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St. Ed's Hosts NCAA DII Women's Soccer Regional

By Nick Barbaro, November 9, 2012, Sports

St. Edward's hosts the NCAA DII Women's Soccer South Central Regional this weekend at Lewis-Chen Family Field: The first-round game is at 2pm, Friday, Nov. 9, between Metro State and West Texas A&M, and St. Ed's takes on the winner at 2pm, Sunday, Nov. 9, ($10, $5 student/senior, $2 for ages 2-12). The Hilltoppers dropped from fifth to 18th in the nation in the final regular-season poll, after losing 1-0 to fourth-ranked Dallas Baptist in the Heartland Conference title game. Those two teams have developed quite the rivalry – after splitting a pair of games in the regular season (the only blemishes on St. Ed's 18-2 season) – and they could meet yet again in the regional final next weekend, if they both take care of business this week.

The St. Ed's Men were once again shut out of an NCAA tournament bid, despite finishing the season at 12-3-3, unbeaten in their last 13 games, and despite thumping tournament-bound Incarnate Word, 3-1, on the last weekend of the regular season. Ouch.

The UT Longhorns dropped a heartbreaker to TCU in the Big 12 tournament semifinal – 4-2 in penalty kicks after a scoreless draw through 110 minutes – to end Angela Kelly's first season as head coach at 8-10-2.

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