The Sonoma State women's soccer team has earned an at-large bid into the 2017 NCAA Division II Soccer Championships, securing the No. 6 seed in the West Region for its sixth NCAA tournament appearance in the past seven seasons.
The Seawolves (11-4-4) will head to Portland this weekend, matching up with No. 3 Western Washington in the First Round on Nov. 8 at 11 a.m. The winner will then advance to the second round on Nov. 10 against the winner of the match between host and No. 2 seed Concordia Portland and No. 7 seed Seattle Pacific.
Sonoma State will face off with Western Washington for the second straight year, after falling to the Vikings 2-0 in the second round of the 2017 NCAA Tournament. The Seawolves lead the all-time series against Western Washington with a 8-6-1 record, but have not defeated Washington in their last seven matches, dating back to 2006.
Since losing the National Championship game in 1998, Sonoma State is 2-6-0 in the NCAA tournament, with their only pair of victories coming in the First Round of 2015 (2-0 over Point Loma) and 2017 (1-0 Cal Baptist).