College of Idaho women's soccer team heading to Nationals

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Posted at 10:52 AM, Apr 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-14 11:19:27-04

IDAHO — For the first time in program history, the College of Idaho women's soccer team is headed to the NAIA Women's Soccer National Championship.

"Just anytime that you can do something for the first time ever it’s obviously historical," coach Smith said. "This group has gone through a lot of things through the course of the year with COVID and everything, and to be able to be the best team ever and the team that has gone the furthest it says a lot about this wonderful group."

The Yotes will take on Central Methodist in the Opening Round in Marion, Indiana on Thursday, April 14 at 2 p.m. MT.

The team beat Carroll College to clinch the Cascade Conference East Division Title to earn their bid to the NAIA tournament.

"Just to hear our name called to go to Marion, Indiana, and have a chance to play I mean everyone was super excited and the room was going crazy,” Smith said.

With travel costs high, the women's team is asking the community for donations that will cover expenses like hotels, meals and transportation.

“These funds are really to just pull this whole experience off," Smith said. "We really appreciate any donations we can bring in to help us continue on our soccer journey and represent our school and conference on a national stage.”

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