LSC champion Hounds left out of Division II tourney field

CNJ staff

PORTALES — The Lone Star Conference champion Eastern New Mexico University men’s soccer team did not get a berth to this year’s NCAA Division II men’s soccer tournament.

ENMU (9-4-5, 3-1-2 LSC) claimed the program’s first conference championship this season, but the Greyhounds’ overall record left them a bit short.

Lone Star Conference members Incarnate Word (13-2-3, 2-1-3) and Midwestern State (13-3-1, 3-3-0), both of whom have been ranked this season, were chosen for the four-team Central Region tournament and will face off at 6:30 p.m. (MST) Thursday at San Antonio.

The winner will meet the winner between Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference schools Fort Lewis (19-1) and Metro State (14-6-1) on Sunday at a site and tiime to be determined.

The NCAA Division II national tournament is scheduled for Dec. 1-3 at Pensacola, Fla.