UNO soccer earns first-ever NCAA tournament bid

Kelvin Reese
November 16, 2017

Akron, Indiana, Maryland and Virginia are the only programs that have qualified for the NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship tournament in each of the past 11 seasons.The Zips look promising coming off their MAC Championship victory over Western Michigan.

Wisconsin earned a home match during the first round of the NCAA Championship on the strength of a 10-4-5 record, most recently drawing 0-0 with No. 2 seed IN and claiming the Big Ten tournament championship 4-2 IN penalty kicks on November 12.

UVa (12-3-5) was awarded the No. 11 overall seed and a first-round bye. Having received a first round bye, the Tigers will play the victor of Mercer and Coastal Carolina in the second round on Sunday, Nov. 19 at Historic Riggs Field.

The first round of the NCAA Tournament will be played on Thursday, while second-round games are scheduled for Sunday. The Badgers defeated No. 4 seed Maryland 2-1 (Nov. 5) and No. 1 seed MI 4-0 (Nov. 10) on their way to the tournament crown.

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The set of rules were broken during that process, which we are upset about", he said, offering a few opaque comments of his own. For if South Africa's 38-3 hammering by Ireland at the weekend was not painful enough, this loss felt even more dispiriting.

IN earns the overall No. 2 seed and will host the victor of Old Dominion-NC State in the second round after advancing to the Big Ten Tournament championship match.

Under the guidance of head coach Ken Lolla, who is in his 12th season at the helm, the Cardinals have advanced to the quarterfinal round (elite eight) of the NCAA Championship four times in the last seven years, including last season. The Terrapins will open the first round against Albany on Thursday at home.

The semifinals and championship match will take place in Philadelphia on December 8 and 10.

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