posted November 9, 2003

Soccer Teams Head to NCAA Tournaments

The NCAA late Sunday night announced the pairings for the Division III soccer tournaments which begin with first round games on Wednesday.

Both Hope soccer teams have qualified for the tournament as the automatic qualifier from the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association.

WOMEN'S TOURNAMENT

Making their first-ever appearance in the NCAA Division III tournament, the Flying Dutch (15-3-2) will host Manchester, Ind. (13-4-2) in a first round game on Wednesday in a game beginning at 1 p.m. EST.

The winner will advance to a second round game against DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind. on Friday. Another second round game in Greencastle on Friday will pit Allegheny, Pa. (15-1-2) against the winner of a first round game between Wilmington, Ohio (17-3-1) and Thomas More, Ky. (15-1-2). Friday's winners will meet on Saturday in Greencastle.

MEN'S TOURNAMENT

The Flying Dutchmen (13-3-4), appearing in the NCAA Division III for the second consecutive year and eighth time in school history, will travel to Wisconsin-Whitewater (12-5-1) for a first round game on Wednesday.

The winner will advance to a second round game Friday against Wisconsin-Oshkosh (18-0-0) in Oshkosh. Another second round game in Oshkosh on Friday will pit Wheaton, Ill. (15-3-2) against the winner of a first round game between Concordia, Wisc. (13-6-1) and St. Norbert, Wisc. (15-3-0). Friday's winners will meet on Saturday in Oshkosh.