Meadville Tribune


November 11, 2013

Lady Gators paired with Thomas More College

The Allegheny women’s soccer team now has a date for Saturday.

During Monday’s NCAA selection show, the Lady Gators were paired with Thomas More College for the first round of the 2013 Division III National Tournament. The game will take place at the Bank of Kentucky Center in Highland Heights, Ky. on Saturday. A time for the match has yet to be announced.

The Gators (11-5-4) earned the automatic berth to the NCAA postseason after capturing the North Coast Athletic Conference championship with Saturday’s 2-0 win over Wittenberg. It marked the first NCAC tournament championship for the Gators. It will be the fourth trip to the NCAA postseason in Allegheny team history, and first since 2010.

Thomas More, ranked No. 14 in the Nov. 5 National Soccer Coaches Association of America top 25 poll, enters the NCAA playoffs with a 17-1-2 overall record, most recently capturing the Presidents’ Athletic Conference championship over the weekend with a 1-0 victory over Grove City College.

Saturday’s meeting will be the second all-time between the Gators and Saints. The two teams previously played in September 1997, with Allegheny winning 7-1.

The winner of the Allegheny-Thomas More match will get right back to work on Sunday, playing the winner of Saturday’s other first round game between Hanover and Salem.

A complete NCAA women’s soccer bracket can be found at

In other news for the Lady Gators soccer club, freshman Jessie Thiessen was named the North Coast Athletic Conference women’s soccer Player of the Week.

Thiessen led the Gators with three goals in their two postseason victories. In Tuesday’s 2-0 semifinal win over DePauw, the freshman forward provided all the offense the Gators would need, as she scored two goals in a seven minute span late in the first half.

In Saturday’s conference championship game against Wittenberg,  Thiessen scored her team’s insurance marker in the game’s 26th minute.

On the year, she leads the NCAC in both goals (10) and points (26), while placing third in the league with six assists.

This mark’s Thiessen’s second NCAC Player of the Week honor for the season, after previously being recognized on Oct. 21

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