The Pioneers were scheduled to be in the 36-team field but the Summit League announced Tuesday they were being replaced by Omaha.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The Summit League announced on Tuesday that the University of Denver men’s soccer team will be replaced by Omaha in the upcoming NCAA Tournament.
The league said the Pioneers will be unable to participate in their game against UNC-Greensboro on April 29 “due to COVID-19 protocols.”
A DU spokesperson declined to say whether the withdrawal was the result of a positive test within the program and if the University or the league ultimately made the decision.
Omaha finished second to the regular-season champion Pioneers, hence why they were selected as the replacement in the 36-team field.
DU finished the 2021 season with a 6-2 record, including a four-game win streak to end the year.
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