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DII women's soccer tournament: Bracket, schedule, scores

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DII Women's Soccer: 2021 Selection Show
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9:57 pm, December 5, 2021

Grand Valley State, Lenoir-Rhyne advance to DII women's soccer semifinals

Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics Lenoir-Rhyne women's soccer 2021 dii tournament quarterfinals

The semifinal field is set in the 2021 DII women's soccer championship following the completion of the quarterfinal round on Sunday. Defending champion Grand Valley State and Lenoir-Rhyne were the winners today in a pair of very tightly contested matches.

The Lakers prevailed 1-0 in the first match thanks to an early goal from Caitie Baron in the seventh minute that they made hold up the rest of the way by allowing only 2 shots on goal the whole match.

In the second match, Lenoir-Rhyne outlasted Florida Tech in penalty kicks. Their match was scoreless for nearly an hour before Florida Tech took the lead in the 57th minute with a goal from Alexis Sheely. But the Bears equalized very quickly through a 64th-minute tally from Kara Gavaghan.

Then they teams went without a goal for the rest of regulation and both overtime periods, almost another 50 minutes in total. Lenoir-Rhyne held just a bit steadier in the shootout, winning 4-3.

Here's how the two matches finished today. Click on the links below to view complete stats for them both:

Click or tap here to view the full interactive bracket for the 2021 DII women's soccer tournament.

Grand Valley State and Lenoir-Rhyne join Saint Rose and DBU as the last four teams standing in the tournament. After the completion of the quarterfinals, they were all re-seeded for the semifinals, which will be on Thursday, Dec. 9 at Weidner Field in Colorado Springs.

Here are the matchups and schedule (all times Eastern):

The final is set for Saturday, Dec. 11

5:54 pm, December 5, 2021

Last pair of DII women's soccer quarterfinals kick off Sunday afternoon

Grand Valley State Athletics grand valley state women's soccer dii 2021 quarterfinals

The second day of quarterfinal action is underway in the 2021 DII women's soccer championship. Defending champion Grand Valley State just kicked off against Central Missouri in the first match of the afternoon.

The second game will begin in about an hour, featuring Florida Tech and Lenoir-Rhyne.

The winners of today's matches will join the winners of Saturday's quarterfinals, Saint Rose and DBU, in the semifinals.

Here's a look at the two matches today. Click on the links below to follow live stats:

Click or tap here to view the full interactive bracket for the 2021 DII women's soccer bracket.

The semifinals will be on Thursday, Dec. 9.

9:27 pm, December 4, 2021

DBU, Saint Rose first two to advance to semifinals

Dallas Baptist Athletics DBU is in the DII women's soccer semifinals.

The first two teams advanced to the DII women's soccer tournament semifinals on Saturday. For one team, it will seem eerily familiar while for the other, history was made.

Saint Rose is heading back to the national semifinals for the second tournament in a row. Mia Klammer assisted on two of the Golden Knights' goals, including the game winner by Lexi Grassia in overtime. DBU found itself in a No. 1-seed showdown with Seattle Pacific and held on to a tightly contested 1-0 victory. It was Delaney Schmidt's golden goal in the 52nd minute of play that sent the Patriots to their first semifinals in program history

Saturday's quarterfinal scores:

Action resumes tomorrow. No. 1 Central Missouri takes on No. 1 — a defending champs — Grand Valley State at 1 p.m. ET while Lenoir-Rhyne takes on Florida Tech at 2 p.m. ET. Click or tap here for the full interactive bracket for this year's tournament.

3:10 pm, December 4, 2021

First set of DII women's soccer quarterfinal matches start today

No. 1 Seattle Pacific will face No. 1 Dallas Baptist at 2 p.m. ET.

The DII women's soccer quarterfinals will begin today with a pair of high-ranked matchups. 

Today will feature three No. 1 seeds and one No. 2, all with hopes of advancing to the semifinals. No. 1 Saint Rose and No. 2 Concord will get things going at 1 p.m. ET today. The remaining two quarterfinals games will be played on Sunday.

Here is the full lineup for Saturday:

Click or tap here for the full interactive bracket for this year's tournament.

10:21 pm, December 3, 2021

Final scores, recap after the third round in DII women's soccer tournament

Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics Lenoir rhyne dii women's soccer 2021 third round

The quarterfinal field is set in the 2021 DII women's soccer championship following the completion of the third round on Friday.

Highlights from the pitch included defending champion Grand Valley State grabbing another sound win to advance in its quest for a repeat title, and two matches going the distance, with Lenoir-Rhyne and Florida Tech prevailing in penalty kicks.

Here are complete scores from Friday's matches. You can view full stats from every match by clicking on the links below:

The four winners from Friday will play their quarterfinal matches on Sunday, Dec. 5. The quarterfinal round will begin tomorrow, Saturday, Dec. 4, with the four winners from Thursday: Saint Rose, Seattle Pacific, Concord, and DBU.

Click or tap here for the full interactive bracket for this year's tournament.

1:30 pm, December 3, 2021

DII women's soccer third round action continues Friday

Central Missouri will play Bemidji State on Friday.

The 2021 DII women's soccer tournament will finish up the third round Friday afternoon with the remaining four games. 

Friday will feature more teams looking to continue amazing runs in this year's tournament.  No. 1 Grand Valley State will look to keep its hopes alive against Saginaw Valley State as the Lakers attempt to win back-to-back titles. There will be three more games to wrap up today's slate to make up the field for the quarterfinal round. 

Here is the full slate for Friday's action:

Click or tap here for the full interactive bracket for this year's tournament.

8:28 pm, December 2, 2021

Saint Rose among four teams to advance to the DII women's soccer quarterfinals on Thursday

Saint Rose Athletics Saint Rose is one win away from another trip to the DII women's soccer semifinals.

There were no surprises on Day 1 of the third round from the DII women’s soccer championship. All higher seeds advanced and will play in Saturday’s quarterfinals.

Saint Rose got the day rolling with a 3-0 shutout of Mercy. The Golden Knights got goals from three different players and are now one win away from a second straight trip to the national semifinals. Western Washington will not be returning to the semifinals as it did in 2019 — the Vikings were downed by Seattle Pacific 2-1, who advances to the quarterfinals.

Here are the complete results from Thursday's third round:

And don’t forget, we have another day of third-round action tomorrow. Here are the matchups and schedule for Day 2 of the third round, beginning at 11 a.m. ET on Friday, Dec. 3 (all times Eastern):

You can click or tap here for the full interactive bracket for the 2021 DII women's soccer tournament.

1:26 pm, December 2, 2021

The DII women's soccer championship continues today

Western Washington Western Washington looks to stay alive in the DII women's soccer championship.

The 2021 DII women's soccer championship resumes play Thursday, Dec. 2. After a week away from the pitch, eight teams take the field but only four will remain come day's end. 

The matchup of the day could come out of Dallas, Texas. The defending national runners-up and 2016 national champion Western Washington Vikings look to avenge their loss in the GNAC championship match to No. 1 Seattle Pacific. SPU won big last time out, getting a clean sheet from Natalie Dierickx and Claire Henninger.

Here are the rest of the matchups and schedule for Thursday (all times Eastern):

Stay right here for score updates throughout the day. You can also click or tap here for the full interactive bracket for the 2021 DII women's soccer tournament.

2:59 pm, December 1, 2021

Third round of 2021 DII women's soccer tournament to kick off Thursday, Dec. 2

Dallas Baptist Athletics dbu women's soccer 2021 third round ncaa dii

The third round of the 2021 DII women's soccer tournament is set to begin Thursday, Dec. 2. There will be eight total matches in the round: four on Thursday and four on Friday.

Each match will be played on a campus site. Four schools will serve as hosts: Concord, Grand Valley State, West Florida, and Dallas Baptist.

Here are the matchups and schedule for Thursday (all times Eastern):

After the third round concludes following Friday's action on the pitch, the fourth round -- the quarterfinals -- are that Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 4-5.

Click or tap here for the full interactive bracket for the 2021 DII women's soccer tournament.

And go here for the printable version of the bracket.

6:09 pm, November 22, 2021

DII women's soccer third round begins Dec. 2

The third round of the 2021 DII women's soccer tournament will be played Thursday, Dec. 2 and Friday, Dec. 3.

Matches will be played on campus sites. Four teams will serve as hosts: Concord, Grand Valley State, West Florida, and Dallas Baptist.

There will be four matches each on Thursday and Friday. Here are the matchups for each day (all times Eastern):

Thursday, Dec. 2

Friday, Dec. 3

Winners will play in the fourth round -- the quarterfinals -- that Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 4-5.

Click or tap here for the full interactive bracket for the 2021 DII women's soccer tournament.

And go here for the printable version of the bracket.

11:28 pm, November 21, 2021

Scores from Sunday matches as DII women's soccer second round concludes

West Florida Athletics west Florida women's soccer dii second round

The second round of the 2021 NCAA DII women's soccer championship finished up Sunday with 10 matches throughout the day.

Three matches in the afternoon went all the way to penalty kicks. Here are all 10 scores from Sunday:

The third round will be played on Thursday, Dec. 2 and Friday, Dec. 3.

Click or tap here to view the DII women's soccer interactive bracket.

2:57 pm, November 21, 2021
11:41 pm, November 20, 2021

Final scores, recap of Day 3 of the 2021 DII women's soccer championship

Grand Valley State Athletics Grand Valley State defends its DII women's soccer championship.

The 2021 NCAA Division II women's soccer championship continued on Saturday, Nov. 20, with six second-round matches. Both defending champion Grand Valley State and reigning national runners-up Western Washington moved on in shutout fashion. 

The Lakers blew past UIndy 5-0 in a game where five different players scored goals. Only one lower seed advanced as Mercy pulled off an upset over Molloy, winning 1-0. 

Here are the complete results from Saturday's action:

Play resumes tomorrow, Sunday, Nov. 21, with 10 more second-round matches. The day gets rolling at 1 p.m. ET. 

Click to see the full interactive bracket here. 

4:53 pm, November 20, 2021

Saturday's schedule and scores from the DII women's soccer championship

The 2021 DII women's soccer tournament began Thursday and after two days of intense first-round action, we are on to the second round.  

The games will start early and run throughout the day with the first games beginning at 11 a.m. ET and the last at 5 p.m. ET.

Here is Saturday's complete schedule. Scores will be updated throughout the day (all times Eastern):

Click to see the full interactive bracket here. 

1:47 am, November 20, 2021

Final scores, recap of day two of the 2021 DII women's soccer championship

Bemidji State

The 2021 NCAA Division II women's soccer championship continued on Friday, Nov. 19, with 14 matches featuring 28 of the field's 56 teams. It was an exciting day filled with fantastic finishes.

Four games went to penalty kicks today, a new daily high for this year's championships. Each of the games that resulted in penalty kicks came after teams went scoreless in regulation and overtime. No. 3 Bemidji State (5-3 PKs), No. 5 Florida Tech (4-1 PKs), No. 5 Jefferson (4-2 PKs) and No. 7 Lenoir-Rhyne (3-1 PKs) all advanced thanks to penalty kicks.

Two additional Friday games went into overtime as No 4. Angelo State survived against No. 5 Westminster (UT) and No. 3 Colorado School of Mines held off No. 6 Midwestern State.

Here are the complete results from Friday's action:

Action continues with six second-round matches on Saturday, Nov. 20. 

Click or tap here to view the entire 2021 DII women's soccer bracket.

2:20 pm, November 19, 2021
1:09 am, November 19, 2021

Final scores, recap of first day of the 2021 DII women's soccer championship

Concord WSOC

The 2021 NCAA Division II women's soccer championship began on Thursday, Nov. 18, with 10 matches featuring 20 of the field's 56 teams. It was an exciting day filled with overtime contests.

Two games went to penalty kicks today. No. 6 Saginaw Valley and No. 3 Ferris State were scoreless through regulation and two overtimes, but Saginaw Valley advanced to the second round, winning 3-0 on penalties. Later in the day, the match between No. 3 Point Loma and No. 6 Cal State East Bay was also decided by penalty kicks. The match was a thriller, taking 11 rounds for Point Loma to win with penalty kicks 8-7.

Three additional Thursday games went into overtime, including No. 7 Drury's upset of No. 2 Ashland in double-overtime.

Here are the complete results from Thursday's action:

There will be 14 more first-round matches on Friday, Nov. 19. 

Click or tap here to view the interactive tournament bracket.

1:45 pm, November 18, 2021

Thursday's DII women's soccer first round schedule, scores

11:01 pm, November 15, 2021

2021 DII women's soccer championship field announced

Saint Rose is the No. 1 seed in the East Region.

The bracket is set for the 2021 NCAA DII women's soccer championship.

The 56-team field was revealed on tonight's selection show. The tournament will begin Thursday, Nov. 18 with the first round. It will run all the way to the championship match at Switchbacks FC Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Dec. 11.

Click or tap here to see the complete field for this year's tournament.

Here are important dates for the 2021 tournament:

  • First round: Thursday, Nov. 18 & Friday, Nov. 19
  • Second round: Saturday, Nov. 20 & Sunday, Nov. 21
  • Quarterfinals: Thursday, Dec. 2 through Sunday, Dec. 5
  • Semifinals: Thursday, Dec. 9 
  • Final: Saturday, Dec. 11

Click or tap here to see the complete bracket.

2:41 pm, November 15, 2021

DII Women's Soccer Championship selection show to air at 6 p.m. ET Monday

The 2021 NCAA Division II Women's Soccer Championship field will be announced Monday evening in a selection show that will air at 6 p.m. ET. You can watch the selection show here.

The championship field will include 56 teams, which will compete in a single-elimination tournament. The tournament will start on Thursday, Nov. 18 and conclude with the national championship on Dec.  11. The semifinals and final will be held in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

After the field is announced, the interactive bracket will be available here.

3:12 pm, November 9, 2021

How to watch the 2021 DII women's soccer selection show

The 2021 DII women's soccer selection show is Monday, Nov. 15 at 6 p.m. ET. We'll have the official bracket for the 2021 DII women's soccer championship shortly after. This will be the sport's 33rd year of crowning a champion. Here's how to watch the selection show. 

When: 6 p.m. ET on Monday, Nov. 15 

Where: Live here on NCAA.com 

The 2021 championship field will consist of 56 teams with the single-elimination tournament running from Nov. 18 through Dec. 11. The semifinals and final will be held in Colorado Springs, Colorado. 

3:29 pm, November 9, 2021

Important dates for the 2021 DII women's soccer tournament

This will be the first DII women's soccer tournament since 2019 due to COVID-19 forcing 2020's cancellation.

Here are all the important dates you need to know for the 2021 tournament: 

  • Nov. 15: Selection show and bracket release 
  • Nov. 18, 19: First-round games 
  • Nov. 20, 21: Second-round games 
  • Dec. 2, 3: Third-round games 
  • Dec. 4, 5: Quarterfinal games 
  • Dec. 9: 2021 NCAA DII Women's Soccer Championship, semifinals 
  • Dec. 11: 2021 NCAA DII Women's Soccer Championship, final
3:07 pm, November 9, 2021

DII women's soccer championship history

Since the 2020 championship was canceled due to COVID-19, the reigning national champion in DII women's soccer is Grand Valley State, taking home the title in 2019. The last school to repeat was actually Grand Valley State in 2014 after winning in 2013. 

The last team to three-peat? Grand Valley State in 2015. 

In total, Grand Valley State has won six titles since 2009. Here's the full list of champions dating back to 1988. 

YEAR CHAMPION COACH SCORE RUNNER-UP SITE
2020 Canceled due to Covid-19 -- -- -- --
2019 Grand Valley State (25-1) Jeff Hosler 1-0 (OT) Western Washington Pittsburgh, Pa.
2018 Bridgeport (20-4-1) Magnus Nilerud 1-0 Grand Valley St. Pittsburgh, Pa.
2017 Central Missouri (26-0-0) Lewis Theobald 1-1 (5-3 PKs) Carson-Newman Kansas City, Mo.
2016 Western Washington (23-0-1) Travis Connell 3-2 Grand Valley State Kansas City, Mo.
2015 Grand Valley State (23-1-1) Jeff Hosler 2-0 Columbus State Pensacola, Fla.
2014 Grand Valley State (22-2-2) Jeff Hosler 3-0 Rollins Louisville, Ky.
2013 Grand Valley State (24-0-1) Dave Dilanni 2-0 West Florida Evans, Ga.
2012 West Florida (24-1-0) Joe Bartlinski 1-0 UC San Diego Evans, Ga.
2011 Saint Rose (24-1-1) Laurie Darling Gutheil 2-1 Grand Valley State Pensacola, Fla.
2010 Grand Valley State (22-1-2) Dave Dilanni 4-0 UC San Diego Louisville, Ky.
2009 Grand Valley State (22-0-4) Dave Dilanni 1-0 Cal State Dominguez Hills Tampa
2008 Seattle Pacific (22-1-2) Chuck Sekyra 1-0 (2OT) West Florida Tampa
2007 *Tampa (20-2-3) Gerry Lucey 0-0 (2OT, PK) Franklin Pierce Orange Beach, Ala.
2006 Metro State (24-2) Danny Sanchez 1-0 (OT) Grand Valley State Pensacola, Fla.
2005 Nebraska-Omaha (20-2) Don Klosterman 2-1 (OT) Seattle Pacific Wichita Falls, Texas
2004 Metro State (25-1) Danny Sanchez 3-2 Adelphi Wichita Falls, Texas
2003 Kennesaw State (25-1) Rob King 2-0 Franklin Pierce Virginia Beach
2002 Christian Brothers (22-1) Gareth O'Sullivan 2-1 Nebraska-Omaha Virginia Beach
2001 UC San Diego (21-2) Brian McManus 2-0 Christan Brothers UC San Diego
2000 UC San Diego (21-2) Brian McManus 2-1 Northern Kentucky Barry
1999 Franklin Pierce (20-1) Jeff Bailey 3-1 Cal Poly Pomona Barry
1998 Lynn (19-1) Rocky Orezzoli 3-1 Sonoma State Lynn
1997 Franklin Pierce (21-0) Jeff Bailey 3-0 West Virginia Wesleyan Cal State Dominguez Hills
1996 Franklin Pierce (18-1) Jeff Bailey 1-0 Lynn Lynn
1995 Franklin Pierce (19-0) Mark Krikorian 5-0 Barry Franklin Pierce
1994 Franklin Pierce (20-0) Mark Krikorian 2-0 Regis (Colo.) Franklin Pierce
1993 Barry (17-1) Mike Covone 2-0 Cal Poly Barry
1992 Barry (17-2) Mike Covone 3-2 Adelphi Adelphi
1991 Cal State Dominguez Hills (18-4-1) Marine Cano 2-1 Sonoma State Cal State Dominguez Hills
1990 Sonoma State (14-4) Peter Reynaud 2-0 Keene State Barry
1989 Barry (17-0-1) Mike Covone 4-0 Keene State Barry
1988 Cal State East Bay (18-2) Colin Lindores 1-0 Barry Barry

*Declared champion on the basis of penalty kicks.