Tampa Bay Sports: 2008 NCAA ChampionshipsGood Morning Soccer Junkies!  Well after a long awaited full week of DII soccer playoffs the final eight (4 men&4 women teams) have been selected and are packing their bags for Tampa.  Correction, seven teams are packing their bags.  Yes folks that’s right, the University of Tampa men, also serving as the host university, have made it to the semi finals after a dramatic come from behind double overtime win against Tusculum College yesterday. 

The other three teams on the men side who will join the University of Tampa are Cal.St. Dominguez Hills, Northern Kentucky and Dowling.  On the women’s side Tampa will be welcoming Metro State, Seattle Pacific, St. Rose and West Florida.  Below is a brief breakdown of how these eight teams made it to Tampa as well as additional links for DII soccer. For more information on hotels, attractions, and general visitor info, long on to www.VisitTampaBay.com/NCAASoccer

University of Tampa (M) 16-3-1
1-0    win over Montevello
3-2 win over Lynn
3-2 win over Tusculum

Cal. St Dominguez Hills (M) 17-2-4
3-0    win over NDNC
4-0 win over Cal. St. L.A.
2-1 win over Midwestern State

Northern Kentucky (M) 16-2-4
3-2 win over Ashland
0-0 (4-3 PKs) win over Lewis
0-0 (5-4PKs) win over Millersville

Dowling (M)17-3-0
3-1 win over Franklin Pierce
1-0 2OT win over Mass. Lowell

Metro State (W)20-1-3
1-0    win over Minnesota State Mankato
2-1 OT win over Regis Colorado
1-0 wins over Wisconsin Parkside

Seattle Pacific (W)20-1-2
3-1 win over UC San Diego
1-0 OT win over Western Washington
1-0 win over Truman

St. Rose (W) 20-3-2
2-0    win over Georgian Court
4-0 win over Franklin Pierce
3-1 win over Bridgeport
3-2 win over Mercyhurst

West Florida (W) 23-0-1
3-0    win over Tampa
2-0 win over Rollins
1-0 win over Columbus State

Women’s SEMI Finals: Thursday December 4th, 4 and 7pm
Pepin Field, University of Tampa
Metro State vs. Seattle Pacific
 St. Rose vs. West Florida

Women’s Finals: Saturday December 6th 3:30pm
Pepin Field, University of Tampa
Teams TBA

Men’s Finals: Friday December 5th TBA
Pepin Field, University of Tampa
Cal. St. Dom. Hills vs. Tampa
North Kentucky vs. Dowling

Men’s Finals: Sunday December 7th TBA
Pepin Field, University of Tampa
Teams TBA