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  • Friday, Nov. 17 @ 5:00 PM – University of Chicago vs. Calvin College
  • Friday, Nov. 17 @ 7:30 PM – Emory University vs. University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
  • Saturday, Nov. 18 @ 7:00 PM – NCAA Sectional Final

 

No. 7 UChicago Maroons

  • Season record: 18-2 overall / 6-1 UAA (University Athletic Association)
  • NCAA appearances: 9
  • NCAA postseason record: 8-5-4
  • Best NCAA result: Semifinals (1996)
  • Top Players: Max Lopez (F, Jr.) – 17 goals, 4 assists / Matthew Koh (F, Jr.) – 10 goals, 10 assists / Dayo Adeosun (F, So.) – 2 goals, 14 assists
  • National stat rankings: 2.80 goals per game (22nd) / 0.697 goals-against average (37th)
  • Notes: The Maroons found themselves down 2-0 early in the opening round against Lake Forest College, but scored five goals in the second half en route to a 6-2 victory… UChicago were crowned UAA Champions for the third time in four years after amassing a 6-1 record in conference play … Dayo Adeosun set a new school record with 14 assists this season … The Maroons own a 47-1-3 record over the past three years when scoring at least one goal.


No. 1 Calvin Knights

  • Season record: 21-0-1 overall / 13-0-1 MIAA (Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association)
  • NCAA appearances: 16
  • NCAA postseason record: 24-13-8
  • Best NCAA result: National Runner-Up (2009, 2011, 2016)
  • Top Players: Bobby McCaw (F, Jr.) – 21 goals, 6 assists / Hunter Olson (M/F, So.) – 11 goals, 5 assists / Trent Vegter (D, Jr.) – 4 goals, 8 assists
  • National stat rankings: 3.86 goals per game (1st) / 0.358 goals-against average (4th)
  • Notes: Calvin's top-ranked offense has scored multiple goals in all but two games … The Knights have notched four or more goals on 12 occasions … They defeated No. 20-ranked John Carroll University 2-0 to advance to the third round … Last season, Calvin reached the national championship match, but lost 1-0 to Tufts University in double overtime.


Emory Eagles

  • Season record: 14-5-1 overall / 4-2-1 UAA (University Athletic Association)
  • NCAA appearances: 16
  • NCAA postseason record: 4-15-2
  • Best NCAA result: Quarterfinals (1988)
  • Top Players: Jason McCartney (M, Sr.) – 13 goals, 3 assists / Moustafa Kattab (M, Jr.) – 8 goals, 4 assists / Christian Meyer (F, Sr.) – 5 goals, 2 assists
  • National stat rankings: 2.25 goals per game (T-72th) / 0.920 goals-against average (65th)
  • Notes: Last weekend, Emory topped No. 14-ranked Lynchburg College as a goal in the 72nd minute sent them through to the Third Round … The Eagles last reached the NCAA tournament in 2014, when they suffered a first-round loss in double overtime … Emory finished fourth in the UAA this season.


No. 18 Mary Hardin-Baylor Cru

  • Season record: 17-2-1 overall / 10-1 ASC (American Southwest Conference)
  • NCAA appearances: 2
  • NCAA postseason record: 2-1
  • Best NCAA result: Third Round (2017)
  • Top Players: Case Carnes (F, Sr.) – 10 goals, 5 assists / Julio Mar (M/F, Sr.) – 4 goals, 3 assists / Caleb Vandergriff (D, Jr.) – 4 goals, 2 assists
  • National stat rankings: 1.90 goals per game (T-128th) / 0.590 goals-against average (T-17th)
  • Notes: Making their second NCAA tournament appearance, the Cru beat Willamette and Trinity (Texas) to reach the third round … UMHB won the ASC tournament after dropping only one game in conference play … The Cru did not allow an opponent to score more than one goal in any regular-season contest.