November 19, 2017

Final Four for the Vikings! North Park defeats St. Thomas 1-0

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North Park University defeated the University of St. Thomas 1-0 in the final match of NPU's hosted NCAA Tournament Sectional. The victory gives the 12th-ranked Vikings their first ever trip to the Final Four in Division III Men's Soccer.

To begin the Elite Eight game, North Park wore out the opposition's side of the field as they sent shot after shot towards the keeper Aidan Hogan. 

St. Thomas threatened to score twice within a minute as the Tommies nearly completed a successful header. The always strong Vikings defense was able to stifle the shot before any damage was done.

The Vikings responded just minutes later as Jason Gonzalez stole a pass on the St. Thomas side, maneuvered through two defenders, and sent a shot towards his opponent's goal. However, quick reaction from keeper Aidan Hogan redirected the ball and kept the score tied at zero.

In the 21st minute of play, a double-barreled attack courtesy of shots from Jason Gonzalez and Matias Warp. Yet, Hogan saved both of the Vikings' shots once again. Ten unanswered shots went towards the St. Thomas net before a hole was finally found.

The shutout broke when Jason Gonzalez found the hot foot of Shatil Khoury as he flicked a goal past the St Thomas goalie to mark the first goal of the game in the 30th minute of play. The bouncing ball was redirected on goal from the back heel of Khoury and a slight redirect off of a St. Thomas defender gave the Vikings the lead. This golden goal proved to be the difference in the match, as North Park's lock-down defense prevented the Tommies from scoring. The Vikings outshot the Tommies 20-9, and had a 10-6 advantage in shots on goal.

North Park University (20-1-1) continues to extend their winning streak, now at twenty straight games. They advance to the Final Four for the first time in program history and are set to face cross-town foe the University of Chicago in Greensboro, North Carolina on December 1st at 5:00 pm ET. 

Wednesday, Sep. 19: All times Eastern
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TBA
Lesley at Pine Manor
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Final
Hunter 3, at Medgar Evers 0
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Final
at Mary Washington 2, Catholic 0
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Final
Brevard 1, at Guilford 0
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Final
at Penn State-Berks 8, St. Elizabeth 0
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Final
Muhlenberg 0, at DeSales 0
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Final
Adrian 3, at Bluffton 0
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Final
Rhode Island College 3, at Dean 0
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44:58 1st
0 St. Joseph's (L.I.)
0 St. Joseph's (L.I.)
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Final - 2OT
Lasell 1, at Regis (Mass.) 1
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Final
Penn State-Harrisburg 4, at Clarks Summit 0
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Final
at Washington College 4, Wesley 0
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Final
at SUNY-Old Westbury 2, Mitchell 0
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Final
at New Jersey City 3, St. Joseph's (Bklyn.) 0
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Final
at Manhattanville 4, Farmingdale State 0
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Final
at Keene State 2, RPI 1
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Final
at Neumann 3, Widener 1
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4:00 PM
Lehman at John Jay
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Final
at Bridgewater (Va.) 4, Shenandoah 0
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Final
Gettysburg 2, at Lebanon Valley 1
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Final
at Swarthmore 3, St. Mary's (Md.) 1
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Final - 2OT
Manchester 0, at Huntington 0
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Final
St. Joseph (Conn.) 3, at Anna Maria 1
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Final
at Fitchburg State 2, Eastern Nazarene 1
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Final
Bryn Athyn 3, at Gwynedd-Mercy 2
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Final
at SUNY Delhi 7, Southern Vermont 1
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4:00 PM
Staten Island at CCNY
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Final
Cairn 4, at Valley Forge 0
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Final
at Stevenson 2, Delaware Valley 0
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Final
Waynesburg 2, at Pitt-Greensburg 1
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Final
Capital 1, at Wooster 0
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Final - OT
at Washington and Lee 2, Christopher Newport 1
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Final
Dickinson 2, at Frostburg State 1
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Final
Newbury 1, at Husson 0
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Final
at Maine Maritime 11, Me.-Machias 1
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Final
at Johnson and Wales 1, Colby-Sawyer 0
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Final
at New Rochelle 6, Vaughn 3
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Postponed
Gustavus Adolphus at Viterbo
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Final
at Concordia (Wis.) 4, Marian 0
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Final
at Wartburg 3, St. Olaf 0
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Final
at Hope 1, Carthage 0
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Final
at St. Joseph's (Maine) 5, Suffolk 0
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Final
at Montclair State 8, Mount St. Vincent 1
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Final - 2OT
SUNY Poly 2, at Alfred State 2
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Final
Piedmont 4, at LaGrange 1
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Final
at Becker 6, Fisher 1
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Final
Marietta 3, at Bethany 0
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Final
at Curry 1, Framingham State 0
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Final
Medaille 2, at Thiel 0
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Final
Covenant 6, at Berea 2
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Final
Eastern Mennonite 2, at Ferrum 0
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Final
at Salve Regina 3, Coast Guard 0
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Final
at Baldwin Wallace 2, Oberlin 1
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Final
Franciscan 1, at Washington and Jefferson 0
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Final - OT
at Salem State 2, Mass-Dartmouth 1
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Final
at MIT 4, Wentworth 0
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Final
at Hood 1, Marywood 0
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Final - 2OT
Juniata 0, at Lancaster Bible 0
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Final
at Randolph 2, Randolph-Macon 1
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Final
Franklin and Marshall 3, at William Paterson 0
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Final
at Wilmington 4, Earlham 0
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Final - 2OT
St. Francis (Ind.) 2, at Trine 2
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Final
at FDU-Florham 3, Centenary (N.J.) 1
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Final - 2OT
Stockton 2, at Moravian 2
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Final
Norwich 2, at Castleton 1
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Final
at Mass-Boston 1, Worcester State 0
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Final
Penn State-Abington 8, at Gallaudet 1
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Final
at William Peace 1, North Carolina Wesleyan 0
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Final - OT
at Drew 4, TCNJ 3
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Final
Ohio Wesleyan 2, at Otterbein 1
Video
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Final
at Roanoke 12, Southern Virginia 0
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Final
at New York University 3, Baruch 2
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Final
Wilkes 1, at Susquehanna 0
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Final
at Roger Williams 2, Wheaton (Mass.) 0
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Final - OT
DePauw 3, at Rose-Hulman 2
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Final
at Lynchburg 1, Emory and Henry 0
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Final
at Geneva 5, La Roche 0
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Final
Virginia Wesleyan 1, at Hampden-Sydney 0
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Final
Sage 2, at Elms 0
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Final - 2OT
Mount St. Joseph 1, at Ky. Christian 1
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Final
at King's 1, Cabrini 0
Video
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Final
at Rowan 3, Haverford 2
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7:00 PM
Neb. Christian at Nebraska Wesleyan
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Final
Huntingdon 6, at Mississippi University for Women 3
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Final - 2OT
Chapman 3, at Caltech 2
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Final
at Muskingum 3, Defiance 2
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Final - 2OT
Elizabethtown 1, at Alvernia 1
Video
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Final
John Carroll 3, at Hiram 1
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7:30 PM
York (N.Y.) at Brooklyn
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7:30 PM
Albright at Rutgers-Newark
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Final - 2OT
Kean 1, at Ursinus 1
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Final
at Case Western Reserve 4, Heidelberg 0
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Final
at Union 5, SUNY-Cobleskill 1
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Final
Connecticut College 3, at Trinity (Conn.) 0
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Final
Clarkson 1, at SUNY Canton 0
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Final
at North Park 3, Albion 1
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Final
at Illinois College 2, Blackburn 0
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Final
Emory 3, at Birmingham-Southern 0
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Final
Aurora 4, at Illinois Tech 1
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Final
at Wheaton (Ill.) 1, Lake Forest 0
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Final
Dominican 3, at Rockford 0
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Final
MSOE 3, at Edgewood 2
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Final
at Chicago 7, Carroll 0
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Final
at Benedictine 3, Concordia-Chicago 1
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Final
Millikin 3, at Webster 1
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Final
at Wisconsin Lutheran 10, Lakeland 0
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Final - OT
Bethany Lutheran 1, at Buena Vista 0
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Postponed
0 Augustana
0 UW-Platteville
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Final - 2OT
Loras 1, at Saint Mary's (Minn.) 0
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Final
at Redlands 3, La Verne 0
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Final
at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 3, Whittier 0
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Final
at Cal Lutheran 3, Pomona-Pitzer 1
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Final - 2OT
Pitt-Greensburg 0, at Waynesburg 0
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Final
Mississippi University for Women 3, at Wesleyan (Ga.) 0
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Final
Benedictine 2, at Concordia-Chicago 0
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Final
Wilmington 4, at Earlham 0
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Final
at Colby-Sawyer 3, Norwich 1
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Final
at Notre Dame (Md.) 3, Christendom 0
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Final
at Becker 3, Nichols 2
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4:00 PM
Lehman at Medgar Evers
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Final - 2OT
Elms 2, at Western New England 1
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Final
SUNY Delhi 3, at Morrisville State 0
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4:00 PM
CCNY at York (N.Y.)
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Final
Adrian 1, at Alma 0
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Final
at Huntington 5, Bluffton 0
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4:00 PM
Staten Island at John Jay
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Final
at DeSales 1, Lebanon Valley 0
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Final
Anderson 2, at Trine 0
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4:00 PM
Stockton at Eastern
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4:00 PM
Delaware Valley at Cairn
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Final - OT
Simmons 2, at St. Joseph (Conn.) 1
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Final - 2OT
Vassar 1, at Montclair State 1
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Final - 2OT
Thiel 1, at Medaille 1
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Final
Bridgewater State 5, at Salve Regina 2
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Final
at Misericordia 2, William Smith 1
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Final
at Salisbury 4, Rutgers-Newark 1
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Final
Connecticut College 2, at Coast Guard 1
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Final
at Olivet 6, Defiance 0
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Final - 2OT
Sweet Briar 1, at Trinity (D.C.) 0
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Final
at Grove City 4, Penn State-Behrend 0
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Final
Allegheny 2, at Geneva 1
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Postponed
Mary Washington at North Carolina Wesleyan
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Final
Penn State-Abington 4, at Gallaudet 0
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Final
at Lynchburg 5, St. Mary's (Md.) 0
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Cancelled
Methodist at Randolph-Macon
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Final
at Ithaca 3, Mount St. Mary 0
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Final
at King's 2, Centenary (N.J.) 1
Video
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Final
at Pfeiffer 4, Southern Virginia 2
Video Recap
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Final
UW-Stevens Point 3, at Ripon 0
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Final - 2OT
Gustavus Adolphus 0, at Carleton 0
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Final
Rhodes 1, at Huntingdon 0
Video Recap
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Final - 2OT
at UW-La Crosse 2, Wheaton (Ill.) 1
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Final
at Dominican 14, Alverno 0
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Final
at Delta St. 4, Hendrix 0
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Final
at Union 4, Ramapo 0
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Final
Messiah 4, at Elizabethtown 1
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Final
Clarkson 3, at SUNY Canton 0
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Final
at Trinity (Conn.) 5, Emerson 0
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5:30 PM
Grinnell at Central
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Final
Beloit 1, at Lake Forest 0
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Final
Iowa Wesleyan 6, at Mount Mary 1
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Final
at Rochester 1, Oswego State 0
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Final
at Guilford 2, Piedmont International 0
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Final
at Rhode Island College 7, Framingham State 0
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Final
Hanover 4, at Spalding 1
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Final
Suffolk 1, at Albertus Magnus 0
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Final
Farmingdale State 1, at Western Connecticut 0
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Final
Wesley 9, at Brooklyn 1
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Final
Greensboro 3, at Marymount 1
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Final
Dubuque 2, at UW-Platteville 1
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Final
at Saint Mary's (Minn.) 2, UW-River Falls 1
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Final
Simpson 3, at Cornell 0
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Final
at Millsaps 1, Judson (AL) 0
Video
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Final
Bethany Lutheran 1, at Buena Vista 0
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Final
at Carthage 3, UW-Oshkosh 2
Video
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Final
Webster 5, at Illinois College 0
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Final
Alvernia 2, at Immaculata 1
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Final
Westfield State 2, at Keene State 0
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Final
at Wesleyan 5, Mount Holyoke 0
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Final
Wheaton (Mass.) 2, at Endicott 1
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Final - 2OT
Nazareth 1, at Utica 1
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Final - OT
at Gettysburg 2, McDaniel 1
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Final
Cabrini 2, at Rutgers-Camden 1
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Final
Rose-Hulman 3, at DePauw 1
Video Recap Recap
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Final - OT
Randolph 2, at Averett 1
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Final
at Kalamazoo 9, Manchester 0
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Final
at Gwynedd-Mercy 1, Bryn Athyn 0
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Final
Shenandoah 2, at Stevenson 1
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Final
Susquehanna 1, at Wilkes 0
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Final
Penn State-Harrisburg 2, at Penn College 0
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Final
Widener 2, at Goucher 0
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Final
at Wentworth 1, WPI 0
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Final
at Centre 5, Thomas More 0
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Final - 2OT
at Southern Maine 2, Thomas 1
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Final
Johns Hopkins 5, at York (Pa.) 2
Video Box Score Recap Recap
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Final
Bridgewater (Va.) 2, at Frostburg State 0
Video Recap
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Final
Chatham 1, at Mount Union 0
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Final
Mount St. Joseph 6, at Ohio Wesleyan 2
Video
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Final
Illinois Wesleyan 3, at Franklin 0
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Final - 2OT
Haverford 2, at Muhlenberg 1
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Final
William Paterson 2, at St. Joseph's (L.I.) 0
Video Recap
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Final
at Bard 6, SUNY-Purchase 0
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Final
at Washington College 8, Bryn Mawr 1
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Final
Moravian 1, at Albright 0
Video Recap
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Final
Lasell 11, at Anna Maria 0
Video Recap
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Final - 2OT
UW-Whitewater 0, at Knox 0
Recap
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Final
at Pomona-Pitzer 1, Cal Lutheran 0
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Final
at Whitworth 3, Whitman 1
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Final
at Chapman 5, Caltech 0
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Final
at Penn State-Altoona 4, Juniata 1
Video Recap Recap
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Final - OT
Kenyon 1, at John Carroll 0
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Final
at Johnson and Wales 6, Regis (Mass.) 1
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Final
at Maine Maritime 6, Me.-Machias 0
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W:
Final
Transylvania 1, at Maryville (Tenn.) 0
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Final
at TCNJ 1, FDU-Florham 0
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Final
St. Norbert 4, at Lawrence 1
Video Recap
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Final
at Coe 2, St. Catherine 1
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Final
Wisconsin Lutheran 3, at Lakeland 1
Video Recap
W:
Final
Illinois Tech 4, at Aurora 0
Video Recap
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Cancelled
UW-Eau Claire at Luther
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Final
at MSOE 3, Edgewood 0
Video Recap
W:
Final
Concordia (Wis.) 4, at Marian 1
Recap Recap
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Final
Wartburg 3, at Augsburg 1
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Final
Marietta 2, at Bethany 1
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Final
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 2, at Whittier 0
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Final - OT
Redlands 1, at La Verne 0
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Wednesday, Sep. 19: All times Eastern
M:
Final
at Mary Washington 2, Catholic 0
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Final
at St. Joseph's (Maine) 5, Suffolk 0
Video Recap Recap
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Final
at Hope 1, Carthage 0
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Final
at Lynchburg 1, Emory and Henry 0
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Final
Franklin and Marshall 3, at William Paterson 0
Video Recap
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Final - OT
at Drew 4, TCNJ 3
Video Live stats
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Final
at North Park 3, Albion 1
Video Recap
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Final
at Chicago 7, Carroll 0
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Final
Emory 3, at Birmingham-Southern 0
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Final
at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 3, Whittier 0
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Wednesday, Sep. 19: All times Eastern
W:
Final
at Misericordia 2, William Smith 1
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Final
at Lynchburg 5, St. Mary's (Md.) 0
Video Recap Recap
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Final - 2OT
at UW-La Crosse 2, Wheaton (Ill.) 1
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Final
Messiah 4, at Elizabethtown 1
Video
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Final
at Centre 5, Thomas More 0
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Final
Johns Hopkins 5, at York (Pa.) 2
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Final
Illinois Wesleyan 3, at Franklin 0
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Final
at TCNJ 1, FDU-Florham 0