LeTourneau (8-8-1 / 4-6-1 ASC) enters as the No. 8 seed and is making its fourth American Southwest Conference tournament appearance (05,06,15,16). This event is the second consecutive postseason appearance for the YellowJackets who are in search of their first win in the ASC tournament. Senior midfielder Stephanie Vana and junior defender Kennedy Keer lead LeTourneau with five goals each. Vana also leads the team in assists (5) and points (27) and game-winning goals (3). Keer holds top marks as the team leader in shots (58) and shots on goal (31). Senior goalkeeper Brittany Hollis has started 14 of 17 games this season and has logged 1,114 minutes in goal with 62 saves, seven wins, and six shutouts.
“This is a great opportunity for the team, and we look forward to showing what we’re capable of,” said head coach John Antonisse. “We respect our opponent, and know that this game is a great challenge, but we feel good about what we’re all about right now.”
The YellowJackets will square off with Hardin-Simmons (16-1 / 11-0 ASC) who enter the ASC tournament as the No. 12 ranked team in the NSCAA top 25 poll. HSU is currently riding a 16 game win streak, has outscored its opponents by a combined 77-3 and have 14 wins by shutout. The Cowgirls have competed in every ASC tournament, lead the conference with a 34-2 tournament record and have won the last 13 consecutive ASC titles and 16 overall. Hardin-Simmons finished the regular season as the ASC leader in shots (418), points (226), goals (77), assists (72), goals allowed (3) and shutouts (14). Hardin-Simmons also holds 11 top-10 rankings in Division III.
The 2016 ASC Women’s Championship Soccer Tournament is the 19th in league history. The winner of the ASC Championship Tournament is declared the conference champion and earns automatic qualification to the NCAA Division III Women’s Soccer Championship.
2015 American Southwest Conference Women’s Soccer Championship Tournament
Tuesday, November 1 / Quarterfinals
Game 1 – #8 LeTourneau at #1 Hardin-Simmons, 2:00 p.m.
Game 2 – #5 Concordia Texas at #4 UT Dallas, 5:00 p.m.
Game 3 – #7 Sul Ross State at #2 Mary Hardin-Baylor, 5:00 p.m.
Game 4 – #6 East Texas Baptist at #3 UT Tyler, 5:00 p.m.
Hosted by Hardin-Simmons / Abilene, Texas
Friday, November 4 / Semifinals
Game 5 – Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2, 11:00 a.m.
Game 6 – Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4, 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 7 / Championship
Game 7 – Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4, 1:00 p.m.
Notes: Admission to Hardin-Simmons events is $5 daily. A gentle reminder that pets – leashed or unleashed are not allowed at ASC Championship events. Only certified service animals permitted to the events are those properly trained marked and leashed. ASC Championships does not accept complimentary pass lists.