UNCG womens soccer to hold gathering for NCAA selections at Old Towne
GREENSBORO, NC – The UNC Greensboro women's soccer team will have an open gathering Monday night to watch the NCAA tournament selections at Old Towne Draught House on Spring Garden Street at the heart of UNCG's campus.
The Spartans (16-4-3) will be hoping for their second consecutive at-large bit into the tournament's field of 64 teams. UNCG played a 0-0 tie with Western Carolina in the Southern Conference Tournament final on Sunday. Western Carolina won the championship and the automatic bid in a penalty kick shootout, 2-0.
The selections will be televised on ESPN News in the 8-8:30 pm time block. The team will gather at Old Towne at approximately 7:45 pm. Fans and media members are invited to attend.
Last season, UNCG was 15-4-1 when it was rewarded with an at-large selection into the NCAA Tournament. The Spartans, seeded third at the Chapel Hill site, knocked off second-seeded Memphis, 1-0, before losing to North Carolina in the second round, 3-1. UNCG is hoping for its third straight NCAA Tournament bid. In 2006, the Spartans were an automatic qualifier into the tournament, falling to Oklahoma State in the opening round, 2-0. UNCG has made the tournament eight times in the last 12 seasons.
UNCG was rated No. 48 in the RPI at the beginning of the week, although the RPI in not only tool used by the committee in determining selections. The Spartans, unbeaten in their last 14 matches (11-0-3), have recorded five straight shutouts and have allowed just three goals over the last 13 matches.
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