Hokies join Radford, UVa in NCAA women’s soccer field
The Virginia Tech women’s soccer team didn’t make the ACC tournament, but it reaped an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament Monday.
Virginia Tech, which is joined in the 64-team field by Virginia and Radford, will host Big East tournament runner-up Georgetown (15-3-3)in the first round at 5 p.m. Sunday.
The winner will face Baylor, the No. 3 seed in Tech’s 16-team bracket, or Arizona State the following weekend.
The Hokies (13-5-1) tied for eighth place in the ACC standings and did not advance to the eight-team conference tournament. But they were ranked No. 24 in the national coaches poll last week. Tech, which reached the Sweet 16 last year, is one of nine ACC teams in the NCAA field.
Radford (14-2-4), which earned an automatic bid as the Big South tournament champ, is also in Virginia Tech’s bracket. The Highlanders, who own a 17-game unbeaten streak, will visit No. 2 seed and 11th-ranked North Carolina (10-5-2) at 5 p.m. Saturday.
UVa (16-4-1), which earned an automatic bid as the ACC tournament champ, is the No. 2seed in its bracket. UVa, which made the NCAA quarterfinals last year, will host Atlantic 10 champ La Salle (17-4-1) at 6 p.m. Friday. The winner will face Colgate or Rutgers in the second round.
– The Roanoke Times
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