Men’s soccer runner-up in Heartland Conference championship

Leon Taylor tries to break a fall by Goalie Noah Fazekas at the Heartland Conference playoff game against St. Edward's. MSU lost 0-2. Photo by Zack Santagate

Leon Taylor tries to break a fall by Goalie Noah Fazekas at the Heartland Conference playoff game against St. Edward’s. MSU lost 0-2. Photo by Zack Santagate

MEN

  • The men closed out the final regular season ranked 11 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Division II poll.
  • The men qualified for their 12th NCAA Tournament appearance, earning the No. 2 seed in the South Central Region after a 16-3-1 season record.
  • The men claimed their first Heartland Conference regular season title and were runners-up in the league’s postseason tournament.
  • The men will host the 10th NCAA Tournament contest Nov. 13 against No. 3 Colorado Mesa at 1 p.m. at home.

WOMEN

  • After claiming the Lone Star Conference Tournament title, the women are headed back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2013 and are the No. 6 seed in the South Central Region.
  • The women will take on No. 3 seed St. Edward’s in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. at Lion Soccer Field in Commerce.

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Ross Fitzpatrick, exercise physiology freshman, during the heartland conference semi-final game on Nov 4. Photo by Izziel Latour
Ross Fitzpatrick, exercise physiology freshman, during the heartland conference semi-final game on Nov 4. Photo by Izziel Latour
Pierre Bocquet, business junior, during the heartland conference semi-final game on Nov 4. Photo by Izziel Latour
Pierre Bocquet, business junior, during the heartland conference semi-final game on Nov 4. Photo by Izziel Latour
during the heartland conference semi-final game on Nov. 4. Photo by Izziel Latour
during the heartland conference semi-final game on Nov. 4. Photo by Izziel Latour
Noah Fazekas, mass comunication senior, warms up before the heartland conference semi-final game on Nov4. Photo by Izziel Latour
Noah Fazekas, mass comunication senior, warms up before the heartland conference semi-final game on Nov4. Photo by Izziel Latour
Alex Mullet, finance sophmore, fights for the ball during the heartland conference semi-final game on Nov. 4. Photo by Izziel Latour
Alex Mullet, finance sophmore, fights for the ball during the heartland conference semi-final game on Nov. 4. Photo by Izziel Latour
Gabriel Cavalcante, finance senior, goes for a pass during the heartland conference semi-final game on Nov. 4. Photo by Izziel Latour.
Gabriel Cavalcante, finance senior, goes for a pass during the heartland conference semi-final game on Nov. 4. Photo by Izziel Latour.
Noah Fazekas, mass comunication senior, warms up before the heartland conference semi-final game on Nov4. Photo by Izziel Latour
Noah Fazekas, mass comunication senior, warms up before the heartland conference semi-final game on Nov4. Photo by Izziel Latour
Christopher Mendez, finance junior, fights for the ball during the heartland conference semi-finale game on Nov 4. Photo by Izziel Latour
Christopher Mendez, finance junior, fights for the ball during the heartland conference semi-finale game on Nov 4. Photo by Izziel Latour
Taylor Leon, finance senior, fights for the ball during the heartland conference semi-final game on Nov 4. Photo by Izziel Latour
Taylor Leon, finance senior, fights for the ball during the heartland conference semi-final game on Nov 4. Photo by Izziel Latour
Sebastian Veneges, business management freshman, shoots the ball during the heartland conference semi-final game. Photo by Izziel Latour
Sebastian Veneges, business management freshman, shoots the ball during the heartland conference semi-final game. Photo by Izziel Latour
Alex Mullet and Patrick Fitzgerald run for the ball at the Heartland Conference playoff game against St. Edward's. MSU lost 0-2. Photo by Zack Santagate
Alex Mullet and Patrick Fitzgerald run for the ball at the Heartland Conference playoff game against St. Edward's. MSU lost 0-2. Photo by Zack Santagate
Leon Taylor tries to break a fall by Goalie Noah Fazekas at the Heartland Conference playoff game against St. Edward's. MSU lost 0-2. Photo by Zack Santagate
Leon Taylor tries to break a fall by Goalie Noah Fazekas at the Heartland Conference playoff game against St. Edward's. MSU lost 0-2. Photo by Zack Santagate
Alex Mullet runs for the ball at the Heartland Conference playoff game against St. Edward's. MSU lost 0-2. Photo by Zack Santagate
Alex Mullet runs for the ball at the Heartland Conference playoff game against St. Edward's. MSU lost 0-2. Photo by Zack Santagate
Head soccer coach Doug Elder tries to calm down his team on Nov. 6. Photo by Izziel Latour
Head soccer coach Doug Elder tries to calm down his team on Nov. 6. Photo by Izziel Latour
Christopher Mendez and Ross Fitzpatrick fight for control at the Heartland Conference playoff game against St. Edward's. MSU lost 0-2. Photo by Zack Santagate
Christopher Mendez and Ross Fitzpatrick fight for control at the Heartland Conference playoff game against St. Edward's. MSU lost 0-2. Photo by Zack Santagate
Alex Mullet challenges for the ball at the Heartland Conference playoff game against St. Edward's. MSU lost 0-2. Photo by Zack Santagate
Alex Mullet challenges for the ball at the Heartland Conference playoff game against St. Edward's. MSU lost 0-2. Photo by Zack Santagate
Alex Mullet, finance sophmore, fights for the ball during the heartland conference championship game on Nov. 6. Photo by Izziel Latour
Alex Mullet, finance sophmore, fights for the ball during the heartland conference championship game on Nov. 6. Photo by Izziel Latour
Leon Taylor tries to separate at the Heartland Conference playoff game against St. Edward's. MSU lost 0-2. Photo by Zack Santagate
Leon Taylor tries to separate at the Heartland Conference playoff game against St. Edward's. MSU lost 0-2. Photo by Zack Santagate
Antonio Hernandez fights for the ball at the Heartland Conference playoff game against St. Edward's. MSU lost 0-2. Photo by Zack Santagate
Antonio Hernandez fights for the ball at the Heartland Conference playoff game against St. Edward's. MSU lost 0-2. Photo by Zack Santagate
Christian Okeke fights for ball at the Heartland Conference playoff game against St. Edward's. MSU lost 0-2. Photo by Zack Santagate
Christian Okeke fights for ball at the Heartland Conference playoff game against St. Edward's. MSU lost 0-2. Photo by Zack Santagate
Kyle Baccus lunges toward the goal at the Heartland Conference playoff game against St. Edward's. MSU lost 0-2. Photo by Zack Santagate
Kyle Baccus lunges toward the goal at the Heartland Conference playoff game against St. Edward's. MSU lost 0-2. Photo by Zack Santagate
Noah Fazekas boots the ball downfield over #15 from St. Eds at the Heartland Conference playoff game against St. Edward's. MSU lost 0-2. Photo by Zack Santagate
Noah Fazekas boots the ball downfield over #15 from St. Eds at the Heartland Conference playoff game against St. Edward's. MSU lost 0-2. Photo by Zack Santagate
Antonio Hernandez takes a free kick in effort to chnage the momentum at the Heartland Conference playoff game against St. Edward's. MSU lost 0-2. Photo by Zack Santagate
Antonio Hernandez takes a free kick in effort to chnage the momentum at the Heartland Conference playoff game against St. Edward's. MSU lost 0-2. Photo by Zack Santagate
Taylor Leon, finance senior, fights for the ball during the heartland conference championship game on Nov 6. Photo by Izziel Latour
Taylor Leon, finance senior, fights for the ball during the heartland conference championship game on Nov 6. Photo by Izziel Latour
Kyle Bacus, business management senior, figts for the ball during the heartland conference championship game on Nov. 6. Photo by Izziel Latour
Kyle Bacus, business management senior, figts for the ball during the heartland conference championship game on Nov. 6. Photo by Izziel Latour
Sebastian Veneges, business management freshman, captures the ball during the heartland conference championship game on Nov 6. Photo by Izziel Latour
Sebastian Veneges, business management freshman, captures the ball during the heartland conference championship game on Nov 6. Photo by Izziel Latour
Kyle Bacus, business management senior, sees his team lose 0-2 against St. Edward's during the heartland conference championship game on Nov 6. Photo by Izziel Latour
Kyle Bacus, business management senior, sees his team lose 0-2 against St. Edward's during the heartland conference championship game on Nov 6. Photo by Izziel Latour
Head soccer coach Doug Elder sees Saint Edward score on Nov. 6. Photo by Izziel Latour
Head soccer coach Doug Elder sees Saint Edward score on Nov. 6. Photo by Izziel Latour
Head soccer coach Doug Elder hugs his son after a 2-0 lose against St. Edward's on Nov. 6. Photo by Izziel Latour
Head soccer coach Doug Elder hugs his son after a 2-0 lose against St. Edward's on Nov. 6. Photo by Izziel Latour