INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - For the first time in program history, the Saginaw Valley State University women's soccer team has secured a spot in the NCAA Division II Playoffs. After posting a school-record 14 victories this fall, the Cardinals find themselves in the playoffs after finishing in the sixth spot in the Midwest Region.
The Cardinals sealed-up the #6 seed in the Midwest Region after a tie with Grand Valley State University in the 2009 GLIAC Championship Match, and will travel to the campus of Northern Kentucky University for a first-round match with #3 Quincy University (14-5-1), which lost, 1-0 to Northern Kentucky in the Great Lakes Valley Conference title match. NKU, the #2 seed overall in the Midwest Region, will face the winner of this match.
Grand Valley State University, the #1 seed in the Midwest, received the other first-round bye, and will face-off against the winner of #4 Bellarmine (13-3-1) and #5 Indianapolis (15-5-0) in Allendale, Mich.
The first-round matches are set for Friday, Nov. 13 and the second-round is set for Sunday, Nov. 15. Game time for SVSU's first round match is 7:00 pm.
2009 Final Midwest Regional Rankings
1. Grand Valley State (18-0-3)#
2. Northern Kentucky (18-2-0)#
3. Quincy (14-5-1)
4. Bellarmine (13-3-1)
5. Indianapolis (15-5-0)
6. Saginaw Valley State (12-2-3)*
# - First-Round Bye
*DII Record (14-2-3 overall)