Sunday: No. 13 Amherst defeats No. 11 St. Lawrence in PKs
|Messiah senior Mike Kovach
scores the game winner for the Falcons.
Messiah College photo
Sunday's NCAA contests gave us our second round winners, those teams that now will move to the sectional round this weekend. Sunday also gave us a number of matches that needed penalty kicks to decide a winner: three for the men and two for the women. And eight matches needed overtime. Yes, it was a drama-filled day in the NCAA postseason.
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Morrisville State was outshot 18-2, but kept top-ranked Messiah off the board through the 83th minute, until senior Mike Kovach took a rebound and sent it across the goal for the Falcon 1-0 win.
No. 25 Cortland State were 2-1 winners over Rutgers-Newark, with junior Ole Toepfer scoring two first half goals for the Red Dragons. Cortland State will meet Messiah next weekend.
No. 20 Tufts blanked No. 18 Wheaton (Mass.) to move on, while No. 7 Muhlenberg advanced past Catholic in a shootout. Tufts and Mulhenberg will join Messiah and Cortland State in the sectionals.
No. 12 Whitworth grabbed their spot in the sectionals with a win on Saturday, and will face No. 14 Christopher Newport. No. 4 Kenyon needed a shootout to get past Thomas More, and will face Ohio Wesleyan next weekend.
No. 24 Wartburg defeated Chicago 2-0, and moves into the sectionals to face No. 9 Wheaton (Ill.).
No. 11 St. Lawrence and No. 13 Amherst battled to a 1-1 draw, but Amherst won the shootout round to advance to face No. 5 Brandeis in the sectional round. The Judges were 1-0 winners over Bowdoin.
Third-ranked Oneonta State ended Nichols' NCAA postseason experience with a 2-0 shutout, while No. 13 Amherst won the shootout with No. 11 St. Lawrence after playing to a 2-2 draw.