the top corner. Two more second half goals from Sadey Jumapao in the 60th and 76th minute would secure the victory for the Golden Eagles to end the match as 3-0. For this first year program this team would put together a great offensive performance that was bolstered by a strong and confident team effort on the defensive end as well.
Region IV Coach of the Year, Carrie Barker, had this to say about her team's championship performance "Playing at home in front of our fans and winning the Region IV Championship was a fantastic experience for our girls. DuPage is one of the top programs in the conference and region and this victory is a huge win for our program."
Besides claiming the Region IV Title, RVC would have several players receiving post season individual awards. Earning recognition on the 2014 NJCAA Region IV Division III Women's Soccer First Team are Maura Korchak, Sadey Jumpao, and Kelsea Berg. Earning Spots on the Second team are Hayley Reeser, Nicole Fauerbach, and Samantha Walleck.
NJCAA Region IV Division III Coach of the Year
Carrie Barker--Rock Valley
NJCAA Region IV Division III First Team
Maura Korchak—Rock Valley College
Sadey Jumapao-- Rock Valley College
Kelsea Berg-- Rock Valley College
NJCAA Region IV Division III Second Team
Hayler Reeser--Rock Valley College
Nicole Fauerbach--Rock Valley College
Samantha Walleck--Rock Valley College
Rock Valley College punched their ticket to the District C Championship match where they are set to host Anoka-Ramsey Community College this Saturday, November 1, at 11:00 a.m.
About Women's Soccer
Rock Valley College women's Soccer will begin play in the fall of 2014 and will compete in the N4C (North Central Community College Conference) at the NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association) Division III level.
Carrie Barker is the Golden Eagles women's soccer coach. She brings 14 years of NCAA Division I coaching experience with her to RVC. She was the Head Women's Soccer Coach at Northern Illinois University (2008-2011) where her players succeeded both on the field and in the classroom. Under her watch, her players achieved a cumulative team GPA above 3.0 for seven straight semesters and had 17 student-athletes honored as Victory Scholars for achieving between a 3.5 and 3.99 GPA. She also coached five players who received CoSIDA/ESPN All-Academic Team Honors , three players who earned NSCAA Team Academic Awards, and coached one NSCAA Scholar All-Region player.