Women's Soccer NCAA Sectional Preview

Women's Soccer NCAA Sectional Preview

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  • Friday, Nov. 17 @ 11:00 AM – University of Chicago vs. Wheaton (Ill.) College
  • Friday, Nov. 17 @ 1:30 PM – Washington University-St. Louis vs. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
  • Saturday, Nov. 18 @ 1:00 PM – NCAA Sectional Final

 

No. 3 UChicago Maroons

  • Season record: 19-1 overall / 6-1 UAA (University Athletic Association)
  • NCAA appearances: 17
  • NCAA postseason record: 25-14-5
  • Best NCAA result: National Runner-Up (2003)
  • Top Players: Mia Calamari (M, Sr.) – 6 goals, 18 assists / Jenna McKinney (M, Jr.) – 13 goals, 6 assists / Madori Spiker (F, Sr.) – 8 goals, 3 assists
  • National stat rankings: 3.65 goals per game (12th) / 0.300 goals-against average (6th)
  • Notes: UChicago's defense has held opponents to six goals in 20 games … Last weekend, the Maroons scored five of their seven goals in the second half as they defeated St. Catherine University and Hope College without allowing a goal … Mia Calamari broke her own school record with 18 assists this year. She has 58 career assists ... UChicago reached the national semifinals last year for the fourth time in program history … The Maroons have outscored opponents 35-0 in the first half of games this season.


No. 17 Wheaton Thunder

  • Season record: 15-4-3 overall / 7-0-1 CCIW (College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin)
  • NCAA appearances: 20
  • NCAA postseason record: 51-13-5
  • Best NCAA result: National Champions (2004, 2006, 2007)
  • Top Players: Isabelle Oliver (F, Fr.) – 16 goals, 3 assists / Morgan Whitman (M/F, Sr.) – 8 goals, 5 assists / Madison Peebles (M, Jr.) – 5 goals, 4 assists
  • National stat rankings: 2.36 goals per game (100th) / 0.794 goals-against average (63rd)
  • Notes: Wheaton won the CCIW Tournament after not losing a conference match in the regular season … The Thunder have made seven NCAA semifinal appearances and won three National Championships, in addition to runner-up finishes in 2008 and 2011… Wheaton's 51 all-time tournament wins is the third-highest among current Division III institutions … In the first and second rounds last weekend, Wheaton defeated Knox College and Loras College without conceding a goal.


No. 5 Washington-St. Louis Bears

  • Season record: 17-1-1 overall / 6-1 UAA (University Athletic Association)
  • NCAA appearances: 17
  • NCAA postseason record: 35-13-8
  • Best NCAA result: National Champions (2016)
  • Top Players: Taylor Cohen (F, So.) – 16 goals, 5 assists / Darcy Cunningham (M, Jr.) – 4 goals, 11 assists / Emma Greenfield (GK, Fr.) – 0.22 goals-against average, 0.900 save percentage
  • National stat rankings: 2.74 goals per game (T-48th) / 0.312 goals-against average (7th)
  • Notes: Washington-St. Louis defeated UChicago 2-1 on the last day of the regular season to earn the UAA's automatic bid … The Bears won the 2016 National Championship, beating Messiah College 5-4 on penalty kicks … Washington-St. Louis advanced to the third round last Sunday after a goal in the 88th minute gave the Bears a 1-0 victory over Wittenberg University.


No. 15 Wisconsin-La Crosse Eagles

  • Season record: 19-1-3 overall / 7-0 WIAC (Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference)
  • NCAA appearances: 2
  • NCAA postseason record: 2-1
  • Best NCAA result: Third Round (2017)
  • Top Players: Kaitlyn Villars (F, Fr.) – 13 goals, 7 assists / Margaret Harings (M, Jr.) – 10 goals, 9 assists / Alex Cording (F, Jr.) – 9 goals, 6 assists
  • National stat rankings: 2.74 goals per game (T-46th) / 0.546 goals-against average (26th)
  • Notes: After going undefeated in conference play, the Eagles claimed the WIAC Championship in a penalty shootout against University of Wisconsin-Whitewater … Last weekend, Wisconsin-La Crosse hosted the first and second rounds, defeating the College of St. Scholastica and University of St. Thomas to advance … In their only previous NCAA appearance two years ago, the Eagles fell 3-0 to Pomona-Pitzer.