Women's Soccer Hosts NAIA Opening Round
November 18, 2013
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. – The Master's College 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 23rd.
The Lady Mustangs received an at-large berth and has been seeded #14 out of the 31 teams in the tournament field. The Lady Mustangs will host Cal State San Marcos, the Champion of the Association of Independent Institutions, in a 1:00 pm match at Reese Field.
Six 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 hoost the remaining 16 teams from Dec. 2 – 7.
Admission Prices for the NAIA Opening Round will be $8 General Admission, $5 Students, and the match will be streamed live on the internet on a pay-per-view basis for $7.95. Only NAIA passes will be honored as a substitute for paid admission.