Bruins advance to NCAA Tournament for first time in program history
Cinderella is headed to the Big Dance after a heart-stopping performance in the finals of the Atlantic Sun Tournament on Saturday. The third seeded Belmont women’s soccer team (13-6-3) upset top seeded Mercer (11-5-4) in penalty kicks, 2-1, after a 0-0 double overtime draw. The victory sends the Bruins to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history.
Belmont becomes only the second third seed ever to win the tournament in Atlantic Sun history. Five Bruins were named to the All-Tournament team: Erica Carter, Jessica Rix, Annie Musacchio, Marcela Sanchez and Sari Lin. Lin was also named Tournament MVP. Click here for more on the Bruins’ A-Sun Championship victory.
The NCAA Selection Show Monday night revealed that the Bruins will take on Auburn (11-8-2) in a first round match-up in the 2008 Division I Women’s Soccer Championship. The Bruins will take on the Tigers on Fri., Nov. 14 at Auburn, beginning at 5 p.m. CT. For more information on this story, click here.