UChicago men's and women's soccer teams earn spots in NCAA Championship fields

Originally posted on University of Chicago Physical Education and Athletics, November 10

The University of Chicago men's and women's soccer teams both earned selections into their respective NCAA Division III Championship fields on Monday.

The UChicago women will be hosting a four-team regional on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 15-16. The Maroons are making their second-straight appearance in the NCAA postseason and 14th overall under Head Coach Amy Reifert. They will take on Webster University in the first round at 11:30 AM on Saturday. Augsburg College and University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh will play each other at 1:30 PM on Saturday, The winners of the two games will meet at 1:00 PM on Sunday.

The Maroons own an overall record of 13-4-1 and were ranked No. 11 in last week's National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) national poll. The team finish second in the University Athletic Association (UAA) at 4-2-1. Webster won the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) tournament to grab the league's automatic bid. The Gorloks are 14-4-3 so far this season and are riding a 10-match winning streak.

TICKET INFO: For the women's soccer games at UChicago, daily admission is $6 for adults, $3 for students and senior citizens, $2 for ages 3-12. Tickets for UChicago students will be paid for by the athletic department - just show your student ID at the ticket table. No free passes or season passes are allowed.

 

UChicago's men will be matched up with College of St. Scholastica in the first round of the NCAA Championship at 7:30 PM on Saturday. Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa will be the host of the four-team regional. Wartburg will face Milwaukee School of Engineering in the other Saturday game at 5:00 PM, with the winners moving on to Sunday's regional final at 5:00 PM.

With an 11-5-2 overall record this year, the Maroons picked up an automatic bid by winning the UAA with a 5-0-2 mark. UChicago returns to the postseason for the sixth time in program history and the first time under second-year Head Coach Mike Babst. St. Scholastica (20-2 overall) is riding a 17-match win streak and earned a berth by winning the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference tournament.