ORANGE BEACH, Ala. –Five inches of crossbar and a single defensive mishap eliminated the 12th-ranked Lions from the 2013 NAIA Women's Soccer National Championships at the Orange Beach Sportsplex on Tuesday morning. No. 20 Robert Morris University (Ill.) (15-4-1) advances to the quarterfinal round with the 2-1 victory.
COSTA MESA, Calif. - No. 12 Vanguard hosted Columbia (Mo.) (RV) at the VU Soccer Field on Saturday in the NAIA Women's Soccer National Championship Opening Round. A single goal and a series of penalty kicks bought the Lions' ticket to the dance despite a 1-1 tie after regulation and two overtime periods. The Pride (15-4-1) won the shoot-out 4-3 to eliminate the Cougars (16-2-2) from the tournament.
COSTA MESA, Calif. – No. 12 Vanguard placed four players on the 2013 All-Golden State Athletic Conference Women's Soccer Team, including Co-Player of the Year, and two-time honoree, senior forward Jordan Davidson (Tucson, Ariz.).
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – (Bracket - PDF) (Video Announcement) The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has officially released the Opening Round pairings and tournament bracket for the 2013 NAIA Women's Soccer National Championship. There will be 30 teams playing at 15 campus sites on Nov. 23. The 15 winners of the National Championship Opening Round matches, as well as host Mobile (Ala.), will advance to the 30th annual NAIA National Championship final site in Orange Beach, Ala., Dec. 2 – 7.
The No. 12 Vanguard Lions will host the Columbia Cougars (Mo.) (16-2-1) Saturday at 1:30 pm (PST) on the VU Soccer Field. The cost of admission is $8 for adults and $5 for students/children. The first 75 Vanguard students with a valid student ID will be admitted to the contest courtesy of the VU athletic department.
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Undefeated No. 3 Westmont (15-0-3) eliminated No. 11 Vanguard (15-4) from the 2013 Golden State Athletic Conference Women's Soccer Tournament on Friday, defeating the Lions 4-0 in the semifinal round. Three of the Pride's four losses on the year came at the hands of the Warriors.