NCAA Men's College Cup 2012: Maryland and Georgetown set to square off in semifinal

Streeter Lecka

The NCAA College Cup is set, with four teams remaining alive in the hunt for a national title. Maryland and Georgetown will face off after both teams advanced with impressive 3-1 victories. Indiana and Creighton will square off in the other semifinal.

The NCAA soccer College Cup final four is set, and the Georgetown Hoyas and Maryland Terrapins will meet in the national semifinals. The two other semifinalists are the Indiana Hoosiers and the Creighton Blue Jays.

The No. 2 Terrapins and No. 3 Hoyas are the highest remaining seeds in the tournament.

Georgetown booked its spot in the semifinals with a convincing 3-1 victory over the San Diego Toreros. San Diego scored first in the 49th minute before the Hoyas roared back with three unanswered goals. It was the 19th win of the season for Georgetown, setting a program record and sending them to their first-ever College Cup.

Maryland advanced to its 12th College Cup with a 3-1 victory of its own, beating the Louisville Cardinals thanks to goals by London Woodberry, Jake Pace and Patrick Mullins. The Terrapins improved to 20-1-2 on the season with the victory.

The other two semifinalists pulled upsets to advance to the College Cup, with No. 12 Creighton knocking off No. 4 Connecticut, 1-0, and No. 16 Indiana topping No. 9 North Carolina, 1-0.

The two D.C.-area schools will meet in the first of the two semifinals on Friday, Dec. 7, at 5 p.m. ET. Indiana and Creighton will square off in their semifinal at 7:30 p.m. Both semifinals, as well as the National Championship match on Sunday, Dec. 9, will be played in Hoover, Ala.

The games will be played inside Regions Park, a baseball stadium that will have bleachers added to the outfield to expand capacity to around 13,000. All three of the College Cup matches will be broadcast on ESPNU.

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