Arkansas To Play Virginia Tech In NCAA Second Round
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Fresh of the heels of its 5-1 victory over Little Rock in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, the Razorback soccer team finally received its opponent for the Round of 32 as it will face Virginia Tech from the ACC. The Razorbacks and Hokies will face off on Friday at 1 p.m. in Chapel Hill, N.C. at WakeMed Soccer Park.
NCAA Tournament Second Round Match Info
Opponent: Virginia Tech Hokies (10-7-3, 5-5-0 ACC)
Date: Friday, Nov. 16
Location: WakeMed Soccer Park (Cary, N.C.)
First Kick: 1 p.m. CT
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The winner between Arkansas and Virginia Tech will move to face the winner of one-seed North Carolina and Kansas on Sunday also in Chapel Hill at Noon. Details on television or streaming are still being determined.
Arkansas (14-4-4) is back in the second round of the NCAA Tournament after an offensive explosion last week against Sun Belt-champion Little Rock. It’s the fourth time in school history that Arkansas has been one of the final 32 teams in the national tournament and a win on Friday would mark the first time since 2013 that it has reached the Sweet 16.
Virginia Tech (10-7-3) reached the second round after defeating Texas, 1-0, in Austin last week. The Hokies went 5-5-0 in ACC play this year, finishing eighth in the league and received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.
BY John Thomas