Maryland men land NCAA bid

November 17, 1998|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Maryland received its fifth straight NCAA tournament bid yesterday and will play host to Richmond in the first round of the 32-team NCAA men's soccer tournament at Ludwig Field on Sunday at 2 p.m.

The Terrapins (13-7), who have made the second round of the NCAA tournament the past three years, rolled to a 3-1 victory over Richmond (14-6-2) on Oct. 14, with Taylor Twellman scoring two goals. The winner will meet Duke or Jacksonville in the second round.

Maryland is the fourth Atlantic Coast Conference entry in the tournament. Clemson, Virginia and Duke received the top three seeds.

"I am extremely happy with our draw," sixth-year Maryland coach Sasho Cirovski said. "I believe our strength of schedule and our success against some of the top-rated teams in the country was the key to our selection."

Pub Date: 11/17/98

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