Philadelphia Union Academy alum Keegan Rosenberry went from hero to goat in less than an hour in a heartbreaking penalty shootout loss for third-seeded Georgetown Sunday afternoon.
The senior right back delivered the equalizer in the 60th minute for the Hoyas, but it was his penalty shot miss high over the bar that gave the ACC an unlikely entry into the quarterfinals in Boston College. The Eagles won the shootout Sporting Kansas City in the Open Cup Final style without missing a shot against backup goalkeeper Mitchell Auer, a senior who replaced freshman JT Marcinkowski for the shootout.
Union Academy alum Brett Campbell made his penalty with a shot BC goalkeeper Alex Kapp got a hand on but couldn't keep out. Trevor Davock gave the Eagles the lead in the 19th minute and also converted a penalty. Len Zeugner's penalty clinched the shootout victory.
Boston College's upset was one of only three over the weekend in Round Three NCAA Tournament action.
Twelfth-seeded Creighton edged Colton Storm and fifth-seeded North Carolina in the only match played on Saturday evening.
Big East Midfielder of the Year Timo Pitter scored the game's only goal in the 38th minute and the Blue Jays defense held off a Tar Heels attack that fired off 21 shots, but only four that Connor Sparrow had to turn away. Storm took three of those shots in his 90 minutes at right back for the Tar Heels.
The game was the first for Creighton coach Elmar Bolowich against his former team since leaving Chapel Hill in 2011. The loss was only the second of the season for the Tar Heels.
Sebastian Elney and 10th-seeded Maryland took a 2-0 lead in the first half, but Union Academy alum Patrick Berneski's first career goal made it 2-1 just before halftime, setting up an exciting second half in a rematch of the 2013 national title game played at PPL Park.
Ivan Magalhaes opened the scoring for the Terps in the 21st minute and freshman forward Eryk Williamson made it six goals in six games when he put Maryland up 2-0 in the 38th minute.
Berneski's goal shifted the momentum and a questionable second yellow card shown to Magalhaes with 12 minutes put an extra step in the Fighting Irish attack that created multiple chances off headers that sailed wide or over the bar. For the game, the Irish had 13 shots, but only two were on target.
Jordan Morris brace leads Stanford past Ohio State; Own goal dooms SMU upset attempt
USMNT star Jordan Morris scored twice in the second half to lead eighth-seeded Stanford over ninth seed Ohio State and into the NCAA quarters for the first time since 2002.
After a scoreless first half, Morris delivered the game's first goal in the 53rd minute and after an Abdi Mohamed equalizer in the 62nd minute, scored his 10th of the season to give the Cardinal back the lead for good. Corey Baird added an insurance goal in the 88th minute.
Unseeded SMU kept the high-powered Akron attack under wraps, but were done in by a 43rd minute own goal that put the Zips in the NCAA quarterfinals for the first time since they won the national championship in 2010.
Goncalo Soares gave the Zips the lead in the 25th minute, but an Akron own goal knotted the game seven minutes later. The Zips attack, which blew out Rutgers 6-1 in the second round, managed 40 shots for the match but Mustangs goalkeeper was up to the challenge with nine saves to keep SMU in striking distance.
Syracuse makes history; wins for Wake Forest and Clemson give ACC four teams in quarters
The Orange are going to the quarterfinals for the first time in program history after beating 11th-seeded Seattle 3-1 on Sunday.
Syracuse took a 2-0 lead 20 minutes into the game and held on for a 3-1 win to move a win away from the College Cup. Freshman defender Miles Robinson opened the scoring for the Orange in the 2nd minute off a Liam Callahan corner and Noah Rhynhart made it 2-0 in the 20th minute.
The Redhawks cut the lead in half in the 67th minute when David Olsen scored his 16th goal of the season to move into a tie for the nation's lead, but Kamal Miller made it 3-1 in the 71st minute when he fired home a rebound from a free kick. Union Academy alums Morgan Hackworth and Chris Gomez didn't play in the game, but Kenny Lassiter (pictured above), who played with the Union in the 2012 Generation adidas Cup, was one of three subs off the bench for the Orange.
Since Syracuse will be facing conference foe Boston College in the quarters, the ACC are guaranteed at least one team in the College Cup for the 15th straight year.
With top-seeded Wake Forest and second-seeded Clemson both winning on Sunday, the conference has a chance for a repeat of the 2009 College Cup when three of the four teams - Virginia, North Carolina and Wake Forest - were from the ACC.
Wake Forest needed an 88th-minute strike from Ricky Greensfelder to edge Billy McConnell and 16th-seeded Indiana. Demon Deacons midfielder Ian Harkes delivered his second straight game-winning assist in Wake Forest's second straight 1-0 win in the tournament. The game was the last for Downingtown native Ben Maurey, a fifth-year senior who spent his last season with Indiana after playing at Brown.
Clemson booked a spot in the quarterfinals for the first time in a decade with a 79th minute goal from Kyle Murphy that finally sunk a UC Santa Barbara team that squandered a first half lead and tied things up after surrendering two unanswered goals in the 69th minute.