Wheaton punches their Final Four ticket, No. 3 Oneonta State advances
The 2014 NCAA post-season provided some exciting action on Saturday, as one Final Four participant, and six Elite 8 teams were decided. D3soccer.com is on top of all the action and will be updated scores and results throughout the weekend.
|Oneonta junior Jake
Sutherland scored the game winner in Saturday's
Photo by Jamey Novick
In the Kenyon sectional, icy conditions led to a postponement of Saturday's matches to Sunday. The quarterfinal match will be held on Monday.
In the one quarterfinal of the day, No. 9 Wheaton (Ill.) edged No. 2 Trinity (Texas) 2-1 in a well fought match at Wheaton.
Trinity played to form, scoring early in the match on an unassisted goal by senior Johnny Lawson. After a number of opportunities by both sides, Wheaton got the equalizer on a header by junior Stephen Golz, off a corner kick from senior Noah Anthony.
In the 61st minute, Wheaton senior Jordan Golz scored the game winner. Anthony grabbed his second assist of the match on the play. In the match, Wheaton outshot Trinity 18-13, with senior Matt Paprocki making eights saves and Trinity senior Matt Cardone, seven.
Trinity wraps up their season at 24-2-0, while Wheaton gains a spot in the national semi-finals for the first time since 2006.
In early Saturday action, top-ranked Messiah cruised past No. 25 Cortland State 6-0, and will face No. 20 Tufts, 2-0 winners over No. 7 host Muhlenberg.
No. 3 Oneonta State was also an early winner, coming from a one goal deficit to defeat No. 10 Franklin & Marshall. The Red Dragons will face No. 5 Brandeis, as the Judges advanced past No. 13 Amherst 6-5 in a shootout.