The NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Committee has announced the field of 64 teams competing for the 32nd NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Championship and Seattle University women’s soccer will face the No. 3 seed University of Portland on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m.

After winning the Western Athletic Conference Tournament Championship, the Redhawks (17-2-2) earned the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. En route to the tournament title, SU defeated Idaho, 6-1, on Nov. 8 and Kansas City, 3-0, on Nov. 10, also going 12-0 in regular season conference play. The team becomes Seattle U’s first ever women’s team to qualify for an NCAA Division I tournament.

Seattle U is one of just five teams who are qualifying for the NCAA DI tournament for the first time including Arkansas, University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), Iowa, and South Alabama.

The winner of the first round match will advance to face the winner of Washington State and Illinois. Nebraska earned the No. 2 seed in Seattle U’s portion of the bracket and if they advance past the first round game vs. Southeastern Louisiana, they are likely to host the second and third rounds.

Portland went 16-2-1 overall in 2013 and earned a share of the West Coast Conference title with Santa Clara and BYU. The Pilots won the NCAA Tournament in 2002 and 2005 and are making their 13th straight NCAA Tournament appearance.

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 11 a.m. PT at the Pilot Box Office (503) 943-7525 or on Ticketmaster at or by calling 1-800-745-3000. General admission tickets will be $10 and reserved seats will be $15. Live stats and video links can also be found on the women's soccer schedule page at

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