2011 NCAC Men's Soccer Tournament

2011 NCAC MEN'S SOCCER TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS

DEPAUW UNIVERSITY


Photo by Mike Serbanoiu
OHIO WESLEYAN University - 2010 NCAC MEN'S SOCCER TOURNAMENT

Semifinals: Wednesday, Nov. 2nd Championship: Saturday, Nov. 5
#1 Ohio Wesleyan 4, #4 Allegheny 1 {Box Score} DePauw 4, Ohio Wesleyan 2 {Box Score}
#2 DePauw 2, #3 Hiram 1 (OT) {Box Score}  
Tournament Stats

Semifinal Recpas:
Second-seeded DePauw (8-1-0, 15-2-1) withstood an upset bid from No. 3 Hiram (5-4-0, 10-6-1) on Wednesday afternoon in Greencastle, Indiana, earning a 2-1 overtime decision over the Terriers in the NCAC Tournament semifinals. Junior Matt Schoenfeld (Brownsburg, IN/Cathedral) put DPU on the board in the 25th minute and the score stood at 1-0 in favor of the Tigers until midway through the second half. Hiram evened the score at 1-1 in the 77th minute of action on an unassisted goal off the foot of junior forward Ryan Minick (North Royalton, OH/North Royalton), and the score would stay that way for the remaining 13 minutes of regulation. The Tigers secured the overtime triumph in the 94th minute on a goal from senior forward Sam Meyer (North Field, IL/New Trier Twp.). With the win, the Tigers advance to Saturday's NCAC Tournament championship match against top-seeded Ohio Wesleyan at Roy Rike Field in Delaware, Ohio, at 5:00 p.m.

Top-seeded Ohio Wesleyan (9-0-0, 18-1-0) cruised into the 2011 NCAC Tournament championship match with a 4-1 triumph over fourth-seeded Allegheny (4-4-1, 11-7-1) on Wednesday evening at Roy Rike Field in Delaware. The Battling Bishops got out of the gates strong as they senior Travis Wall (Columbus, OH/Upper Arlington) found the back of the net in the seventh minute to give OWU the early 1-0 advantage. Allegheny netted a game-tying goal in the 18th minute off the foot of sophomore Andrew Miller (Olivette, MO.John Burroughs) and the score would remain tied at intermission. After a slow start to the first ten minutes of the second half, the Battling Bishops put the game away with a pair of quick strike goals in the 55th and 56th minutes off the feet of sophomore Matt Shadoan (Dublin, OH/Scioto) and senior Dylan Stone (Easton, CT/Barlow), respectively. The Battling Bishops closed out the scoring and sealed the three-goal victory in the 89th minute on a goal from senior Tyler Bryant (Chillicothe, OH/Unioto). The Bishops will be in search of their second-straight and ninth all-time NCAC Tournament championship on Saturday as they take on second-seeded DePauw at 5:00 p.m. in Delaware.

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Ohio Wesleyan (9-0-0, 17-1-0) earned its fourth-straight North Coast championship with a pair of wins last week. The Battling Bishops defeated Kenyon, 2-1, and Allegheny, 1-0, to collect their league-leading 20th conference title. Kenyon has won the second most conference crowns with six, followed by Wooster (3), Denison (2) and Wittenberg (1).

The Battling Bishops enter the NCAC Tournament as the top seed and will host fourth-seeded Allegheny (4-4-1, 11-6-1) on Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. in a re-match of the regular-season finale that saw OWU come away with a 1-0 victory. Second-seeded DePauw (8-1-0, 14-2-1) will host third-seeded Hiram (5-4-0, 10-5-1) in the other semifinal match at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday. The Tigers secured a 2-1 triumph over the Terriers in the regular season meeting between the two squads on September 24th. The championship game is set for Saturday at the site of the highest remaining seed to emerge from the semifinal round.

Tourney Notes: The tournament winner receives the NCAC’s automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament ... Ohio Wesleyan, which owns eight NCAC tournament titles, is the defending tournament champion after defeating Denison, 3-1, last season. Since the inaugural NCAC Tournament in 2000, OWU is the only member school to compete in every tournament. DePauw has qualified for the conference tournament in its inaugural season in the league, while Hiram earned a berth in the field of four for the third time in school history and Allegheny is making its second consecutive appearance and 10th all time ... Should the Ohio Wesleyan men and women both advance to the championship game of their respective tournaments, the men would play first, followed by the women (rotation set by even or odd years).