Eight Seniors to Have Their Careers Extended as Cards Make NCAAs for Second Year in a Row
Despite the team's early departure from the NESCAC tournament, Wesleyan qualified for the NCAA Division III tournament for a second consecutive season. The squad earned an automatic bid a year ago as the NESCAC tournament champ. This time the Cardinals had to qualify at-large on the strength of their 10-2-3 overall record and solid results against some of the nation's top teams. Joining Wesleyan from the NESCAC as at-large choices are Amherst and Middlebury while Williams gained the automatic bid by defeating Middlebury on penalty kicks for the 2006 NESCAC tournament title. In a first-round game Wed., Nov. 8 at 1 p.m., Wesleyan will host Baruch (12-6-1), winner of the CUNYAC tournament. It is the first time Wesleyan will host an NCAA men's soccer tournament game. The winner of the game on Wednesday will advance to play NJAC winner Montclair St. (19-1) in the second round Sat., Nov. 11. Ticket prices for Wednesday's game, as established by the NCAA, are $6 for adults, $3 for students and $2 for children 3-12. Kids under 3 are admitted free. There are no complimentary tickets for this game. All are required to pay admission. The game was going to be webcast but due to the rainy conditions in Middletown and the sensitivity of the equipment, the webcast had to be called off.