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.


  • 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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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