The Golden Bears have three players from South America and one from Canada. Others from the Mountain State include Krystin Barton, a sophomore from Riverside High; freshman Jordan Thompson of Princeton; Ashley Collins, a junior from Morgantown; and senior Jess Raines of Sissonville.
"To have the full team back, it's great," smiled Tech junior and team co-captain Sierrah Soto of Georgetown, Texas.
"We're a young team so we've had to mesh together and figure things out. We've come a real long way and it feels good. Sometimes we get down, but we pick each other up. Just keep pushing.''
Borck said her team must stay focused after Wednesday's win and not get too carried away if it wants to continue its run. Borck is a former player at the University of Charleston, former girls head coach at Capital High School and former women's head coach at Mountain State University.
"It's just going to come down to composure,'' she said of getting past Daemen College. "We've got a pretty young team so hopefully everybody stays relaxed and loose.''
In other USCCA tournament games Wednesday, No. 9 Maine-Machias edged No. 8 Penn College 2-1 in the ninth round of penalty kicks in the other women's match. On the men's side, No. 7 Washington Adventist blanked No. 10 New Hampshire Technical Institute 2-0 and No. 8 Maine-Machias blasted No. 9 Penn State Brandywine 6-1.
Tech, which is the top-seeded team in the men's division, opens play against No. 8 Maine-Machias at 7:30 p.m. today at Schoenbaum.
Reach Tommy R. Atkinson at tatkin...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-4811.