Anteaters await winner of North Carolina and South Florida, and will play at home on Sunday.

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)

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.

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 andSouth 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)