No. 3 WUSTL Women's Soccer Selected to Host NCAA Sectional
St. Louis, Mo., November 12, 2012 — For the first time in school history, Washington University in St. Louis has been selected as one of four hosts for 2012 NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Sectional-round competition set for Friday-Saturday, Nov. 16-17, at Francis Field in St. Louis.
No. 2-ranked Hardin-Simmons University will take on No. 11 Wheaton College (Ill.) in the first game at 3 p.m. Friday, while No. 3 Washington University and No. 14 Concordia College (Moorhead) will square off in the second game at 5:30 p.m. The winners will meet in the Sectional Championship on Saturday at 5 p.m., for a berth to the NCAA Division III Final Four on Friday-Saturday, Nov. 30-Dec. 1, in San Antonio, Texas.
Ticket prices are $6 for adults and $3 for students. Washington University undergraduate students with an ID will be admitted free courtesy of Student Union. The box office will open each day one hour prior to kickoff.
Washington University (18-1-1) advanced to Sectional Play for the ninth time in school history after posting a 3-2-overtime victory over No. 16 Thomas More College in the second round on Sunday. The Bears are making their seventh-consecutive and 12th overall appearance in the NCAA Division III Tournament. Washington U. has a 21-10-5 (.652) overall record in NCAA Tournament play with a pair of Final Four appearances in 1997 and 2009.
Concordia-Moorhead (17-3-2) defeated California Lutheran University 3-2 on Sunday in Waverly, Iowa, to advance to the Sectional Semifinals for the second-straight year and the third time in the past four seasons. The Cobbers are making their fourth-consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance and sixth in the past seven seasons. Concordia is 6-5-1 (.542) in six appearances in the NCAA Tournament.
Hardin-Simmons (18-0-2) advanced to the Sectional round after defeating No. 4 Trinity University 7-6 on penalty kicks after a 2-2 tie through two overtimes on Sunday in San Antonio, Texas. The Cowgirls are making their 10th-consecutive and 12th NCAA Tournament appearance. Hardin-Simmons has a 16-9-6 (.613) overall record in NCAA Tournament play and captured the program’s first national championship in 2010.
Wheaton (19-3-2) posted a 7-0 win over the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on Saturday in Wheaton, Ill., to advance to the Sectional. The Thunder are making their 16th-consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament and have an all-time record of 43-9-5 (.798), the second most wins in Division III history. Wheaton has made six Final Four appearances and won National Championships in 2004, 2006 and 2007.
All three games will be broadcast live on the Bear Sports Network (http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/wustl.portal#), along with live stats on the Washington University Athletics website.
NOTE: The four teams have a combined 72-7-7 (.878) overall record with eight Final Four appearances and four National Championships.