posted November 14, 2011

Hope Soccer Team Headed to Ohio for NCAA Sectional

The Hope College men's soccer team will be heading to Sectional tournament play at

Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio The games will be played on Friday and

Saturday.

Hope (17-4-3) will play Luther Iowa (17-3-2) in one of the Sectional

games while Ohio Wesleyan (19-2-0) will meet Ohio Northern (20-2-2) in

the other. Game times have not been announced.

Coach Steve Smith's Flying Dutchmen posted a pair of 2-1 victories in

NCAA games this past weekend, first against Thomas More, Ky. and then

against Dominican, Ill.

Appearing in the NCAA championships for the 12th time in school

history, the Flying Dutchmen have been to the third round on two other

occasions (1994 and 2002), but have gone no further. Each time Hope

lost in a shootout after playing to scoreless ties, first with

UW-Oshkosh in 1994 and to Wheaton in 2002.

Hope has traveled to Ohio Wesleyan for NCAA tournament on four previous

occasions, 1982, 1994, 1995 and 2006.