The undefeated Rutgers-Camden men's soccer team makes its first visit to the NCAA Division III Championship Final Four with a semifinal matchup in San Antonio, Texas, against No. 6 Loras College at 6 p.m. on Friday.
The third-ranked Scarlet Raptors (22-0-2) won a third consecutive New Jersey Athletic Conference title this season.
They are paced by striker Mike Ryan (Cherokee), who scored a program single-season record 21 goals, and midfielder Mitch Grotti (Millville), the school's all-time top goal-scorer (47). Keeper Mike Randall (Cherry Hill East) has a program-best single-season goals-against average (0.65).
The Duhawks (19-1-3), from Dubuque, Iowa, in the tourney for the fourth time, feature goalkeeper Dylan Milkent and his 0.47 goals-against average.
Over two seasons, the Scarlet Raptors have built a 36-game unbeaten streak (31-0-5), which became the current longest streak in the country when Williams knocked off Amherst, 1-0, in the Elite Eight, ending the Jeffs' 40-game undefeated run.
The winner will advance to the final to face either No. 3 Messiah (20-1-1), or unranked Williams (15-6-0).
- Inquirer staff