Heading into Sunday’s NCAA Division II soccer NCAA Event choice present, even optimistic observers needed to consider West Chester College was wanting by way of the proverbial “bubble” from the surface wanting in.
Coming off a loss to Indiana (Pa.) in Saturday’s PSAC Championship recreation, the Rams have been left to attend for an at-giant berth in the event that they needed their season to proceed.
The choice committee threw WCU (eight-three) a lifeline, giving WCU one of many 14 bids to the event and the No. 5 seed in Tremendous Area 1. The Golden Rams will journey to No. four Shippensburg (10-1) Saturday for the primary spherical (midday), with the winner dealing with a street check at undefeated Indiana (Pa.) on Nov. 25. The Crimson Hawks (eleven-zero) earned a primary-spherical bye.
The Golden Rams are making twelfth general look within the Division II Event and first since 2014. Saturday’s contest is a rematch of a recreation earlier within the season gained by West Chester at Seth Grove Stadium. It’s nonetheless the one blemish on the Pink Raiders’ schedule. The Golden Rams are Sept. 11 of their earlier playoff appearances. West Chester’s 12 postseasons are the eleventh-most amongst present NCAA Division II members.