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Competitive Eight-Team Field Ready for DIII Womens Soccer Championship

November 1, 2011

Live Video Streaming of Championship Available Sunday on NJCAA TV

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The tournament field is set for the 2011 NJCAA Division III Women’s Soccer Championship as eight teams will compete for a national championship on the campus of Tompkins Cortland Community College in Dryden, N.Y. Play begins Thursday, Nov. 3 and concludes on Sunday, Nov. 6.

Fans can get updates via the tournament’s website at http://www.tc3.edu/panthers/national.asp  and also on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/NJCAADivisionIIIWomensSoccerChampionship.

Fans will also be able to watch the fifth place, third place and championship games on Sunday, Nov. 6 on NJCAA TV, powered by iHigh.com, at www.njcaatv.ihigh.com thanks to the efforts of the staff at Tompkins Cortland Community College.

Additional information can be found on the NJCAA DIII Women's Soccer Championship webpage.

Here is a quick glance at this year’s tournament qualifiers (complete game schedule is listed after team capsules)….

DISTRICT ANo. 2 Finger Lakes Community College (N.Y.) claimed the District A title with a narrow 1-0 win over No. 10 Mohawk Valley Community College (N.Y.) Saturday in Herkimer, N.Y. The Lakers are undefeated at 19-0-1 and have a dynamic freshmen duo in net with Julie Brooks and Kristy Kirkpatrick combining for 91 saves in 2011. Finger Lakes will face-off against No. 9 Monroe College (N.Y.) at 1:30 pm Thursday in the first round of the national tournament.

DISTRICT BThe 2011 District B championship was also decided in a 1-0 affair in Herkimer, N.Y. with Jamestown Community College – Cattaraugus (N.Y.) taking down Herkimer County Community College (N.Y.). Freshman Ashley Skelly leads the Jaguars with 16 goals this season. No. 3 Jamestown – Cattaraugus enters the first round of the national tournament at 17-1 and will play No. 4 Montgomery College – Rockville (Md.) at 11 am.

DISTRICT CClaiming the title in District C was Ocean County College (N.J.) with a 2-1 overtime win over Gloucester County College (N.J.) in Toms River, N.J. The Vikings are 17-1-1 in 2011 and are led by freshman Taylor Mize. The forward is responsible for 31 of Ocean County’s 81 goals this season. At 11 am, the No. 1 Vikings will match-up with No. 10 Mountain View College (Texas) in the first round of the national tournament.

DISTRICT DOutscoring Harper College (Ill.) 5-3, College of DuPage (Ill.) clinched the District D crown with a 12-6 record. The Chaparrals rely heavily on sophomore midfielder Kierstyn Harrington and freshman forward Margaret Lindberg who have 44 of the team’s 54 goals in 2011. DuPage, the only non-ranked team in the national tournament, will see No. 6 Rochester Community & Technical College (Minn.) in the first round. Game time is set for 1:30 pm.

DISTRICT EThe District E championship was decided in a shootout with Rochester Community & Technical College (Minn.) defeating Anoka-Ramsey Community College (Minn.) 4-2 in penalty kicks. The No. 6 Yellowjackets enter the national tournament at 16-5 with a balanced scoring attack highlighted by freshman forward Taige Thoreson’s 57 points in 2011. Rochester will play first round opponent College of DuPage (Ill.) at 1:30 pm.

DISTRICT FThe No. 7 Lions of Mountain View College (Texas) defeated Richland College (Texas) 1-0 to earn the District F title. With two exceptional freshmen goalies in Jahaida Perez and Noemi Salinas, Mountain View presents a difficult matchup for opposing offenses. With top-ranked Ocean County College (N.J.) in the first round, the 14-4 Lions face a difficult challenge at 11 am.

DISTRICT G – Monroe College (N.Y.) won the District G title with a 1-0 victory over Nassau Community College (N.Y.). The Mustangs have yet to lose a match in 2011, boasting a 12-0-1 record. A combination of four different players in net has given up only nine goals in 13 games this season. Awaiting No. 9 Monroe in the first round is No. 2 Finger Lakes Community College (N.Y.), with kick-off set for 1:30 pm.

DISTRICT HCapping off the District H Tournament with a 4-0 blowout of Potomac State College of WVU (W. Va.), Montgomery College – Rockville (Md.) is headed for the national tournament with a 14-3 record. Giving up less than one goal a game, freshman keeper Tiffany Wilson compliments the Knights balanced scoring on offense. No. 4 Montgomery – Rockville is slated to face No. 3 Jamestown Community College – Cattaraugus at 11 am in the first round of the national tournament.

2011 NJCAA DIII Women’s Soccer Championship Schedule
Thursday, 11/3
11 a.m. Game 1- (Grass Field)
Mountain View vs. Ocean 
1:30 p.m. Game 2- (Grass Field)
Finger Lakes vs. Monroe 
11 a.m. Game 3- (Turf Field)
Montgomery-Rockville vs. Jamestown-Cattaraugus 
1:30 p.m. Game 4- (Turf Field)
Rochester vs. DuPage 
Friday, 11/4
11 a.m. Game 5- (Grass Field)
Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 
11 a.m. Game 6- (Turf Field)
Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 
1:30 p.m. Game 7- (Grass Field)
Loser of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4 
1:30 p.m. Game 8- (Turf Field)
Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4 
Sunday, 11/6
10 a.m. Fifth-Place Game- (Turf Field)
Winner of Game 5 vs. Winner of Game 7 
12 p.m. Third-Place Game- (Turf Field)
Loser of Game 6 vs. Loser of Game 8 
2 p.m. Championship Game- (Turf Field)
Winner of Game 6 vs. Winner of Game 8

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