SPORTS BRIEF: Men's Soccer No. 10 Seed in NCAA Tourney
After winning the Ivy League title—and its accompanying NCAA tournament berth—outright on Sunday with a 1-0 victory over Penn, the Harvard men’s soccer team learned last night that it has earned the 10th seed in the tournament.
The Crimson receives a first-round bye, and will host a second-round game at Ohiri Field at 1:30 pm on Sunday. Harvard will face the winner of Thursday’s Connecticut-Monmouth matchup.
The Crimson has never played Monmouth, which earned the automatic bid from the Northeast Conference after finishing the season 18-1-1 and winning the league tournament.
Connecticut enters the postseason 11-4-3 with an at-large bid from the Big East. The Huskies handed Harvard its worst loss of the season on Oct. 14, beating the Crimson, 4-0, in Storrs, Conn.
Harvard’s season resume includes wins over tournament teams Stony Brook, Boston College, Brown and Dartmouth. The Crimson has qualified for the postseason in each of the last four seasons, and holds an all-time 19-15 record in NCAA play.