NCAA Third Round Recap (11/16): Kenyon 2, Case 2 (2OT; Case Adv. 5-4 in PK's) - Boxscore
With the score tied 2-2 and two scoreless overtime periods, Case Western Reserve advanced into the NCAA Division III Men's Soccer Tournament round of eight after netting all five penalty kicks to Kenyon's four.
The Lords struck first as Brice Koval (Crested Butte, CO/Worcester Academy (MA)) set up Philippe Stengel (Miami, FL/Coral Reef Senior) for his seventh goal of the season in the 10th minute of play. After 31 minutes of scoreless action, the Spartans got on the board with a header from Nathan Ekberg in the 42nd minute and then took a 2-1 lead into the half with a goal from Seldon Magruder one and a half minutes later. Case took a 10-8 shots advantage into the half, while Kenyon had a 3-0 edge in corner kicks.
David Anderson (Urbana, IL/Urbana) headed in the equalizer at 54:12 off of a serve from Greg McNeer (Winston Salem, NC/Forsyth Country Day). Both teams kept the pressure on, but were unable to take the lead, forcing overtime.
Neither team would score the golden goal after two overtime periods, as the game moved to penalty kicks. Both teams totaled 19 shots on the evening with Kenyon earning a 9-2 advantage in corners. Case goalkeeper Charlie Fink made three saves, while Kenyon's Ian McInturf (Cincinnati, OH/Cincinnati Country Day) made five saves prior to the round of penalty kicks.
The Spartans and Lords matched each other kick-for-kick through four rounds with all eight strikers finding the back of the net. The fifth round proved to be decisive, as Case's Garrett Winter found the back of the net and Fink turned away Kenyon's final shot attempt by Anderson.
Kenyon ends the 2018 season at 18-1-3, while Case Western moves on to compete against the winner of the #4 Calvin vs. Penn St. Behrend game. The team that advances through the sectional rounds this weekend will advance to the semifinals of the tournament on November 30 in Greensboro, North Carolina.
NCAA Second Round Recap (11/11): Kenyon 2, Carnegie Mellon 1 (OT) - Boxscore
No. 10 Kenyon earned a 2-1 overtime victory against No. 11-ranked Carnegie Mellon in the second round of the NCAA Men's Soccer Division III Tournament.
After a scoreless first half, Carnegie Mellon's Nick Isham delivered a pass to teammate Elliot Cohen who recorded the first score of the game. The Lords then staged a dramatic comeback with two goals.
With regulation coming to a close and Kenyon down 1-0, Sam Carson (Denver, CO/Denver East) found the back of the net off of an assist from Keven Duan (Snohomish, WA/Glacier Peak) to force overtime.
The Lords took a 12-5 shooting advantage over the Tartans into the extra frame, along with a 6-1 edge in corner kicks.
With the extra session nearing expiration, Max Taylor (Chicago, IL/Saint Ignatius) lifted the ball to the right side of the post where Sam Hosmer-Quint (Columbia, MO/Hickman) headed it home for the game-winner.
The loss eliminated Carnegie Mellon from the tournament, ending the Tartans season at 11-5-3, while Kenyon improves to 18-1-2. The Lords now advance into the third-round of the national tournament and will face No. 19-ranked Case Western Reserve, with the time and date to be determined. The Spartans are the only team to defeat the Lords this season, as they claimed a 3-0 win on Sept. 26.
NCAA First Round Recap (11/10): Kenyon 3, Maryville (TN) 0 - Boxscore
Kenyon claimed an opening round victory in the 2018 NCAA Division III Men's Soccer Tournament, handing Maryville (TN) a 3-0 loss.
The win sends the Lords into the second round to square off against Carnegie Mellon, as the Tartans defeated Centre in penalty kicks in the other first round matchup. This is the sixth-consecutive season Kenyon has advanced into the second round. The Lords will host the second round matchup at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday in Gambier.
Kenyon got on the board early with an own goal by the Scots just four minutes into the match. The Lords took the 1-0 lead into the half along with a 5-3 shots advantage and a 1-0 edge in corner kicks.
In the 53rd minute of action, Kenyon junior Max Taylor (Chicago, IL/Saint Ignatius) gave the Lords an insurance goal, while sophomore Collyn Carpenter (Charlotte, NC/South Mecklenburg) tallied the third goal of the game with a header into the back of the net in the 80th minute.
Kenyon ended the match with a 17-4 edge in shots, including a 4-0 advantage in corner kicks. Sophomore keeper Ian McInturf (Cincinnati, OH/Cincinnati Country Day) was not challenged in the matchup as the Kenyon defense held Maryville to zero shots on frame.
GAMBIER, Ohio - The top-seeded Kenyon Lords posted a 4-0 victory against second-seeded Ohio Wesleyan on Saturday in Gambier to claim its fourth NCAC Men's Soccer Tournament Title.
Kenyon got on the board early in the 10th minute with a goal from David Anderson (Urbana, IL/Urbana) off of a cross from Philippe Stengel (Miami, FL/Coral Reef Senior). Just over two minutes later, teammate Max Taylor (Chicago, IL/Saint Ignatius) found the back of the net to put the Lords up by two. Late in the first half, after three-consecutive headers, Jack Cohen (Chappaqua, N.Y./Horace Greeley) added to the Kenyon lead off of assists from Collyn Carpenter (Charlotte, NC/South Mecklenburg) and Sam Hosmer-Quint (Columbia, MO/Hickman). Kenyon went into the half with a 7-1 shots advantage and a 2-0 edge in corner kicks.
Ohio Wesleyan put more pressure on Kenyon in the final 45 minutes with a 4-3 advantage in shots and two corner kicks, while not allowing the Lords any corners. Kenyon ended the scoring with Anderson's second goal of the championship and 12th score of the season at 58:24. The Battling Bishops' J.P. Baughman (Westerville, OH/Columbus St. Francis DeSales) and Kenyon's Ian McInturf (Cincinnati, OH/Cincinati Country Day) each recorded one save in the game.
With the win, the Lords have earned the NCAC's automatic bid into the 2018 NCAA Division III Men's Soccer Tournament and will host in the first and second rounds of the NCAA tournament. The Lords will face Maryville (Tenn.) in a first round match on Saturday, Nov. 10 (11 a.m.). Carnegie Mellon and Centre will also battle in Gambier, Ohio, on Saturday (1:30 p.m.) with the winners of each match meeting on Sunday, Nov. 11 (1 p.m.). Kenyon is making the NCAA Tournament for the sixth-straight year and 15th time overall.