The University of Virginia women's soccer team received one of four first-round byes for the 12-school NCAA tournament, which begins this weekend.
The Cavaliers (18-2) will play the winner of the first-round match between Hartford (11-6-2) and Connecticut (12-7-1). The second-round game will be Nov. 10 or 11 at University Hall Field in Charlottesville.
Four-time defending champion North Carolina (17-1-1), Wisconsin (16-1-1) and Santa Clara (17-0-1) also received byes.
The Tar Heels will play host Nov. 11 to the winner of William and Mary (12-7-1)-North Carolina State (13-6-1); Wisconsin will meet Colorado College (14-2-2) or Southern Methodist (14-5-1); and Santa Clara will play Stanford (15-2-1) or UC-Santa Barbara (14-1-1). The dates of the second two games will be announced.
North Carolina has won eight of nine NCAA titles. It was beaten in the 1985 championship game by George Mason and recently had a 103-game unbeaten streak snapped by Connecticut. . . .
In Division III, Mary Washington (9-3-2) will host the Great Lakes-South women's regional. The Eagles, from Fredericksburg, will play Kalamazoo (16-1) Saturday at 11 a.m., followed by Methodist (16-2-1) and Scranton (15-4-1). The winner of Sunday's final will advance to the national semifinals.
The Mary Washington men's team (12-4-1) qualified for the NCAA tournament for the fifth time in six years. It will play a first-round match at Bethany, W.Va. (15-2-2) Wednesday at 1. . . .
The men's JuCo Region XX tournament begins Saturday at Anne Arundel Community College. Montgomery-Rockville (16-1-1), ranked second, will play Anne Arundel (12-6) at 5 p.m. Essex (13-4-1) meets Allegheny, Pa. (16-2-1) at 8. The final is Sunday at 8. Football Heroes
Hampden-Sydney senior David Ingram (James Madison High) was named Old Dominion Athletic Conference defensive player of the week after recording 15 tackles and an interception against Salisbury State. . . .
Howard University sophomore Cedric Rawls played for the Bison soccer team against North Carolina-Greensboro in the Towson State Invitational Saturday afternoon, then changed uniforms and punted for the football team against Towson that night. . . .
Montgomery-Rockville quarterback John Kaleo (Bowie High) injured his foot in last week's 28-23 victory over Lees-McRae (N.C.) and is questionable for Saturday's game against Chowan (N.C.) at Montgomery Stadium. . . .
After seven games, Randolph-Macon freshman cornerback Shawn Spear (Robinson) was in the top five in Division III with eight interceptions. He also had 50 tackles, 18 pass break-ups and one blocked kick.On the Run
The fourth-ranked Georgetown women's cross-country team defeated George Mason, 19-44, last weekend. The Hoyas had nine of the top 10 individual finishers, including first-place Chris Constantin. George Mason's Kim Saddic was second.
The Patriots will try to defend their Colonial Athletic Association title Saturday in Williamsburg. Georgetown is looking forward to the NCAA Championships in Knoxville next month.