Dr. Ronald P. Rogers
Support for your body's natural healing capabilities
Click here for details
Click here for information
GUN & PAWN
What's Going On
Columbia Gas Dept.
GAS LEAK or GAS SMELL
24 hrs/ 365 days
270-384-2006 or 9-1-1
Call before you dig
Directory of Churches
phone numbers and more
for churches in Adair County
Find Great Stuff in
Antiques, Help Wanted,
Autos, Real Estate,
Legal Notices, More...
Soccer: LWC Women face Georgia Gwinnett in NAIA opener
By Christopher Coombs
The Lindsey Wilson women's soccer team will take on Georgia Gwinnett in the NAIA National Championship Opening Round on Thursday, November 18, 2021, according to the national qualifiers and opening-round pairings released by the national office on Monday.
The 40-team NAIA Opening Round event at 10 campus locations will occur on Nov. 18 and 20.
The Blue Raiders were picked as the No. 2-seed in the Indianapolis Bracket. Georgia Gwinnett received the No. 3-seed as Marian (IN) and Northwestern Ohio fill out the top of the bracket as the No. 1 and No. 4-seeds, respectively.
Winners of each contest will advance to the opening round championship game scheduled for Nov. 20. Times for all of the contests will be released later this week. All games will the played on the campus of Marian University on St. Vincent Field.
The 2021 NAIA Opening Round winners will meet up in Orange Beach, Ala., at the NAIA National Championship final site event. The 38th annual championship takes place at the Orange Beach Sportsplex on Nov. 30 through Dec. 6.
This year's opening round field includes 28 automatic qualifiers and 12 at-large selections. Automatic berths were given to teams that either won their respective conference tournament title, regular-season championship, finished runner-up at the conference tournament, or was selected by their conference in absence of a conference tournament.
The at-large bids were determined by the NAIA Women's Soccer National Selection Committee. This committee consists of one representative from each geographical area, a representative from the National Administrative Council, the president of the NAIA-Women's Soccer Coaches Association, and three at-large members. The committee evaluated teams throughout the year on various criteria.
Lindsey Wilson is making its 23nd all-time appearance at the national tournament - the most appearances of the field -- after receiving an at-large bid. LWC has won four national championships, doing so in 2004, 2006, 2012, and 2014 and owns a 45-18-3 record.
Marian (15-4-1) qualified for the national tournament as an at-large selection from the Crossroads League. They are making their fourth appearance in the tournament. Georgia Gwinnett (11-6-1) is making their sixth appearance after winning the Continental Athletic Conference Tournament. Northwest Ohio (12-6-3) is making its eighth appearance after receiving an and automatic bid as the WHAC Tournament Runner-up.
A full preview of the opening round will be available later this week on lindseyathletics.com.
This story was posted on 2021-11-15 14:12:14
Printable: this page is now automatically formatted for printing.
Have comments or corrections for this story? Use our contact form and let us know.
More articles from topic Sports:
Football: LWC remains at No. 1 in final NAIA poll
Volleyball: LWC wins 7th straight MSC Tournament
Volleyball: LWC to face Life in MSC Championship
Soccer: LWC Men Capture MSC Tournament Championship
Football: LWC concludes regular season with trip to Cumberlands
Volleyball: LWC faces Thomas More in MSC Semifinals
Soccer: LWC Men face Cumberlands in MSC Championship
Soccer: LWC Women exit MSC Tournament
Basketball: LWC Women travel to face Midway
Soccer: LWC Men defeat Bethel on penalties
View even more articles in topic Sports
Bank of Columbia
The Best of
Local Stories of
The Greatest Generation
Order Book or e-Book
See who's celebrating
Birthdays and Anniversaries
Special Events List
Contact us: Columbia Magazine and columbiamagazine.com are published by D'Zine, Ltd., PO Box 906, Columbia, KY 42728.