Brown and Dartmouth Men's Soccer Set For NCAA Championship Round Three Play
PRINCETON, N.J. –- The Brown and Dartmouth men's soccer teams are set to take part in 2010 NCAA Championship round three games. All eight third round games are scheduled to take place on Sunday, Nov. 28 with the Bears and Big Green both travelling west to play matches in California.
At 4:30 p.m. (EST), Brown takes on sixth-seeded Cal in Berkeley, Calif. Then at 8:00 p.m., Dartmouth plays at eighth-seeded UCLA in Los Angeles, Calif.
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Noting The Ivy League In NCAA Championship Play
- Ivy League entrants Brown and Dartmouth are two of the three remaining unseeded teams in the 2010 NCAA Men's Soccer Championship field (Michigan State is the other).
- Since 2001 when the NCAA Men's Soccer Div. I Championship began playing under its current format of a 48-team field with the top-16 seeded teams receiving first round byes, the Ivies had not had two teams in the final-16 until Brown and Dartmouth both advanced last weekend.
- Based on the various changes to the NCAA Men's Soccer Div. I Championship bracket, the Ivy League last had two of the final-16 teams in 1999 (when the tournament featured a 32-team field with no byes). That season, Yale downed Rutgers 1-0 (2 ot) and Brown defeated Rhode Island 2-1 (ot) in the first round to advance to the second round, which included the final-16 teams.
- The last time two Ivy League teams won multiple games in the same NCAA Championship was 1975 when Brown and Cornell each won two games before facing each other in the third round, where Brown downed Cornell 3-0. Brown defeated Bridgeport (3-2) in the first round and Connecticut in the second round (4ot/3-1 penalty kicks). Cornell knocked off Oneonta State in the first round (1-0) and Hartwick in the second (2-1).
- With Brown, Dartmouth and Penn winning their first round games, 2010 marks the first time since the 1973 season that three Ivy League teams advanced to the second round of an NCAA tournament. The Ivies have now combined for a 4-9 record in NCAA Championship second round play since 2001 (when the tournament was changed to its current format).
- For the second year in a row, four Ivy League men's soccer teams were selected to the NCAA Championship field. With a 7-0-0 Ivy season, Princeton clinched the League's automatic bid and was joined in the 48-team field by at large selections Brown, Dartmouth and Penn.
- 2010 marked the first time four Ivy League teams have appeared in the NCAA Championship field in back-to-back years since the 1971 and 1972 seasons.
- Overall, 2010 marks the sixth time four or more Ivy teams have made the NCAA Championship field (five teams made the 1977 tournament).
- Since 1963, the Ivies have sent at least one team to the NCAA tournament 45 of the 48 years (all but 1966-67 and '88), including each season since 1989. The Ancient Eight have combined to post a 62-38 record in NCAA first round play since 1963, including 11 first round wins since 2001 (current format).
NCAA Championship: Round Two Recap
In dramatic fashion, the Brown Bears and Dartmouth Big Green each booked places in the final-16 of the 2010 NCAA Men's Soccer Championship on Sunday, Nov. 21.
Playing an afternoon game in Storrs, Conn., the Bears needed 110 minutes of play and eight rounds of penalty kicks to get past 11th-seeded UConn, 1-1 (2 ot, 7-6 in penalty kicks). Then in an evening contest in Notre Dame, Ind., the Big Green advanced past the ninth-seeded Fighting Irish in overtime, 2-1. Elsewhere, as the Ivy League boasted three teams in the second round of the NCAA Championship for the first time since 1973, Penn fell at second-seeded Maryland, 4-0.
With an Andrew Olsen golden goal, Dartmouth advanced to the third round for the second time in the last three seasons. Olsen got the winner for Dartmouth in the 99th minute, picking up the ball just outside the box and firing a left-footed shot past Notre Dame goalkeeper Philip Tuttle. Olsen had put the Big Green up 1-0 in the 64th minute, but the Irish tied the game with a goal in the 73rd minute.
Brown, which advanced on the strength of a Jay Hayward clinching penalty kick, moved to third round play for the first time since 2000. Taylor Gorman scored his third goal of the season in just the eighth minute of play to give Brown a 1-0 lead. UConn answered with the equalizer with just three minutes remaining in the game, but Brown prevailed in the eighth round of penalty kicks.
NCAA Teams By Conference
The Ivy League is one of five leagues that sent at least four teams to the 2010 NCAA Championship field, joining the BIG EAST (7), the Atlantic Coast (5), the Big Ten (5) and Conference USA (4) in that exclusive territory.
The Ivy League is also one of five conferences with at least two teams remaining in the Sweet 16: Big Ten (5), ACC (2), Conf. USA (2), Ivy League (2), Pac-10 (2), BIG EAST (1), Colonial (1), Mid American (1).