Lady Eagles Make History With Perfect Regular Season

  • 2/24/2017 12:38:24 AM
  • Brian Skowronski
  • Local Sports

ASHLAND, OH- The unanimous #1 team in Division II Women's College Basketball has been making history all season long, but Ashland University achieved a special milestone Thursday night in their regular season finale. A 106-76 win over in-state rival Tiffin University clinched the first-ever undefeated regular season in Lady Eagles program history. AU also became the first team in the history of the GLIAC conference to finish a season at 20-0 in league play.

Although the purple and gold were ecstatic to make school history by collecting another home win in front of a packed house at Kates Gymnasium on senior night, there was an understanding amongst the veterans and head coach Robyn Fralick that the season is far from over.

"We know moving forward it's a new season," Fralick says. "We basically have a brand new season starting again, but this season, what we were able to do is because of a really special group."

"From the moment we stepped on this court in the preseason we knew we had a goal and we're just step by step checking off goals off our list," senior guard Kelsey Peare, who scored 15 points on 6-9 shooting says. "Going undefeated in the regular season is just another goal off our list."

"It's been so special to go 28-0," senior captain Rachelle Morrison says, after scoring 5 pts against the Dragons. "For a lot of seniors, not only is their senior night their last game at home, it's their last game period. We also get to continue playing and we get to continue playing at home, so what a great position to be in."

As the top-seed in the conference, Ashland will host their quarterfinal game against Walsh next Tuesday with tip-off slated for 5:30 pm. If the Lady Eagles win they will again host a semifinal on Saturday and would host the GLIAC championship on Sunday if they were to earn a spot in the title game. As the #1 team in the Midwest Region for a second week in a row, it is likely AU will also host the D-II regional tournament March 10, 11 and 13. 

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