Sandburg Men’s Soccer Gets No. 2 Seed in Region 4 Tourney, Hosts Quarterfinal Saturday


The 20th-ranked Carl Sandburg College men’s soccer team will open its postseason by hosting a Region 4 Division II quarterfinal Saturday afternoon.

The Chargers (11-2-2), winners of four straight to close the regular season, earned the No. 2 seed in the 10-team tournament. Sandburg, which jumped into the national rankings this week, will face the winner of Wednesday’s first-round match between No. 7 Moraine Valley and No. 10 Black Hawk.

Saturday’s contest is scheduled for noon at Kleine Field. Should the conditions at Kleine Field at be considered unsuitable for play, the match will take place at 4 p.m. at Jorge Prats Field on the campus of Knox College. Weather permitting, the contest will be streamed on the Carl Sandburg College YouTube channel.

The Chargers earned a 2-1 victory at Black Hawk on Oct. 10. Sandburg did not face Moraine Valley during the regular season.

If the Chargers win Saturday, they will host a semifinal match at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 31. The championship is scheduled for noon Nov. 4 at Madison. The winner of the region tournament advances to the NJCAA Division II Men’s Soccer Championship from Nov. 12-18 in Tucson, Ariz.

First round (All matches scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Oct. 25)

Game 1 — No. 9 Waubonsee at No. 8 Triton

Game 2 — No. 10 Black Hawk at No. 7 Moraine Valley
Quarterfinals (All matches scheduled for noon Oct. 28)
Game 3 — Winner 1 at No. 1 Prairie State
Game 4 — No. 5 Kishwaukee at No. 4 Illinois Valley
Game 5 — No. 6 Rock Valley at No. 3 Morton
Game 6 — Winner 2 at No. 2 Sandburg
Semifinals (All matches scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at higher seed)
Game 7 — Winner 3 vs. winner 4
Game 8 — Winner 5 vs. winner 6
Noon Nov. 4 at Madison

***Courtesy of Carl Sandburg College***

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