Oct. 27, 2012
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - The standings remain tight in Patriot League men's soccer, but the one team to wrap up a bid also secured home-field advantage in the four-team tournament set for Friday/Sunday, Nov. 9/11. American wrapped up hosting duties for the second straight year with Saturday night's 1-0 victory on the road at Lehigh.
The Eagles will serve as the hosts for the four-team playoff for the second straight season. American advanced to last year's title match before falling to Colgate.
Saturday's results did little else to determine the postseason picture. Colgate and Lafayette are tied for second at nine points, while Bucknell and Holy Cross are in a two-way tie for fourth at eight. The top four teams in the final regular-season standings make the tournament.
Despite Saturday night's loss, Lehigh is still alive. With six points, the Mountain Hawks are two shy of fourth place.
Navy and Army are tied for seventh at five points.
The final set of regular-season League matches will play out next weekend, with three bids up for grabs.