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UW-Superior to Face Augsburg in NCAA D3 Men's Soccer Tournament

WDIO Sports
Created: November 05, 2018 07:09 PM

Superior, Wisc. - For the second straight season, the UW-Superior Men's Soccer Team is headed to the NCAA Division III tournament and on Monday, they learned who and where they'll play.

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With the team, athletics staff, campus administrators and local media on hand at the Marcovich Wellness Center; the Yellowjackets cheered when UW-Superior appeared on the screen during the live selection show.

A year ago when the Yellowjackets qualified for the tournament for the first time in the program's history, they were headed to the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota and faced the host Tommies in the opening round. This year, the Yellowjackets have again been placed in the regional hosted by the Tommies (14-3-2) and they will face Augsburg University (12-3-4) in the opening round. St. Thomas will host Pacific Lutheran (13-5-2).

The Yellowjackets (18-2-1) enter the tournament on a 14-match winning streak and are unbeaten in their last 19. One of those wins came at the hands of Augsburg. The Yellowjackets defeated the Auggies 4-1 September 11 in Superior. The 'Jackets also played St. Thomas this season, losing 2-0 in St. Paul in the season opener August 31.

The Yellowjackets and Auggies will tangle Saturday at 1:30 p.m. The winner will advance to play the winner of the St. Thomas/Pacific Lutheran match Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

(Contributions from UW-Superior Athletics.)

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