And then there were four.
The Division 3 men’s soccer NCAA Tournament started last weekend with 10 local teams, but only a quartet remains.
Longtime and casual followers alike won’t be surprised to learn all four of New England’s contenders are from the vaunted NESCAC. After all, the conference is home to six of the past eight national champions.
Let’s break down every team that’s left standing, as well as other New England connections to watch for. Don't forget: Everyone's chasing a spot in the title match on Dec. 3 at Kerr Stadium in Salem, Va.