Johns Hopkins Earns NCAA Bid; Will Face DeSales in First Round
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BALTIMORE, MD - The 24th-ranked Johns Hopkins men's soccer team has earned an at-large bid to the 2017 NCAA Tournament. Hopkins will face DeSales in the first round at Rowan on Saturday, November 11 with game time slated for 6:30 pm.
Hopkins earns a bid to the NCAA Tournament for the 15th time overall and first since 2010. The Blue Jays are 14-1-3 on the season and went 7-0-2 in the Centennial Conference (CC). Hopkins won the CC regular season championship and fell in a shootout to Dickinson in the semifinals on November 3.
Hopkins and DeSales are meeting for the third time with the Blue Jays leading the series, 3-0-0. The two last met on November 10, 2007 when JHU won 1-0 in overtime at Homewood Field in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
DeSales is in the NCAA Tournament after winning the MAC Freedom Championship, 4-3, in penalty kicks over Eastern University. The Bulldogs are making their sixth NCAA Tournament appearance and first since 2011.
Sixth-ranked Rowan earned an at-large bid to the tournament after falling in the NJAC final to Rutgers-Newark. The Profs are making their third straight tournament appearance and 27th overall. Rowan will face Cabrini in the first round on Saturday at 4:00 pm. The Cavaliers earned the automatic qualifier out of the CSAC after beating Keystone, 1-0. Cabrini is making its sixth overall NCAA appearance and first since 2015. Saturday's winners will play in Sunday's regional final at 6:00 pm.
Ticket prices for all games are $6 for general admission, $3 for students and senior citizens and $2 for children ages 3-12. Children age two and under are free when accompanied by a paid adult.