Melbourne, FL - The Monroe Community College women's soccer team fell to the defending national champion and No. 1 seed Monroe College 4-1 in the opening round game of the NJCAA Division I women's soccer national tournament. The Tribunes controlled much of the game through the first 50 minutes of play taking an early second half lead on a goal by Katrina Yencer. Monroe College responded with the equalizer less than a minue later and never looked back en-route to the victory. The Tribunes will move on to play No. 8 seed Laramie College in their second game of pool play tomorrow morning at 10am.
The Tribunes had their chances putting 10 total shots on net to Monroe College's nine but were able to find the net only once in the back and forth match-up. Meryl Wakefield was solid in net for the Tribunes finishing with five saves on the day.