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Northwestern men’s soccer team will take on SIU-Edwardsville at 4:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at Lakeside Field on the Evanston campus in the first round of the NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Championship.

The Wildcats, one of 24 at-large selections for the tournament, are in the postseason for the ninth time under head coach Tim Lenahan.

The winner of the opening round matchup will advance to take on 15th-seeded California on Nov. 23 in Berkeley.

The Wildcats finished just one point away from a Big Ten regular-season championship this year, posting a 4-1-3 record in the conference. Northwestern was 9-3-6 overall and a sterling 7-0-2 at Lakeside Field.

In addition to Northwestern, five other Big Ten teams Indiana, Maryland, Michigan State, Ohio State and Penn State earned berths in the tournament, tying a conference record set in 2004.

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