DCTC Soccer Competing in Region 11 Tourney

DCTC Soccer Competing in Region 11 Tourney

Match-ups are set for the upcoming women and men's soccer tournaments for NJCAA Region 11. The Blue Knights women's soccer team, seeded fifth, opens the tournament against the Scott Community College Eagles Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 3 p.m. in Bettendorf, Iowa. The DCTC women have not faced Scott this season.

The Region 11 winner moves on to the 2014 NJCAA DI Women's Soccer District Championships, Nov. 9. District champions advance to the NJCAA DI Women's Soccer National Championship in Melbourne, Florida.

The Blue Knights men, seeded eighth, play their first-round game against the top-seeded Iowa Western Community College Reivers Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 3 p.m. in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Earlier this year, DCTC lost to IWCC 1–5 at home at the Ames Soccer Complex in Rosemount, Minnesota. The Reivers are ranked #2 in the nation on the latest NJCAA Men's Division I Soccer Poll; the Blue Knights are ranked #20.

The Region 11 winner moves on to the 2014 NJCAA DI Men's Soccer Great Lakes District Final, Nov. 8. District champions advance to the NJCAA DI Men's Soccer National Championship in Prescott, Arizona.

DCTC Athletic Coordinator and Men's Soccer Head Coach Cam Stoltz is looking forward to the eleventh time the Blue Knights have competed in the Region 11 Tournament. "As the sole teams competing from Region 13, DCTC gets blind draws from the NJCAA in the Iowa tourney," Stoltz said. "The men have excelled in the quarterfinals thus far, posting a 9–1 record—and we are ready to avenge this year's loss to Iowa Western. The women have done well historically against Scott."

NJCAA Region 11 (ICCAC) Final Standings: MEN

  1. Iowa Western CC
  2. Marshalltown CC
  3. Iowa Lakes CC
  4. Iowa Central CC
  5. NIACC
  6. Indian Hills CC
  7. Scott CC
  8. DCTC (seeded by NJCAA drawing)

First-round match-ups:

(1) Iowa Western vs. (8) DCTC in Council Bluffs, Iowa
(2) Marshalltown vs. (7) Scott in Marshalltown, Iowa
(3) Iowa Lakes vs. (6) Indian Hills in Estherville, Iowa
(4) Iowa Central vs. (5) NIACC in Fort Dodge, Iowa

NJCAA Region 11 (ICCAC) Final Standings: WOMEN

  1. Iowa Western CC
  2. Iowa Central CC
  3. Iowa Lakes CC
  4. Scott CC
  5. DCTC (seeded by NJCAA drawing)
  6. Indian Hills CC

First-round match-ups:

(4) Scott vs. (5) DCTC in Bettendorf, Iowa
Winner plays Iowa Western in semifinal game Nov. 1 at noon

(3) Iowa Lakes vs. (6) Indian Hills – Estherville, Iowa
Winner plays Iowa Central in semifinal game Nov. 1 at noon