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Union Academy in College: Elite Eight

Keegan Rosenberry's late goal saved Georgetown in regulation and set up a dramatic overtime finish as the Hoyas advanced to the Elite Eight while Darius Madison and Virginia were knocking off the defending champs.

Georgetown right back Keegan Rosenberry
Georgetown right back Keegan Rosenberry
By Matt Ralph

Georgetown was 10 minutes away from exiting the NCAA tournament on Sunday when junior defender Keegan Rosenberry rose above the defense at the far post and headed a ball back into the net to draw the game level and set up a dramatic overtime victory by a fellow defender.

The goal was the second of the season for Rosenberry and the first time in 129 tries the Hoyas scored on a corner kick this season. The overtime goal by Jared Rist came off another deft corner kick delivery from Tyler Rudy and marked the second time the Hoyas have knocked off Syracuse in a third round match - they beat the Orange on penalty kicks in 2012 en route to the College Cup final.

You can see highlights of Rosenberry's goal - the quality isn't the greatest but you get the idea - below or at YouTube.

Rosenberry, Melvin Snoh, Brett Campbell and the rest of the Hoyas will host Virginia on Saturday at 1 p.m. with a spot in the College Cup on the line. Virginia knocked off defending champions Notre Dame on Sunday with an 82nd-minute goal by Nicko Corriveau. Darius Madison played 89 minutes in the match and took three shots. With the win, the Cavaliers are the only College Cup team from last year left in the field.

Andrew Herr's Michigan State Spartans pulled off a remarkable comeback against Washington after going 2-0 down to send it to penalty kicks, where they prevailed to reach the Elite Eight for the second straight year. Herr, a defender, played 105 of the 120 minutes in the game. Michigan State will be hosting Providence on Saturday at noon.

North Carolina continued its run as an unseeded team - one of only two left in the field - with a 2-1 win over conference foes Clemson without Colton Storm, who has missed all three of the Tar Heels tournament games. The Tar Heels will take on MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist Leo Stolz and UCLA on Saturday at 8 p.m.

UMBC, the other unseeded team still left, continued their improbable run with a 1-0 win over Shane Campbell and Louisville. The Retrievers took a first half lead on a penalty kick from Mamadou Kansaye and held on to defeat the Cardinals and set up a Friday night match with Creighton, who beat Todd Pratzner's Xavier team 2-1. Pratzner played 76 minutes at centerback for Xavier in their loss and Campbell played 57 minutes off the bench in the last game of his first season in Louisville.