NCAA men's soccer final four kicks off today

December 09, 2022
The gals just departed the championship soccer pitch, but Cary, NC, remains busy with the men’s final four, featuring two unseeded teams, kicking off today before Monday’s championship.
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The GIST: The gals just departed the championship soccer pitch, but Cary, NC, remains busy with the men’s final four, featuring two unseeded teams, kicking off today before Monday’s championship.

Creighton Blue Jays vs. No. 3 Syracuse Orange, 6 p.m. ET: In the early bird special, the unseeded Blue Jays, who already vanquished No. 2 Washington, No. 7 Duke and No. 15 Tulsa (!!!), will try to keep their Cinderella story alive.

  • While everyone loves an underdog, the Orange — helmed by formidable strikers Levonte Johnson and Nathan Opoku, who combined to find the back of the net 19 times this season — are expected to nab the dub…no (ex)’Cuses.

No. 13 Indiana Hoosier vs. Pitt Panthers, 8:30 p.m. ET: While few tagged this season’s Hoosiers as true Cup contenders, unseeded Pitt’s run has been relatively easy: The Panthers only had to take down one seeded squad on their semifinal road — No. 16 Akron (the lowest possible seed).

  • Indiana, who topped the Panthers in both of their former meetings, will have to rely heavily on the impressive play of forward Ryan Wittenbrink to make it a three-peat and push them into Monday’s ’ship.
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