Owens Men’s Soccer to Host Region, Championship Matches

Posted Oct 25th, 2011 by Brad Meyer  Category: Sports


PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, OH – The Owens Community College men’s soccer team begins its postseason run toward a national title as the Express serve as host the NJCAA Region XII Men’s Soccer Championship tournament, Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 29-30.

The semifinal and championship matches will take place at Owens’ Soccer Complex this weekend, while the quarterfinal matches will occur at various campus locations on Wednesday, Oct. 26. Teams participating in the tournament will include Muskegon Community College (10-7-1), Ancilla College (9-6-1), Jackson Community College (9-8-1), Owens Community College (13-7), Cincinnati State Technical and Community College (15-4) and Schoolcraft College (20-0).

Coached by Art Johnson, the Express has amassed an overall record of 13-7 and is 10-6 (third place) in the NJCAA Region XII men’s soccer regular season standings.

The Express will host Jackson at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26 in quarterfinal action. The other quarterfinal match on Wednesday will feature Muskegon versus Ancilla in Donaldson, Ind. The match will begin at 4 p.m.

The winner of the Owens/Jackson match will play Cincinnati State in a semifinal match at 12 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 29. The other semifinal match on Saturday will feature Muskegon/Ancilla versus Schoolcraft and begin at 2 p.m. The championship match will occur at 12 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 30. Owens’ Soccer Complex is located on the Toledo-area Campus in Perrysburg Township.

If they should win, the Express will compete against the NJCAA Region XX champion for the North Central District title and the right to advance on to the NJCAA Division I national tournament. The championship match would occur on Saturday, Nov. 5.

The NJCAA Division I Men’s Soccer National Championship will be held Nov. 17-20 in Phoenix.

For more information about the upcoming regional tournament, call (567) 661-7973 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7973.

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