Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Pilots Soccer Heads To NCCAA North Region Championships
The Providence Pilots soccer teams are headed to the NCCAA North Regional Championships where the women’s team is seeded 2nd and the men clinched the 1st place seed. The teams will be traveling down about 14 hours to Watertown, Wisconsin to play at Maranatha Baptist University.
On the women’s side the Pilots finished their season 8 Wins, 4 Losses, 3 Ties and will face the Faith Baptist Bible College in the semi-final match. Earlier on in the season the Pilots beat Faith with a score of 5-1. If the Pilots beat Faith again they will face the host Maranatha Baptist University.
3rd year defender Amelia Reimer had this to say about the upcoming weekend, “I’m really excited for Regionals this year. I think we have a really good shot if we stay focused and continue to stay united as a team. I’m ready to prove that last year was not a fluke and that we deserve to be regular contenders at Nationals.”
Coach Tory Walker said, “We have been practicing every day this week to prepare us both mentally and physically for the North Region tournament. This is the reason we train and work so hard all year, a chance to go fight for a national championship. This team is a physical, mentally tough and tactically smart team and I think we are ready.”
The men’s team who finished with a record of 9 Wins, 4 Losses, 3 Ties get a buy for the first round and will face the winner of Maranatha Baptist university VS Faith Baptist Bible College.
1st year Zach Friesen, said, “Our team has been on a consistent upward trajectory since the beginning of the season. We have felt really good about the way we've matched up against some really tough opponents in the States, so we are feeling great about our game heading into regionals this weekend as the #1 ranked team in the North Region”
“We are defending champs in this region for a reason,” said head coach Joey Passi, “we’re going to Maranatha determined to defend our championship. Stats-wise, our team is rock solid, and has what it takes to make playing against us a nightmare. We lost our MCAC championship to a couple of bad bounces but if you were to replay that same game against CMU with the shots we allowed, and the shots we got, I would take our chances every time. Losing like we did against CMU sucks at the time, but that battle scar has shown us where we needed to improve for regionals. I can’t wait for this tourney to start.”
To watch the games live click HERE.
For women’s tournament info and tournament website click HERE.
For men’s tournament info and tournament website click HERE.