NCAA Division I Men's Tournament: Pitt and Marshall reach College Cup for first time

After knocking off top-seed Clemson on penalty kicks in the third round, Marshall defeated defending national champion Georgetown, 1-0, to advance to the Men's College Cup for the first time in its history.

Brazilian Vitor Dias set up the game's only goal in the 70th minute when he delivered a cross to Englishman Jamil Roberts for his third goal of the season and 17th of his career.

"That was a completely different game then Clemson," Herd head coach Chris Grassie said. "I think we struggled with the first 20 minutes just trying to get our legs back from the previous games. But once we got into it and we sorted some things out tactically, I thought we were terrific. I thought that it was only ever going to be us that were going to win it."

May 10 in Cary, N.C.
Marshall 1 Georgetown 0. Goal: Roberts 70.
Marshall -- Semmle, Dossantos, Fernandes, Dolabella, Roberts, Alves, Mocyunas, Schneider, Leinhos, Yosef, Dias.
Substitutes: Adams,  Raphael, Edwards.
Georgetown -- Nikopolidis, Rothrock, Nielsen, Zawadzki, Polvara, Sands, Hegardt, Tabora Ponce, Rocha, Riviere, DaLuz. Substitutes: Linhares, Burns, Franks, Ngoh, Le.
Att.: 186.

Pitt advanced to the Men's College Cup for the first time when it defeated Washington, 3-0.

Coached by former Wake Forest head coach Jay Vidovich, the Panthers have outscored their opposition, 13-1, over three games.
They entered the tournament as the No. 2 seeds behind only ACC rival Clemson.

Sophomores Valentin Noel and Veljko Petkovic led Pitt with their third goals of the tournament. Freshman Bertin Jacquesson added the third goal, his first of the tournament. Noel and Jacquesson hail from France while is from Serbia.

Pitt fielded a starting lineup with three players from France, two each from Serbia and Spain, one each from Germany and Switzerland, plus two Americans, one from Atlanta and the other from Brooklyn via a German high school.

May 10 in Cary, N.C.
Pittsburgh 3 Washington 0. Goals: Noel 52, Jacquesson 88, Petkovic 89.
Pittsburgh -- Campuzano, Loeffelsend, Crivello, Washington, Ordonez, Noel, Jacquesson, Dexter, Petkovic, Mirkovic, Walti. Substitutes: Clagette, Mort, Bailey, Peperak.
Washington -- Fowler, Burks, Sailor, Grimsby, Ostrem, Teves, Scardina, Soto, Crowley, Threadgold, Meek. Substitutes:
Kossa-Rienzi, Rosales, Miglietti, Baca, Brisco.
Att.: 74.

Unseeded North Carolina defeated ACC rival Wake Forest, the No. 5 seed, 2-1, to advance to the Men's College Cup for the ninth time and fourth time in the last decade under head coach Carlos Somoano.

Wake led on Kyle Holcomb's goal in the 10th minute, but the lead was short-lived as FC Dallas academy product Giovanni Montesdeoca equalized for UNC 32 seconds later. Venezuelan Santiago Herrera won the game with a goal in the 68th minute.

May 10 in Cary, N.C.
North Carolina 2 Wake Forest 1. Goals: Montesdeoca 10, Herrera 68; Holcomb 10.
North Carolina --
Smir, Pickering, Thomas, Salas, Zattarin, del Rosario, Garvanian, Schels, Herrera, Montesdeoca, Jimenez. Substitutes: Olofsson, Fisher, Rose, Clarke, Sanchez.
Wake Forest -- McNally, Rula, Kijima, Benalcazar, Amponsah, Tubbs, Holcomb, Suzuki, Wrona, Hernandez, Swallen. Substitutes: Fessler, Thomas, Oliver.
Att.: 189.

Indiana overcame a 40-minute rain delay to defeat Seton Hall, 2-0, on goals by sophomore Ryan Wittenbrink and senior Thomas Warr.

Wittenbrink's goal came two minutes after play resumed late in the first half. Warr added the second goal in the 58th minute, and the Hoosiers held off Seton Hall the rest of the game to advance to the semifinals for the third time in the past four years and 21st time in the program’s history.

May 10 in Cary, N.C.
Indiana 2 Seton Hall 0. Goals: Wittenbrink 44, Warr 58.
Indiana -- Celentano, Maher, Palazzolo, Munie, Schmidt, Sessock, Goumballe, Endeley, Bebej, Bezerra, Warr. Substitutes: Redmon, Wittenbrink, Yeagley, Goldsworthy, Ward.
Seton Hall -- Nota, Pex, Boote, Sundell, Koreichi, Kelmendi, Riihjarvi, Williams, Dahn, Tibbling, Marin, . Substitutes: Barrett, Borg, Amir, Saebbo.
Att.: 68.
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