Men’s Soccer To Host Carleton In MIAC Semifinals Wednesday

Posted on November 4th, 2014 by

Gustavus's Elliot Emerson battles with Carleton's Devin Tomson-Moylan in the first meeting of the season between the two squads.

St. Peter, Minn. – The Gustavus Adolphus men’s soccer team is set for a battle against Carleton College in the semifinals of the MIAC Playoffs on Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. at the Gusie Soccer Field. After going 13-4-1 overall and 7-2-1 in the MIAC, Gustavus finished runner-up in the final MIAC Standings with 22 points.  With the tiebreaker over Carleton, who also went 7-2-1 in league play, Gustavus earned the No. 2 seed and with it a first round bye in the MIAC Playoffs.  The Knight’s head into Wednesday’s match at 10-6-2 overall after defeating St. Thomas 2-0 in the quarterfinals on Tuesday in Northfield.

“We’ll certainly have to be on our mettle, and I have to say I think their coaches have done an excellent job getting their team up to the level they are at,” said Head Coach Mike Middleton about Wednesday’s game.  “This will not be the same game we saw at the start of the year when we went up 3-0 by halftime and then cantered through the rest of the game.  This game will be much more competitive and a true test for our lads.  This is going to be a tough game that could go either way.”

Live video and live stats will be provided for Wednesday’s match will be produced by Gustavus.

Match Notes | Roster | Statistics | Schedule/Results

Roster | Statistics | Schedule/Results

The semifinal winners will advance to the championship match, which will be played Saturday, Nov. 8, at 1 p.m. on the home field of the top remaining seed. The MIAC Playoffs champion will receive the postseason championship plaque and the conference’s automatic bid to the 2014 NCAA Division III Men’s Soccer Tournament. Carleton is the defending MIAC Playoff champion.

The MIAC has a home page dedicated to the 2014 MIAC Men’s Soccer Playoffs, containing schedules, links and information on each of the six teams in the field. There is also an interactive bracket to help fans track the tournament’s progress. Throughout the tournament, the page will be updated with scores, stats, updated schedules and more.

Fans can also follow the action on the MIAC Scoreboard or on the free MIAC mobile app. Connect throughout the Playoffs on social media through the MIAC’s Facebook page or Twitter account, using the hashtag #MIACMSOC.


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