November 16, 2013

No. 7 York, No. 13 Montclair St. struggle to advance

Westminster keeper Raul Belman Romero punches a shot away from Carleton's Jordy Cammarota.
Photo by Caleb Williams,

Saturday brought a full slate of first and second round matches to the NCAA soccer fan. Complete results are available on our NCAA Tournament Pages:

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Four teams punched their ticket to the Sweet 16, or Sectional round, with wins on Saturday. In the Washington U. pod, the top-ranked Bears were 3-1 winners over No. 17 Calvin, while at Wheaton (Ill.), the Thunder women fought off a late push from No. 19 Loras, winning 3-2.

For the men, at Wartburg, the No. 24 Knights outlasted Hope 2-1 in overtime, winning on Conner Johnson's goal in the 91st minute. And in the Wheaton (Ill.) men's pod, Kenyon upset No. 14 Wheaton 2-1.

In men's first round action at Gustavus Adolphus, Westminster (MO) won their first ever NCAA post-season match with a 1-0 upset of No. 23 Carleton. The Blue Jays will face Gustavus on Sunday, as the Gusties edged St. Scolastica 1-0 in overtime to advance to the second round.

Keeper junior T.J. White redirects in the Diplomat's win over Catholic.
Photo by Michael Salerno,

At Stevens, the No. 4 Ducks fought off Baruch 2-0, while No. 7 York (Pa.) needed overtime to get by Mount St. Mary. Tobi Iguade scored the winner for the Spartans in the 91st minute.

In the Dickinson pod, No. 19 Franklin and Marshall edged Catholic 1-0. Devon Malfitano scored the winning goal with just under three minutes to play. Ryan O'Connell had the assist. In the other match, No. 22 Dickinson blanked Susquehanna 2-0.

In more men's action, No. 9 Salisbury blanked Greensboro 4-0, Gordon advanced with a 1-0 win over Eastern Connecticut, and No. 13 Montclair State needed PKs to advance past Misericordia.

In women's action at Messiah, the host Falcons defeated Lasell 4-1 to move on to the second round. Lasell had Messiah tied at the half, but a goal from sophmore Nikki Elsaesser early in the second half put the hosts up for good. The Falcons will face Amherst, 1-0 winners over Springfield.

In Atlanta, No. 10 Emory cruised past Piedmont 6-1, while No. 7 Lynchburg edged Centre 3-2 on a late goal by junior Dessi Dupuy.

Messiah sophomore Nikki Elsaesser sets up a goal in the Falcon's 4-1 win over Lasell.
Photo by Michael Salerno,

In Bloomington, IL, No. 22 Illinois Weslyean shutout Transylvania 3-0, while Trinity (Tex.) were 3-1 winners over Augustana.

In Whitewater, WI, the No. 13 Warhawks edged St. Scholastica 3-2 in double overtime, on a goal by freshman Brianna Reid. In the other match, Capital and Chicago also needed overtime, but it was Capital who emerged the 1-0 winner.

At Misericordia, Trinity (Conn.) won their first ever NCAA post-season match with a 2-1 win over Elizabethtown. The Bantams will face the host Cougars, who blanked Drew 2-0, on Sunday afternoon.

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