Listen live online Tuesday via JoeInsider.com as Portage Northern plays Traverse City West in a 4:30 p.m. boys soccer regional semifinal at Rockford.
The Huskies are into the regional round for the first time since 2015, getting postseason wins over Jackson (3-0), Portage Central (1-0), and Loy Norrix (2-1). The Titans are back in the regional for the first time since 2017, opening their postseason with victories against Saginaw Heritage (3-1) and Traverse City Central (3-0).
Despite their distance apart, PN and TCW have played this season. They opened 2019 against one another as part of the Justin Bailey Shootout in Portage on August 17, playing to a 1-1 draw.
For the season, Portage Northern has a 14-7-2 record which includes an active six-game win streak, five wins of which are against teams above .500. Traverse City West is 15-4-2 and is red hot, rebounding from a sluggish start with a 14-0-1 record since August 31.
The winner advances to Saturday’s regional final against the winner of Wednesday’s semifinal between top-ranked Okemos and Grand Haven.
You can listen to Tuesday’s regional semifinal via the embedded player below with a scheduled 4:30 p.m. ET kickoff from Rockford.