Maryland men’s soccer team edges Brown in second round of NCAA tournament
Dan Metzger connected in the final moments of regulation to help No. 2 Maryland defeat Brown, 2-1, in the second round of the NCAA tournament at Ludwig Field in College Park on Sunday.
Bobby Belair scored an early goal for Brown (13-3-3), but Patrick Mullins and Metzger scored to lift the Terrapins (18-1-2) to the third round for a nation-best 11th season. They will host Coastal Carolina, which knocked off Wake Forest, 2-1, in the third round next Sunday at 5 p.m.
Mullins, the 2012 ACC offensive player of the year, tied the game at 1-1 just before halftime. Mullins’s goal was his team-leading 14th of the season and gave the Terrapins momentum going into the second half.
Maryland took the lead in the waning moments when Metzger deflected a Helge Leikvang cross into the back right corner of the net with 57 seconds remaining. It was the sophomore’s third goal and Leikvang’s second assist on the season.
●NEW MEXICO 3, VIRGINIA 1: James Rogers broke a 1-1 tie in the 58th minute and the Lobos added a final goal late to eliminate the Cavaliers in the third round of the NCAA tournament.
New Mexico scored first, in the sixth minute, on a shot from the box by Kyle Venter. The Lobos took the lead into the half, but Virginia tied the game in the 48th minute on a header by Matt Brown. Scott Thormsen was on the assist of Brown’s first goal of the season.
But Rogers struck for New Mexico just 10 minutes later and the Lobos’ defense tightened to shut down Virginia.
The Cavaliers’ season ends with a 10-7-4 record. New Mexico (17-3-1) will travel to face Connecticut in the Round of 16 next Sunday.
●GEORGETOWN 1, CHARLOTTE 0: The Hoyas (18-3-1) advanced to the round of 16 for just the second time in program history after shutting out the visiting 49ers in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
The last trip to the round of 16 for Georgetown, which also tied a program record set in 1994 by reaching 18 wins, was in 1997 with a smaller field of teams.
The Hoyas got all the scoring they needed in the 43rd minute. Junior forward Steve Neumann hit a corner kick to the near post, where Brandon Allen got above Charlotte defender Keegan Rosenberry and headed the ball past 49ers keeper Klay Davis.
Georgetown will host the VCU-Syracuse winner on Nov. 25.
U-Va. women ousted
Visiting Duke jumped out to a two-goal lead before halftime and held on to eliminate the second-ranked Cavaliers in the round of 16, 3-1, in Charlottesville.
Virginia finishes the season 18-5-1 after matching a school record for wins in a season.
Down 2-0, Virginia cut the lead in half in the 51st minute as Danielle Colaprico fed Caroline Miller on a cross, extending Miller’s single-season school records to 20 goals and 47 points. It also extended her school-record goal-scoring streak to eight consecutive games.
Miller finished her career with 45 career goals, second in school history, and 109 career points, tied for second in school history. Her seven career NCAA tournament goals are also a school record.
Duke sealed the victory with its third goal coming with 83 seconds to play. The Blue Devils (15-5-2) will play the Penn State-Michigan winner in next week’s quarterfinals.