Concordia Wisconsin Women's Soccer Opens NCAA Path at Wartburg

Concordia Wisconsin will face opening-weekend host Wartburg in an NCAA Division III women's soccer first-round match.
Concordia Wisconsin will face opening-weekend host Wartburg in an NCAA Division III women's soccer first-round match.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. --- Concordia University Wisconsin will make the trek to Waverly, Iowa, to face host Wartburg College in the first round of the 2019 NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Championship, the NCAA announced Monday.

The match will be held Saturday, Nov. 16, with the kickoff to be announced later in the week.

The Falcons (17-4-0) qualified for the NCAA Championship by winning the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference (NACC) Women's Soccer Tournament by a 2-1 score Saturday over regular-season champion Dominican thanks to a late goal by Isabel Downs.

Wartburg (14-2-3), which advanced as the American Rivers Conference's automatic qualifier, locked up its spot by winning the A-R-C Tournament title with a 2-0 victory over rival Luther College.

Concordia Wisconsin is in the field for just the second time. The Falcons also qualified in 2004. The Knights are making their eighth appearance overall.

The CUW-Wartburg winner will face either Pomona-Pitzer (17-1-1) or St. Scholastica (14-7-0) in a second-round match Sunday.