Women’s Soccer Receives NCAA Bid; Will Face Wooster

Women’s Soccer Receives NCAA Bid; Will Face Wooster

The 21st-ranked Case Western Reserve University women's soccer team received a bid to the 2019 NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Championships, and will head to Wheaton, Illinois to compete this weekend on Friday, November 15th and Saturday, November 16th.

CWRU's first round match will be on Friday at 2:30 p.m. ET against the College of Wooster (14-2-3), which received entry to the tournament after winning the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC).

On the other side of the draw, host Wheaton (Ill.) College (16-1-2), who received an at-large bid, will take on Webster University (15-4-1), winner of the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC), on Friday at 12:00 p.m. ET. The winning teams from each of the first-round matches will meet in the second round on Saturday for a 2:00 p.m. ET match.

Case Western Reserve finished the regular season with an overall record 13-5-0, including a 2-5-0 University Athletic Association (UAA) mark. The Spartans received one of 20 at-large bids to the tournament, available to teams that did not receive an automatic bid from their conference.

The NCAA Tournament bid was the second that the Spartans have received in the program's history, and their first under the leadership of Head Coach Jen Simonetti. The team's last NCAA Tournament appearance was in 2011, when the Spartans played host to the first two rounds of the tournament. CWRU defeated Lebanon Valley 3-0 in the first round, before falling to Cortland State 1-0 in the round of 32.

Check back at athletics.case.edu later in the week for more details on the event.