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Texas sets sights on college soccer's final weekend

No Big 12 team has ever reached college soccer's final weekend. No. 1 seed Texas hopes to change that this year, writes Graham Hays.

Updated: November 10, 2006, 2:50 PM ET
By Graham Hays | ESPN.com

STORRS, Conn. -- For winning the Big 12 conference tournament and finishing second in the league during the regular season, Texas received a No. 1 seed in the NCAA women's soccer tournament and a trip to Storrs, Conn. (distance from Austin: 1,895 miles) for a first-round game against Long Island.

It's a little like winning a Nobel Prize and, oh, by the way, would you mind melting down the metal and making your own medal?

"There was an excitement about being recognized for having a quality ...

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