#13 Ranked Avengers Clinch Consecutive Region XV Championships, Advance to District Tournament

#13 Ranked Avengers Clinch Consecutive Region XV Championships, Advance to District Tournament

Updated Tuesday, October 31, 2017 4:35 PM ET - Updated Bracket

Despite being outshot by a large margin, the Avengers handled Monroe College for the second time this season. ASA and Monroe last faced off in September, with ASA keeping a clean sheet, winning 4-0.  When the two teams last met, Monroe was ranked 10th in the country.

RECAP:

25:06 - The Avengers get on the board first with a goal from Kaylane Alves Araujo on her first shot of the game.

50:55 – Estelle Badodana scored on her first shot of the game giving ASA a 2-0 lead.

69:17 – After coming off the bench, Reny Farfan puts away a third goal for the Avengers, moving the lead to 3-0.

81:54 – Goal by Monroe College – Kathleen Silva – Her first goal of the season.

ASA's keeper Leticia Sandoval conceded one goal, in the 81st minute after the Avengers held a 3-0 lead.  Sandoval was credited the win, and played all 90 minutes as keeper for the Avengers.  Sandoval stopped 10 shots, while facing 22 total shots and 11 on goal.  The 10 saves are a career high for Sandoval, surpassing her previous high of seven which she set the last time ASA and Monroe faced off.

With this victory, ASA completed their undefeated season, with a final record of 9-0. The undefeated ASA Avengers were ranked as one of the top 15 teams every week this year according to the NJCAA. Last season ASA met Monroe for the Region XV tournament and won 1-0.

UP NEXT:  ASA will travel to Sussex in Newark, NJ on Saturday, Novermber 4th. With a win, ASA will face off with the winner of the Region 3 and Region 19 champions (Monroe CC & Essex CC).  The two teams will meet for the championship on Sunday, November 5th.