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Bearcats open NCAA Tournament against Lincoln Memorial

Bearcats open NCAA Tournament against Lincoln Memorial

JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. –  The third-seeded Lander women's soccer team travels to Carson-Newman looking to make a run in the NCAA Southeast Regional beginning with an opening round matchup against sixth-seeded Lincoln Memorial on Friday morning at 11:00 a.m., at McCown Field.

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STORYLINES

• Lander (12-2-2) is making its first apperance ever in the NCAA Tournament, while Lincoln Memorial (14-4) in back in the tournament for the first time since 2007. 

• Friday marks the second meeting ever between the Bearcats and Railsplitters. The two teams faced each other in 2006, when Lincoln Memorial claimed a 3-1 victory in Greenwood.  

• The Bearcats drew with Georgia College in the Peach Belt Conference Tournament quarterfinals, running their unbeaten streak to six consecutive matches. 

• Lander placed Emily Jermstad, Victoria Lange, Chloe Le Franc and Brianna Taylor on the All-PBC second team. 

• Jermstad ranks 18th nationally in assists and 13th in the nation in assists per game. 

• The Bearcats have held their last six opponents to one goal or less. Only two teams have scored multiple goals against Lander all season. 

• A win over the Railsplitter would give Lander its 13th victory of the season, tying the school record held by the 2007, 2011 and 2013 teams.