The official ODAC Men's Soccer Tournament field has been released, and EMU has drawn the No. 5 seed with a trip to No. 4 Roanoke College on Sunday. Game time at Kerr Stadium in Salem, Va., is set for 2:00pm.
The two teams finished tied for fourth in the ODAC standings at 18 points, but the Maroons earned the higher seed, getting the head-to-head tiebreaker due to a 1-0 win over EMU on Sept. 28 in Salem. The winner of the game advances to the semifinals, which are Saturday, Nov. 3, at the highest remaining seed.
The Royals take an overall record of 9-8-1 into the postseason, including 6-4 in ODAC play. It's their most ODAC wins since going 7-2-1 in 2011. The defensive-minded Maroons are 9-4-3/5-2-3 ODAC.
Admission is free for Sunday's game.
Roanoke has won three straight games between the two teams, including a 1-0 match in the quarterfinals of the 2016 ODAC Tournament. EMU's last win in the series was a 1-0 nail-biter on the road during the 2015 season.