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Soccer Game Notes: NCAA 1st Round at Northwestern
Release: Friday 11/21/2013 

Bradley Soccer will begin competition in its seventh NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship when the Braves (13-6-2) visit Northwestern (10-7-2) in a first-round game Thursday night at Lakeside Field.  The game will be a rematch of Bradley's 3-2, overtime victory Oct. 2, when the host Wildcats were ranked as high as No. 3 in the nation.

1st Round 2013 NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship
Matchup Bradley (13-6-2) at Northwestern (10-7-2)
Date Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013
Time 7:00 p.m.
Location Evanston, Ill. | Lakeside Field
Tickets $8 adults; $5 Youth/Senior/Bradley students; $1 Infants
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2013 NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship
•  Bradley will play its fourth consecutive rematch game Thursday when the Braves visit Northwestern in the first round of the 2013 NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Championship.
•  After winning three games last week in the Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Soccer Championship, Bradley earned the league’s automatic bid for its seventh NCAA Tournament appearance.
•  The Braves are making their third NCAA Tournament appearance in four years, making seniors Brian Billings, Jason Coon, Alexei Davies-Campbell, Scott Davis, Chris Olivera, Ross Williams and Wojciech Wojcik the first Bradley Soccer players to be make three NCAA Tournament appearances in their careers.
•  Bradley rolls into the NCAA Tournament on a season-long, 5-game winning streak, its longest unbeaten streak since a similar 5-game win streak from Oct. 26-Nov. 9, 2011.
•  Bradley is 2-4-0 all-time in NCAA Tournament first-round games, including 0-1-0 in first-round road games.
•  Thursday’s Bradley-Northwestern winner will advance to a second-round game at the tournament’s No. 4 overall seed, California (12-4-2), 3:30 p.m. CT Sunday at Edwards Stadium.

Series History Against Northwestern
•  Bradley is 5-1-0 all-time against the Wildcats, including a 3-2, overtime win against then third-ranked Northwestern Oct. 2 at Lakeside Field.
•  Bradley is 2-0-0 all-time at Northwestern, winning the first and last games in the series history, both in overtime, in Evanston.
•  In Bradley’s first visit to Lakeside Field, the Braves started the series against Northwestern with a 4-1, double-overtime victory Oct. 27, 1996.
•  In the days when overtime was not a sudden-victory decision, Jim Rasmussen registered a second overtime hat trick by scoring all three Bradley goals in the extra time of the 1996 matchup.
•  In Bradley’s 3-2 win Oct. 2 at Lakeside Field, freshman forward Christian Okeke scored a pair of goals, including the game-winner in the 98th minute after the Wildcats forced overtime by rallying from a 2-0 deficit in the final 15 minute of regulation.


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