Men's Soccer Challenges Louisville in Second Round of NCAA Tourney
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The College of Charleston men's soccer team takes on overall No. 1 seed Louisville in the second round of the 2010 NCAA Men's Soccer Championship at Cardinal Park on Sunday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m.
CofC (11-4-3) advanced to the second round after taking down East Tennessee State University in their opening round match on Thursday night. CofC played with more quality in the early going and took a 3-0 lead into the locker room. The Bucs stormed back in the second half, however, and threatened with two goals but were unable to net the equalizer. Francis Twohig (St. Simon's Island, Ga.) scored what would become the game winner in the 39th minute with a beautifully placed shot from 35 yards away.
A record-setting crowd of 2,024 fans were on hand to see the ETSU match at Patriots Point. It was the first time any CofC program has ever hosted an NCAA Tournament event.
Louisville (16-0-3) earned the top seed in the 2010 NCAA Tournament after winning the BIG EAST regular season title and the BIG EAST Tournament title. It is the fourth consecutive NCAA tournament bid for the Cardinals who earned the automatic bid after winning their first BIG EAST Tournament title. With the overall No. 1 seed, Louisville earned a first-round bye and hosting rights for the next three rounds.
This match marks the first-ever meeting between these two programs. The squads faced two common opponents in 2010 in Appalachian State and Ohio State. CofC tied, 2-2, with Appalachian State and lost, 1-0, to Ohio State. Louisville handled Appalachian State, 5-0, but battled Ohio State to a scoreless draw.
The winner of Sunday's match will advance to the third round of the 2010 Men's Soccer Championship to take on the winner of Providence and Ohio State to be played on Sunday, Nov. 21 at 1 p.m.