Florida Tech Panthers Women’s Soccer Team Clinch Berth in 2021 NCAA Division II Tournament

Florida Tech Panthers Women’s Soccer Team Clinch Berth in 2021 NCAA Division II Tournament

panthers face No. 4 Mississippi College in opening round

Florida Tech women’s soccer has clinched a berth into the 2021 NCAA Division II Tournament. The Panthers earned the No. 5 seed in the South Region and will face No. 4 seed Mississippi College in the opening round of the tournament on Friday, at 1 p.m. at Lee Soccer Field in Cleveland, Tennessee. (Florida Tech image)

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Florida Tech women’s soccer has clinched a berth into the 2021 NCAA Division II Tournament.

The Panthers earned the No. 5 seed in the South Region and will face No. 4 seed Mississippi College in the opening round of the tournament on Friday, at 1 p.m. at Lee Soccer Field in Cleveland, Tennessee.

Florida Tech, who is led by Ryan Moon in first full season as head coach, went 10-3-5 this season and finished runner-up in the Sunshine State Conference Tournament after falling to Embry-Riddle 1-0 in Sunday’s championship game.

This is the program’s seventh NCAA Tournament appearance and the first since 2017.

Mississippi College is 12-4-1 and went 10-3-0 in Gulf South Conference play in 2021 before being knocked out in penalty kicks in the quarterfinals of their league tournament.

This will be the first ever meeting between the Panthers and Choctaws on the pitch.

The winner of Friday’s matchup will take on Lee, the top seed in the South Region, in the second round on Sunday.

The third round and quarterfinals are set for Dec. 3-5 at a location to be determined. The semifinals and championship game will be held Dec. 9-11 at Switchbacks FC Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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