GULF SHORES, Ala. – The eighth ranked Lions (1-3) traveled to the annual site of the NAIA National Tournament for a two-day slate of competition against Squads who are routinely y at the final site. The first contest pitted the Blue and Gold against William Carey University. After 90 minutes of play, the Crusaders walked off with a 1-0 victory at the Gulf Shores Sportsplex after conceding a goal in the first seven minutes of play.
The Pride had many solid chances to tie it up over the course of the rest of the game, but none could get past the Crusaders goalkeeper. Amanda Valentine (JR/Livermore, CA) was pressured throughout the contest and stopped all but one shot on goal. At the time of publication, no statistics have been provided to Vanguard athletics. This marks the second of six schedule contests against Top 20 national programs, two of which are in conference play.
Next Match: Saturday, September 9th at 5:00 p.m. PST against #11 University of Mobile.