Dowling won its first national championship in any sport when it beat defending champion Ft. Lewis, 1-0, to win the NCAA Division II men's championship Saturday afternoon at Brosnaham Soccer Complex in Pensacola, Fla.
Ivorian Guy-Roland Kpene, the final four's Most Outstanding Offensive Player, set up 26-year-old Norwegian Morten Jensen for the game's only goal in the seventh minute.
Metro State defeated Grand Valley State, 1-0, on Kira Sharp's goal on free kick in the fourth minute of overtime to win the NCAA Division II women's national championship.
The national title is Metro State's second in three seasons. The Roadrunners won in 2004 over Adelphi.