Big Rapids, Mich. - Ferris State University will host the first and second rounds of the 2018 NCAA Division II Women's Soccer Tournament this week at the Bulldog Soccer Field in Big Rapids.
The Bulldogs will be the number three seed for the Midwest Regional and play host to first and second round national tournament action in the sub-region this Thursday and Saturday, Nov. 8 & 10.
As the number three overall seed, the Bulldogs along with top-seeded rival Grand Valley State both earned the right to host first and second-round tourney action.
FSU will square off against sixth-seeded McKendree (Ill.) in the first round on Thursday, Nov. 8, with second-seeded Ohio Valley meeting seventh-seeded Ashland in the other first-round matchup. The first contest between OVU and Ashland starts at 11 a.m. (ET) with the FSU-McKendree tilt set for a 2 p.m. (ET) start. The winners will play in round two on Saturday at 12 p.m. (ET).
Tickets for the NCAA Tournament will go on sale beginning Wednesday at the FSU Athletics Ticket Office located inside the Ewigleben Sports Complex. The box office is open from 9 a.m. (ET) to 5 p.m. (ET) with extended hours on Wednesday until 7 p.m. In addition, tickets will be sold on gameday starting one hour prior to the first contest at the Bulldog Soccer Field.
Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children in grades K-12 along with college students of the competing teams with a valid ID card. The prices are based per day.
The first 200 FSU students with a valid ID card will get in free beginning one hour prior to the Bulldogs' match on Thursday. For additional ticket details, please call (231) 591-2888.
The two finalists in each subregion will advance to third- and quarterfinal-round competition to be played Thursday, Nov. 15 or Friday, Nov. 16 and Saturday, Nov. 17 or Sunday, Nov. 18. The semifinals and championship games will take place Nov. 29 and Dec. 1 at Highmark Stadium in Pittsburgh hosted by Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, and SportsPITTSBURGH.
Here are the quarterfinal-round pairings for the 2018 NCAA-II Regional Tournament contests:
Hosted by Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan – Nov. 8 & 10
Winner of the second round matchup advances to round three on Nov. 16