Titan Women, Men Make History, Play In National Soccer Semifinals Today

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women’s tournament final is 7 p.m. Saturday

For the first time in the six-year history of soccer at Eastern Florida State College the women’s and men’s teams play in Friday’s semifinals of their respective NJCAA Division I Soccer Championship tournaments. (Eastern Florida image)

For the first time in the six-year history of soccer at Eastern Florida State College the women’s and men’s teams play in Friday’s semifinals of their respective NJCAA Division I Soccer Championship tournaments. (Eastern Florida image)

Both Matches Will Be Televised Live on WEFS-TV and streamed live at NJCAATV.com

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA — For the first time in the six-year history of soccer at Eastern Florida State College the women’s and men’s teams play in Friday’s semifinals of their respective NJCAA Division I Soccer Championship tournaments.

The women, ranked No. 1 in the country and their tournament’s top seed, play defending national champion and seventh seed Monroe College at 5 p.m. Friday at the Titan Soccer Complex on the Melbourne Campus.

The game is a rematch of last season’s tournament semifinal, which Monroe won 4-2 on penalty kicks following 90 minutes of regulation and two 10-minute overtime sessions of scoreless soccer.

The match will be televised live on WEFS-TV and streamed live at www.njcaatv.com.

Eastern Florida is 16-0 in its sixth season as a program and making it fourth consecutive tournament appearance. Monroe is 15-2.

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Friday’s 8 p.m. women’s semifinal matches fourth-seed Butler Community College (21-2) and third-seeded Iowa Central (17-1). The match will be streamed live at www.njcaatv.com

Admission is $10 for adults and $7 for students with ID. Children 5 and under are free. Admission is free to all Eastern Florida faculty, staff and students with ID.

Eastern Florida’s men, 15-1-2 and their tournament’s third seed, play Tyler Junior College of Texas, 18-3 and the second seed at 7 p.m. at the Smith River Sports Complex in Axton, Virginia.

It’s the second tournament appearance for EFSC’s men in their three-year history.

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The earlier 4:30 p.m. men’s semifinal matches fourth seed Pima Community College (21-3-2) and No. 1 Louisburg College (22-1).

The men’s games also will be streamed live at www.njcaatv.com

The women’s tournament final is 7 p.m. Saturday and will be televised live on WEFS-TV and streamed live at www.njcaatv.com

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Her smile as wide and her eyes as bright as those of a winner would expected to be Eastern Florida women’s soccer player Khadija Shaw put it best. (EFSC image)

Sophmore defender Haley Cook, right, heads the ball away from a Pima Community College player. Eastern Florida beat Pima Community College 4-1 on Wednesday to advance to the semifinals of the NJCAA Women’s Division I Soccer Championship where it will get a re-match with defending national champion Monroe College. (Eastern Florida image)

For the first time in the six-year history of soccer at Eastern Florida State College the women’s and men’s teams play in Friday’s semifinals of their respective NJCAA Division I Soccer Championship tournaments. (Eastern Florida image)

Eastern Florida’s men, 15-1-2 and their tournament’s third seed, play Tyler Junior College of Texas, 18-3 and the second seed at 7 p.m. Firday at the Smith River Sports Complex in Axton, Virginia. It’s the second tournament appearance for EFSC’s men in their three-year history. (Eastern Florida image)

Her smile as wide and her eyes as bright as those of a winner would expected to be Eastern Florida women’s soccer player Khadija Shaw put it best. (EFSC image)

Sophmore midfilder Jay Bales, right, fighting for the ball against Pima Community College. Eastern Florida beat Pima Community College 4-1 on Wednesday to advance to the semifinals of the NJCAA Women’s Division I Soccer Championship where it will get a re-match with defending national champion Monroe College. (Eastern Florida image)


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