Men's soccer to take on Tufts University in first-round NCAA matchup

Men's soccer to take on Tufts University in first-round NCAA matchup

INDIANAPOLIS – The Salisbury University men's soccer team, by virtue of winning its eighth Capital Athletic Conference championship and earning an automatic bid into the NCAA Division III Men's Soccer Tournament, found out Monday that it will travel to the regional tournament hosted by Montclair State University and take on defending NCAA Division III Champion, Tufts University, on Saturday, November 14, in a match beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The Sea Gulls (13-3-3) are making their third-straight appearance in the tournament after winning the CAC title with a 2-0 win over St. Mary's College of Maryland, while the Jumbos (9-4-3) received an at-large bid into the tournament after losing in the New England Small College Athletic Conference semifinals to Bowdoin College, 1-0. This is the second season in a row that Tufts has made the tournament, after beating Wheaton (Ill.) College, 4-2, in the 2014 NCAA National Championship game for its first ever NCAA men's soccer title.

The weekend matchup will be the first-ever meeting between the schools. The winner will go on to face the winner of Montclair St., and Daniel Webster College on Sunday, November 15 at Montclair St.

The winner of Sunday's second-round matchup will face the winner of the opening two rounds hosted by Kenyon College on Saturday, November 21 in a sectional matchup.

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