Five stars from NCAA Division I Men's Tournament second round

A freshman, junior and redshirt senior transfer, as well as a pair of keepers had big games on Sunday.

Andrew Thomas. The Stanford sophomore stopped four penalty kicks to give the Cardinal a 2-1 win over Seattle U after their match ended 1-1 for its sixth shootout win in the last five years and eighth straight win dating back to 2002. With each stop, Thomas put up his fingers with his save count. “I just wanted to remind the opposition that it was my box and I was going to be saving a few more,” he said. Thomas, who played cricket internationally for England as a youth and spent time this year with the U.S. U-23s, was in goal last season when Stanford prevailed over St. Mary's in a shootout in last year's third round.


Victor Bezerra. The freshman from the Chicago Fire academy became the first Indiana player to score a hat trick since 2012 when his three goals gave the Hoosiers a 3-0 win over Kentucky. Bezerra completed the hat trick with a 35-yard blast, "a special goal in a big game,” according to IU coach Todd Yeagley. He is one of six freshmen who started for the Hoosiers, who had to rebuild after losing six players to MLS teams after last season.

Trevor Davock. The redshirt senior from Boston College scored a golden goal to cap Providence's 3-2 comeback win at No. 15 Penn State, The Friars trailed 2-0 early in the second half before Davock went to work, feeding Dane Esben Wolf with a cross and then finding Portuguese Tiago Mendonca for the equalizer in the 86th minute. The win was Providence's 16th of the season, tying the program record.

Rodney Michael. The Sierra Leone native scored two goals to complete UC Santa Barbara's 4-0 win at No. 14 St. Mary's. The unbeaten Gaels twice came close to equalizing in the second half before Will Baynham and Michael broke the game open with three goals. UCSB coach Tim Vom Steeg said Michael and Baynham were the difference in the game with their work down the right side.

Jake Gelnovatch. The son of top-ranked Virginia coach George Gelnovatch tied a career-high with seven saves to lead Louisville to a 1-0 win at No. 14 UC Davis. One of his saves was on a scissor kick by Jye Citizen in the 17th minute. After Izaiah Jennings put the Cardinals ahead in the 62nd minute, Gelnovatch held the Aggies off the scoreboard despite facing six shots.

Second Round:
Sunday, November 24
No. 3 Georgetown
5 Pittsburgh 0. (Nealis 5, 66, Dodson 13, own goal 20, McCune 82. Att.: 1,497.)
No. 5 Indiana 3 Kentucky 0. (Bezerra 21, 30, 63. Att.: 1,106.)
No. 1 Virginia 2 Campbell 0. (Patton 38, Crofts 85. Att.: 1,460.)
No. 13 Michigan 0 Wright State 0 (5-4 on PKs.) (Att.: 1,048.)
No. 11 Marshall 2 West Virginia 1. (Roberts 10, Yosef 43; Lucas 39. Att.: 2,126.)
No. 10 Virginia Tech 4 New Hampshire 1. (Strickler 17, 35, Kasak 38, Lennon 73; Gould 16. Att.: 420.)
No. 12 St. Mary's 0 UC Santa Barbara 4. (Billingsley 32, Baynham 65, Michael 70, 80. Att.: 1,556.)
No. 14 UC Davis 0 Louisville 1. (Jennings 62. Att.: 1,703.)
No. 4 Wake Forest 3 Maryland 0. (Lapa 26 Chol 50, Holcomb 89. Att.: 1,765.)
No. 15 Penn State 2 Providence 3. (Molloy 50, May 54; Wolf 55, Mendonca 86, Davock 95. Att.: 290.)
No. 16 St. John's 2 Syracuse 1. (Knapp 19, Simonsen 36; Ferrin 69. Att.: 457.)
No. 2 Clemson 2 Charlotte 1. (Robinson 56, Barber 99; Popp 73. Att.: 1,472.)
No. 9 UCF 2 Missouri State 1. (Sorokin 29, Jennings 91; Bruseth 4. Att.: 857.)
No. 6 Washington 2 Boston College 0. (Bodily 25, Townsend 31.)
No. 7 Stanford 1 Seattle U 1. (2-1 on PKs) (Beason 61; Meza 75. Att.: 1,047.)
No. 8 SMU 1 Coastal Carolina 0. (McLaughlin 108. Att.: 1,150.)

Third Round:
Saturday, November 30
No. 1 Virginia vs. No. 16 St. John's
Sunday, December 1
No. 2 Clemson
vs. Providence
No. 3 Georgetown vs. Louisville
No. 4 Wake Forest vs. No. 13 Michigan
No. 5 Indiana vs. UC Santa Barbara
No. 7 Stanford vs. No. 10 Virginia Tech
Saturday or Sunday
No. 6 Washington vs. No. 11 Marshall
No. 8 SMU
vs. No. 9 UCF
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