The DCTC Women’s soccer program will play the biggest game of its two-year history Nov. 6 when it takes on the winner of the semifinal game between Schoolcraft College and Elgin Community College.
The winner of that match will advance to the NJCAA National Tournament Quarterfinals. DCTC won a bye going into the three-region, district championship by representing our four state region (XIII) with a regular season record of 10-8-1.
Winning the championship match, scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Livonia, Michigan won’t be easy for the Knights. Earlier this season, DCTC lost a 5-0 game vs. Schoolcraft (ranked #4 nationally at 18-0-0) or Elgin Community College (Illinois Conference Champion, 10-1).
“We look forward to the game as one which can take us a long way,” said Coach Stoltz. “We think we will be 100-percent healthy for the first time this season. Our best 11 players will start the game and use the difficulty of our regular season to go for it all, we have nothing to lose!”
DCTC has demonstrated its ability to pull the occasional upset – earlier this year the Blue Knights beat a #8 ranked Western Nebraska squad. “It will undoubtedly be an upset if we win Saturday and advance to the national tournament in our second year of existence,” Stoltz observed. “We won’t be at all upset if that happens.”