Lady Vols start NCAA soccer tournament at home

Tennessee's seniors get another home soccer match.

The No. 23 Lady Vols earned a home match against Ohio State to start the NCAA tournament. The bracket was revealed Monday afternoon.

Tennessee returns to the field after a two-year absence on Saturday at 2 p.m. at Regal Soccer Stadium. Tickets are $7 for adults, $3 for UT students and $1 for children ages five and under.

The Lady Vols (15-6) are the No. 4 seed in the regional with Duke (17-3-1) at the top.

"It's a privilege to be in the NCAA field of 64," Lady Vos coach Angela Kelly said in a UT release. "We've learned the hard way how grateful you need to be. I think our body of work this season has certainly prepared us for what we might face. It's going to be a heck of a battle for whatever team in this country is the last one standing. That team is going to have had to play great soccer, stayed unified and healthy and battled some wonderful opponents. We're very excited to be a part of the NCAA tournament and also excited to be playing at home on Saturday."

Ohio State (10-8-2) advanced to the NCAA tournament semifinals a year ago. Coach Lori Walker, like Kelly, is a North Carolina graduate.

The Tennessee-Ohio State winner advances on Nov. 18 against the winner of No. 15 Milwaukee and Illinois State. The third round is Nov. 20.

The SEC got eight teams into the 64-team NCAA bracket.

Milwaukee (18-2) is the Horizon League champion. One of the two losses was to Illinois State (13-5) late in the season.

Baseball: Tennessee will make an appearance on ESPNU's Thursday Night Baseball Game of the Week, at Mississippi State on April 19. ESPNU's Thursday SEC schedule begins March 22.

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SummittsCourt writes:

Go Lady Vols!

volcraze writes:

Congratulations to the Lady Vols for a fantastic regular season. Something tells me these ladies arent done playing yet. GO VOLS!!!!

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