Luther College Hosts 2017 Iowa Conference Tournament Championship Match Saturday, Nov. 4

The six-team field is set for the 2017 Iowa Conference Tournament. The winner of the tournament will earn the league's automatic berth to the NCAA Division III Men's Soccer Championship. Quarterfinal matches will be played on Saturday, Oct. 28. The semifinals will take place Wednesday, Nov. 1 and the championship match will take place Saturday, Nov. 4. The top two seeds, No. 1 Luther and No. 2 Loras, get byes in the first round. The higher seeds will host throughout the tournament.

In the semifinal round, Luther defeated Nebraska Wesleyan 2-0 and Loras defeated Simpson 3-0. 

Luther will now host Loras on Saturday, Nov. 4. This championship match will begin at 6:00 p.m.

The championship match will be a replay of last year's tournament final. Luther won that match 4-3 in Dubuque. The Norse and the Duhawks have faced each other in the championship match five times previously with Luther winning four of them. Luther defeated Loras 4-0 (1997), 2-0 (1999), 2-1 OT (2001) and last year (4-3). Loras posted a 1-0 victory in (2011). Both teams have won the tournament championship seven times.

Luther has qualified for every Iowa Conference Tournament since its inception in 1996, a string of 21 consecutive years. This is the third time that Luther will begin the tournament as the No. 1 seed. The Norse have a tournament record of 24-11-3, that includes a mark of 14-1-2 at home, 4-6 on the road, and 6-4-1 at a neutral site. 

IIAC Tournament Championship Match - Information

Start Time: Saturday, Nov. 4 - 6 p.m.

Cost: $6 Adults, $3 students and senior citizens, children 5 and under free

No Pets: No pets will be allowed at the soccer facility

Luther - Loras IIAC Tournament History

1996 - Luther defeated Loras 4-0 in semifinals

1997 - Luther defeated Loras 4-0 in championship match

1999 - Luther defeated Loras 2-0 in championship match

2000 - Luther defeated Loras 4-1 in semifinals

2001 - Luther defeated Loras 2-1 OT in championship match

2004- Loras defeated Luther 2-1 in semifinals

2007 - Loras defeated Luther 5-0 in semifinals

2011 - Loras defeated Luther 1-0 in championship match

2016 - Luther defeated Loras 4-3 in championship match


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