By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The dream of a national championship is still alive for the West Chester University football team.
The Golden Rams have advanced to the national semifinals of the NCAA Division II Championship Tournament. On Saturday, they will visit Lenoir-Rhyne University down in Hickory, North Carolina.
The latest in the growing list of impressive playoff wins for this team came last week. They traveled down to West Virginia and smothered the top seed in their region, Shepherd University, 28-7.
“We played really great defense,” West Chester head coach Bill Zwaan told KYW Newsradio prior to Wednesday night’s practice at the Eagles’ practice facility in South Philadelphia. “A couple of our defensive kids made big plays. Everybody’s been making big plays through the playoffs. They were a very good football team, we knew it was going to be a big challenge and our guys stepped up. We were ready to play right from the get go, we pretty much stayed ahead the whole time and put it away in the end. So now we’re in the final four which is pretty amazing. Our kids are really excited about it.”