Jaguars head to Mobile for NAIA tourney

Nov. 13, 2017 at 10:12 p.m.

The UHV men's soccer team will open play in the NAIA Men's Soccer National Championship against the Univeristy of Mobile on Saturday in Mobile, Ala.

The Jaguars (11-2-2) face the sixth-seeded Rams in an opening-round match, with the time still to be determined.

The winner of the match will face the St. Thomas (Fla.)-Truett-McConnell (Ga.) match on Nov. 28 at Seacrest Soccer Complex in Delray Beach, Fla.

UHV comes into the match as the winner of its first-ever Red River Athletic Conference title, while Mobile captured the Southern States Athletic Conference tournament title.

The Jaguars, who have not lost in their last eight games, claimed the RRAC regular season title with a 7-1-2 conference record. UHV then defeated Houston St. Thomas 2-0 in the semifinals of the RRAC tournament before blanking LSU-Alexandria 2-0 in the championship game.

It was the Jaguars' first conferencetitle, and this is their first appearance in the NAIA Men's Soccer National Championship.

Oklahoma Wesleyan (19-1-1) drew the No. 1-seed for the 31-team tournament, which includes 15 opening-round games Saturday. William Carey is the No. 2 seed and Missouri Valley is the No. 3 seed for the tournament.


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