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Nov. 18, 2010
Duke University senior Cole Grossman netted a pair of second-half goals to lead the 24th-ranked Blue Devils to a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over Coastal Carolina in the NCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championship first round. Duke advances to the second round to play South Carolina on Nov. 21, at 2 p.m.
Grossman tallied his ninth and 10th goals of the season just six minutes apart in the second half to push Duke past a tough Coastal Carolina squad. The Blue Devils improve to 10-5-4 overall and 29-22-1 all-time in NCAA Tournament action.
Duke came out strong to start the game, controlling the majority of possession and creating its fair share of chances on goal. Despite the Blue Devils early offense threats, it was Coastal Carolina that broke through with the first goal of the contest.
The Virginia men's soccer team was defeated, 1-0, by Old Dominion in the first round of the 2010 NCAA Tournament Thursday night at Klöckner Stadium. ODU's Alex Vaughan scored the game-winner in the 63rd minute to lift the Monarchs to victory.
Virginia, the 2009 NCAA Champion, ends its season with an overall record of 11-6-3. With the win, Old Dominion improves to 10-6-2 and advances to the second round to face Penn State on Sunday (Nov. 21).
Virginia out-shot the Monarchs, 7-1, in the first half but did not manage to score and the match remained scoreless until halftime.
In the second half, Vaughan one-timed a pass from Chris Harmon and finished under the crossbar to give ODU the 1-0 lead.
Boston College sophomore midfielder Kyle Bekker scored late in the first half, temporarily tying the score at 1-1, before Brown junior Austin Mandel broke the tie just 2:33 later to lift the Bears to a 2-1 victory in the first round of the NCAA Tournament before 981 fans at Stevensen Field.
Brown's season continues with a second-round match at Connecticut on Sunday, Nov. 21 at 1 p.m. while Boston College concludes its 2010 campaign with a 10-5-5 record.
BC sophomore goalkeeper Justin Luthy registered six saves in the match, including an outstanding diving stop on junior Sean Rosa's curling right-footed blast in the 35th minute.
Brown opened the scoring early in the match on a Jon Okafor tally in the 11th minute. Bekker responded with a right-footed shot from 22 yards at 40:23 to tie the score before Mandel scored decisively at 42:56.