Womens' Sweet Sixteen for Wheaton, Loras; Wheaton men join the party
|A very happy Sarah Isaacson
celebrates her game winning overtime goal for Brandeis on
Photo by John Risley
Saturday evening provided another 12 matches in the first and second round of the NCAA Tournament. And as is the custom, several went to overtime and with the joy and pain of a shootout. Our NCAA Tournament Central page has the brackets, the teams, and the results fpr the entire post-season tournament.
For the women, No. 12 Wheaton (Ill.) Thunder won big and the No. 20 Loras Duhawks fought Calvin to a 4-2 victory, stepping into the next level of the bracket on Saturday.
No. 4 Trinity (Texas) fought off a slow first half with Claremont-Mudd-Scripts to win 3-1, while No. 5 Ohio Northern scored early and then worked to stave off Thomas More, winning 1-0.
No. 8 Brandeis shutout a tough Baruch side 2-0, while tenth-ranked Susquehanna found that Cabrini was more than a worthy opponent as the two sides fought to a 1-1 draw after regulation, and then
|Wheaton midfielder Nathan
Jasperse battles with Centre defender Miles Hill in Saturday's
second round match
Photo by Ryan Coleman, d3photography.com
scoreless set of overtime periods. Even the shootout had to go to overtime, but the Crusaders finally prevailed on their home turf 6-5.
No. 12 Stevens shutout Methodist 2-0 to advance, and will face Haverford on Sunday. The Fords got by Wesleyan in a shootout after playing to a 2-2 draw. No. 15 Swarthmore blanked Albertis Magnus 3-0, but not after fighting through a scoreless first half. The Garnet will face Rennselaer, 2-0 winners over Christopher Newport.
Mississippi College edged No. 20 Whitworth 1-0, while Vassar and Tufts almost played to a shootout, but senior Zander Mrlik converted a penalty kick in the second overtime to put Vassar into the second round.
In women's action at Lynchburg, the third-ranked Hornets put away a feisty Frostburg State side, winning 1-0 on a goal by sophomore Dessi Dupuy in the 67th minute.
At Johns Hopkins, No. 7 Virginia Wesleyan had their spectacular season come to end as they fell 1-0 to Rowan. The Profs will face Johns Hopkins on Sunday as the Blue Jays shut down Lancaster Bible 5-0.
|Sophomore Dessi Dupuy stepped
up and scored the game winning goal for Lynchburg in their first
round win over Frostburg State
Photo by Lynchburg Athletics
No. 15 Montclair State got by USA South power Averett 3-2 in overtime, and Brandeis pulled a mild upset in edging No. 22 Union 2-1 in overtime.
California Lutheran travelled to Wartburg and beat the Knights 2-1 to move into the second round against Concordia-Moorhead on Sunday. The Cobbers edged Lake Forest 2-1 on a goal from Gina Weiss in the 81st minute. The Foresters had a 1-0 lead at halftime thanks to a late first half goal by Becky Esrock. But Concordia equalized in the 58th minute on a nice shot from Elizabeth Robinson to keep the match close.