Women’s soccer denied NCAA tourney bid

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    Despite the best record in school history, the soccer team failed to receive an at-large bid to the women’s NCAA tournament.

    The team finished with a record of 14-4-2, claiming the No. 3 seed in the Mountain West Conference Tournament. The team won its opening-round match against the No. 6 seed, San Diego State, but fell in the semifinal round to Utah. Brigham Young University beat Utah to claim the MWC tournament title and at-large bid to the tournament.

    Junior forward Lizzy Karoly and sophomore forward Jackie Torda were named to the MWC All-Tournament team for their performances in the tournament. Torda scored the game-winning goal against SDSU to give the Horned Frogs their first postseason win in school history. Karoly assisted on Torda’s goal and scored the game-tying goal in the Utah game with a minute remaining in the game.

    BYU was the only MWC team to get a bid into the tournament,, and the Lady Cougars will play Virginia Tech on Nov. 13.

    The Horned Frogs will return all but three players. The team will also lose one starter.

    No one from the soccer team could be reached for comment.