SRU Good News for Nov. 9, 2009
SRU men's soccer wins PSAC championship; NCAA tournament next
The 12th-ranked Slippery Rock University men's soccer team won the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Championship Saturday with a 2-1 win over No. 1 Millersville at N. Kerr Thompson Stadium.
Jeremy Deighton was named the game's Most Valuable Player after scoring the opening goal and assisting on the game-winner, which was scored by Iain Langstone.
The title is the third in the history of the program and the first for SRU since 2005. It is head coach Matt Thompson's second title and it comes by way of earning the program's first win over a No.1-ranked opponent.
The Rock is a lock to qualify for its second straight NCAA Tournament appearance, having been ranked no lower than second in the Atlantic Region in every poll this season. The top four teams in each region advance to the national tournament.
Tournament pairings will be unveiled at 7 p.m. today in a live Web cast on the NCAA's Web site: http://www.NCAA.com. The top seed in each region will host the opening two rounds of the tournament at the end of this week. Dates and times for all games will be finalized following the announcement of the tournament bracket and the campus will be informed of the play schedule.
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