DIII Women's Soccer Championship Action

No. 5 Herons To Begin NCAA Tournament, No. 3 Lynchburg takes on Maryville at 11:30 a.m.


Nov. 15, 2008

Geneva, NY - The fifth-ranked William Smith College soccer team will compete in the first round of the NCAA Division III Women’s Soccer Tournament on Nov. 15. The Herons earned an automatic bid into the tournament after winning their second straight Liberty League title. They will square off against Keuka at Nazareth at 11 a.m. William Smith holds a 13-1-4 overall mark, and is making its record 19th NCAA Tournament appearance.

Following the Herons’ first round match, the host Golden Flyers (12-7-1) will face Endicott (15-3-2) at 1:30 p.m. The first round winners will meet on Sunday at 1 p.m. Fans unable to make it to Nazareth can watch the games live on Empire8.tv or follow along online with live stats.

William Smith is led by sophomore forward Brelynn Nasypany (Herkimer/Herkimer, N.Y.), who was tabbed the Liberty League Player of the Year after leading the conference with 13 goals, seven game-winning goals, and 30 points. Anchoring the Heron defense is first-year goalkeeper Amanda Davis (Roxbury/Succasunna, N.J.). Davis currently leads the nation with a 0.22 goals against average, and ranks second in the country with a .935 save percentage. She owns a 7-0-4 record in net with eight shutouts.

Keuka (10-5-3) earned its second bid into the NCAA Tournament after winning the North East Athletic Conference Championship. The Storm’s offense is led by Alyssa Hermenet (6 goals-7 assists), Courtney McLaughlin (7-3), Shana Jordan (7-3), and Alyssa Gumtow (6-5), while Ashley Vail minds the net. Vail owns a 1.07 goals against average, an .829 save percentage, and four shutouts.

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Maryville, TN -  The Maryville College women's soccer program has been selected to compete in the NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Tournament.

The Scots, fresh off their Great South Conference Tournament Championship, will be heading to Lynchburg, VA this weekend.

Maryville (17-3-1) will square off against the Hornets of Lynchburg College on Saturday, with the time still to be determined.

Lynchburg, ranked #2 in the national polls, currently sports a record 19-0-3 on the season. These two team's met in the first round of last year's tournament, with Lynchburg winning the contest by a score of 1-0.

The team that advances will take on the winner of the contest between Emory University (GA.) and St. Mary's of Maryland.

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