NCAA III Tournament Opponents Set for Men’s Soccer and Women’s Volleyball Teams
Sunday, November 14, 2010
The opponents in the next round of NCAA III Tournament competition are now set for the Calvin men’s soccer and Calvin women’s volleyball teams.
The Calvin men’s soccer team (16-2-4) will face Wisconsin-Whitewater (14-2-3) in a Sweet 16 round game at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Host Wisconsin-Oshkosh (18-0-3) will face Loras (16-6-1) in the other half of the four-team sectional bracket. Wisconsin-Whitewater defeated Augsburg (MN) 3-0 Sunday night in a second round game while Wisconsin-Oshkosh defeated North Park 2-0 Saturday night in another second round game. Meanwhile, Loras advanced past Washington University in second round play Sunday afternoon as the Duhawks won a penalty kick shootout 2-0 after the game concluded in a 1-1 double-overtime tie. Dates and times for the sectional tournament will be announced on Monday.
In volleyball, Calvin (29-4) will face the University of Massachusetts Boston (29-4) in a national quarterfinal match on Friday at 4 p.m. (EST) at the Washington University Field House in St. Louis, Missouri. Calvin is one of eight teams competing in the Elite Eight round of the NCAA III Tournament with St. Thomas (30-6) set to face Juniata (32-5) at 1:30 p.m. (EST), Emory (34-2) set to meet Christopher Newport (38-2) at 6:30 p.m. (EST) and host Washington University (34-3) scheduled to meet New York University (38-5) at 9 p.m. Friday night.
Semifinals are scheduled for November 20 with the finals slated to take place on November 21. If Calvin were to advance to the national championship final, the match would be moved to Monday, November 22, due to Calvin’s no-play on Sunday policy.
The Washington University National Tournament website can be found at: Washington University NCAA III Volleyball Tournament Site.
The site includes ticket and lodging information as well as information for guests seeking to purchase tickets for the championship banquet Thursday night.