1973 NCAA Division I Soccer Tournament

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1973 NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Tournament
Men's College Cup (semifinals & final)
CountryUSA
Teams24
ChampionsSaint Louis (10th title)
Runners-upUCLA (3rd title game)
Matches played23
Goals scored85 (3.7 per match)
1972
1974

The 1973 NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Tournament was the fifteenth organized men's college soccer tournament by the National Collegiate Athletic Association, to determine the top Division I college soccer team in the United States. The Saint Louis Billikens won their tenth national title by defeating the UCLA Bruins for the second consecutive year in the championship game, 2–1 after one overtime period. The final match was played on January 4, 1974, in Miami, Florida, at the Miami Orange Bowl for the third straight year.[1][2]

Starting in 1973, the NCAA changed its classification system and the former University Division became Division I. At the same time, the College Division split into Division II and Division III.

Early rounds[edit]

  First round Second round Third round Semifinals
                                     
  Bridgeport 1  
  Yale 3  
    Yale 1  
      Brown (2OT) 2  
  Connecticut 0
  Brown (OT) 1  
    Brown (2OT) 1  
    Hartwick College 0  
  Oneonta State (3OT) 2  
  Army 1  
    Oneonta State 0
      Hartwick College 2  
  Hartwick College 3
  Long Island 2  
    Brown 1
    Saint Louis 3
       
       
    Saint Louis 6
      Bowling Green 0  
     
       
    Saint Louis 3
    SIU Edwardsville 0  
       
       
    SIU Edwardsville 3
      Northern Illinois 0  
     
  First round Second round Third round Semifinals
                                     
  Clemson 7  
  James Madison 0  
    Clemson (4OT) 1  
      South Florida 0  
  West Virginia 1
  South Florida 3  
    Clemson 1  
    Pennsylvania 0  
  Pennsylvania 5  
  Temple 1  
    Pennsylvania 4
      Penn State 0  
  Penn State 5
  Philadelphia U. 3  
    Clemson 1
    UCLA (2OT) 2
       
       
    San Francisco 5
      Santa Clara 0  
     
       
    San Francisco 2
    UCLA 3  
       
       
    UCLA 3
      Washington 0  
     

Final – Miami Orange Bowl, Miami, Florida[edit]

Saint Louis2–1 (OT)UCLA

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1973 Division I Men's Championship Bracket" (PDF). NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 13. Retrieved November 29, 2012.
  2. ^ http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/m_soccer_champs_records/2012/D1/champs.pdf