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ND Women’s Soccer: Irish set to face Loyola in 1st round

Bill Brink | Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Notre Dame (15-4-1) received a No. 4 seed in the NCAA Tournament and will host Loyola, Ill., (14-8-1) Friday at Alumni Field.

This marks the 14th consecutive season that the Irish have hosted a first-round game of the NCAA Tournament.

North Carolina, Penn State, UCLA and Stanford received No. 1 seeds. The Irish lost to the Nittany Lions 2-1 on Sept. 23.

West Virginia, Virginia and Wake Forest received the other No. 4 seeds. The Mountaineers defeated Notre Dame 5-3 in a shootout after playing to a 1-1 draw through two overtime periods Sunday.

Conference teams cannot play each other in the first round and the selection committee was restricted by geographic considerations. Notre Dame could face conference opponent Louisville or Illinois in the second round if it advances.