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Three former Lady Cavs lead UWF to NCAA semi-final

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PENSACOLA, Fla. - Lady Cavalier alumnae Shashana Campbell, Sarah Story and Shelby Bush led the University of West Florida’s women’s soccer team to the semi-final round of the NCAA D-II Championships by ousting No. 1 Armstrong 1-0, Sunday, in a quarterfinal.

Campbell, who alongside Bush and Story played for Darton during the 2011 national-finalist season, scored the lone goal of the match in the 18th minute, and a strong defensive effort by former Darton goalkeeper Story kept the Pirates scoreless for her 12th shutout of the season.

Prior to the quarterfinal, Campbell and Bush each scored in a 2-0 shutout over Tampa in the third round of the NCAA tournament to give West Florida Head Coach Joe Bartlinski his 200th win as they advanced to the quarterfinals. Story recorded three saves in the shutout.

“It’s been exciting following their progress,” Darton head women’s soccer coach Ken Veilands said. “I’ve been in touch will all three throughout the season. They are special players and special young ladies. I’m proud to have been a part of their progression.”

Shashana Campbell

Shashana Campbell

Shelby Bush

Shelby Bush

Sarah Story

Sarah Story

During her sophomore year at Darton, Story was a 1st Team NSCAA All-American and allowed only 11 goals in 20 games. She made 69 saves and totaled 14 shutouts.

Campbell led the NJCAA with 36 goals and 90 points during her sophomore year at Darton and was a 2nd Team NSCAA All-American.

Bush scored 33 goals as a Darton sophomore, ranking 4th in the NJCAA. She was a member of the NJCAA National Championships All-Tournament Team and NSCAA All-South Region Team.

The trio will take the Argos to Blanchard Woods Park in Evans, Ga., on Nov. 29, where they will play defending national champion Saint Rose in a semi-final. A win will advance them to the final on Dec. 1.

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