MARION, Ind. -- University of Saint Francis (Ind.) scored off a corner kick in the first half en route to a 1-0 win over Indiana Wesleyan University women's soccer in the Crossroads League Tournament First Round.
No. 3-seed Indiana Wesleyan was playing at home against the sixth-seed but were outshot 17-9 for the game. Saint Francis built a 12-3 advantage in shots during the first half when they had the 15-MPH winds at their back. The heavy offensive pressure finally produced a goal in the 35th minute as Heather Jones knocked the Kristen Call corner kick past IWU senior goalkeeper Jamie Speidel.
Speidel made eight saves in net for Indiana Wesleyan. In all, she faced nine Saint Francis shots on goal.
The Wildcats were able to put more pressure on the Cougar back line in the second half with the wind at their back. In the final five minutes the Wildcats created multiple scoring chances but USF keeper Abbie Christina earned three of her five saves in the second half to thwart the attack.
With the loss, Indiana Wesleyan falls to 13-4-1. Saint Francis advances to the Crossroads League Tournament Semifinals next Saturday and will play at No. 2-seed Grace (Ind.) College. USF improves to 10-8-1 on the season.