DAYTON, Ohio – The Johnnies and Flyers were not scheduled to meet this spring – in the regular season anyway – but it was almost assured that they’d run into each other in the UMLC tourney or at nationals.
So it’s fitting that they get a crack at each other in one semifinal of the 2020 MCLA Virtual Tournament presented by New Balance.
D-II Semis: St. John's at Dayton | https://t.co/fFpPJWV0YR
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St. John’s has a 3-2 mark against Dayton in the last five games dating back to 2016, although the Flyers won last year’s competition handily, 21-10.
With a student body nearly four times the size of St. John’s, No. 5 Dayton is certainly the favorite, as the seeds would indicate.
But the No. 9 Johnnies have tapped into an active alumni base to roll into the semifinals.
Who will be playing for a virtual national championship?
We’ll find out over the next four days.