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COLLEGE SOCCER: Concordia moves into NAIA semifinals

Hannah Kimsey's goal in 59th minute lifts Cavaliers to 1-0 victory

by: COURTESY OF CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY - Hannah Kimsey reacts after her shot finds the back of the net for Concordia in a 1-0 NAIA quarterfinals victory Wednesday at Orange Beach, Ala., over Embry-Riddle.ORANGE BEACH, Ala. — The Concordia Cavaliers are in the NAIA semifinals for the seventh time since 2003.

The Cavs beat Embry-Riddle 1-0 Wednesday in the quarterfinals. Senior captain Hannah Kimsey, a midfielder from Columbia River High, got her seventh goal of the season in the 59th minute, off a feed from junior defender Jasmin Ayala of Simi Valley, Calif., who made a pass through traffic in the goal box.

Concordia (20-1-1), the No. 4 seed in the 16-team national tournament, will face No. 1 Lindsey Wilson in Friday's 11 a.m. PT semi.

Lindsey Wilson, of Kentucky, advanced Wednesday with a 2-0 victory over eighth-seeded Concordia of California.

The Cavaliers avenged their only loss of the season, a September tournament 2-1 loss in Florida to Embry-Riddle, which is based in Daytona Beach, Fla.

The Cavs outshot the Eagles (16-5-1) 15-4 in the rematch, as Embry-Riddle managed two shots in each half.

Concordia and Lindsey Wilson have met four times in the postseason. The Blue Raiders owned the No. 1 seed every time and beat the Cavaliers in the 2003 semifinals and 2004 championship match. The Cavs beat Lindsey Wilson in the 2008 semifinals and 2011 quarterfinals.