Women's Soccer Hosts NAIA Opening Round
November 18, 2014
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. – The Master's College Lady Mustangs will remain on campus for the Opening Round of the NAIA Women's Soccer Championships. The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has released the NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship qualifiers, and games will get underway at 15 campus locations on Saturday, November 22nd.
TMC received an at-large berth and has been seeded #12 out of the 31 teams in the tournament field. The 16th-ranked Lady Mustangs will host the 22nd-ranked Trinity International University Trojans in a 1:00 pm match at Reese Field. Notably, this is only the third time in program history, and the first time back to back, that the Lady Mustangs have made it to the national tournament.
Seven at-large teams, along with Conference Champions, were selected based on the final official NAIA Women’s Soccer Modified Ratings Percentage Index (MRPI). The MRPI consists of the team’s modified winning percentage, their opponents’ winning percentage and the cumulative ratings points from the NAIA Women’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 Poll. Each of the three values has a weighted percentage calculated in the MRPI. The MRPI modifies the value of home, away and neutral results, and adds more value for games against opponents ranked in their respective national poll. To view the final MRPI, please click here.
Whichever squad emerges victorious from Saturday’s match, will advance to the national championship final site in Orange Beach, Alabama. The Orange Beach Sportsplex will host the remaining 16 teams from Dec. 1-6.
Admission Prices for the NAIA Opening Round will be $8 for General Admission and $5 for Students. Only NAIA passes will be honored as a substitute for paid admission. There are no other complimentary tickets or pass lists.
The Master’s College Sports Information Department will broadcast the match live via Stretch Internet and stat the match live via DakStats Webcast. While DakStats Webcast will be free, there will be a $7.95 fee to watch the game. Live streaming can be found here.