The Wildcats learned Monday that they will be hosting Denver in the first round of the postseason. The game date and time is still to be announced, but it is expected to be Friday at 7 p.m. MST.
It is the second straight year and fourth time in the last five years Arizona has reached the tournament. It is also the third time in program history they have hosted a postseason game.
Coach Tony Amato’s thoughts on the draw can be watched here. Here is what UA players had to say.
Junior midfielder Kelcey Cavarra
Arizona Soccer midfielder Kelcey Cavarra is from Colorado, so hosting Denver in the first round means she will see a lot of familiar faces on the opposing sideline.Posted by AZ Desert Swarm on Monday, November 5, 2018
Senior goalkeeper Lainey Burdett
Arizona Soccer goalkeeper Lainey Burdett on making the NCAA Tournament for the third time: “The whole point ... is to get to this point. So making it here and it being my last year, it’s a really good feeling and you want to ride this wave as far as you can.”Posted by AZ Desert Swarm on Monday, November 5, 2018
Senior midfielder Kennedy Kieneker
Senior midfielder Kennedy Kieneker on Arizona Soccer earning the right to host an NCAA Tournament game: “It just shows how when we really want something, we go after it.”Posted by AZ Desert Swarm on Monday, November 5, 2018