INDIANAPOLIS - Ohio Dominican University and Tiffin University earned berths into the NCAA Division II Men's Soccer Tournament, which begins this weekend. Ohio Dominican is the No. 1 seed in the Midwest Region, while Tiffin received the No. 2 seed.
The Panthers (12-2-4) earned a first round bye in the tournament and will play host to the winner of No. 4 the University of Indianapolis (15-3-2) and No. 5 Lewis University (12-2-4) at 1 p.m. Sunday at ODU's Panther Field. The match between Indianapolis and Lewis will take place at Panther Field at 1 p.m. Friday.
The Dragons (11-3-3) will host #3 Rockhurst University (15-3-2) at Paradiso Fields Saturday, Nov. 16 at 1 pm.
ODU was 2013 GLIAC Co-Champions and are coming off the GLIAC Tournament Championship last Sunday when it downed Saginaw Valley State University, 2-1, in double overtime. The Panthers have a 12-match unbeaten streak, dating back to Sept. 29. The GLIAC titles were the first of any ODU program since the school joined the conference in 2010 as part of its transition to NCAA Division II.
This marks the first time in school history that the Tiffin men's soccer team earned selection to the NCAA postseason. Tiffin, the GLIAC regular season co-champion with Ohio Dominican, currently holds its best winning percentage in the last 14 years (.785). The Dragons gave up the fewest goals in the GLIAC this season and set a new single season record for lowest goals-against average (0.78).
A win by the Panthers or Dragons would advance them to the third round/quarterfinal to be hosted by the highest seed the weekend of Nov. 21-24.