Nov 16, 2010
ODU to face UVa in NCAA Men's Soccer Tournament first round
Old Dominion was awarded an at-large berth into the NCAA men's soccer tournament that starts this week, but for the Monarchs to get far, they'll have to go through the defending national champs.
ODU's first game is 7 p.m. Thursday at Virginia (11-5-3). The Cavaliers won their sixth NCAA title last December in a penalty-kick shootout over Akron.
The Monarchs are 9-6-2 and own wins over three NCAA tournament teams: North Carolina, William and Mary and Coastal Carolina. ODU is 6-9 all-time in the tournament and last appeared in 2007, when it advanced to the third round.
Virginia is making its 30th consecutive NCAA appearance since 1981 - the longest active streak in the nation. The winner of Thursday's game will play at Penn State at 3 p.m. Sunday.
William and Mary, which won the CAA tournament, is a No. 12 seed and will host Maryland-Baltimore County or Princeton in a second-round game.
NCAA DI Bracket