NCAA DI Men: Late dramatics in quarterfinals

Stanford and Akron won on golden goals while Syracuse's winner came in the 79th minute as they joined Clemson in the NCAA Division I Men's final four.
Foster Langsdorf's header in the 97th minute gave Stanford the 2-1 win at No. 1 seed Wake Forest three minutes after Brandon Vincent had a potential winning penalty kick for the Cardinal saved by Wake keeper Alec Ferrell.

U.S. international Jordan Morris had put Stanford ahead in the 18th minute off passes from Vincent and Corey Baird, who also assisted on Langsdorf's goal.

Ian Harkes, the son of John Harkes, converted a penalty kick in the 70th minute to tie the match.

In Friday's semifinals, Stanford will play Akron, a 3-2 winner over Creighton on a free kick from junior Adam Najem in the 102nd minute. It's the Zips' first trip to the College Cup since 2010 under Caleb Porter.

The Zips broke a scoreless deadlock in the 60th minute when Victor Souto scored on a penalty kick. Four minutes later, the score was even as Fernando Castellanos equalized for Creighton.

Stuart Holthusen put Akron ahead for a second time in the 80th minute, but Ricardo Perez's goal in the 85th minute sent the game to overtime.

In the other semifinal, Clemson, a shootout winner over Maryland on Friday night, will play ACC rival Syracuse, which beat Boston College on Ben Polk's header.

NCAA Division I Men's Tournament Results:
Dec. 4 in Clemson, South Carolina
#2 Clemson 1 #10 Maryland 1
(Clemson wins 3-1 on penalties.)
Dec. 5 in Akron, Ohio
#4 Akron 3 #12 Creighton 2
Dec. 5 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
#1 Wake Forest 1 #8 Stanford 2
Dec. 5 in Syracuse, New York
#6 Syracuse 1 Boston College 0

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