Bucknell Men's Soccer To Take on Colgate in Patriot League Semifinals Friday
Nov. 14, 2007
LEWISBURG, Pa. - The Bucknell men's soccer team will begin defense of its Patriot League title this Friday when it takes on second-seeded Colgate in the Patriot League Tournament semifinals. Kickoff for the contest is slated for 6 p.m. in Worcester, Mass. The Bison are seeded third in the four-team field after qualifying for their fourth postseason berth in five years on the final day of the regular season.
Bucknell won the Patriot League title as the fourth seed last year, defeating No. 1 Lehigh and No. 2 Lafayette in penalty kick shootouts to earn its first berth into the NCAA Tournament in 30 years.
The Bison enter the Patriot League Tournament on a three-game winning streak and have won four of their last five games. They finished the regular season with a 9-5-4 overall record and were 4-2-1 in Patriot League play.
Colgate, one of just two teams to qualify for the Patriot League Tournament in each of the last three years, enters the postseason with an 8-5-4 overall record and posted a 4-1-2 Patriot League mark. The Raiders won just one of their final four regular-season matches.
If Bucknell wins on Friday, it will advance to the championship game for the second consecutive year, and for just the third time in program history. The Bison are trying to become the first team to repeat since Lafayette in 1998 and 1999.