Eight sites will host first- and second-round competition Friday, May 11, and Sunday, May 13, and four quarterfinal games will be played Saturday, May 19 or Sunday, May 20. We're going to have to study up on them a lot this week starting tonight and kind of figure out what our game plan is and what to look for.
Maryland is the first program to earn the top overall seed three straight seasons since Johns Hopkins (2002-05). DU will not have history on their side as the Pioneers are 0-3 in first round NCAA tournament road games. The championship game will air live on ESPNU Sunday, May 27 at Noon.
The Britons, one of 25 automatic qualifiers in the 36-team NCAA field, will meet the Pilgrims on Tuesday in Rochester, N.Y. The survivor of the game moves on to a second round game against the Rochester Institute of Technology on Wednesday. The winners of the four quarterfinal games will advance to the national semifinals hosted by Stony Brook University at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium in Stony Brook, New York.
While NCAA tournament appearances are the expectation at U.Va., at Virginia Tech, the Hokies' women will compete in the postseason for the first time in program history.
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Day, who has had troubles with the closing hole in the past, then hit an iron off the 18th tee, knowing he had a two-shot lead. Peter Malnati (67-68) was at his best over the last three holes yesterday and finished with a 3-under 68 for a one-shot lead.
The Irish also were seeded for the 2001 (5th), 2008 (6th), 2009 (7th), 2011 (4th), 2012 (4th), 2013 (2nd), 2014 (6th), 2015 (1st), 2016 (3rd) and 2017 (4th) tournaments. And Richmond qualified as the Atlantic 10 Conference champions.
Saturday's win came one week after Maryland earned an 8-7 win in three overtimes at Homewood Field, giving the Terps the top seed in the conference tournament.
DU will visit Notre Dame on Sunday, the same Fighting Irish team that beat the Pios by two earlier this season.
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