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Oregon State Soccer Earns Birth In The NCAA Tournament; Will Face Virginia Tech

The Beavers are headed down to North Carolina to compete in the field of 36.

2019 NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Championship Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NCAA Photos via Getty Images

After finishing the regular season with a 9-4 record, the Oregon State men’s soccer team earned a birth in the 2021 NCAA Tournament on Monday.

The Beavers received an at-large bid to the condensed field of 36 teams and will square off with Virginia Tech in their first game. It is just the fifth appearance of all-time for Oregon State, but yet the second in the last three seasons under the guidance of head coach Terry Boss.

As for their chances to advance in the field, Oregon State a remarkable 7-1 at home this season, with their lone loss coming to then-ranked #4 Washington back on March 24th, but not so great away from Corvallis. Their 2-3 road mark is something they’ll be hoping to improve upon during their time in the Tar Heel State.

Helping them in that equation should be one of the nation’s most prolific offenses, which is averaging 2.4 goals per game and boasts a +21 goal differential, but the Hokies are a deceiving good 6-6-3 team overall.

Virginia Tech has a 2-0-1 record over their last three contests, in which they’ve outscored their opponents by a 6-3 margin.

The Beavers and the Hokies are set to kick-off at 1:00 PM PT on Sunday, May 2nd.