NCAA Preview: LIU Post, Adelphi Teams Prep For Third Round

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Photo: Adelphi University.

The schedules are set for the soccer teams from LIU Post and Adelphi as each team prepares for their next opponents in the NCAA Division II tournaments.

On the men’s side, it’s a Long Island Derby as the Pioneers and Panthers will meet in the Third Round of the men’s tournament. The match between the local rivals is set for Thursday at Pioneer Park. Kickoff is 1 p.m.

The two teams that reside just miles apart in Nassau County will meet for the second time this season. On August 30, the Panthers defeated LIU Post 2-1 in a match played at Adelphi’s Motamed Field. Stephen Megaloudis and Taylor Kaczynski scored for Adelphi while Lukas Ostermann scored for the Pioneers.

All three goals were scored in the first 19 minutes of the match. The Third Round matchup pits the top two seeds in the tournament’s East Region.

The road for the Pioneers through the NCAA tournament includes a second-round 1-0 win over Mercy College. Adelphi defeated Wilmington University (DE) 2-1 in its second round tournament match. Both teams had First Round byes.

On the women’s side, LIU Post is heading to Bloomsburg, PA, where the Pioneers will face the University of Bridgeport. Game time Friday at Steph Pettit Stadium on the campus of Bloomsburg University is 11 a.m.

Seeded number five, LIU Post’s run to the Third Round includes a 4-3 win on penalty kicks over Southern New Hampshire University and a 3-1 win over No. 1 seed Franklin Pierce.