Soccer Marauders earn bye into semi-finals

rp_primary_msoc-stock1-edit40The Marauder men’s soccer team rode out a scoreless draw in its final fixture of the regular season against the Laurier Golden Hawks on Sunday (Oct. 20).

McMaster’s second-place position in Ontario University Athletics West standings could not change with result, and so the Marauders will host a division semi-final on Sunday, Oct. 27.

Kieran Doyle-Davis was the busier of the two goalkeepers in the scoreless draw, making seven saves to preserve McMaster’s sixth-consecutive clean sheet, and the team’s ninth of the season.

Finishing second rewards the Marauders with an opening-round bye in the playoffs. McMaster will sit idle in midweek, awaiting the top remaining seed in the OUA West. The division semi-final against that yet-to-be-named opponent will take place at Ron Joyce Stadium.

That match is scheduled to get underway at 3 p.m.