Virginia Tech, Virginia get NCAA men's soccer bids


The Mavs will take on Florida International in the first round of the tournament Thursday. The Wolverines earned a first-round bye as the No. 13 seed, and will entertain the victor of the Massachusetts-Colgate match on Sunday in Ann Arbor, Mich. Notre Dame has advanced to the NCAA Round of 16 on nine occasions, the national quarterfinals three times (2006-07, 2013), and claimed the national championship during the program's inaugural NCAA College Cup appearance in 2013. 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.

This is the Cavaliers 39th consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament, which is the longest active streak in the country.

Mercer will face Coastal Carolina in the first round of the NCAA men's soccer tournament at 7 p.m. November 16 at the CCU Soccer Stadium in Conway, South Carolina. The Terrapins will open the first round against Albany on Thursday at home.

The second round match will be the 37th straight season the Cavaliers host at least one NCAA Tournament game. The Hoosiers are the only undefeated team in the nation and boast a 15-0-5 record.

This marks the first trip to the NCAA tournament for UNO since the men's soccer program was started in 2011.

Following Thursday's first round and Sunday's second round games, the NCAA Championship continues with third round matchups on November 25 or 26 at campus sites. The third round is slated for November 25 and November 26, while the quarterfinals will take place December 1 and December 2.