Two MEC soccer teams advance to NCAA D-II Elite Eight

BECKLEY – The Mountain East Conference has put two teams in the NCAA Division II Elite Eight in their respective men’s and women’s soccer tournaments.

On the women’s side, Concord improved to 20-0-3 with a 1-0 win over West Chester at the YMCA Paul Cline Complex in Beckley.

The victory gave Concord their first Atlantic Regional title in program history.

The lone goal of the game came in the 43rd minute when Concord’s Yasmin Mosby found the back of the net.

Concord will now face The College of Saint Rose in the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament, Saturday at 1 p.m. in Beckley. The winner of Saturday’s match moves onto the Final Four in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

On the men’s side, a pair of MEC teams met in the third round of the NCAA Tournament when Davis & Elkins and Charleston squared off.

The game ended a 0-0 tie but Charleston advanced on penalty kicks by a 3-0 score to move on to the tournament quarterfinals.

Charleston, ranked fifth in the nation, is now 18-1-2 on the year.

The Golden Eagles will now face Millersville Saturday at 1 p.m. at Sodexo Field on the campus of Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire.

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