Mustangs to face St. Edward's in NCAA First Round in Commerce

Mustangs to face St. Edward's in NCAA First Round in Commerce

WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) - After claiming the Lone Star Conference Tournament title Sunday in Commerce, Midwestern State is headed back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2013 as the Mustangs earned the program's fourth postseason bid Monday evening by being named the No. 6 seed in the South Central Region.
 
The Mustangs will take on No. 3 seed St. Edward's in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Friday at 2 p.m. at Lion Soccer Field in Commerce. Midwestern State will make the trek back to Commerce for the second-straight week after claiming the conference championship over the No. 2 seed Texas A&M-Commerce in penalty kicks, 5-4, to move to 13-5-3 on the season.
 
The winner between the Mustangs and Hilltoppers will advance to face A&M-Commerce in the regional semifinals Sunday at 2 p.m.
 
In the other half of the bracket, top seed Colorado Mines will play host to No. 4 Colorado State-Pueblo and No. 5 Dallas Baptist in Golden with the first round matchup taking place Thursday at 3 p.m. between CSU-Pueblo and DBU. Colorado Mines will take on the winner Saturday at 1 p.m. in the regional semifinals. 
 
The highest remaining seed in the region will play host to the regional final and national quarterfinals between the West Region champion. The Final Four is set to take place Dec. 1-3 at Children's Mercy Victory Field at Swope Soccer Village in Kansas City, Mo.
 
Midwestern State's four trips to the NCAA Tournament have all come since 2010, making three appearances in a span of four seasons in 2010, 2011 and 2013 under former head coach Jeff Trimble. The Mustangs are 1-3 in postseason play, recording their lone NCAA win in the opening round of the 2011 tournament against St. Edward's, 1-0, in Abilene.

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