For the first time in program, Mississippi State's soccer team will play in the NCAA Tournament. The Great Danes played the University of CT in the opening round, falling in Storrs 4-2. They have now earned an NCAA tournament berth 24 years in a row.
MSU's tournament bid caps a historic season that saw State tie the longest winning streak in school history and go a ideal 7-0-0 in non-conference play to open the year.More news: In China presented a model of "competitor" ISS
The Gamecocks are No. 18 in the current NCAA Soccer RPI standings. The 17 wins this season also tie the second-most in program history after the 2011 squad finished 22-1-1 and the 2007 team posted a 17-4-1 mark.
Chris Parsons, the Thomas College men's soccer coach, said he expected to take on a NESCAC opponent in the first round, although he expected it would not be crosstown rival Colby. Neither Colby nor Thomas submitted a bid to host the first round, Parsons said. MSU then claimed a 2-1 victory over SC, a Final Four team previous year, in the second match of conference play. To have the opportunity to play at home again is something we're looking forward to. The Mean Green are embarking on the program's sixth NCAA Tournament appearance after topping Southern Miss, 2-1, Sunday to claim the 2018 Conference USA Tournament title. "They pushed every day", Wilkie said. Stanford earned the No. 1 seed in the top left quadrant and USC is the No. 4 seed in the bottom left one.More news: AMD EPYC 'Rome': Zen 2 on 7nm, 64C/128T of CPU power
UAlbany (14-6-2) punched its ticket to the tournament by winning its third America East title in four years, defeating UMass Lowell 5-1 at Tom & Mary Casey Stadium on Sunday. "We've been very well respected through the hard work that everybody's put in over the last few years".
"When you look at some of the factors that get us into the tournament, our team has done well in the tournament", Moynihan said. That wasn't me just trying to give the guys any false confidence. "It's really just a collective effort of the entire group". "We know the competition is so much stronger".More news: Canada apologises for turning away Nazi era ship of Jews
They were unbeaten in their last three to close the season, all three coming at WSU's Lower Soccer Field, where Washington State was 9-1-1 this season.