UC Irvine, including  UC Irvine's Bryan Breslin (16),  Lester Hayes (17), Mats Bjurman and Christopher Santana, will play host to a NCAA Championship second-round match Sunday at 2 p.m.

UC Irvine, including UC Irvine's Bryan Breslin (16), Lester Hayes (17), Mats Bjurman and Christopher Santana, will play host to a NCAA Championship second-round match Sunday at 2 p.m. (KEVIN CHANG / Daily Pilot / November 18, 2013)

The UC Irvine men's soccer team has earned a first-round bye and will play host to an NCAA Championship second-round match Sunday afternoon at Anteater Stadium.

Coach George Kuntz's Anteaters (14-4-3) are the national No. 12 seed and will take on the winner of North Carolina and South Florida Sunday afternoon at 2 in Irvine.

The Tar Heels (8-5-5) play host to the Bulls of USF (8-3-9) in a first-round match Thursday night at 7 (ET) in Chapel Hill, N.C.

UCI is making its fourth appearance in the NCAA Championship in the past six years.

The Anteaters won the Big West Conference Tournament championship Sunday with a 1-0 win over Cal State Northridge as Cameron Iwasa scored in the 66th minute at Anteater Stadium.

NCAA Men's Soccer Championship Second Round

Sunday

2 p.m. — UC Irvine vs. North Carolina/South Florida (@Anteater Stadium)

— From staff reports