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MENS SOCCER: USF VS. COLGATE

Published Nov. 26, 2007

TONIGHT

What: NCAA first round

When/where: 7:30; USF Soccer Stadium, Tampa; $8 for adults, $6 for students and seniors.

Up next: The winner plays at 14th-seeded Akron on Wednesday in the second round.

NCAA history: USF last made the NCAA field in 2005, beating Stetson at home before losing on penalty kicks to Virginia in the second round. The Bulls' deepest tournament run was in 1997, when they won twice to reach the third round.

Players to watch: Midfielder Kevon Neaves was USF's only first-team All-Big East selection, but senior midfielder Simon Schoendorf ranks second in the nation in assists per game, with 12 total this season, along with a team-high seven goals. Jordan Seabrook, with five goals and eight assists, is fast enough he also stars on USF's track team.

Scouting Colgate: The Raiders are in the NCAAs for the first time in 41 years after winning the Patriot League tournament. They're 2-3-2 on the road this season, and USF scored six goals against American in its only game against the Patriot League this season.

Online: Live audio and video are available on gousfbulls.com for $9.95, or $4.95 for audio only.