TOWSON, Md. – The Landmark Men’s Soccer Championship kicks off on Tuesday with the first semifinal match between No. 2 Scranton and No. 3 Susquehanna at 7 p.m, followed by No. 1 Elizabethtown and No. 4 Catholic on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
No. 2 Scranton will host No. 3 Susquehanna at 7 p.m. The Royals are making their fourth appearance, and first since 2012 in the playoffs, boasting a 4-2-2 record in the semifinals coming into Tuesday’s game. No. 3 Susquehanna is making its return to the postseason, after missing out on the 2014 tournament.
Earlier this season when the two teams met, the game ended in a 1-1 double overtime draw. Samuel Tana scored Susquehanna’s lone goal and Scranton’s Tim DiBisceglie scored for the Royals. The last time these two teams met in the Landmark tournament was in 2012, where Susquehanna defeated the Royals 1-0 in overtime.
On Wednesday, No. 1 Elizabethtown will host No. 4 Catholic. This is the first appearance for the Blue Jays in the Landmark tournament after joining the conference in 2014. The team has made quite an impression, going a perfect 8-0-0 in conference play, and dropping just one match overall (16-1-1). This is Catholic’s eighth appearance in the tournament, and are the defending Landmark champions. In the first conference match of the season, Elizabethtown went on the road to Catholic and defeated the Cardinals 5-2.
ETOWN’s Steve Eneme recorded a hatrick for the Blue Jays while Shane Votto and Martin Fevre provided the other two goals. Heston Priestley and Tyler Zimmerman recorded Catholic’s two goals.
The semifinal winners will compete for the championship on Saturday, Nov. 7. The highest remaining seed will have the opportunity to host the game at a time yet to be decided.
The status of any and all live coverage during the championship will be available HERE.
Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for non-Landmark students and seniors. Landmark students, faculty and staff will receive free admission along with children 10 and under.