Monmouth University celebrate winning the MAAC title Saturday. (Photo courtesy of Monmouth University)
INDIANAPOLIS – The Monmouth University men drew Bowling Green University during the NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship Selection Show Monday afternoon.
The first-round game is scheduled for Bryan Park in Greensboro, N.C. Thursday, April 29.
Monmouth (5-2-1) was one of 36 teams selected to compete in a single-elimination tournament for this year’s College Cup. Bowling Green is 7-4-1.
The Hawks earned an automatic bid after winning the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship Saturday, defeating No. 1 seed Quinnipiac University, 1-0. Sophomore Julian Gomez scored the game-winning goal in the 86th minute, heading in a ball from sophomore Nick Rogers.
The team is on a four-game winning streak, all of which came on the road.
Monmouth will play in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2014, when the Hawks fell to No. 14 Xavier University in extratime, 2-1.
In 2011, Monmouth reached the second round after advancing over Stony Brook University on penalty kicks.