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3. NAIA MEN: Graceland captures first title in shootout
November 22nd, 2006 1:47AM

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Graceland University of Iowa captured its first NAIA men's title Tuesday when beat Azusa Pacific, 7-6, in a shootout after the final ended in a 0-0 draw.

The first five shooters for both teams converted their spot kicks, but the next four missed. In the 10th round, Azusa Pacific's Kolt Calloway missed his penalty, and Nick Gay sealed the win for the Yellow Jackets with a penalty to right side.

"I think I'm in shock," said Graceland coach Ivan Joseph. "We had to work, work, work."

Graceland keeper Isaac Unruh was named the Tournament MVP. Yellow Jacket freshman Bret Loving was named the Outstanding Defensive Player, while Azusa Pacific's Steven Lenhart was the Outstanding Offensive Player.


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