NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Tournament

First-Round Matches

No. 6 seed Virginia (12-8-1) vs. Princeton (11-4-2)

When, Where: 1 p.m., Klockner Stadium.

Tickets: Available. $7 adults, $5 students.

Up Next: Winner plays Brown (12-4) or Rhode Island (17-3-1) in second round.

Data: After finishing last in the Atlantic Coast Conference regular season standings (1-4-1), the five-time national champion Cavaliers avoided missing the tournament for the first time since 1980 by making a run to the ACC tournament final, where they lost to top-seeded Duke in triple overtime. Virginia holds a 5-1 series edge over Princeton.

No. 7 seed Maryland (14-5) vs. St. John's (11-5-3)

When, Where: 1 p.m., Ludwig Field.

Up Next: Winner plays Penn State (17-3-1) in second round.

Tickets: Available. $7 adults, $5 students.

Data: The Terrapins advanced to the national semifinals last season for the first time since 1969, and have won five consecutive first-round games. St. John's won a surprise national championship in 1996 and defeated Maryland, 2-0, in the teams' only meeting, in 1995.

NCAA Field Hockey Tournament Final

No. 1 seed Maryland (23-1) vs. Michigan (20-6)

When: Today, 1 p.m.

Where: Northeastern University's Parsons Field, Brookline, Mass.

Data: This will be the Terrapins' third appearance in the national championship game (1987, 1993, 1995), and they have won twice. Maryland has been ranked No. 1 in the nation for most of the season, and has won a school-record 21 consecutive games, including an overtime victory over Old Dominion in the quarterfinals and a double-overtime victory over Iowa in the semifinals. Michigan, which was not among the tournament's four seeded teams, is making its first final four appearance and is seeking the first women's team national championship in school history. The Wolverines upset second-seeded Connecticut in the semifinals, ending the Huskies' 23-game winning streak. They scored four goals in the final 27 minutes of that game, including the winner with 1 minute 56 seconds to play. Maryland and Michigan have met once, in September 1998, when Maryland won, 2-1, in double overtime in St. Louis.