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Columbus State soccer advances to NCAA quarterfinals with win over Lenoir-Rhyne

WINTER PARK, Fla. -- Cassandra Wade scored at 20:36 to lift fourth-ranked Columbus State to a 1-0 victory over 20th-ranked Lenoir-Rhyne to win the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional on Friday.

Kiana Nicholson picked up the assist with a long pass into the box for Wade. The goal was Wade's fifth of the season.

Maylyn Parsons made saves on all six shots she faced. Parsons earned her 12th shutout of the season. It was CSU's 14th shutout of the season.

Columbus State, which remains undefeated at 21-0-1, faces the Rollins-Saint Leo winner on Sunday in the national quarterfinals.

A trip to the final four in Louisville will be at stake.

This is CSU's third Southeast Regional championship. The Lady Cougars won back-to-back in 2007 and '08. They lost region finals in 2009 and 2012.

CSU has never been to the final four, losing in the quarterfinals in both '07 and '08.

CSU leads the series against Lenoir-Rhyne 3-2-2.

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