The Wright State men's soccer team has new life in the Horizon League Tournament as a forfeit by Cleveland State on Friday allows the Raiders to advance to Saturday's semifinals against #1 seed and host UIC.
The Vikings defeated the Raiders 2-1 in the first round of the tournament Tuesday in Cleveland, but after CSU learned that it had used an ineligible player in the contest, the match was forfeited and the league has announced a revised tournament bracket.
“Obviously, this is an unfortunate situation that has impacted many student-athletes,” said Commissioner Jon LeCrone. “However, under the circumstances, we feel this is the best way to move forward and include as many teams as possible in our championship.”
Two semifinals will now be played on Saturday, Nov. 16, at UIC’s Flames Field. Wright State (7-9-2), the #5 seed, will face UIC (15-3) at 1:00 Eastern. The Flames defeated the Raiders 3-2 in double overtime in Chicago on October 19.
In the other semifinal, #2 Milwaukee (13-2-2) and #3 Oakland (7-6-5) will meet at 4:00 Dayton time.
The winners will advance to the championship match on Sunday, November 17, at 3:00 Eastern.