MIAMI--Inge Heiremanes scored a goal and added three assists to lead top-seeded Lindenwood University to a 4-1 win over host St. Thomas University (Fla.) in the first match of the 17th annual NAIA Women's Soccer National Championship on Thursday.
Nadia Gaeggeler staked the Lady Lions to a 4-0 advantage in the first minute of the second half on a 12-yard strike from Heiremanes.
St. Thomas, which finishes its season at 8-12-1, had just two shots on the day. The host Bobcats were eliminated with the loss.
Lindenwood advances to Saturday's quarterfinal match at 9 a.m. against the winner of Friday's first-round match between 8th-seeded University of Mobile (Ala.) and 9th-seeded College of St. Mary (Neb.).