Howard’s women’s soccer team did something this year no other Bison team has done since 2007. The Lady Bison clinched the Southwestern Athletic Conference regular season championship with a 6-0 rout of Arkansas-Pine Bluff 6-0 in Alabama Oct. 26.
Howard (10-8-1) completed its first conference season with a league record of 9-1. The victory also ties the program record of 10 wins in a season, set by the 2001-02 Lady Bison team.
Howard scored four goals in the first half and two more in the second. A pair of local women paced the DC school. Nikanya Clark (Garfield) and Nia Walcott (Elizabeth Seton) each scored two goals as the Bison jumped to a four goal lead in the first half. Clark started things off with a goal coming at the 10:42 mark assisted by Whitney White. Walcott followed shortly with a goal of her own at the 13:15 mark. Clark returned the favor for Walcott by providing the assist.
Noelle McCullom and Rasheeda Ansari provided the other two scored for the Lady Bison. Ayanna Carter and Whitney White and I-sis Wilson recorded assists as well. UAPB (2-15, 1-7) did not take a shot.
Because this is the Bison’s first year in the SWAC, Howard is ineligible to qualify for the conference’s NCAA tournament bid, said Jennifer Jones SWAC’s director of communications. Howard could receive an NCAA at-large bid. The Bison will compete in the 2014 SWAC Tournament Nov. 6-9 in Huntsville, Ala.
Catholic University earned Cardinals home field advantage for the semi-final round of the Landmark Conference Championship Tournament Saturday as the Cardinals extended its win streak to seven games, as they pulled out a 4-1 win over Susquehanna. The Cards advances to 6-0-0 in the conference and 12-1-2 on the season. Susquehanna falls to 1-4-1 in the conference.
The Cardinals’ first goal came just 13 minutes into the game, when they were awarded a corner kick. Ava Brown took the kick sending the ball to Kaylre Greaves who sent a header inside the goal, putting the Cards on the board 1-0 13 minutes into the game. Lindsay Aleman scored twice.
The Cardinals take on Washington Adventist in a non-conference match Oct. 28 at 4 p.m. at Cardinal Stadium. The Shock come into the game on a high after the breaking a three game skid Sunday defeating Trinity University (DC) (2-9) 2-1.
Midfielder Sophonie Llera redirected a shot at 59:01 for Washington Adventist women’s soccer team The Lady Shock (2-6) first goal was by forward Tashana Hunter, unassisted, in the 33rd minute. The Tigers evened the score six minutes later when Teresita Hernandez-A chipped in an assist from Raissa Tseumie and Abla Alodjinou.