Lightning cancels match, gives Monroe regional crown

MCC Women's Soccer

NORTH EAST, Pennsylvania - The MCC women's soccer team could never get its match with Mercyhurst North East started on Saturday.  Despite the lightning delays and eventual cancelation, however, Monroe was still able to come away from the day as regional champions.

The two teams were unable to complete the second of the home-and-home regional battle due to the inclement weather, but the Tribunes claimed the Region III title on the strength of a 19-1 win over the Saints on Sept. 29. Up next is the Region XII tournament at Schoolcraft College in Livonia, Mich. MCC takes on Muskegon at 5 p.m. Saturday, with the winner advancing to Sunday's title tilt.

Thenia Zervas was named the Region III Player of the Year. She was joined on the all-region team by Roosa Ariyo, Arianna Green, Caitrin Rennoldson, Katrina Yencer, and Efi Brame.