Published: Fri, November 09, 2018
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Women's soccer: Montana faces Washington State in NCAA tourney's 1st round

Women's soccer: Montana faces Washington State in NCAA tourney's 1st round

The NCAA Women's Soccer Tournament runs a different format, with the first round taking place at the higher seed's location, while the next two rounds will take place in a quadrant format at the home of the highest remaining seed in that quadrant.

The Eagles will play Hope College in the opening round at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio. Stonehill also totaled eight shutouts this season, its most since the 2016 team that combined for 10 that made the program's first appearance in the NCAA Tournament.

In the women's soccer tournament, the University of ME at Farmington (8-12) plays at Middlebury (15-1-2) after winning the NAC.

North Texas is 15-2-3 on the season.

After winning their first 10 and reaching a program-high No. 7 ranking on October 1, the Cougars lost several players to injury along with five straight matches.


Chris Parsons, the Thomas College men's soccer coach, said he expected to take on a NESCAC opponent in the first round, although he expected it would not be crosstown rival Colby. "We've been away for a week in Kansas City, so being able to bring it back home is gonna be great", Julie James, a senior midfielder for the Bears, said. The Nittany Lions (15-5-1) claimed their 19th Big Ten regular season title in program history, but fell to Minnesota in penalty kicks during Sunday's conference championship. "They pushed every day", Wilkie said. We're just looking it at as one game at a time.

UAlbany (14-6-2) punched its ticket to the tournament by winning its third America East title in four years, defeating UMass Lowell 5-1 at Tom & Mary Casey Stadium on Sunday. We had felt going into that Bates game that we hadn't peaked yet as a team in terms of performance levels. That wasn't me just trying to give the guys any false confidence.

NU had been practicing for the last two weeks in anticipation of being selected, and, on top of that, the Cats were one of the final few bubble teams announced in the field.

"It really has been one of the more fulfilling and absolutely one of the most fun (seasons) that I have had in coaching in a long time. We knew putting in the hard work and you finally see it pay off".

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