ASHEVILLE, N.C. - The Paul Smith's College women's soccer team was bumped into the consolation bracket of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association national championship tournament on Thursday after a 5-1 loss to Albany College of Pharmacy.
Albany took a 4-0 lead in the first half and never looked back on the way to the victory. The Panthers advanced to the national semifinals, where they will face University of Maine-Fort Kent.
The Bobcats will take on Warren Wilson College today in a consolation bracket game. Warren Wilson is a four-year work college in the Swannanoa Valley of North Carolina near Asheville.
Nicole Landry scored Paul Smith's only goal of Thursday's game in the 88th minute. Landry is a freshman from Mohawk.
Albany opened the scoring in the 24th minute when Alexa Schooley connected. The Panthers extended the lead with two goals by Sarah Cope and another by Megan Phillips before the whistle sounded to end the first half.
Frances Ripepi put the game out of reach with the Panthers' fifth goal at the 77:55 mark.
Albany outshot Paul Smith's 27-6 and held a 5-2 advantage on corner kicks.
Paul Smith's sophomore Asenath Brooks played well in goal, stopping 13 shots.
In other tournament games Thursday, University of Maine-Fort Kent beat Warren Wilson 6-0, Daemen beat Penn College 2-0 and Carlow University downed Maine-Machias 3-0.