Two Rock fall sports teams earned the right to advance in National Collegiate Athletic Association Conference postseason competition last weekend.
SRU's women's' soccer team, coached by Noreen Herlihy, won a 2-1, overtime decision over Shippensburg University Sunday at Mihalik-Thompson Stadium earning a "Sweet 16" berth for the third consecutive season.
The Rock, ranked 12th in the latest National Soccer Coaches Association of America National Poll, take a 14-3-2 record into the match Nov. 22 against Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference-Western Division rival California University of Pennsylvania at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, N.Y. The start time is not yet set.
The Rock football team, which lost a 42-38 decision last Saturday in the PSAC title game at Bloomsburg, received its first NCAA playoff berth since 1999 and will play a first-round game at Winston-Salem State University. Kickoff in North Carolina is at 1 p.m., Nov. 23.
The NCAA berth was the fourth earned by The Rock under current head coach George Mihalik, who led SRU to a 9-2 overall record and the PSAC-Western Division championship this fall.
More information on both NCAA competitions, including live audio web streaming for The Rock contests may be found at: http://www.rockathletics.com, the official website of rock athletics.
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