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Women's Soccer Heads Back to National Championship

October 29, 2018

After posting 2-1 victories on October 27 and 28, Delta College is headed back to the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division III National Soccer Tournament that will run Thursday, November 8 – Sunday, November 11 at Rock Valley Community College in Rockford, Illinois.

In the first game on Saturday, the Pioneers extended its winning streak to 13 games in a row by besting Anoka-Ramsey in a match played at Joliet Junior College. The Pioneers were led by Skylar Eckert as she put in both goals receiving assists from Hope Emmington and Hunter Kukla. Kalyn Breckenridge once again came up with a strong performance stopping 7 of the 8 shots taken. Delta was behind 1-0 at the break but just 5 minutes into the second half Eckert tied the game and then put in the game winner with just 15 minutes remaining.

In Sunday's game against Joliet Junior College, Delta jumped out to a lead 15 minutes in when Hope Emington's corner kick found Casey Allessie who made no mistakes in putting the ball in the net. The game remained tied for most of the second half until Hunter Kukla directed the ball to Hope Emington who was able to score the winning goal. Coach Paul Stenglein was pleased with the performance of his team's 14 games winning streak but stated he wants to go to the Nationals "and win three games in a row."

For the Delta College soccer team roster and more about the team, visit the Delta Pioneers website.

You can follow all the action at NJCAA TV where the games will be broadcast live.

local coverage of the team

Midland Daily News – October 29, 2018
Delta women's soccer advances to nationals for second straight year