The Oklahoma Wesleyan and USAO men’s soccer teams are continuing their seasons as both have been selected into the field of the NAIA Championship Tournament.
The Opening Round gets underway Saturday with 16 games taking place on site at host campuses. All of the following games in the bracket will take place at the Emory Folmar YMCA Soccer Complex in Montgomery, Ala.
The Eagles and the Drovers head into the tournament through different avenues.
OKWU, the MCAC’s top seed, fell to second seeded Bellevue, 1-0, in the conference tournament final. The Eagles (17-3) come into the tournament with one of nine at-large bids and have drawn the overall No. 3 seed, off the strength of a high Modified Ratings Percentage Index. They will host Emory Riddle (Ariz.) at 1 p.m.
USAO took down St. Gregory’s, 2-0, in the Sooner Athletic Conference championship. The Drovers (15-4) ranked No. 11, and have won 11 straight, but will travel to 20th ranked Missouri Valley, the No. 10 seed, for their Opening Round match.