FHSU Men’s Soccer Begins NCAA Tourney Play Friday in Kansas City


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.