UNCW men's soccer makes NCAA tournament, hosts Presbyterian Thursday

UNCW men's soccer makes NCAA tournament, hosts Presbyterian Thursday

Wake Forest earned the No. 1 overall seed in the upcoming NCAA Tournament, the selection committee announced on Monday afternoon. 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.

Wisconsin earned a home match during the first round of the NCAA Championship on the strength of a 10-4-5 record, most recently drawing 0-0 with No. 2 seed IN and claiming the Big Ten tournament championship 4-2 IN penalty kicks on November 12. The Bears also lost in previous tournament appearances in 1999 and 2001, according to the release.

Presbyterian, the Big South Conference champion, is making its first-ever NCAA tournament appearance after edging High Point in a penalty kick shootout in the conference title game on Sunday. The Terrapins will open the first round against Albany on Thursday at home. Columbia finished second in the Ivy League, which doesn't have a tournament, and is on a five-game shutout streak since a 2-1 loss to conference champs Dartmouth on October 21. The Hoosiers are the only undefeated team in the nation and boast a 15-0-5 record.

Wisconsin snared the Big Ten's automatic berth in the NCAA tournament by virtue of its win over in in Sunday's Big Ten championship game. The national quarterfinals will follow on December 1-2 at campus venues.

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.

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