The third time was the charm for Charleston, which won its first NCAA Division II men's championship in three trips to the final over the last four years, beating Lynn, 3-1, in a shootout after their
game at Swope Park in Kansas City ended scoreless.
The Golden Eagles lost in the final to Lynn in 2014 and Wingate in 2016 and to Pfeiffer in the 2015 semifinals.
Brazilian keeper, Paulo Pita, made three saves in the shootout and the West Virginia school prevailed when it converted all three penalty kicks.
Women. Central Missouri won its first NCAA Division II women's championship when it beat Carson-Newman, 5-3, in a shootout. The victory came after the Jennies rallied for the
tying goal with 30 seconds left in regulation.
Central Missouri came into the game with a 25-0-0 record but fell behind on Lauren Wade's goal in the 19th minute and trailed for the
first time all season at the half.
Carson-Newman appeared to be headed to its first victory until All-American Jada Scott went down in the box and converted her penalty kick with
just 30 seconds left.
In the shootout, Central Missouri keeper Ana Dilkes, who holds the all-time Division II shutout record with 64 shutouts, made the one stop of the session,
saving Holly Talbut-Smith's shot in the fourth round. Abby Rhodesiced the win with the next shot.