The Fort Hays State men’s soccer team now knows when and where they will play their NCAA tournament match with Lindenwood.
The Tigers and Lions, who both received first-round byes, will face each other Friday at four-30 at Bourke Field on the Rockhurst campus. The winner will advance to the NCAA Quarterfinals where it will play the winner of the Rockhurst/Lewis contest.
The Tigers enter Friday’s game with a 12-4-3 record and are ranked 20th in the country. Lindenwood is 17-0-3 record and it is ranked first in NCAA Division II. The two teams have played twice this season with Lindenwood going 1-0-1. In the regular season, the Lions won 4-3 in St. Charles, Mo. In the MIAA Tournament finals in Olathe, Kan., the two teams tied 0-0 before Lindenwood won the shootout.
On the other side of the Super Regional bracket, Rockhurst is 15-3-3 overall and Lewis is 13-2-5. Rockhurst is 14th in NCAA Division II and Lewis is No. 25. Those two teams have met once this year with Rockhurst winning 2-0 in Romeoville, Ill.
The winner of the Super Regional will advance to the Final Four in Evans, Ga. The semifinal games will be played on Dec. 5 and the championship contest is on Dec. 7.