Categories
Breaking News Knight Wire Original News Sports

WARTBURG WOMEN’S SOCCER TEAM HOSTS 2022 NCAA TOURNAMENT

The Wartburg women’s soccer team on Nov. 7 received an at-large bid into the 2022 NCAA Division III tournament and will host the first two rounds.

DANIKA RADEMACHER, SPORTS WRITER

Get ready for more women’s soccer.

The Wartburg women’s soccer team on Nov. 7 received an at-large bid into the NCAA Division III tournament.

PHOTO COURTESY OF GOKNIGHTS

The Knights will host Grinnell College on Saturday, Nov. 12, at 1 p.m., and Washington University will play against St. Catherine University later that day at 3:30 p.m. at Salzwedel Field for the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

The two remaining teams will then face each other on Sunday, Nov. 13 at 3 p.m. at Salzwedel Field to finish out the tournament.

Not only did the Knights receive a bid, but they also were on the receiving end to host the first two rounds of the 2022 NCAA Tournament, the first time since 2015, according to the Knights’ website.

Going into the NCAA selection show, the Knights were unsure if they were going to be given a spot.

“We are so excited as a team to get a bid, even more, to be hosting,” said senior midfielder Gabby Corday.

This is the ninth matchup with Grinnell, and Wartburg leads the series 5-3, with five wins in a row. It is the first time the teams are meeting in postseason play, according to the Knights’ website.

The Knights’ overall season record is 15-2-2. This comes along with 12 shutouts by fifth-year keeper Marissa Lopez and 53 total goals scored by numerous Knights.

The Knights have had nine national tournament appearances since 2007, three tournaments straight in 2017-19. There was no tournament in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s