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UNO soccer earns first-ever NCAA tournament bid

15 November 2017, 12:52 | Pamela Mathis

UNO soccer earns first-ever NCAA tournament bid

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The bracket is set for the 2017 NCAA Soccer Division I Men's Soccer Championship, and UofL joins a host of ACC teams at the top of pack. In the second round, the Spartans will host the victor of the first round game between Virginia Tech and Air Force at DeMartin Stadium at 1 p.m., Sun., Nov. 19.

With the berth, Virginia earned a first round bye in this season's tournament.

The full 48-team bracket can be found here from the NCAA.

The Irish are 18-17-2 (.514) all-time in NCAA Championship play, which includes a 17-13-2 record under Clark. It's the first Omaha program, other than hockey, to advance to the NCAA Tournament.

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The second round match will be the 37th straight season the Cavaliers host at least one NCAA Tournament game. Notre Dame (2013), IN (1998, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2012), North Carolina (2001, 2011), Wake Forest (2007), Virginia (2009, 2014) and Stanford (2015, 2016) are all seeded IN this year's tournament, with recent champions Maryland (2005, 2008) and Akron (2010) also IN the 2017 field. The Panthers' hold an 11-1-4 record with its lone loss coming in the Conference USA tournament. NC State and Virginia Tech also earned NCAA Championship bids for the ACC.

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 Cardinals will face the victor of California and San Francisco in a second-round matchup on Sunday, November 19. The 2017 NCAA College Cup will be contested on December 8 (national semifinals) and December 10 (national final) at Talen Energy Stadium in Philadelphia, live on ESPN2.



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