Men’s Soccer Streaks to Playoffs


Simeon Deutsch

Sophomore John Ingham outruns an Allegheny College opponent. The men’s soccer team received an at-large bid to participate in the NCAA national tournament. Their first game is on Saturday in Rochester, New York against the SUNY Oneonta Red Dragons.

Nate Levinson, Sports Editor

After a hard-fought defeat against the Kenyon College Lords last week, the men’s soccer team thought its near perfect season was over. But news came on Monday that the team had received an at-large bid for a spot in the NCAA tournament, and its storybook season was resurrected.

“I had a gut feeling that we would move on,” said Junior Remi Schneider. “We play in one of the toughest conferences and I think that was recognized.”

The team went 13–3–4 this season, but fell to the Kenyon College Lords in the semifinal round of the North Coast Athletic Conference.

Though the team is thrilled to have made the tournament, they’ve worked too hard and  too far this year to be satisfied with just a spot in the tournament.

“We’re happy we made it, but that doesn’t mean we’re content now,” said junior midfielder Sam Winward.

The Yeomen know they have a tough task ahead of them in facing the Red Dragons, who finished with an 11–4–4 record this season.

The men’s soccer team will head to the University of Rochester to play the SUNY–Oneonta Red Dragons on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m., in what will be the team’s first ever NCAA Tournament appearance.