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Notre Dame Receives No. 2 National Seed, Will Serve As NCAA Tournament Host This Weekend

Nov. 10, 2003

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The Notre Dame women’s soccer team has received the No. 2 overall seed for the upcoming NCAA Championship and will serve as one of 16 hosts for first- and second-round games, to be held this weekend at Alumni Field.

Notre Dame (19-2-1) will face Loyola of Chicago in the second game at Alumni Field on Friday, Nov. 14 (7:00), with the earlier game featuring Michigan vs. Oakland (4:30). The winners then will advance to Sunday’s second-round game at 1:00 p.m.

The winner of the second-round game at Notre Dame then will play a third-round game the following weekend (Nov. 21-23) versus the winner of games being hosted by 15th-seeded Boston College in Newton, Mass. (BC faces Central Connecticut while Boston University and UConn will meet in the other first-round games at that site).

The winner of the above third-round game then will head to the quarterfinals (Nov. 28-30), versus the team that emerges from games involving 7th-seeded Virginia and 10th-seeded Colorado.

Notre Dame opened 18-0-1 before dropping two of its last three games, versus Michigan (2-3) and Boston College (1-2).

(Check back to for more on the Irish and the three teams that are heading for Alumni Field).

The top-16 seeds are as follows:

1 – North Carolina

2 – Notre Dame

3 – Florida

4 – UCLA

5 – Penn State

6 – West Virginia

7 – Virginia

8 – Portland

9 – Santa Clara

10 – Colorado

11 – Florida State

12 – Duke

13 – Kansas

14 – Tennessee

15 – Boston College

16 – Illinois