Virginia Tech Receives an At-Large Bid to the NCAA Tournament
Hokies to make second appearance in program's history
November 14, 2005

BLACKSBURG, Va. - After finishing the 2005 season 10-5-4, the Virginia Tech men's soccer team has received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. The Hokies received a first-round bye and will play a second-round match in Blacksburg, Va.

Tech, the 12th seed, will host the James Madison-UNC Greensboro winner on Nov. 22 at 6 p.m. The Dukes have a record of 12-6-2 while the Spartans stand at 15-5-0. Ticket information for the match will be made available on Nov. 15, at

"I'm very happy that we got a seed and a home game," said head coach Oliver Weiss. We have our work cut out for us with either team. They are both very deserving.

"We faced JMU earlier and they beat us. Last year we lost to UNC Greensboro. We have a lot of rivalry with both teams."

During the regular season, Tech set school records in three categories consecutive wins (7), consecutive matches without a loss (10) and consecutive minutes not scored upon (495:03).

It is the second time in his tenure that Weiss has led Tech to the NCAA Tournament. In 2003, he helped the Hokies reach their first postseason appearance, advancing past Clemson to the second round before falling to Virginia Commonwealth.