Men's Soccer Falls to Lewis in Second Round of NCAA Tournament
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Fighting unfavorable conditions of strong winds, the Ohio Dominican men's soccer team ended its postseason run at the hands on Lewis University 1-0 in overtime in the second round of the NCAA Midwest Regional Tournament.
The loss snapped the Panthers 12 game unbeaten streak, eight of those at home and finished with an overall record of 12-3-4.
After the two teams played to a 0-all tie at the end of the regulation, the Flyers defeated the Panthers 1-0 in the 97th minute to advance to the NCAA Third run and put an abrupt end to ODU's magical season.
Lewis outshot Ohio Dominican 13-6 over the course of the game, including a 3-0 margin in the first overtime period.
The Panthers had opportunities to get on the board, but key defensive plays by the Flyers backline and the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) Defensive Player of the Year put a stop to ODU's opportunities.
With 97:04 on the clock, Lenin Roa-Tapia set up for a free kick. With a little help from the win, Roa-Tapia sent the ball over sophomore Macklin Robinson's (Cincinnati, Ohio) for the golden goal.
Ohio Dominican ended the season with a 12-3-4 overall record and was the first team to win a regular season championship as well as a conference championship.
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