If Air Force can win Sunday afternoon then they will be going to their first NCAA Tournament since the field reduced to four teams.
By making it to the WWPA conference title game, it assures the best finish for Air Force since 1998. In Sunday's title game, Air Force is taking on No. 1 seed UC-San Diego, these two teams have met twice this year and UCSD won both matchups. The first was 9-3, but in the second time around, Air Force made it a much close matchup, losing 10-9.
Both of these teams are in the zone, as UC San Diego has won seven in a row, and eight of their last 10 games; Air Force has won nine of their last 10 games. So, both teams are geared up and ready to play.
The key player for Air Force to watch is WWPA player of the year is Josh Stilling, and he won the award despite missing about a month of the season. Stilling was not in the lineup when Air Force lost 10-9, but he was playing in the first matchup where Air Force lost by six goals.
So, if Air force can contain Stillings, then they have a shot to win this game. So far in this tournament he has five goals. Falcons goalie Mike Fish will need have another great game, and Air Force will need to have a great day on 6 on 5 chances if they are going win and advance to the NCAA Tournament.
This game begins at 3:15 p.m. MT and is streamed for free online.