Five Things to Know: Women's Soccer NCAA Tournament Preview

Five Things to Know: Women's Soccer NCAA Tournament Preview

NCAA Tournament Bracket

ELMHURST, Ill. – After winning the 2017 Summit League Championship, Denver will represent the league at the NCAA Women's Soccer Regional for the first time since 2013. The team will battle local Colorado Sunday, Nov. 12 with kickoff slated for 12:00 p.m. MT at Prentup Field in Boulder, Colo.

Live stats can be found on the NCAA Game Center.

Live stream can be found on the host website.

The victor of Sunday's match will advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament to face the winner of No. 2 seed North Carolina versus Big South Champion High Point.

Five Things to Know for NCAA Tournament

  1. While this is Denver's first NCAA tournament appearance since 2013, it will be the program's 10th overall, all under 26th-year head coach Jeff Hooker.
  2. Denver enters the NCAA tournament with a record of 11-8-1, having not lost in regulation since late September.
  3. The Pioneers hold an 8-12-1 record against the Buffs (since turning Division I), and are 3-8-0 in Boulder. Denver is 3-9 all-time in the NCAA Tournament with its last win coming in 2012 against No. 4 seed Maryland to send Denver to its first NCAA Round of 16 in program history.
  4. Colorado defeated Denver earlier this season 6-1 in the Colorado Cup. Sophomore goalkeeper Brittany Wilson did not compete in the matchup, as she served her automatic one-match suspension for a red card in the previous game.
  5. South Dakota State's 2008 first round NCAA victory over Colorado in Boulder was the first NCAA Tournament win by a Summit League women's soccer team.

Through 35 years of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of nearly 100,000 at eight institutions, including three located in top 60 U.S. metro populations and two land-grant universities. Member institutions include: Denver (University of Denver), Fort Wayne (Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne), North Dakota State University, Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), Oral Roberts University, the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University with the University of North Dakota becoming an official member on July 1, 2018. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced nine NCAA Champions along with over 90 Academic All-Americans, nearly 100 All-America selections and numerous former student-athletes competing at the highest professional level. For more information about the league, visit website, follow The Summit League on Twitter @thesummitleague.