As Faith Baptist Bible College closes out the final months of its 100th anniversary in 2021, the Faith Eagles women’s soccer team will compete as one of four teams for a chance at the school’s first-ever national championship in a team sport. Faith faces Arlington Baptist University on Thursday, November 18, 2021, at 2:30 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time), in Kissimmee, Florida.

The Eagles (3-7-2) enter the tournament as the number three seed behind Great Lakes Christian College (number one seed) and Arlington Baptist. The number four seed is Trinity Baptist College. Faith advanced to the championships by knocking off the defending national champion Maranatha Sabercats in the North Regional final, 2-0.

Here is all the important information you may need as you follow the Faith Eagles on their quest to a national title!

LIVE VIDEO STREAMING

You can watch each game on the NCCAA Network https://www.nccaanetwork.com/ for a fee (single game pass, tournament pass, or member pass). The NCCAA Network is available on both your desktop and mobile/tablet devices at www.nccaanetwork.com, as well as over-the-top (OTT) platforms, including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, and Apple TV. In addition, the NCCAA Network is available on the NCCAA App for iOS in the App Store and Android on Google Play. Mobile devices including iPhone, iPad, and Android will work with the default web browser.

IN PERSON

All spectators must purchase an event pass at the gate and the following rates will apply.

  • One Day Pass Students (Age 12 – College) $5
  • Senior Citizens (60 and over) $5
  • Regular Spectator $10
  • Children (Age 11 and under) FREE

TOURNAMENT PREVIEW

First Round Opponent: Arlington Baptist University Patriots (8-7; Southwest Region Champions)

Date: Thursday, November 18, 2021

Time: 2:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time

Location: Austin-Tindall Sports Complex, Kissimmee, Florida

The Lady Patriots are making their first trip to the DII National Women’s Soccer Tournament, taking out Dallas Christian College and Southwestern Adventist University to get there. The Patriots have been shorthanded at the end of the season due to injuries. They defeated Dallas Christian with just nine players.

Offense: 2.0 goals per game (7th nationally)

Defense: 3.57 goals per game (14th nationally)

Player to Watch: Alex Cereceres (5 assists; 10th nationally)

 

Consolation or Championship Game

Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021

Time: 12:00 p.m. (consolation) or 2:30 p.m. (championship) Eastern Standard Time

Location: Austin-Tindall Sports Complex, Kissimmee, Florida

Great Lakes Christian College Crusaders (11-4-1; Mideast Region Champions)

The Crusaders have been ranked number one the entire season and have faced several common opponents to the Faith Eagles, including Maranatha and Grace Christian. They defeated Maranatha twice (4-0; 2-1 in overtime) and Grace Christian once (2-0).

Offense: 3.25 goals per game (2nd nationally)

Defense: 1.31 goals per game (1st nationally)

Players to Watch: Randi Fitzgerald (10 goals; 6th nationally); Casey Conine (8 goals; 10th nationally); Solara Sheldon (6 assists; 4th nationally); Abbie Numerick (5 assists; 8th nationally); Elena Alvarado (5 assists; 8th nationally).

Trinity Baptist College Eagles (5-6; South Region Champions)

The tournament’s home state team (Jacksonville, Florida) advanced to the national stage with a thrilling 1-0 win in double overtime over Toccoa Falls College who they had lost to twice during the regular season.

Offense: 3.18 goals per game (3rd nationally)

Defense: 3.55 goals per game (13th nationally)

Players to Watch: Madison Desilva (11 goals; 4th nationally); Victoria Fonseca (9 goals; 7th nationally); Isabelle Fiallos (5 assists; 7th nationally)

 

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