ABILENE, Texas – Hardin-Simmons' women's soccer team will host Puget Sound, Trinity and Occidental in the first and second round of the NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Championship this weekend at the HSU Soccer Complex.
The Cowgirls will face Puget Sound out of Washington in the first round. Trinity will play Occidental. The two winners will face off on Sunday for a spot in the Sweet 16.
HSU is 16-1-1 on the year. Puget Sound is 13-5-2 overall and won the Northwest Conference. Trinity is 16-1-1 as well and Occidental comes in with a record of 10-2-5 on the year. Occidental advanced to the NCAAs by winning 6-5 on PKs against Pomona-Pitzer in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championship.
Hardin-Simmons and Puget Sound have played four times in the NCAA Tournament with each team advancing twice. The last time they played it was in the second round and UPS won, 1-0, on a late goal in the second overtime.
Game times have not been set.