Queens, SAC rivals kick off Division II women’s soccer tournament

Queens, SAC rivals kick off Division II women’s soccer tournament






QUEENS ATHLETICS
Queens goalkeeper Erica Turner, who paces the Royals with 12 clean sheets, leads her team into the Southeast Region bracket at the NCAA Division II soccer tournament Friday in Salisbury.

The top three women’s soccer teams in the South Atlantic Conference are headed to the NCAA Division II tournament.

Queens, Catawba and Lenoir-Rhyne are in the eight-team Southeast Region bracket, which starts Friday in Salisbury.

Queens (15-4-1), which lost to Catawba 1-0 in the SAC final, earned its third tournament berth in history as the third seed. The Royals will face sixth-seeded North Georgia (10-5-1) at 3 p.m.

Host Catawba (18-0-2), the second seed, will take on seventh-seeded Lenoir-Rhyne (11-5-2) Friday at 6 p.m. The winners will play Sunday at 2 p.m.


The other half of the region bracket will be played at top-seeded Columbus State (18-2-1), which plays No. 8 Mount Olive (15-1-2). Fourth-seeded Flagler (15-2-1) takes on No. 5 UNC Pembroke (15-4-0).

Winners of the two regional sites will meet the following weekend for the regional title on the higher seed’s home field.

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