Indianapolis, Ind. – There have been highs (No. 1 national ranking) and lows (four losses) and everything in between this year but the slate starts nearly fresh as Lynn University's men's soccer team has been selected for the NCAA Division II Men's Soccer Tournament.
The Fighting Knights (10-4-1) will battle a familiar foe, Palm Beach Atlantic (19-1-0), on Saturday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. at the Rinker Athletic Complex in West Palm Beach, Fla. The Sailfish suffered their only loss of the year at the hands of Lynn, a 1-0 affair on Oct. 3.
This will also be a rematch from the 2017 NCAA South Region Tournament where the Blue and White also foiled PBA, defeating the 'Fish 2-1 en route to a national runner-up finish. All-in-all, Lynn is 19-1-3 against Palm Beach Atlantic in the series history.
The match against PBA is technically the second round of the tournament with just four teams earning spots in the South Region. In the other South Region match, No. 2 seed Spring Hill College will go on the road to play at No. 3 seed Barry. The winners of those two matches will face each other for the South Region Title on either Nov. 8 or 9, hosted by the Southeast Region.
Lynn is making its third consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance, eighth under head coach John Rootes and 17th overall. The Fighting Knights won NCAA national titles in 2003, 2012 and 2014 and finished as the national runner-up in 1997, 2011 and 2017.
Cost for Saturday's match is $8 for adults, $5 for students/seniors and $3 children 13-18 years of age. Children 12 and under are free. Fans can also watch online for free with the Lynn Sports Network and the SSC Digital Network via Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV stick, computer or tablet devices.
For more information about the men's soccer program check out LynnFightingKnights.com.