Release courtesy of Transylvania Athletics
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. --- The Transylvania men's soccer team will take on the Carleton College Knights in the first round of the NCAA Division III Men's Soccer Tournament this upcoming weekend in Chicago, Illinois.
The draw was announced during Monday afternoon's NCAA Tournament Selection Show, placing the Pioneers in an opening-weekend bracket pod along with Carleton and the University of Chicago Maroons, which received one of two first-round byes in the 62-team field.
Transylvania clinched its second consecutive NCAA Tournament berth by defeating the Hanover College Panthers on penalty kicks, 3-1 this past Saturday in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament championship match after playing to a 1-1 draw in regulation.
Transylvania carries an overall record of 8-4-6 into this year's NCAA Tournament matchup with Carleton, which sports a 15-1-3 overall record. The Knights took second place in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference regular-season table with a MIAC record of 7-1-2.
Both teams won their respective conference tournament championship matches on penalty kicks. Carleton defeated Augsburg 4-3 in their penalty shootout after battling to a 1-1 draw after regulation to capture the MIAC's NCAA automatic qualifier.
A starting time for the first-round matchup is to be announced. The Pioneers will face Carleton this Saturday on the campus of the University of Chicago at the Amos Alonzo Stagg Field Complex.