Midwestern State makes its return to the NCAA Division II postseason for the seventh time in the last eight seasons Sunday when it plays host to Colorado Mines at the MSU Soccer Field. Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m.
The Mustangs will be making their ninth overall playoff appearance which includes five national quarterfinalist showings advancing to the Final Four in 2007 and 2010.
MSU (11-3-2) rides a 12-match unbeaten streak into the postseason beginning the stunning run after dropping three of their first four matches of the campaign.
Colorado Mines has dropped five of its last nine matches heading into selection with an 11-6-1 mark. The Orediggers will be making their fourth NCAA II postseason field since 2009, but took a 3-1 loss in their last trip to the MSU Soccer Field in the 2010 regional final.
The winner moves on to face top-seeded Regis (Colo.) next weekend in Denver. The Rangers (13-3-1) play host to the South Central and West region title games next weekend.
California State-Los Angeles host one sub-regional as the Golden Eagles will face the winner of Simon-Fraser and California Baptist, while UC-San Diego hosts the other sub-regional welcoming Chico State (Calif.) and Seattle Pacific.
The winners of the subregionals also play in Denver next weekend with the regional champs battling in the national quarterfinal round for the right to advance to the Final Four set to played in Evans, Ga. from Dec. 5-7.
Ticket information for MSU's contest with Colorado Mines will be released Tuesday.