Lady Rams To Host NAIA Opening Round Game Nov. 19
posted on November 13, 2011 21:11
KANSAS CITY, Mo-- The NAIA released the qualifiers and pairings for the 2011 Women's Soccer National Championship, and the 5th-ranked University of Mobile Lady Rams will be making their 6th overall appearance and 2nd-straight.
The Lady Rams will host Texas at Brownsville in a National Championship Opening Round game Nov. 19 at a time to be determined. That winner will join the winners of the other 15 opening round contests at the final site of the National Championship in Decatur, Ala. Nov. 28 - Dec. 3.
Mobile receives the bid because they were runner-up at the Southern States Athletic Conference Tournament.
The Lady Rams are 10-4-0 all-time at the National Tournament and have one National Championship. The Lady Scorpions of UTB are making only their second all-time appearance and are 0-1 all-time. They are 17-2-1 on the year and won the Red River Athletic Conference Tournament to qualify. Mobile is 17-3-1 on the year.
Mobile opened the season by battling the Lady Scorpions to a 0-0 double-overtime tie. Mobile has only been held scoreless twice all season.
Awaiting the Mobile/UTB winner in Decatur will be the winner of Saturday's Graceland v. Concordia (Calif.) contest. Graceland is 10-6-3 on the year, while Concordia is 13-5-1.