Bracket: Men’s soccer advances to Sweet 16

November 19, 2013 3:23 pm

Wartburg will play No. 7 Trinity (Texas) (20-2-1) in the third round of the NCAA Division III Men’s Soccer Tournament at the Rock Bowl in Dubuque at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

The winner will play the winner of No. 6 Loras (17-1-3) and Westminster (Mo.) (13-8-1) in the national quarterfinals at 5 p.m. Sunday.

The Knights advanced to the Sweet 16 with home victories against Dominican (Ill.) and Hope in the first two rounds by scores of 4-0 and 2-1 (OT).

Trinity and Wartburg have just one common opponent. Luther defeated the Tigers 2-0 in their first game of the season Aug. 30 while the Norse beat the Knights 1-0 (2OT) in the final regular season game and Wartburg avenged the loss with the exact same scoreline in the conference tournament.

Wartburg beat the Duhawks 2-1 in the regular season and lost 1-0 (OT) in the conference tournament final.

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Full Bracket

Nationally, No. 2 Amherst (17-0-2), No. 3 Rutgers-Camden (20-0-2), No. 4 Messiah (20-1-1), No. 9 York (Pa.) (19-2-1), No. 11 Rochester (15-2-2), No. 14 Franklin and Marshall (16-3-2), No. 16 St. Lawrence (17-2-2), No. 17 Brandeis (16-4-1), No. 22 Montclair State (16-3-3), Kenyon (16-4-3) Rose-Hulman (13-5-4) and Williams (13-6-0) are also still alive.

No. 1 Ohio Wesleyan was upset by Rose-Hulman 1-0 in the second round.

At A Glance: No. 6 Loras (17-1-3)

Mascot: Duhawks
Colors: Purple, Gold
Location: Dubuque, Iowa
Enrollment: 1,440
Conference: Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic (T-1st, 6-1-0)
Tournament Qualification: Automatic (Beat Simpson 1-0, Beat Wartburg 1-0 (OT))
How They Got Here: Bye, Beat Luther 1-1 (5-3 PK’s)
Leaders: Tom Fluegel (7 goals), Kevin Cavers (6 assists), Dylan Milkent (57 saves, .851)

At A Glance: No. 7 Trinity (Texas) (20-2-1)

Mascot: Tigers
Colors: Maroon, White
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Enrollment: 2,353
Conference: Southern Collegiate Athletic (1st, 13-1-0)
Tournament Qualification: Automatic (Beat Texas Lutheran 3-0, Beat Southwestern 1-0)
How They Got Here: Beat Cal Lutheran 2-0, Beat No. 21 Puget Sound 4-0
Leaders: Jonny Lawson (15 goals), Yuri Ribieiro (18 assists), Matt Cardone (47 saves, .870)

At A Glance: Wartburg (17-4-2)

Colors: Orange, Black
Location: Waverly, Iowa
Enrollment: 1,747
Conference: Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic (T-1st, 6-1-0)
Tournament Qualification: At-Large (Beat Luther 1-0 (2OT), Lost to No. 6 Loras 1-0 (OT))
How They Got Here: Beat Dominican (Ill.) 4-0, Beat Hope 2-1 (OT)
Leaders: Dan Nadeau (11 goals), Zubeen Azari, Bob Brown (4 assists), Cade Shatzer (66 saves, .892)

At A Glance: Westminster (Mo.) (13-8-1)

Colors: Blue, White
Location: Fulton, Mo.
Enrollment: 1,150
Conference: St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic (T-1st, 8-1-0)
Tournament Qualification: Automatic (Beat Greenville 4-1, Beat Webster 2-1)
How They Got Here: Beat No. 20 Carleton 1-0, Beat Gustavus Adolphus 1-0
Leaders: Drew Cook (8 goals, 4 assists), Connor Hollrah, Zach Moore (4 assists), Raul Romero (73 saves, .785)

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