IU women’s soccer to host NCAA Tournament game

The Indiana University women’s soccer earned a bid to the NCAA Tournament Monday for the first time since 2007 and just the fourth time in program history (1996 and ’98). The Hoosiers, under first-year coach Amy Berbary, were one of eight Big Ten teams to make the 64-team field.

IU (14-6-1) will host an NCAA game for the third time in school history when DePaul (13-5-2) visits Armstrong Stadium at 7 p.m. Saturday. If the Hoosiers win, they would likely take on defending NCAA champion North Carolina, a 21-time national champion.

“Some teams are content getting there,” Berbary said. “And I’ve already had that conversation, ‘If we do get in, we are not content just being one of the 64. We have to stay focused and plan on having the mindset of competing in round 2, round 3, and so forth.’

“I was kind of yelling at them over there, because I felt like they put their heads down (when they saw North Carolina). I think we can compete with anyone in the country. We have some of the best teams in the country in our own conference that we played. We need to just stay focused on that Game 1, because there is no North Carolina if we can’t get past DePaul.”

Watch the Hoosiers react to making the field.