POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – With their 0-0 draw against Rider on Saturday, the Marist Men’s soccer team has officially missed out on postseason play in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. Though they still have one game left in the season, their points difference in the standings is out of reach, and their season will end earlier than the team would have hoped for.
The failure to make the postseason was expected for the Red Foxes, considering the scenarios that had to have played out in order for Marist to jump Iona and get into that final playoff spot. First, the Red Foxes had to win both of their final games. Second, Iona, who had only one game left on their schedule, had to lose to Canisius, as even a draw would make the gap in points too great to close. The Red Foxes’ fate was sealed just before their own game headed into overtime, as Iona managed a draw with Canisius, meaning they earned one point in the standings rather than zero. Marist also gained one point from their draw with Rider. Even if the Red Foxes defeat local rivals Siena on Wednesday, earning three points for the victory, they will still be one point behind Iona on the table. Continue reading