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Nov. 21, 2010
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Matt Kassel scored a goal and added an assist as second-seeded Maryland toppled Penn, 4-0, Sunday in the second round of the 2010 NCAA Men's Soccer Championship.
John Stertzer, Greg Young and Patrick Mullins joined Kassel as goal-scorers to propel Maryland (18-2-1), winners of 14 straight, to the round-of-16 for the ninth consecutive season.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Fourth-seeded North Carolina claimed a 5-4 penalty shootout win over Georgetown Sunday night at Fetzer Field after 110 minutes of scoreless soccer. The Tar Heels converted all five penalty kicks and Scott Goodwin stopped a Hoya attempt to advance the Tar Heels to the third round of the NCAA Tournament for the third consecutive season.
Following a scoreless 110 minutes of action, Georgetown and fourth-seeded North Carolina were forced to decide who would advance via a penalty shootout. Georgetown was the first to step to the spot as Ian Christianson converted his attempt before Kirk Urso knotted things up at 1-1 after the first round.
Round two saw the Hoyas' Alex Verdi beat the keeper to make it 2-1. Junior Drew McKinney equalized for the Tar Heels to even things up at 2-2.
Georgetown's Seth C'deBaca was the next to shoot for the Hoyas as he went low right into the waiting hands of Goodwin who parried the ball away and put Carolina in control of the shootout.
Senior Jalil Anibaba put the pressure on the Hoyas to come up with a stop as he made the score 3-2 after three rounds. Jimmy Nealis and Chandler Diggs converted for the Hoyas, while Enzo Martinez made his penalty putting Alex Walters in position to win the match in the fifth round.
COLUMBIA, S.C.-South Carolina freshman Bradlee Baladez netted a goal with 59 seconds left in the first overtime to lift the seventh-seeded Gamecocks to a 1-0 victory over 24th-ranked Duke in the second round of the NCAA Men's Soccer Tournament this afternoon in front of 1,872 fans at Stone Stadium. The Blue Devils conclude their season with a 10-6-4 overall record.
After playing nearly 100 scoreless minutes, South Carolina was able to break through with the only goal of the game. J.P. Rafferty found the feet of Stephen Morrissey deep in Duke's defensive territory. Morrissey collected the ball and found his way to the end line and slipped a ball to the near post where Baladez was making a hard run to the near post. Baladez got an extra step on the Duke defender and poked the ball past the near post for the golden goal.