Tigers face Hope in NCAA regional semifinal; listen live

Tigers face Hope in NCAA regional semifinal; listen live

November 9, 2003

Complete Tournament Bracket (pdf)




The 13-4 DePauw women's soccer team has earned a first-round bye and was selected as host of one of eight NCAA Division III Regionals. DePauw hosts the four-team regional on Friday, November 14 and Saturday, November 15, at Boswell Field.


In the first regional semifinal at 11 a.m. on Friday, DePauw will face Hope College (16-3-2). The Flying Dutch defeated Manchester 2-0 in a first-round game. The second regional semifinal game will feature Allegheny (15-1-2) against Wilmington (18-3-1) at 1:30 p.m. on Friday. Wilmington defeated Thomas More 1-0 in two overtimes on Wednesday evening. Saturday's regional final is set for 11 a.m. on Saturday.


Wednesday, November 12
Hope 2, Manchester 0
Wilmington 1, Thomas More 0 (2ot)


Friday, November 14 (regional semifinal at DePauw)
DePauw (13-4) vs. Hope (16-3-2), 11 a.m.
Allegheny (15-1-2) vs. Wilmington (18-3-1), 1:30 p.m.


Saturday, November 15 (regional final at DePauw)
winners of semifinals, 11 a.m.


Tickets will be sold at the gate. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for students. The DePauw athletic department will cover the cost for DePauw students, but they must show a valid DePauw student ID at the gate. Gates open at 10 a.m. at the entrance near the Walker baseball field on Hill St.


The Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference champions have outscored their opponents 43-13 this season including a 27-1 margin in SCAC games. The Tigers have posted 10 shutouts this season with senior goalkeeper Ali Glibkowski posting a 0.76 goals against average.


Junior Kate Nickols leads DePauw with 22 points on six goals and a team-high 10 assists. She leads the team with three game-winning goals. Sophomore Crissy Harter has scored a team-best eight goals and added three assists for 19 points.


The Tigers are making their fourth appearance in the national tournament and have a 3-3 record in postseason play. DePauw's most recent appearance was in 2001 when they defeated John Carroll 2-0 in a first-round home game before losing in the regional semifinals to eventual national champion Ohio Wesleyan.


In 1999, the Tigers shut out Capital at home by a 3-0 score then knocked off second-ranked Ohio Wesleyan 1-0 before losing to Wheaton, 1-0, in the regional finals. DePauw's first appearance in the NCAA Championship came in 1997 when it dropped a 2-0 first-round home game against Denison.