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After the Maryland men’s soccer team defeated Virginia to take home the ACC tournament ring, the Terrapins have earned the fifth overall seed in the NCAA Division I Soccer Championship tournament and will have a bye in the opening round. The Terps will play the winner of Penn and Providence.
Maryland received a present after Virginia was able to take down Notre Dame 2-0 in the semifinals. A Notre Dame loss helped the Terps get a higher seed and earn a first round bye.
In front of 4,736 fans, Maryland hung tight with the Cavaliers after numerous late unconverted chances. The Terps looked like they were headed to overtime until forward Patrick Mullins scored in the 88th minute on a shot that deflected off a Virginia defender and into the back of the net. The Terps won 1-0 and earned their sixth ACC tournament championship and the third in the past four years. Mullins was named the tournament’s MVP.
The time has yet to be determined, but the first round will be held this Thursday, Nov. 21. The Terps will have three days to prepare for the winner of the game as the second round will be played on Nov. 24. Maryland is playing their best soccer of the season and is a strong contender to win it all. Manager Sasho Cirovski will look to improve on last year’s postseason success, despite falling in penalty kicks to Georgetown in the final four.