KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The 2012 postseason gets underway on Friday, November 2 as the opening round matches of the Heart of America Athletic Conference Women's Soccer Tournament will be played.
2012 Heart of America Athletic Conference Women's Soccer Tournament - First Round Previews
#6 MidAmerica Nazarene (7-8-1) at #3 Baker (11-5-1), Liston Stadium, Baldwin City, Kan., 7:00 p.m.
2012 Result: Baker 5, MNU 0 (Oct. 9 - Baldwin City, Kan.)
Last Postseason Meeting: Baker 4, MNU 0 (Nov. 10, 2008 - Olathe, Kan.)
Goals: Baker - Alexa Fryer (13); MNU - Kara Collins (6)
Assists: Baker - Jordan Dolbin (12); MNU - Misty Olsen (4)
Shots: Baker - Dolbin (107); MNU - Kalyn Pfaff (30)
Goals Against: Baker - Rachel Theobald (1.25); MNU - Becca Skillman (1.22)
Saves: Baker - Theobald (74); MNU - Skillman (56)
NOTES: Baker is the defending tournament champion, knocking off Graceland, 2-1, in last season's championship game on the way to the quarterfinal round of the NAIA Tournament ... MNU is making its first appearance in the tournament since losing to the Wildcats in 2008 ... Jordan Dolbin enters the game with 29 goals and 29 assists in her three-year career at Baker ... MNU GK Becca Skillman was named the NAIA Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week on Monday after recording a school-record 21 saves in a 0-0 draw with Benedictine that gave the Pioneers the result they needed to get into the tournament.
#5 Avila (10-7-1) at #4 Missouri Valley (10-7-1), Gregg-Mitchell Field, Marshall, Mo., 7:00 p.m.
2012 Result: Avila 2, Missouri Valley 0 (Oct. 27 - Marshall, Mo.)
Last Postseason Meeting: Avila 0, Missouri Valley 0 (Avila advances on penalty kicks, 5-4)
Goals: Missouri Valley - Breann Kinworthy (8); Avila - Caryn Welch/Alyssa D'Egidio (11)
Assists: Missouri Valley - Yesica Hernandez (8); Avila - Tracie Geile (4)
Shots: Missouri Valley - Hernandez (33); Avila - D'Egidio (59)
Goals Against: Missouri Valley - Erikka Diarte (2.32); Avila - Stephanie Gartner (2.43)
Saves: Missouri Valley - Diarte (51); Avila - Gartner (66)
NOTES: The two teams met less than one week ago with Avila claiming a 2-0 victory on the same field the postseason contest will be staged on ... The teams had each won twice and played to two draws prior to the game last week dating back to the 2007 season ... Caryn Welch of Avila had the only four-goal game of the season by a HAAC player on Sept. 12 against William Woods (Mo.) ... Breann Kinworthy scored her team-high eight goals in just six games, returning on Oct. 24 after missing 12 games, and has helped the Vikings to a 4-2 record in those contests.