SAVANNAH, Ga. - The Armstrong State University women's soccer team has earned an at-large berth into the 2015 NCAA Division II Women's Soccer Championships, announced on Monday evening via NCAA.com's online selection show.
The Pirates (12-4-3) earn their eighth NCAA Championships bid in the 11-year history of the program. Armstrong State is the No. 5 seed in the Southeast Regional and will face No. 4 seed Wingate (15-2-2) on Friday in Jefferson City, Tenn., in a first-round matchup. The winner of the first-round contest will face host and No. 1 seed Carson-Newman (18-2) on Sunday.
The other half of the Southeast Regional features No. 2 seed Columbus State (18-2-1) as the host of the first-round matchup between No. 3 seed North Georgia (15-3-1) and No. 6 seed Limestone (16-3). The winner of the two regionals will meet in the region title match next week at the site of the top remaining Southeast Region squad. Match times will be announced on Tuesday via a conference call with participating teams.
Last year, the Pirates lost a 1-0 decision to Wingate in a first-round match. Armstrong State is 6-7-1 all-time in NCAA Championships play, advancing to the NCAA Final Four in 2011 and capturing the NCAA Southeast Region championship again in 2012.