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LEWISBURG, Pa. — The Bucknell men's soccer team, which won its first Patriot League title this past weekend, will travel to Fairfax, Va., to face George Mason in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

The match will take place on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 1 p.m. The Bison are making their first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1976, while the Patriots are in the field for the first time in 10 years.

"After 30 years, it feels awesome to be in the NCAAs," said eighth-year Bucknell head coach Brendan Nash. "All the e-mails from alums and past players in the last couple of days have been amazing. I don't know much about George Mason yet, but we are going to give them our best effort."

Defeated top-seeded Lehigh
The Bison, who at 8-7-6 have the fewest victories in the 48-team field, earned the Patriot League's automatic bid after defeating top-seeded Lehigh and second-seeded Lafayette in the Patriot League Tournament. Bucknell, seeded fourth in the four-team field, defeated both in-state rivals on penalty kicks.
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Original post Nov. 7, 2006. Updated Nov. 9, 2006.


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