Coester’s College Soccer Report

NCAA Division I Bracket

St Louis University Billikens – 1
Drake Bulldogs – 0
Post-Dispatch – With St. Louis University’s NCAA soccer tournament game appearing headed for penalty kicks, the Billikens scored in the closing seconds for a dramatic 1-0 win over Drake at freezing Hermann Stadium.

With the clock running out in the second overtime, defender Tim Ream played a long ball out of the back. Seldom-seen reserve forward Charles Bryce, who was only in the game because SLU leading scorer Kyle Patterson had broken his arm two minutes into the game, chased after it. He was fouled by goalie Michael Drozd, who ran out of his box to try to get the ball.

He and Bryce got to the ball at the same time and Drozd caught Bryce with a high boot. The referee stopped the clock with 6.3 seconds to play and gave SLU a free kick just outside the penalty box. Calum Angus took the free kick and put the ball into the box, where it dipped in front of Drozd. Kyle Hayes got his foot on the ball from just outside the goal line and put it into the roof of the net for the winner.

SLU, which plays a first-round game tonight against Drake at Hermann Stadium at 7 p.m., hasn’t won an NCAA match since 2003. No one on the current team has won a tournament game wearing a SLU uniform.

The winner faces Indiana on Tuesday.

Northwestern Wildcats – 1 (PK’s)
Loyola (Illinois) – 0
Wildcats win in PK’s, 4-1

The winner faces Notre Dame on Tuesday.

Tulsa Golden Hurricane – 1
UMKC Kangaroos – 0
Tulsa World – The chants of “Jose, Jose, Jose, Jose” were let out from the 350 or so freezing University of Tulsa soccer fans and cut through the cold, crisp air Friday night.

It was a chant the Golden Hurricane soccer supporters had been waiting all night to let loose. Jose Parada finally converted one of the numerous TU scoring chances with just over 10 minutes remaining to give fifth-ranked TU a 1-0 victory over UMKC in the opening round of the NCAA Men’s Soccer Tournament at the Hurricane Soccer and Track Stadium.

The winner faces Creighton on Tuesday.