CANYON, Texas– The West Texas A&M women’s soccer team meets the nation’s top-ranked Dallas Baptist in Sunday’s NCAA tournament. The second round matchup at Patriot Soccer Field is scheduled to kick off at 4:00 p.m
Live statistics and broadcasts will be available for Sunday’s NCAA second round matchup provided by the Dallas Baptist sports communications department, with the game being broadcast on the LSC Digital Network. Visit GoBuffsGo.com for more information.
All TIME SERIES
WT is looking to put the Patriots on a six-game losing streak Sunday as Dallas Baptist leads the series 11-3-1. The Patriots won the regular season meeting in Dallas 2-1.
SCOUTING DALLAS BAPTIST
The top-ranked Patriots, winners of the regular season and the Lone Star Conference tournament title, enter the second round on a nine-game winning streak. During its winning streak, DBU has outscored its opponents by 25-4. Led by Annie Severide and Michelle Gonzalez, the Patriot offense is averaging nearly 2.4 goals per game.
WT fell to Midwestern State in the semifinals of the conference tournament. The Lady Buffs shot out early with a free kick Emily Avila and held off the Mustangs pushes for a tying goal. Midwestern State broke through the WT defense in the 70th minute to level the game. The Mustangs took the lead with nine minutes remaining and eventually won the game 2-1.
A LOOK AT THE BRACKET
No. 4 seeded WT defeated No. 5 St. Mary’s to face off against top-ranked Dallas Baptist. On the other side of the table, sixth-ranked UC-Colorado Springs eliminated third-ranked Angelo State to take on the Colorado School of Mines. The winner of both games plays for the South-Central Region title next week.
Eight Lady Buffs were honored at the Lone Star Conference Awards banquet held prior to the semifinals. Emily Avila, Asha Jamesand Maria Frances Serrant earned First Team All-Conference during Reagan Heelan and Maliyah Mendoza Second team deserves. Reagan Matacale represented WT in the third team. Furthermore, Heelan, Ashley Silvestreand Mandy Stricker earned places on the All-Academic team. James and Serrant brought home special awards with James being named Midfielder of the Year and Serrant being named Newcomer of the Year, Forward of the Year and Player of the Year.