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UMM men's soccer team opens NCAA tournament Friday

The University of Minnesota, Morris men's soccer team will play Loras in the first round of the NCAA Division III playoffs on Friday, Nov. 11, in Dubuque, Iowa.

The Cougars earned the automatic tournament berth by winning the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference championship Saturday in a shoot out win over St. Scholastica on Saturday. The Cougars and Saints tied 2-2 but UMM won the shoot out 6-5

Loras, the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament and regular season champions, enter with a 16-2-3 record on the season.

Morris is 11-4-4 mark and playing in their first NCAA tournament game in just the sixth year of the program. Loras advanced to the third round of the 2010 NCAA tournament, before falling to eventual national semifinalist UW-Oshkosh.