KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – After finishing third in the Cascade Conference regular season for the second year in a row, the Oregon Tech women's soccer team is focused on one thing: the (CCC) Tournament title and a trip to the NAIA National Tournament.
The Eastern Oregon University women's soccer team clinched the top seed in the 2018 CCC Women's Soccer Championship presented by U.S. Bank. EOU finished the year 13-1-2 overall, and 9-1-2 in conference play and shares the regular season title with Carroll College (10-6-2, 9-1-2 CCC). By virtue of the second tiebreaker criteria of fewest goals allowed during conference play, the Mountaineers receive the number one seed and the first of two automatic qualifiers to the NAIA National Tournament. Carroll enters the tournament as the No. 2 seed.
Rounding out the top five of the seeding are No. 3 Oregon Tech (11-4-2, 8-3-1 CCC), No. 4 Southern Oregon University (9-4-3, 7-3-2 CCC) and No. 5 Northwest University (8-8-2, 7-3-2 CCC).
"First off, congratulations to Jacob at EOU and Dave at Carroll College. It is incredibly difficult to do what they have done and I admire the seasons they both have had as Conference Co-Champions," said OIT Head Coach Brandon Porter. "Our ladies have done a great job to give themselves a good seeding and postseason path. We need to focus on preparing by making sure we skip no steps along the way. Brian Smith at COI is an outstanding coach and we need to respect their team in the first round by preparing well for any adjustments they may make. I have played against Smitty when he coached the men at COI, and I have seen firsthand his tactical knowledge in these past four years. His teams are intelligent and motivated. We will need to be the best versions of ourselves to advance in the tournament. But I am confident our Tech Women will put on a good performance."
The OIT defense is led by Amy Morikawa. "Amy often goes unnoticed as an extremely important part of our success," said Coach Porter. "Her ability to not only defend, but also organize and prevent attacks, are vital to our success. Behind Morikawa is junior goal keeper Jenna Stiehr who has nine shutouts on the year.
Live stats/live video will be available for all games of the CCC Soccer Tournament are available at www.oregontechowls.com
Womens Soccer Championship Schedule
11/7/18 - Quarterfinals
#1 Eastern vs #8 Corban
#2 Carroll vs #7 Rocky
#4 Southern vs #5 Northwest
#3 Oregon Tech vs #6 Collage of Idaho
11/8/18 - Semifinals
Highest Seed vs Lowest Seed
Next Highest seed vs Next lowest seed
11/10/18 - Championship
Winners from Semifinals