The Villanova Men’s Soccer team will be playing in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history.
‘Nova finished the regular season campaign with a 10-7-3 record (5-3-1 BIG EAST) where they earned a 3-seed in the conference tournament. In the BIG EAST tournament, head coach Tom Carlin’s squad lost to the eventual tournament champions, Butler, in the semifinals by an extra-time goal.
Villanova will travel to face Akron on Thursday. The Zips, who started the season ranked #1, finished 12-5-3 and are in the NCAA Tournament for the 31st time.
The Wildcats and Zips will kick off at 5p ET from FirstEnergy Stadium's Cub Cadet Field.
1-seed Indiana will host the winner of the first round match on Sunday.
Butler, Creighton, and Providence are also representing the BIG EAST in the tournament.