MSU Soccer Teams Are NCAA Tournament Bound

MSU Soccer Teams Are NCAA Tournament Bound

The Men & Women's Teams Are NCAA Bound
Midwestern State men's soccer team makes its return to the NCAA Division II postseason for the seventh time in the last eight seasons Sunday when it plays host to Colorado Mines at the MSU Soccer Field. Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m.

The Mustangs will be making their ninth overall playoff appearance which includes five national quarterfinalist showings advancing to the Final Four in 2007 and 2010.

MSU (11-3-2) rides a 12-match unbeaten streak into the postseason beginning the stunning run after dropping three of their first four matches of the campaign.

Colorado Mines has dropped five of its last nine matches heading into selection with an 11-6-1 mark. The Orediggers will be making their fourth NCAA II postseason field since 2009, but took a 3-1 loss in their last trip to the MSU Soccer Field in the 2010 regional final.

The winner moves on to face top-seeded Regis (Colo.) next weekend in Denver. The Rangers (13-3-1) play host to the South Central and West region title games next weekend.

California State-Los Angeles host one sub-regional as the Golden Eagles will face the winner of Simon-Fraser and California Baptist, while UC-San Diego hosts the other sub-regional welcoming Chico State (Calif.) and Seattle Pacific.

The winners of the subregionals also play in Denver next weekend with the regional champs battling in the national quarterfinal round for the right to advance to the Final Four set to played in Evans, Ga. from Dec. 5-7.

Ticket information for MSU's contest with Colorado Mines will be released Tuesday.

Midwestern State women's soccer team gained the Lone Star Conference automatic bid by claiming its fourth league postseason title last weekend.

The Mustangs learned its destination when the NCAA Division II Women's Soccer Committee released the postseason field Monday night via NCAA.com.

MSU (13-3-3) faces Metro State in a South Central Region first round contest Friday afternoon at 5 p.m. (Central Time) at CSM Soccer Stadium on the campus of host and top-seed Colorado Mines.

The Mustangs roll into the postseason on a seven-match unbeaten streak and are 13-1-3 opening the campaign with losses in two of its first three matches. MSU also claimed its fourth overall LSC title also taking the championship in 1996, 1998 and 2011.

MSU makes its third NCAA Division II postseason appearance as the Mustangs also advanced to the playoff field in 2010 and 2011.

Metro State is making its 12th straight postseason appearance which includes national championships in 2004 and 2006.

The Roadrunners (12-4-3) have dropped four of their last five matches after going unbeaten in their first 14 matches of the season at 11-0-3.

With a win, the Mustangs move on to face No. 2-ranked Colorado Mines Sunday at 1 p.m. (Central Time).

The other South Central Region sub-regional features host Fort Lewis (Colo.) who awaits the winner of a first-round matchup between St. Edward's and Texas A&M-Commerce.

The subregional winners advance to the regional final/national quarterfinal rounds the following weekend at the site of the highest remaining seed in the West Region.

The West subregionals feature top-seeded Cal State-Stanislaus hosting Cal State-San Bernardino and California Baptist while Western Washington entertains Sonoma State (Calif.) and Seattle Pacific (Wash.).

The regional title game is set for Nov. 22 followed by the national quarterfinal round on Nov. 24.

That winner advances to the Final Four set for Dec. 5-7 in Evans, Ga.


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