The ninth-ranked Vikings received the fifth at-large invitation to the playoffs, and will host for the first time Saturday against the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, making its third straight post-season appearance. The No. 22 Drovers (16-4) won the Sooner Athletic Conference regular season and tournament titles.
Valley last played USAO in 2007, taking a 3-1 decision in the MidAmerica Nazarene Tournament. The winner of this year's contest will head to Orange Beach, Ala., to take on the survivor of the match between No. 8 Azusa Pacific (Calif.) and California State-San Marcos.
The Vikings (14-2-1) -- who shared the HAAC regular season crown with Baker -- have never reached the Round of 16, having lost a 3-0 first-round tilt at No. 3 Hastings last year.