Lady Lions draw Rutgers in opening round of NCAA Soccer Tournament

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Lady Lions Draw Rutgers in Opening Round of NCAA Tournament

HAMMOND, La. – After earning an automatic bid into the 2020 NCAA Women’s Soccer Tournament this past Saturday, the Southeastern Louisiana women’s soccer team will play Rutgers in the opening round of the tournament Tuesday, April 27 in Buis Creek, North Carolina at 6 p.m. central time at Eakes Athletic Complex.

The Lady Lions (8-2-4) punched their ticket to the NCAA Tournament after beating Sam Houston in the Southland Conference Tournament Championship Saturday afternoon. SLU enters the NCAA Tournament on an 11-match unbeaten streak (7-0-4).

Southeastern will be making their fourth NCAA Tournament appearance (2009, 2013, 2015) as they look for the first tournament victory, not only in program history, but Southland Conference history.

Rutgers (8-3-3, 6-2-3 Big 10) lost in the Big 10 semifinals to Wisconsin Thursday by a 2-1 score. The Scarlet Knights are making their ninth straight trip to the NCAA Tournament, including a semifinal appearance in 2015.

“We’re excited to be here,” said SLU head coach Chris McBride. “We’re excited to play against a quality opponent like Rutgers. They play some really good soccer there so it’s going to be a challenge for us. But we’re going to have fun getting ready for that game and hopefully we can go in as prepared as possible.”

Fans interested in becoming active supporters of the women’s soccer program are encouraged to join the Score One More Club. Lion alums are encouraged to join the exclusive S Club, which is restricted to Southeastern athletic letter winners. All membership fees and donations to Score One More Club are available for the exclusive use of the Southeastern soccer program. Membership information is available by contacting the Lion Athletics Association at or (985) 549-5091 or visiting

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For ticket information, please contact the Southeastern Athletics Ticket Office at (985) 549-5466 or visit Southeastern is implementing mobile ticketing as the primary source for securing tickets for the 2020-21 season. All tickets will be available via e-mail in a PDF format for fans to download on their phone or print at home. Tickets can also be downloaded to Apple Wallet.

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