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Men’s Soccer: Gettysburg Faces Kean in NCAA First Round



GETTYSBURG Pa. – The Gettysburg College men’s soccer team will compete in the NCAA Division III Tournament for the second consecutive season and take on Kean University in the first-round match-up. SUNY Cortland will be serving as the host school for the first and second rounds of the tournament in Cortland, N.Y.  

 
Game Information

NCAA First Round Contenders
Saturday, November 13

Nazareth College vs. fifth-ranked SUNY Cortland | 5:00 p.m.

Gettysburg vs. Kean | 7:30 p.m.

 
Second Round: Sunday, November 14

First-round winners | 6:00 p.m.

 
Ticket Prices

Adults – $6

Senior Citizens/Students – $3

Children 12 and under – $2

 
Gettysburg’s NCAA History

Gettysburg is making its ninth NCAA Division III Tournament appearance in program history (1992, 1993, 1995, 1997-99, 2001, 2019). The Bullets advanced to the national quarterfinals for the first time in program history back in 1997, where they finished with an overall record of 16-4-2. The 2019 season marked the first time in 20 years that both the Gettysburg men’s and women’s soccer teams competed on the national stage in the same season. The Bullets were one of a record five Centennial Conference teams to make the national tournament this season.

 
Kean’s NCAA History

Kean, who claimed the New Jersey Athletic Conference Championship last weekend, will be making its 16th appearance and first since 2010 to the national tournament. The Cougars went to their first NCAA Division III Final Four in 1983 and were crowned national champions in 1992, which marked the first for the program. Kean defeated Ohio Wesleyan University 3-1, finishing with an overall record of 18-6-1.   

 
All-Time Series

This will be the first-ever meeting between Gettysburg and Kean in men’s soccer. 

 
In the Rankings

Throughout the season, Gettysburg earned a ranking in the United Soccer Coaches (USC) Division III Region V poll. They also claimed a spot in all four of the NCAA Division III Region V polls, with the latest ranking coming in at No. 4.

 

Kean also received UCS regional rankings this season in the Region IV poll. They checked in at No. 6 in this week’s NCAA Division III Region IV poll.

 
Team Comparison

GC Stat KU
47 Goals 33
44 Assists 17
278 Shots 325
73 Saves 72
106 Corner Kicks 119
1.17 Goals-Against Average 0.91
5 Shutouts 10

 
Season Leaders
Gettysburg

Stat Player Total
Goals Connor Fife ’23 12
Shots Connor Fife ’23 36
Assists Connor O’Donnell ’23 8
Points Connor Fife ’23 26
Saves Kevin Muhic ’24 73
Save % Kevin Muhic ’24 .753

                                                                                     
Kean

Stat Player Total
Goals Raonne Dias 9
Shots Sadeiki Roberts 48
Assists Raonne Dias 4
Points Raonne Dias 22
Saves Dominic Ridge 61
Save % Dominic Ridge .782

This story was originally posted on the Gettysburg College Website.

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