Generals to Play at Messiah Versus Johns Hopkins to Open NCAA Men's Soccer Tournament

Generals to Play at Messiah Versus Johns Hopkins to Open NCAA Men's Soccer Tournament

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. --- Just one team will represent the ODAC in this season's NCAA Division III Men's Soccer Tournament, with conference champion Washington and Lee University serving in that role. The NCAA announced the field of 62 teams earlier today, laying out early round matchups and the road to the championship.

Like the Generals, 42 schools won their conference tournaments, awarding them automatic qualification into the field. One was allotted to true independent teams (or those playing in conference's without an AQ) in "Pool B," while the remaining 19 spots went to at-large selections in "Pool C."

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Washington and Lee (14-3-1), on the right side of the bracket, travels to Messiah College for early round action. The Generals open with Johns Hopkins University (13-4-1) in the first round, at-large selection after bowing out of the Centennial Conference tournament in the semifinals. The host Falcons (16-0-3) earned their spot by winning the Middle Athletic Conference - Commonwealth title. They square off with Baruch College (8-5-4) in their opening game. Baruch won the City University of New York Athletic Conference (CUNYAC) championship.

First and second round action is slated for the weekend of November 9-11 with sectionals for the 16 advancing teams on November 16-18. The semifinals and championship will be played on November 30 and December 1 at the UNCG Soccer Stadium in Greensboro, N.C.

Match times and ticket information will be announced later this week. For more information, visit the websites of any of the participating schools. You can also visit the ODAC at or the NCAA at Don't forget to become a fan of the ODAC on Facebook and follow @odacathletics on Twitter.