3 years 4 months 2 days ago Monday, November 18 2019 Nov 18, 2019 November 18, 2019 4:57 PM November 18, 2019 in Community

The Texas Southmost College Scorpions Men’s Soccer Club will depart TSC and travel to Round Rock at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019 to participate in the National Intramural and Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) National Championship at the Round Rock Multi-Purpose Complex.

The Scorpions will debut in the national tournament at 9:45 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 against Florida State University in pool play. TSC will play a second pool match that same day at 3 p.m. against Cal Poly.

TSC is one of 24 teams from around the country to qualify to the NIRSA National Championships soccer tournament. The 24 teams are divided into eight pools of three teams each. The Scorpions will compete in Pool H against FSU and Cal Poly.

The first and second place teams in each pool will advance to the single-elimination second round Friday, Nov. 22, beginning at 10 a.m. The winners of the second round advance to the quarterfinals, also to be played on Friday at 4 and 6 p.m. The winners of the quarterfinal matches will advance to the semifinals.

The semifinals will be played at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23 and the championship will be played the same day at 5 p.m. The championship match will be broadcast via livestreaming on the NIRSA Championship Series YouTube page at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3S9IKrPyg-AiBd7OOniozw.

The Scorpions are ranked No. 10 in the NIRSA Regional IV soccer rankings. TSC is the only community college ranked in the Top 10 and consists completely of Rio Grande Valley soccer players that graduated from local high schools, including Scorpions head coach Mario Zamora.

For more information, contact Edgar Chrnko Salas, TSC Director of Marketing & Community Relations at (956) 295-3690.

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