CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - MIT men's soccer received an at-large bid to the 2013 NCAA Division III Tournament on Monday afternoon. The Engineers will travel to Williamstown, Mass. to face Western New England University on Thursday, Nov. 14 at host Williams College. The game will be played at 11:00 a.m.
After earning its first regular season title in a decade and the rights to host the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Tournament, Tech made it to the finals after advancing over the Coast Guard Academy in penalty kicks, 5-4, in an exciting, aggressive semifinal game on Saturday afternoon. The following day, MIT fell to No. 2 seed Wheaton College following a Lyons goal in the 79th minute.
This will be the Engineers second straight NCAA appearance, after earning an automatic bid to last year's tournament when they won their first-ever NEWMAC title, and their fourth overall, receiving at-large bids in 2003 and 2008.
The Cardinal and Gray, who are led by seniors Andrew Fijan (West Chester, Pa.), Matthew Monheit (Abington, Pa.) and Jonathan Tebes (Hamden, Conn.), ended the regular season with a record of 13-4-2. Wheaton is the only other school that will be representing the NEWMAC in the 61-team bracket.