En route to their second consecutive trip to the NCAA tournament, this past Saturday the Knox women’s soccer team saw many stand-out performances as they beat Monmouth in the conference title game by a score of 3-1. They hope to continue seeing these scoring outbursts as they approach their first round game against Wheaton College (Ill.).
Among the standouts for the Prairie Fire was junior Corina Leyva, a resident of Tucson, Ariz., who compiled two goals on five shots including the first point of the contest, coming off an assist by junior Yvette Rodriguez. After the halftime intermission, Leyva continued to be active on the field, scoring again off another Rodriguez pass. Under three minutes later, roles would reverse as Leyva returned the favor and set the field for Rodriguez to score, putting the game out of reach for the Lady Scots and stamping the Fire’s tickets to the big dance.
Ahead of the women’s matchup with Wheaton College this Friday, Leyva has scored eight goals on 18 shots while also assisting on three, evidence of the veteran midfielder’s capabilities as an efficient scoring and offensive threat. As the team moves on to their most difficult competition of the season, be sure to check TKS’ Twitter for a link to livestream the game, which begins at 7:30p.m. Go Fire!