Sarah Feller '16 and her team made CCU history this week at the NCCAA National Tournament defeating Oklahoma Baptist University 1 - 0 and being named the National Champions.
The Cougs came into the tournament as the #6 seed, winning their first two games in pool play and bumping out the #1 seed Grace College. The top four teams would compete in the semifinal match. Christian was reseeded as the #2 team going against the #4 team Houghton College. The Cougs defeated Houghton 3 - 0 in the semifinal match and was set to face Oklahoma Baptist University.
Within the first 15 minutes of the game it didn't look good for blue and gold. The Bisons had taken four very aggressive shots against CCU, and the Cougs struggled to win the ball. Not much time later in the 19th minute the Cougars found the ball and created an opportunity for freshman #23 Sarah Feller to take it all the way. It only takes one ball, one move, one play in soccer to make all the difference and Feller made that difference for Christian.
The talented young athlete, Sarah Feller won the ball off a Bison defender in the middle of the field and took it up to the 30 yard line where she drove a big boot to the back of Oklahoma's net. It landed right in the middle, over the goalies head in the very top. This was Feller's sixth goal of the season, five of which were all scored in the NCCAA National Tournament. Feller had two goals against John Wesley, and two against Houghton. Her efforts were truly remarkable in the post season play for Colorado Christian. Way to go Sarah!
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