After winning their first SCAC Title on Sunday and qualifying for their first berth in the NCAA Tournament, the men's soccer team learned Monday afternoon that their first round game will be against the University of Texas at Tyler on the Patriots campus at 8:00 p.m. Eastern this Thursday.
The Petrels will bring their 17-3 overall record to Tyler, Texas to face a Patriot squad that is 15-2-2 overall and Sunday winners of the American Southwest Conference Championship. The Petrels and Patriots share one common opponent from the 2011 season: Southwestern University. Texas-Tyler topped Southwestern 2-1 in their first match of the year back on September 3. Oglethorpe bested Southwestern by the score of 2-0 in last Saturday night's SCAC Semifinal in Birmingham.
If the Petrels are fortunate enough to top the Patriots on their home field, Oglethorpe will travel down the road to San Antonio, Texas for a Sunday afternoon matchup with conference rival Trinity. To view the entire 2011 NCAA Division III Men's Soccer bracket, go here.
To view live video and live stats of the Oglethorpe-Texas-Tyler first round game, visit the Patriots website here.
Check back to gopetrels.com for updating Tournament information throughout the week.