WINGATE, N.C. -- The Columbus State Lady Cougars soccer team will take on Southeast region No. 1 Wingate today at 1 p.m. in the second round of the Division II NCAA tournament.
CSU is 15-6 on the season, and a win over Wingate would put the Lady Cougars playing the winner of No. 2 Lenoir-Rhyne and No. 3 Belmont Abbey.
Columbus State made the tournament for the eighth-straight year this season, and those appearances are the most by any Peach Belt Conference team. This is tied for the seventh-longest streak in Division II history. CSU is now 10-5-3 overall in the tournament.
The Lady Cougars have the distinction of being the youngest team in the tournament, as they do not have a single senior on the roster.
Nicole Corcione leads CSU with 10 goals on the season and looks to be the first freshman to lead the team in this category since 2007. Those goals put Corcione tied for fourth in the PBC and are the second most by a freshman.