NCAA Men’s Soccer Tournament – Second Round
From NCAA Tournament, WVU Men’s Soccer and Penn State/Hofstra Men’s Soccer reports
Sunday’s second-round action on the pitch in the DI men’s soccer tournament has had some wild moments and some shocking results.
WVU Advances In PK Shootout to defeat VIrginia Tech
West Virginia needed penalty kicks, but advanced by Virginia Tech in a nailbiter.
No. 11-seeded West Virginia University men’s soccer team earned a 1-1 draw against Virginia Tech and advanced on penalty kicks in the NCAA Tournament Second Round on Sunday afternoon at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium.
The Mountaineers move on to the third round for the first time since 2007, and just the third time in program history, following a 4-3 advantage in the penalty shootout. Fifth-year senior goalkeeper Steven Tekesky made a pair of PK saves, before fifth-year senior midfielder Pau Jimenez Albelda scored the deciding goal to help WVU advance.
“I think the best team won,” WVU coach Dan Stratford said. “In the first half, we were excellent, especially to start the game. When we scored as early as we did, I thought we settled in. It would’ve been really nice to capitalize on that momentum and score the second because we knew they had some threats.
“Then, it was just ‘Is it going to come?,’ which is perhaps a synopsis of our season with creating good opportunities but not feeling like we can quite get that final pass or shot to go our way. So, we had to do it the hard way, but (we) stepped up in those moments to make sure the best team won.”
— Sean McCallister (@S_McCall2000) November 21, 2021
Hofstra Erupts in Second Half to Blow Past Penn State
The Hofstra men’s soccer team erupted for three first half goals and poured on five more in the second half to rout the 12th-seeded Penn State Nittany Lions, 8-2, Sunday night at Jeffrey Field in the second round of the NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Championship. Hofstra advances to the third round for the first time in program history and will face No. 5 seed Pittsburgh next weekend.
A pair of players for the Pride had two goals and an assist as Hendrik Hebbeker and Roc Carles led the offensive onslaught for Hofstra, while Ryan Carmichael posted a goal and two assists.
The eight goals are one off the NCAA Division I Championship record of nine goals which has been accomplished four times, most recently by Appalachian State in 1978 against George Washington. The goals total is the highest by a Colonial Athletic Association team in NCAA Tournament history and is tied for the fifth-most by any team in the 63-year history of the NCAA Championship
Hofstra improves to 18-1-2 on the season with those 18 wins marking a school record. The Pride is also on a 17-game unbeaten streak (15-0-2). Penn State sees its season end with a record of 13-7-1.
NCAA Men’s Soccer Tournament – Second Round Scoreboard
Here’s a score update for all the matches thus far Sunday:
- Final | No. 3 Georgetown 2, Georgia State 0
- Final | No. 7 Duke 2, UCLA 1
- Final (PKs) | No. 11 West Virginia 1(4), Virginia Tech 1(3)
- Final (2OT) | No. 14 Marshall 1, Providence 2
- Final | No. 15 Indiana 2, Bowling Green 0
- Final | No. 16 New Hampshire 4, North Carolina 1
- Final | No. 10 Saint Louis 5, LIU 1
- Final | No. 5 Pittsburgh 5, Northern Illinois 2
- Final | No. 4 Notre Dame 3, Villanova 0
- Final | No. 12 Penn State 2, Hofstra 8
- Final | Wake Forest 3, No. 13 Florida International 2
- Final | No. 6 Tulsa 1, Creighton 0
- Final (2OT) | No. 8 Clemson 1, Denver 0
- Final | No. 9 Kentucky 2, Santa Clara 0
- Final| No. 2 Washington 3, Portland 0
- Final| No. 1 Oregon State 2,. St. John’s 0