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.