Mustangs to Defend ECAC South Championship, Host Alvernia Wednesday

OWINGS MILLS, Md. - For the sixth-straight season, the Stevenson women's soccer team has advanced to the postseason as the Mustangs have earned the top-seed in the 2013 ECAC Division III South Women's Soccer Championship and will host conference rival Alvernia on Wednesday at Mustang Stadium beginning at 5:00 p.m.

Stevenson (13-8-1) will be making its fifth appearance in the ECAC tournament in the last six years. The team won the championship a year ago with a 2-1 overtime victory versus Wilkes and advanced to the title game in 2011 before losing to Frostburg State, 1-0.

The Mustangs are 6-3 in four previous ECAC Division III South Championship appearances.

Stevenson was one of four teams from the Commonwealth Conference to earn a bid to this year's tournament, joining third-seeded Lebanon Valley (11-8-2), seventh-seeded Arcadia (11-4-5) and eighth-seeded Alvernia (11-7-2).

Wednesday's other first round contests include Arcadia at second-seeded McDaniel (13-5-1), sixth-seeded Swarthmore (9-5-2) at Lebanon Valley and fifth-seeded Juniata (14-5) at fourth-seeded Grove City (11-9-1).

The first-round winners will advance to the semifinals on Saturday, November 16 at the
highest seed remaining while the championship will take place at the same site on Sunday, November 17.

2013 ECAC Division III South Women's Soccer Championship

Quarterfinals - Wednesday, November 13
#1 Stevenson vs. #8 Alvernia - 5 PM
#2 McDaniel vs. #7 Arcadia - 2 PM
#3 Lebanon Valley vs. #6 Swarthmore - 2 PM
#4 Grove City vs. #5 Juniata - 2 PM

Semifinals - Saturday, November 16
Stevenson/Alvernia winner vs. Grove City/Juniata winner
McDaniel/Arcadia winner vs. Lebanon Valley/Swarthmore winner

Championship - Sunday, November 17
Semifinal #1 winner vs. Semifinal #2 winner