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Mustang women fall to ENMU in LSC Quarters

ENMU celebrates their 4th goal in a 4-0 win over MSU Thursday / Source: MSU Athletics ENMU celebrates their 4th goal in a 4-0 win over MSU Thursday / Source: MSU Athletics
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Mustang women fall, 4-0 in LSC Quarterfinals

By any metric, the result wasn't pretty for Midwestern State in the Lone Star Conference quarterfinal round Wednesday night at Stang Park.
 
Eastern New Mexico got off to a quick start then buried the Mustangs with three second half goals in a 4-0 demolition to advance to Friday night's semifinal against top-seeded Angelo State. The match is set for 7:30 p.m. at the ASU Soccer Field.
 
Meanwhile, the Mustangs await possible selection into the NCAA Division II championship Monday night via a video stream on NCAA.com.
 
The loss was the lopsided in MSU's extensive history in the LSC Postseason Tournament. The goals against were also the most permitted in a single tournament game by the Mustangs.
 
ENMU, which improved to 5-8-6, received a fortunate bounce off of a corner kick chance in the second minute of the game. MSU freshman Savannah Alford's attempted clear in front of the far post deflected off of a teammate, but goalkeeper Courtney Burnette was unable to secure the carom. The ball landed Kenya Brooke's feet, who buried her first goal of the season into an empty net.
 
The Mustangs remained within striking distance through the beginning of the second half placing seven of 12 shots on frame for the game.
 
But ENMU pushed the advantage to two just minutes into the second half.
 
Sophomore midfielder Ariel Lopez's long through ball found its mark onto a running Erin McAnarney, who tallied her first goal of the season in the 52nd minute.
 
Brooke locked up her brace in the 74th minute on another long through ball from Samantha Fabela before Caitlyn Schmidt closed the ledger on Lopez's second assist in the 83rd minute.
 
Midwestern State dropped its fourth consecutive decision to fall to 11-7-1.

Women opened day 3rd in South Central Region

Midwestern State remained at No. 3 in the latest South Central Region Rankings released Wednesday afternoon by the NCAA Division II Women's Soccer Committee.

The Mustangs closed the regular season with an 11-6-1 record heading into the Lone Star Conference Postseason Tournament as the No. 4 seed.

MSU fell to 5th-seeded Eastern New Mexico 4-0 in the quarterfinal round Wednesday night.

The Greyhounds move on to face top-seeded Angelo State Friday night at 7:30 p.m. in the semifinal round at the ASU Soccer Field in San Angelo. The championship is set for Sunday at 1 p.m.

Angelo State (13-3-1) tops the region followed by Colorado School of Mines (14-2-1), MSU, Dallas Baptist (13-3-2), Regis (Colo.) (13-2-2), St. Edward's (Texas) (11-3-4), Texas A&M-Commerce (12-3-3) and UC-Colorado Springs (12-4).

The top six teams in the South Central Region advance to the NCAA Tournament beginning Nov. 10 with first round matchups taking place at the site of the top two teams in the region. Following second round contests on Nov. 12, the highest remaining seed in the West Region will serve as host for the NCAA third round and quarterfinal rounds, Nov. 17-19.

The NCAA Division II Women's Soccer Championship field is set for release via video stream on NCAA.com on Monday, Nov. 6th.

The West Region rankings featured UC San Diego (13-2-2) atop the poll for the third-straight week with the Tritons being followed by Sonoma State (Calif.) (10-3-1), Western Washington (15-1-0), Chico State (Calif.) (10-5-1), Concordia-Portland (Ore.) (14-2-1), California State-Los Angeles (9-4-3), Cal Poly Pomona (10-5-2) and California State-San Marcos (8-6-2).

The NCAA Division II Final Four is scheduled for Nov. 30-Dec. 2 at the Swope Soccer Village in Kansas City, Mo.

Mustang men stay atop South Central Region ranks

Midwestern State maintained its hold on the top seed in the latest South Central Region rankings released by the NCAA Division II Men's Soccer Committee Wednesday afternoon.

The third-ranked Mustangs host the Heartland Conference Postseason Tournament Friday and Sunday at Stang Park after claiming their second straight league title by finishing with their fourth unbeaten regular season in program history at 16-0-2.

Selection for the 2017 NCAA Division II Men's Soccer Championship field is set for release via streaming video on NCAA.com Monday, Nov. 6.

MSU takes on Texas A&M International in the second semifinal at 7:30 p.m. following the other semifinal match between St. Edward's (Texas) and St. Mary's (Texas) which begins at 5 p.m.

The semifinal winners square off for the Heartland Conference postseason championship Sunday afternoon at Stang Park. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.

In this week's rankings, St. Edward's (14-3-1) remained in second place in the region followed by Colorado School of Mines (15-3) and fellow Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference member Colorado Mesa (15-2-1). Texas A&M International (10-4-2) and West Texas A&M (12-4-1) rounded out the rankings in a tie for fifth.

The top four teams in the South Central Region will advance to the NCAA Tournament with the region earning a first round bye due to just four teams advancing to the postseason. Tournament play begins Nov. 11-12 with the top two seeds serving as hosts for second round matchups. The second round winners will face off at the highest remaining seed the following week for a chance to move on to the NCAA Quarterfinals.

Following the second round, the highest remaining seed in the South Central Region will serve as host for the NCAA quarterfinal round as well as welcoming the West Region finalists for their regional final contest. The regional championships are slated for either Nov. 16 or 17 while the quarterfinals will take place on Nov. 18 or 19.

No. 4 California Baptist (14-0-2) remained atop of the West Region rankings Wednesday. The Lancers were followed by Point Loma (11-2-2), UC San Diego (9-1-5), Cal Poly Pomona (13-4), California State-Dominguez Hills (12-4-2), Notre Dame de Namur (13-1-2), Simon Fraser (B.C.) (10-2-3) and California State-Los Angeles (11-4-2).

The NCAA Division II Final Four is scheduled for Nov. 30-Dec. 2 at the Swope Soccer Village in Kansas City, Mo.

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