The following article was submitted to the Broadneck Patch by Duane Herr, Physical Education and Athletic Assistant at Anne Arundel Community College (AACC).
The Anne Arundel Community College women’s soccer team will play for the NJCAA Division III Region 20 Championship on Saturday afternoon.
On Tuesday evening the Pioneers played their way into the Region 20 semifinals by defeating Westmoreland County Community College 4-0 in the tournaments opening round. The win pitted number 3 AACC against the second seed, Oxford College at Emory University in a Thursday morning showdown.
The Pioneers scored five first half goals against Oxford in route to their fifth straight Region Championship appearance and first appearance at the Division III level. AACC would score a sixth goal in the second half to defeat Oxford 6-0.
Meghenn Jackson earned a hat trick in the game scoring three goals with one assist. Alyssa Hankins added two goals and one assist. Katie Cox scored a goal, Brittany Leabhart earned one assist and Kelsey Wagner added an assist. AACC goalie Chelsea Clark-Ames earned her seventh shut-out of the season and fifth in a row.
In the 2 p.m. game top seed Potomac State defeated number 5 Montgomery College 1-0 to advance to the Region Championship.
The Region 20 and District H championship contest featuring number 3 AACC and number 1 Potomac State will be played at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday at Anne Arundel Community College. The cost is $5 for general admission and $2 for students with valid ID’s.
The winner will advance to the NJCAA Division III women’s soccer tournament at Tompkins Cortland Community College in Dryden, NY, Nov. 8-11.
You can contact Duane Herr at firstname.lastname@example.org.