LANCASTER, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall is set for this weekend's NCAA Men's Soccer Tournament, hosting the first and second rounds at Tylus Field for the third consecutive year. The Diplomats (12-3-4) open action with a matchup against Geneva (16-3-1) on Friday at 5:00 p.m. Tickets will cost $6 for adults, $3 for students with ID's and senior citizens and $2 for children ages three to 12.
To watch a reaction video of the Diplomats learning their Tournament fate, click here.
St. Lawrence (11-4) will face off against Washington & Lee (15-4-1) in the other contest at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, with the winner of both advancing to the Second Round on Saturday at 5:00 p.m. in Lancaster.
How F&M Got Here: The Diplomats earned one of 18 Pool C berths to garner a spot in the tournament for the fourth straight year and seventh overall in the history of their program. F&M holds an 8-6 overall record in NCAA Tournament play.
A Look at the Pod: F&M will face Geneva for the first time in program history. A member of the Presidents Athletic Conference (PAC), the Golden Tornados claimed its first-ever Conference Title with a 2-1 OT win against Thomas More to earn an automatic bid and the program's first NCAA Playoff appearance.
St. Lawrence went 4-4 in the Liberty League, failing to make it to its conference tournament but earning one of the Pool C Berths. The Saints are no strangers to the NCAA Playoffs, reaching their 21st all-time tournament where St. Lawrence holds a 29-18-2 overall record.
W&L also earned an at-large after falling to Lynchburg by a 2-1 score in the ODAC Championship. The Generals reached the tournament for the third time, where W&L holds a 2-2 overall record.
For those unable to attend the contest, high-definition video and live stats will be made available on GoDiplomats.com/Live.
Please note, pets are not permitted at Tylus Field during NCAA play.