Flyers advance to second round of NCAA soccer tournament

DAYTON (WDTN) – The University of Dayton men’s soccer team hosted Oakland University Thursday night in the first round of the NCAA Tournament and defeated the Grizzlies 4-3 on penalty kicks after the game ended in a 2-2 tie.

This is the first time the Flyers have advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament in school history.

KEY STATS

  • Dayton scored a goal with 10 seconds left in the first half, pulling the Flyers within one.
  • The Flyers outshot Oakland 9-6 in the first half and finished with 25 shots on the game compared to the Grizzlies’ nine shots.
  • Junior goalkeeper Justin Saliba had two saves during the 120 minutes of action and a crucial save in the PK shootout to allow Dayton to pull ahead.
  • Senior Alex Amankwaah converted the go-ahead penalty for the Flyers. All four Dayton PK takers converted their shots.
  • Oakland’s tying attempt in the shootout hit the cross bar, clinching the win for UD.
  • This the sixth overtime game for Dayton this season.

 

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