Soccer’s trip to NJCAA Meet worth a very long wait

FOLEY, Ala. — Good thing happen for those who wait.

Navarro Soccer waited a week and a weekend through the outcomes of eight NJCAA District Tournaments.  The 14-2-1 team that had not been ranked lower than five during the regular season of either NJCAA or United Soccer Coaches polls began to wonder if it would measure up to the test.

Monday morning, coach Alicia Wilson’s Bulldogs found out they were awarded The At-Large District Bid No. 1 and advanced to the national tournament.  The trip will be the program’s eighth, and the first under Wilson.

Navarro will be seeded sixth overall and will compete in Pool C with third-seeded Iowa Western and 10th-seeded Paradise Valley.

Here is a look at the NJCAA Soccer Tournament Schedule:

POOL PLAY
Monday Through Wednesday (Nov. 12-14)

MONDAY NOV. 12 PAIRINGS
10 am — Pool A: (1 v 12) — Tyler v Moraine Valley
12:30 pm — Pool B: (2 v 11) — Monroe College v Butler
5 pm — Pool C: (3 v 10) — Iowa Western v Paradise Valley
7:30 pm — Pool D: (4 v 9) — Arizona Western v Laramie County

TUESDAY NOV. 13 PAIRINGS
10 am — Pool A: (8 v 12) — Monroe CC, NY v Moraine Valley
12:30 pm — Pool B: (7 v 11) — Lewis and Clark v Butler
5 pm — Pool C: (6 v 10) — Navarro v Paradise Valley
7:30 pm — Pool D: (5 v 9) — Eastern Florida State v Laramie County

WEDNESDAY NOV. 14 PAIRINGS
10 am — Pool A: (1 v 8) — Tyler v Monroe CC, NY
12:30 pm — Pool B: (2 v 7) — Monroe College v Lewis and Clark
5 pm — Pool C: (3 v 6) — Iowa Western v Navarro
7:30 pm — Pool D: (4 v 5) — Arizona Western v Eastern Florida State

FRIDAY NOV. 16 SEMIFINALS
Seeded
2:30 pm — Highest Remaining Seed v Lowest Remaining Seed
5 pm — 2nd Highest Remaining Seed v 3rd Highest Remaining Seed

SATURDAY NOV. 17 CHAMPIONSHIP
6 pm

A total of six teams are returning to the NJCAA Division I Soccer Tournament. Tyler, Iowa Western, Lewis and Clark, Eastern Florida, Moraine Valley and Laramie County all competed in the 2017 tournament at Melbourne, Fla.