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UD men's soccer draws Providence in NCAA tourney

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The University of Delaware men’s soccer team has its opening round assignment in the NCAA Division I tournament.


The Blue Hens head to Rhode Island to tangle with Providence in a first round showdown Thursday night at 7.Delaware is making its first NCAA tourney appearance since 2013 after capturing the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) title with a 2-1 win over William & Mary Sunday.


The Hens are 12-7-1 and unranked.


Providence is ranked 22nd nationally and owns a 12-6 record.


The winner of the UD-Providence contest gets top-ranked Maryland in round two.  


The Terps are 16-0-2, but Blue Hens did test them last month, taking Maryland to double overtime before losing 3-2.


Tom Byrne has been a fixture covering news in Delaware for three decades. He joined Delaware Public Media in 2010 as our first news director and has guided the news team ever since. When he's not covering the news, he can be found reading history or pursuing his love of all things athletic.