Cavaliers earn 11-seed in 39th straight NCAA Tournament appearance

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MSU men's soccer earned the No. 7 overall seed in the 2017 NCAA Tournament, earning a first round bye.

Tickets for the NCAA second round match, priced at $10 for reserved chairback seats and $5 for general admission/berm seating, will go on sale to the general public on Wednesday at noon ET and can be purchased online here, by phone at 502-GO-CARDS or in person through the Louisville Cardinals Ticket Office at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. Akron, Indiana, Maryland and Virginia are the only programs that have qualified for the NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship tournament in each of the past 11 seasons.The Zips look promising coming off their MAC Championship victory over Western Michigan.

The ACC tied its own NCAA men's soccer record by seeing nine affiliate teams earn berths into the 2017 NCAA Championship field.

Other ACC members in the top 16, all receiving first-round byes, are No. 3 North Carolina, No. 6 Duke, No. 8 Clemson, No.11 Virginia and No. 12 Notre Dame. Notre Dame (2013), IN (1998, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2012), North Carolina (2001, 2011), Wake Forest (2007), Virginia (2009, 2014) and Stanford (2015, 2016) are all seeded IN this year's tournament, with recent champions Maryland (2005, 2008) and Akron (2010) also IN the 2017 field. NC State and Virginia Tech also earned NCAA Championship bids for the ACC. Defensively, the redshirt freshmen goalkeeping tandem of Jake Gelnovatch and Will Meyer have combined to register 10 shutouts this season.

UIC (11-5-3) secured the automatic NCAA bid from the Horizon League for the second straight season after defeating top-seeded Green Bay 2-0 on November 11 in the conference tournament final.

The Irish are 18-17-2 (.514) all-time in NCAA Championship play, which includes a 17-13-2 record under Clark.

The second round match will be the 37th straight season the Cavaliers host at least one NCAA Tournament game.

The semifinals and championship match will take place in Philadelphia on December 8 and 10. With this win, the team has won ten consecutive matches, their last loss was in early October against the Broncos, 1-0."We've all been here before", senior forward Sam Gainford said after the selection.

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