Virginia was making its 31st consecutive appearance in the NCAA men’s soccer tournament. Delaware hadn’t participated in 41 years and was a heavy underdog visiting Charlottesville in the first round Thursday. The outcome? Delaware 1, Virginia 0 in extra time. The Blue Hens are coached by Ian Hennessey, who played for MLS’s MetroStars in 1996.
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Fifth-seeded Maryland, which received abye, learned its second-round opponent: West Virginia on Sunday at 5 p.m. in College Park. The Mountaineers defeated Xavier, 2-1, in extra time.
Several matches, including Old Dominion’s win over Liberty, were decided in extra time or penalty kicks.
On a side note, former Maryland forward Jason Herrick was forced to retire because of a concussion after just one pro season.
Meantime, George Washington wasted little time filling the coaching vacancy left by retiring George Lidster, promoting top assistant Craig Jones.