The William Smith College soccer team that earned its 12th straight Liberty League Tournament Championship and has a 14-3-0 overall record is one of 16 hosts for the first and second rounds of the NCAA Division III Women’s Soccer Championship. The Herons will take on Westfield State on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 11 a.m. The contest will be followed by Tufts vs. Penn State Behrend at 1:30 p.m. All three contests will be played on Boswell Field at David J Urick Stadium.
The winning teams will meet on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 1 p.m. Tickets are $6 for general admission, $3 for senior citizens, military personnel and students (ages 13-College), children ages 3-12 are $2. Children under 3-years-old are admitted free.
The Herons are ranked 10th in the latest United Soccer Coaches poll and 12th in the D3soccer.com poll. The Herons earned the Liberty League’s automatic bid into the tournament with a 1-0 win over RIT on Saturday. William Smith is making its 29th NCAA tournament appearance (53-21-9) and are seeking their third national championship (1988, 2013). William Smith enters the tournament on a three-match win streak and is 8-2-0 at home this season.
Westfield State brings a 10-6-3 overall record to Geneva. The Owls won the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference Championship to earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Westfield is making its second straight and seventh overall appearance in the NCAA tournament (0-6-1 all-time). The Owls are riding a three-match winning streak.
Tufts is 10-5-2 overall this season and receiving votes in the latest United Soccer Coaches poll. The Jumbos earned an at-large bid into the tournament after falling to Williams in the New England Small College Athletic Conference semifinals. Tufts is making its seventh appearance in the NCAA tournament (10-5-4 all-time record).
Penn State-Behrend is 13-6-0 overall this season. The Lions secured the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Championship with a 1-0 win over Mr. Aloysius, earning the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. Penn St.-Behrend is making its 11th trip to the NCAA tournament (0-10-0). The Lions bring an eight-match win streak into the NCAA tournament.
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