San Diego State To Face Cal In First Round Of 2014 NCAA Women's Soccer Championship

 

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – San Diego State, the three-time Mountain West regular-season and tournament champion, will travel to Berkeley, California, to take on the Golden Bears of California in the first round of the 2014 NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Championship, as announced Monday by the NCAA.

The first round match will take place at 2 p.m. PT on Nov. 15. The winner of Saturday's match will face either Mercer (14-5-2) or Florida (14-4-1) in the second round on Nov. 21, at a site to be determined.

The Aztecs (15-4-2) earned the Mountain West’s automatic bid after their 1-0 overtime victory over Wyoming in the final of the 2014 MW Women’s Soccer Championship on Nov. 8. Senior midfielder Katie Perry scored the golden goal in the 96th minute and was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player.

California (13-5-2), ranked No. 22 in the latest NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division I Women’s National Poll, finished tied for fifth in the Pac-12 regular-season standings. Three of the Golden Bears’ five losses were to nationally-ranked teams.

San Diego State and California met in the second round of the 2012 NCAA Women’s Soccer Championship, with the Aztecs prevailing 2-1 at the SDSU Sports Deck.