Reds in the Postseason

November 15, 2016

Lane United players are well represented in postseason tournaments around the country with their respective colleges. There are Reds at multiple levels of the NCAA Tournament, as well as the NAIA playoffs. Below you can find who, when and where they will be playing, plus how to keep up with the games.

Division I:

Creighton: vs. Tulsa (10-4-5) – NCAA First Round Thursday, Nov. 17  5 p.m. (Pacific).  Ricky Lopez-Espin, Mitch LaGro, Riggs Lennon, Joel Rydstrand, Akeem Ward.

The Bluejays (11-6-3) made it to the BIG EAST Tournament Final before falling to Butler by a 2-1 score. Riggs Lennon leads the team with 10 goals, while Ricky Lopez-Espin has netted nine of his own.

Live stats will be available on Creighton’s website here: http://bit.ly/2geiMnK

Portland: at New Mexico (12-6-2) – NCAA First Round Thursday, Nov. 17  6 p.m. (Pacific). Matt Coffey, Dirk van der Velde.

The Pilots (12-5-1) are the West Coast Conference champions for the first time since 2002 after Coffey scored the game-winning goal in a 1-0 win over St. Mary’s Saturday to clinch the title. This will be Portland’s first trip to the playoffs since 2009 and 15th overall.   

Live Stats: http://www.ncaa.com/sports/soccer-men/d1

UNLV: at San Diego St. (9-4-5) – NCAA First Round Thursday, Nov. 17  5 p.m. (Pacific). Jason Eng.

The Rebels (10-11-1) won the WAC Tournament title after upsetting No. 23 Utah Valley in the semis and defeating Air Force 2-1 in the Championship Game. Lane United’s Jason Eng had an assist in the title game to help the Rebels reach the NCAA Tournament.

Live Stats: http://www.ncaa.com/sports/soccer-men/d1

Division III:

Redlands: vs. Chicago (17-0-2) – NCAA Round of 16 Saturday, Nov. 19  9 a.m. (Pacific). Casey ChubbFertal.

The Bulldogs (17-5-1) won their first two games of the NCAA Tournament to advance to the Round of 16 for the first time since 2011. Casey ChubbFertal scored two goals in Redlands opening-round win to give him a total of 11 on the season. They will face undefeated and No. 1 ranked Chicago, Saturday.

Watch the game here: https://livestream.com/accounts/5795570

NAIA:

Corban: vs. Menlo (15-4-1) – NAIA First Round Saturday, Nov. 19  1 p.m. (Pacific). Rolando Velazquez, Josh Noonkester.

The Warriors (19-2) won the CCC Tournament title with a 3-0 win over the University of Great Falls. Lane United’s Velazquez was named First Team All-Conference after recording seven goals and nine assists on the season. Corban’s assistant coach is former Lane United player, Josh Noonkester.