November 11, 2013

Rams Draw Oneonta in the First Round of the NCAA's

Saturday, November 16th - First Round

Cabrini vs. William Smith - 11:00 a.m.            Farmingdale State vs. Oneonta - 1:30 p.m.

Sunday, November 17th - Second Round

First Round Game-Winners - 11:00 a.m.


Indianapolis, Ind. - The NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Committee announced today the field of 64 teams for the 2013 Division III Women's Soccer Championship.

Farmingdale State (13-9) will face SUNY Oneonta (12-4-3) in the First Round on Saturday, November 16th at 1:30 p.m. on the campus of Hobart and William Smith in Geneva, N.Y. William Smith (17-1) will take on Cabrini (12-3-5) in the first game of the day at 11:00 a.m. The winner of both games will play on Sunday, November 17th at 1:00 p.m.

The Rams won their seventh consecutive Skyline Conference title on Saturday afternoon with a 2-0 win over Mount Saint Mary College. Freshman Amanda Khare (Deer Park, N.Y.) scored both goals in the victory, she is now currently second in scoring on the team with 17 points (8 goals, 1 assist). The scoring has been led by sophomore Ashlee Thompson (Ronkonkoma, N.Y.) with 15 goals and 5 assists. Sophomore goalkeeper Breanna Blair (Littleton, Colo.) holds a 10-6 overall record this season with six shutouts, and was named the Tournament MVP after posting seven saves in the Championship game.

SUNY Oneonta defeated SUNY Geneseo this past weekend, 4-1, to capture the 2013 SUNYAC title.  The championship is the 12th for the Red Dragons, which is the most of any school in the SUNYAC. Karly DeSimone is the team's offensive leader with 11 goals and 7 assists to date.

The William Smith College soccer team secured its seventh straight Liberty League tournament championship with a 1-0 win over RIT on Saturday afternoon. The Herons, who are ranked No. 3 in the nation, notched their 17th straight victory.

Cabrini will make their third consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance after topping Rosemont College in Saturday's CSAC championship. Sophomore Devon Miller, who holds a team-leading nine goals, earned Most Valuable Player honors after netting two goals in the win.

Forty-three conferences were awarded automatic qualification for the 2013 championship. One team was selected from Pool B, which consists of independent institutions, and institutions that are members of conferences that do not meet the requirements for automatic qualification. The final 20 berths were reserved for Pool C, which include institutions from automatic-qualifying conferences that are not the conference champion and any remaining Pool B teams.

Sixteen four-team sites will conduct first- and second-round play on the first weekend of the championship, November 15-16 or 16-17. Second-round winners will advance to one of four sectional sites November 22-23 or 23-24. All matches, except the semifinals and final, will be played on the campuses of competing institutions. Winners of the four sectionals will advance to the semifinals December 6-7, at Toyota Field in San Antonio, Texas.

In last year's finals, Messiah defeated Emory by a score of 1-0, to win the championship. It was their fifth women's soccer championship.


Conferences and Teams Receiving Automatic Qualification (43):

Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference - Pennsylvania State University, Erie, the Behrend College
American Southwest Conference - Hardin-Simmons University
Capital Athletic Conference - York College (Pennsylvania)
Centennial Conference - Johns Hopkins University
City University of New York Athletic Conference - Brooklyn College
College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin - Wheaton College (Illinois)
Colonial States Athletic Conference - Cabrini College
Commonwealth Conference - Messiah College
The Commonwealth Coast Conference - Endicott College
Empire 8 - Ithaca College
Freedom Conference - Misericordia University
Great Northeast Athletic Conference - Lasell College
Great South Athletic Conference - Salem College
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference - Hanover College
Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference - Loras College
Landmark Conference - Drew University
Liberty League - William Smith College
Little East Conference - Keene State College
Massachusetts State College Athletic Conference - Bridgewater State University
Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association - Calvin College
Midwest Conference - St. Norbert College
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference - College of St. Benedict
New England Collegiate Conference - Lesley University
New England Small College Athletic Conference - Middlebury College
New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference - Springfield College
New Jersey Athletic Conference - The College of New Jersey
North Atlantic Conference - Colby-Sawyer College
North Coast Athletic Conference - Allegheny College
North Eastern Athletic Conference - Penn State Berks College
Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference - Aurora University
Northwest Conference - University of Puget Sound
Ohio Athletic Conference - Capital University
Old Dominion Athletic Conference - Lynchburg College
Presidents'Athletic Conference - Thomas More College
St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference - Webster University
Skyline Conference - Farmingdale State College
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference - Claremont McKenna-Harvey-Mudd-Scripps Colleges
Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference - Trinity University (Texas)
State University of New York Athletic Conference - State University College at Oneonta
University Athletic Association - Washington University in St. Louis
Upper Midwest Athletic Conference - The College of St. Scholastica
USA South Athletic Conference - Piedmont College
Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Association - University of Wisconsin, Whitewater

Pool B Berth (1):

Centre College

Pool C Berths (20):

Amherst College
Augustana College (Illinois)
Bowdoin College
California Lutheran University
Carnegie Mellon University
Christopher Newport University
University of Chicago
Elizabethtown College
Emory University
Haverford College
Illinois Wesleyan University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Montclair State University
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rowan University
Skidmore College
University of Scranton
Transylvania University
Trinity College (Connecticut)
Williams College

 

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