San Antonio – The St. Mary’s women’s soccer team will look to extend its season when it opens up the Heartland Conference Tournament against St. Edward’s tomorrow.

The Lady Rattlers will play the rival Hilltoppers in an impromptu “Battle of the Saints” in the Heartland semifinals at 4 p.m. at Dallas Baptist’s Patriot Soccer Field in Dallas.

The winner will advance to play the winner of the Dallas Baptist vs. Texas-Permian Basin pairing in the Heartland Tournament championship game, which will be played at 1 p.m. Saturday at the same site.

The Rattlers (8-7-2, 5-5 in conference) enter as the No. 3 seed, while the Hilltoppers are the second seed. St. Edward’s swept the season series, but needed overtime to secure a 1-0 victory in Austin, Texas earlier this season.

The tournament’s host, Dallas Baptist, is the top-seeded team entering tomorrow’s tournament. The winner earns an automatic bid to the NCAA Division II South Central Regional.

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