Men’s Soccer: Roadrunners get No. 7 seed for SoCal Regional Playoffs

Men’s Soccer: Roadrunners get No. 7 seed for SoCal Regional Playoffs

The Rio Hondo College men's soccer team has been named the No. 7 seed for the upcoming California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) Southern California Regional Playoffs and will host No. 10 College of the Desert in a first-round game in Whittier on Saturday (Nov. 17) at 7 p.m.

The Rio Hondo College Soccer Complex will host a playoff doubleheader for the second straight year. Prior to the men's game, the Rio Hondo women will face Citrus College at 4 p.m.

Rio Hondo enters the postseason with an 11-5-6 overall record and went 4-2-2 in South Coast Conference North Division play to finish in second place. The Roadrunners are making their seventh playoff appearance since 2010.

Rio Hondo was ranked as high as No. 7 in the United Soccer Coaches Junior College Division III national poll this season but dropped out of the national rankings in the final regular-season poll. Rio Hondo has been tough to beat at home this season, compiling an 8-2-3 record in Whittier.

No. 10 Desert is 9-8-3 overall and finished in second place in the Pacific Coast Conference North Division with a 5-3-2 mark. COD is playing well as of late and is 3-1-1 over its last five games.

The winner of Saturday's first-round contest will advance to face the winner of No. 15 College of the Canyons and No. 2 Mt. San Antonio College on Tuesday (Nov. 20). Three wins are needed to advance to the CCCAA Soccer State Championship on Nov. 30 & Dec. 2 at Ventura College.