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RMU, PSU, WVU qualify for soccer championship

| Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005

Robert Morris, Penn State and West Virginia qualified for this year's NCAA men's soccer championship.

West Virginia (12-7-2), an at-large qualifier, will host Northeast Conference champion Robert Morris (11-7-1) in the first round Saturday at 1 p.m. The two teams met in the regular season on Sept. 28, a 3-0 win for the Mountaineers. The winner of that game will advance to play ninth-seeded Akron (17-1-2) on Nov. 22.

Penn State (12-6-2), the Big Ten champion, were given the 11th seed and a first-round bye in the tournament. The Nittany Lions will play their first game Nov. 22 against the winner of the first round match between Seton Hall (12-3-3) and Hartwick (13-5-1).

  • Top-seeded Penn State (21-0-1) will host fourth-seeded Texas A&M (18-3-2) on Saturday at 1 p.m in the third round of the NCAA women's soccer championship. Penn State advanced with a 5-2 win over West Virginia on Sunday, while Texas A&M defeated Southern Methodist, 4-2, in its second round game.

  • Pitt-Bradford men's soccer coach Kevin Perrigo has resigned due to personal reasons after two years in charge of the program. His resignation allows him to move closer to his family near Syracuse, N.Y. Pitt-Bradford athletic director Lori Mazza hopes to have the search for a new coach completed within the next few weeks, according to a news release from the school.

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