A second-round loss in the Big Ten tournament was not enough to prevent Ohio State women’s soccer team (15-4-1, 9-2 Big Ten) from being announced as a No. 4 seed and first-round host in the 2017 Women’s College Cup. The Buckeyes will host Vanderbilt (12-6-2, 6-3-1 SEC) at 6 p.m. Friday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
Then-No. 5 seed Penn State, the team that upset the then-top-seeded Ohio State 1-0 in double overtime in the Big Ten tournament, went on to win the tournament. The Nittany Lions were named a No. 3 seed and host on their side of the bracket.
The No. 4 seed in the bracket ensures Ohio State will host not only the first round matchup, but also the second round should the Buckeyes advance to face the winner of the Santa Clara-California matchup. The No. 1 seed in Ohio State’s bracket is No. 3 overall seed South Carolina.