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Posted on November 8, 2011

UPDATE: Nov. 20, 2011

Cal U’s second-ranked women’s soccer team ended its season with a tough 1-0 loss to the College of Saint Rose on Nov. 20 in Albany, N.Y.

The PSAC champion Vulcans finish the season with a program-best 20-1-2 overall record.

This was the team’s second trip to the NCAA Division II National Quarterfinals in the past three years.

Over the past two seasons the women’s soccer team has compiled a 38-2-6 cumulative record.

UPDATE: Nov. 18, 2011

With a 2-0 win over Slippery Rock, Cal U’s second-ranked women’s soccer team advanced to the NCAA Division II National Quarterfinals for the second time in three years.  

Breeanna Robinson and Chaning Wimer scored first-half goals for the Vulcans, and Paula Jackson recorded her ninth shutout of the season.

With the victory in Albany, N.Y., the Vulcans improve to 20-0-2 overall and set a new single-season program record for wins.

Cal U next will face the host team, College of Saint Rose, at 1 p.m. Nov. 20. The winner of that game will advance to the NCAA II National Final Four Dec. 1-3 in Pensacola, Fla.

UPDATES: Nov. 13, 2011

Women's team advances to NCAA round of 16

For the third consecutive season, Cal U’s women’s soccer team has advanced to the NCAA Division II Tournament’s round of 16.

After receiving an opening bye, the second-ranked Vulcans defeated West Chester 1-0 on Nov. 13 at the new Phillipsburg Soccer Facility. Cal scored a team goal at the 70:40 mark and outshot the Golden Rams, 15-4.

Senior Paula Jackson recorded her eighth shutout as the Vulcans finished the home season with a perfect 14-0 record. The victory improves Cal’s overall record to 19-0-2.

The women travel next to Albany, N.Y., where they will face Slippery Rock in a third-round game on Nov. 18.

Men's team ends post-season run

The men’s soccer team ended its post-season on Nov. 12 with a 1-0 loss at Millersville in the second round of the NCAA Division II Tournament.

The 24th-ranked Vulcans finished the 2011 season with a 12-4-4 overall record. This marked Cal’s third appearance in the NCAA post-season and first time the men’s team advanced to the second round.

UPDATE: Nov. 10, 2011

Men's team wins NCAA post-season opener, 4-2

The men’s soccer team scored its first-ever post-season victory, opening play in the NCAA Division II with a 4-2 win over Shippensburg. The first-round game was contested at Millersville University. 

Edin Sabic, Tyler Woolum, Chris Hunkele and Ryan Slabey all scored goals for the Vulcans, while Charlie Dagnal made five saves in goal.

Trailing 1-0 at halftime, the 24th-ranked Vulcans scored four goals in the second half to improve to 12-3-4 overall.

California will face the winner of the Mercyhurst-Millersville contest at 6 p.m. Nov. 12 at Millersville.

Cal U’s soccer teams are both competing in the NCAA Division II post-season tournaments.


Women’s soccer

The PSAC champion women’s team (18-0-2) has received an opening bye and will host a second-round game at noon Nov. 13 at the new Phillipsburg Soccer Facility.

Their opponent will be determined when Edinboro and West Chester face off in first-round competition at 1 p.m. Nov. 11, also at Cal’s new soccer field.

Coached by veteran Al Alvine, the Vulcan women’s team is making its third consecutive appearance in the NCAA Division II Tournament. The team advanced to the “round of 16” last year after reaching the national quarterfinals in 2009.

Men’s soccer

The Vulcan men (11-3-4) have received an at-large bid and will travel to Millersville and face Shippensburg in a first-round game at 4 p.m. Nov. 10.

The winner will face either Millersville or Mercyhurst in a second-round game at 6 p.m.  Nov. 12, also at Millersville.


The Vulcan men’s team, under head coach Dennis Laskey, is making the program’s third all-time appearance in the NCAA Division II Tournament. This is the team’s first post-season appearance since winning the PSAC crown in 2008.

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