Titan Women, Men Make History, Play In National Soccer Semifinals Today
By Mark DeCotis, Eastern Florida State College // November 20, 2015
women’s tournament final is 7 p.m. Saturday
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.
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.
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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