NCAA College soccer playoffs are in full swing this week with the DI men joining the fray. I start however with NCAA DII where St. Louis is most strongly represented, primarily due to the results the Quincy Women and Rockhurst Men, teams with strong St. Louis rosters, have achieved. You’ll find a summary of the games and players and any TV links I can find. Bookmark my Soccer on TV calendar as well, that’s the first place that any updates are noted.
NCAA DII WOMEN
DII Women’s Soccer Championship – November 30 and December 2
Swope Park, Kansas City, MO Bracket
The Midwest Region Finals are being hosted by the Central Missouri women in Warrensburg, beginning Friday. Matt Schuckman at the Quincy Herald-Whig comes through with the preview! He’s been busy, also exploring how the Hawks rebounded from 6-10-1 last year (Seniors!) and the key role some freshman have played. UPDATE – TV Calendar has live stream links
#1 UCM v #6 Southwestern OK, Nov 17th 2pm
#1 Grand Valley State v #2 Quincy, Nov 17th 11am
Winners, Nov 19th 1pm (at highest remaining seed)
Congratulations to Seniors Mackenzie Rief, Allison Birke, Katie Heiligenstein and Natalie Quisenberry on being named D2CAA All-Region. It’s Quisenberry’s second straight year.
The other game of interest features freshman Kelsey Lanham (Eureka) and her Colorado Springs teammates.
UC Colorado Springs v Colorado Mines, Nov 17th 6pm
Winner UC San Diego v Western WA, Nov 19th 4pm
NCAA DII MEN
DII Men’s Soccer Championship – November 30 and December 2
Swope Park, Kansas City, MO Bracket
The Hawks, who lost in the GLVC tournament but were seeded in the tournament due to their regular season Conference title, face off against higher seed Ohio Valley in West Virginia Friday. They are playing in the Midwest Regional championship game for the third year in a row. Two more wins will send them to the National semifinals for the fourth time in five years. UPDATE – Live stream links in TV Calendar
#12 Rockhurst v #6 Ohio Valley, Nov 16th, Hawks win 1-0 in 2nd OT
#12 Rockhurst v #1 Northeastern State, Nov 18th 12pm Quarterfinal STREAM
MSOC: Goal! Panarisi scores on the assist by Michel! Final score, Rockhurst 1 Ohio Valley 0. pic.twitter.com/e03y56JxFI
— Rockhurst Athletics (@RUhawks) November 16, 2017
NCAA DIII WOMEN
DIII Women’s Soccer Championship – December 1-2
UNC Greensboro, Greensboro, NC Bracket
Ladue’s Mariana Aliosio and her WashU Bear teammates, defending DIII champions, open third round play Friday at the University of Chicago as part of a double-header. A win puts them into the fourth round, likely against #1 seed Chicago, a UAA Conference foe they know well.
WUSTL v WI La Crosse, Nov 17th 1:30 pm LIVE STREAM
MICDS graduate Carolyn Botz and the Tartan’s continue. The freshman earned All-UAA Conference First Team recognition.
Carnegie Mellon v Hardin Simmons, Nov 18th 12:30 pm
NCAA DI WOMEN
College Cup – December 1-2
Orlando City SC Stadium, Orlando, FL Bracket
Sr. Alli Magalleta (#22), a defensive midfielder for the No. 7-ranked and second-seeded West Virginia University women’s soccer team, will face #22 Rutgers Friday. The 2016 NCAA National Runner-Up, WVU advances to the tournament’s second round for the third straight season and the 12th time in program history. Alli also was named a Regional All-Academic award winner as a senior. That’s focus and attention to detail.
#7 West Virginia v #22 Rutgers, Nov 17 6pm LIVE STREAM
then #3 Penn State/Wake Forest Nov 19 4pm
Freshman Kayleigh Stahlschmidt #9 and the Wildcats travel to face #2 UCLA Friday. Kayleigh is averaging 30 min per game during the playoffs and has one goal this year, in 18 games (it was a game-winner vs Nebraska) This is the third straight NCAA Tournament appearance for the Wildcats (12-7-3).
Northwestern v #2 UCLA, Nov 17 10pm LIVE STREAM may require TV login
then #3 Virginia/Pepperdine, Nov 19 4pm
Gabby Lawlor #8 and the Badgers are in South Carolina to face the #1 Gamecocks. This is Head Coach Paula Wilkins’ sixth NCAA tournament appearance with Wisconsin and the fourth time she has taken the Badgers to the second round of the tourney.
Wisconsin v #1 South Carolina, Nov 17 5pm
then Vanderbilt/Santa Clara, Sunday 1pm
#1 UNC v Colorado, Nov 17 4pm
then #4 Princeton/NC State, Nov 19
#1 Duke v OK State, Nov 17 6:30 pm
#2 Texas A&M v Notre Dame, Nov 17 7:30 pm
NCAA DI MEN
College Cup – December 8-10
Talen Energy Stadium, Philadelphia, PA Bracket
A pair of seniors from St. Louis, Mark Segbers (Vianney) and Tom Barlow (Chaminade) who were also part of the original SLSG Academy program, advance with their upset win over Indiana in the B1G Tournament. Wisconsin men’s soccer (10-4-5 overall, 4-3-1 Big Ten) hosts the biggest match of its season at home on Thursday against the University of Illinois-Chicago (11-5-3, 6-2-1 Horizon League). Its the Badgers first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2013, the year before Barlow and Segbers arrived. Get it boys!
Wisconsin v UIC, Nov 16 7pm LIVE STREAM may require BTN subscription
Wisconsin vs #12 Notre Dame, Nov 19 5pm
Cherry on top. pic.twitter.com/x40CuH7B5t
— Wisconsin Soccer (@BadgerMSoccer) November 17, 2017
Austin Panchot, also a senior and Academy teammate of Segbers and Barlow, advanced as a top-seed after winning the B1G regular season title, despite losing in the semifinals of the Conference tournament. They earned a bye and will play Sunday in the 2nd round.
#2 Indiana v Old Dominion/NC State, Nov 19 12pm
Granite City native Jared Embick, Head Coach of the Zips, leads them into tournament action Sunday as well
#5 Akron v Washington/Seattle, Nov 19 12pm
Freshman Logan Panchot and the Cardinals, defending NCAA Champions, open in the second round as well.
#9 Stanford v Pacific/CSU Fullerton, Nov 19 7pm