Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Wilkes Women’s Soccer Earns At-Large Bid to NCAA Tournament; Faces Connecticut College in First Round at Host Johns Hopkins Saturday

WILKES-BARRE – The Wilkes University women’s soccer team earned the program’s first at-large bid into the 2017 NCAA Championship Tournament as announced by the NCAA on Monday afternoon.

Wilkes will face Connecticut College in the first round of the tournament at the host site Johns Hopkins on Saturday. The time of the match has not yet been determined.

Wilkes (13-3-3) makes its second appearance in the NCAA Tournament in program history. Wilkes won the Freedom Conference in 2005 to earn an automatic berth into the tournament where it lost to Stevens Tech in the opening round.

The Lady Colonels fell 1-0 in double overtime against Misericordia University in the MAC Freedom Tournament Championship on Saturday. Connecticut (12-3-1) fell in the quarterfinals of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Tournament and received an at-large bid.

Winner of the match will play the winner of host Johns Hopkins (15-2-3) and Staten Island (13-5-1) in the second round on Sunday.

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