By Ethan Marsh, Reporter
Wilmington, NC - The UNCW women’s soccer team continued their remarkable season Sunday afternoon during a crisp, fall day on the first of November. By shutting out Delaware with a score of 4-0 in the first round, the Seahawks have advanced to the semifinal round of the CAA playoffs. Seahawks’ head coach, Paul Cairney, could be heard across UNCW Soccer Stadium as he motivated his team to make plays with shrieks of “defend the space!” and “shut them up!” His words were effective as UNCW worked together and fought their way to shutout the Blue Hens and advance in the CAA playoffs. Standout players for the Seahawks included Maddie McCormick, who was responsible for two of the goals scored and an assist. Katrina Guillou and Lindsey Byrne each contributed a goal leading to UNCW’s 4-0 victory.
Katrina Guillou made the play of the game as she scored 3 minutes and 54 seconds into the second half. Guillou drove down the field to score off an assist from Seahawks’ goalkeeper, Carolyn Huddy. UNCW’s offensive production overpowered the Blue Hens by attempting to score 16 times versus Delaware’s 4 attempts. Carolyn Huddy did not allow a single goal from an opponent for the fourth consecutive game, en route to their ninth shutout of the season.
This win improved their 2015 season record to 14-5-1. The Seahawks will next play William & Mary in the CAA semifinals in Hempstead, New York Friday, November 6. If UNCW comes out victorious, they will play in the CAA Championship on Sunday, November 8th.