Nov. 12, 2012
STORRS, Conn. - The UConn men's soccer team earned the No. 4 overall seed in the 2012 NCAA Tournament and will host the winner of Boston College and Northeastern in the NCAA Second Round on Sunday, November 18 at 1 p.m. at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium in Storrs. This marks the second straight year UConn has been a No. 1 overall seed. Connecticut has earned the right to host throughout the NCAA Quarterfinals.
The 2012 College Cup will be held at Regions Park in Hoover, Ala., hosted by the University of Alabama Birmingham.
Connecticut won the BIG EAST Regular Season Championship and sits at 15-3-1 entering the NCAA Tournament. This season marks UConn's 15th straight NCAA appearance and the 33rd overall.
Tickets are available at UConnhuskies.com or by calling 1-877-AT-UCONN. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for youths and seniors.
UConn will face the winner of the NCAA First Round matchup featuring Boston College (8-5-5, 3-2-3 ACC, At Large) at Northeastern (13-2-4, 6-1-3 CAA, CAA Tournament Champions) which will be played at 6 p.m. Thursday at Northeastern.
For the third consecutive season, the BIG EAST leads all conferences and will send eight teams to the 2012 NCAA Tournament. The BIG EAST had three No. 1 overall seeds with Notre Dame (1), Georgetown (3) and UConn (4). Also selected to the NCAA Tournament were Marquette (7), Louisville (10), St. John's, Syracuse and USF.
Connecticut has been ranked in the top-10 the entire season and was as high as No. 1 in the Soccer America rankings for the opening two weeks of the season. UConn is currently riding a 36-game unbeaten streak at Morrone Stadium dating back to November 7, 2009. That total is tied for the fifth longest in NCAA history.
The Huskies most recently fell in the semifinal of the BIG EAST Tournament to eventual champion Notre Dame, 1-0.
UConn won the NSCAA National Championship in 1948 and the NCAA Championship in 1981 and 2000. The 2000 squad was led by current assistant coach Mike Mordocco.
The Huskies own an overall record of 36-25-5 in NCAA Tournament action, dating back to their first appearance in 1960. UConn stands at 19-8-5 under head coach Ray Reid. At home, the Huskies own a 28-14-3 record in NCAA Tournament action, including a 16-3-3 mark under Reid.
Last season, UConn earned a No. 1 seed, No. 3 overall, and advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals with a 2-1 victory over Monmouth and a 3-0 result against James Madison. The Huskies fell in penalty kicks to Charlotte after a 1-1 tie in regulation and overtime. It marked UConn's third straight season falling in penalties. Connecticut fell in penalty kicks at home against Brown in 2010 and on the road at Monmouth in 2009.