The Lady Pioneers will face Richland College of Dallas in its first game of a national women's soccer tournament on Thursday.
Anne Arundel Community College's Pioneers earned its spot in the nationals by claiming the regional and district championship title against the top-seeded Potomac State College.
In the match against Potomac on Oct. 27, AACC took the early lead and carried a 2-0 lead into halftime. Each team would score a goal in the second half but it was AACC capturing the Region and District title with a 3-1 victory.
Meghenn Jackson, Nichole Forrester and Katie Cox each scored goals for the Pioneers and each earned All-Tournament team honors. Chelsea Clark-Ames tallied six saves in the final match and also earned tournament team honors.
It was the Pioneers' 11th win of the season, and the seventh victory in a row.
The Women’s Division III National Championship Tournament will be played from Nov. 8-11 at Tompkins Cortland Community College in Dryden, NY.
Footage from all tournament games can be watched live online via NJCAA TV.
Duane Herr, Physical Education and Athletic Assistant at Anne Arundel Community College (AACC), contributed to this article.