Soccer earns seventh seed in NCAA tournament

16 November, 2017, 02:03 | Author: Pamela Mathis
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The UNO soccer team has figured out where they will be playing in the NCAA tournament after taking down Denver to win the Summit League championship. The first-round matchup between UIC and Wisconsin is set to take place on Thursday at the McClimon Memorial Track & Soccer Complex in Madison, Wisconsin.

The Cardinals, positioned to play at home in each round of the NCAA Championship prior to the College Cup as a result of being one of the top four seeds, were among an NCAA record-tying nine Atlantic Coast Conference programs receiving bids to the 48-team field. ESPNU will air the 2017 NCAA Men's College Cup at Talen Energy Stadium in Philadelphia, with semifinal games at 6 and 8:45 p.m. ET on December 8 and the championship match slated for 1 p.m. on December 10 on ESPN2.

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




Other ACC members in the top 16, all receiving first-round byes, are No. 3 North Carolina, No. 6 Duke, No. 8 Clemson, No.11 Virginia and No. 12 Notre Dame. The Spartans advanced to the Elite Eight that season before being edged by Providence, 3-2, in East Lansing.

Eight of Louisville's 17 matches in 2017 were played against NCAA Championship qualifiers with the Cardinals registering a 4-2-2 record in those contests.

WMU (16-3-1) also earned a first-round bye with its No. 10 seed, and the Broncos will face the victor of Maryland and Albany Sunday at the WMU Soccer Complex.

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