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Tuesday, November 11, 2008

NCAA bound

KU gets at-large bid, to play Denver on Friday

Kansas University freshman Emily Cressy and teammates celebrate a goal in this Aug. 31 file photo. The Jayhawks received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament on Monday.

Kansas University freshman Emily Cressy and teammates celebrate a goal in this Aug. 31 file photo. The Jayhawks received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament on Monday.

For the first time since 2004, the Kansas soccer team is heading back to the NCAA Tournament. It's their 4th appearance in the tournament.

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Kansas University freshman Emily Cressy and teammates celebrate a goal in this Aug. 31 file photo. The Jayhawks received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament on Monday.

Kansas University's soccer team is headed to the NCAA Tournament. The Jayhawks (12-7-2) on Monday received an at-large bid on the heels of last weekend's victory over No. 8 Texas A&M; and shootout loss to No. 18 Missouri at the Big 12 championships.

KU will meet Denver in a first-round match at 6:30 p.m., Friday, at Cagan Stadium. The winner of the KU-Denver match will meet the Stanford-UC Santa Barbara winner on Sunday. Stanford and UCSB will meet at 9 p.m., Friday.

Denver (19-2-2) earned an automatic berth by winning the Sun Belt Conference title. It'll be the first-ever matchup between the programs.

KU will be making its first NCAA Tournament appearance since the 2004 season, and fourth overall in the 14-year history of the soccer program. KU coach Mark Francis is 3-3 all-time in the NCAA Tournament.

Stanford (18-1-1), the No. 1 seed in the region, placed second in the Pac-10. UC Santa Barbara placed second in the Big West Conference with a record of 12-6-3.

Comments

greatabu 11 years, 10 months ago

And where exactly is Cagan Stadium? I'm assuming that Stanford is the host and they are going to California, but you wouldn't know that from the article. Might want to fix that. Anyway, way to go ladies! Hopefully you guys have a 6-game hot streak in you.

Phillbert 11 years, 10 months ago

Good question - looks like Cagan Stadium is in California:http://gostanford.cstv.com/school-bio/stan-cagan-stadium.htmlCongratulations to the Jayhawks for earning a tournament bid!

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