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Jason Block scored his seventh goal of the season in the 46th minute unassisted, that proved to be the game winner, in Luther's 1-0 victory over St. Olaf College this evening in Decorah.
The victory was a bit of sweet revenge for the Norse after dropping a 1-0 decision to the Oles on Sept. 7, in Northfield.
The victory gives Luther an overall record of 17-3-2. St. Olaf ends its season with a mark of 17-4-1.
Luther advances to the NCAA Championship Sectionals (round of 16) that will be played next weekend. The site and dates will be determined on Monday.
The Norse are making their sixth appearance in the national tournament and the first under Head Coach Chris Garcia-Prats. Luther advanced to the round of eight in 1996 and again in 2001.
Luther will face Hope College (12-4-3) that defeated Thomas More and Dominican (IL) by identical scores of 2-1.
On the other side of the bracket for this sectional, Ohio Wesleyan advanced with a 1-0 victory over Washington University-St. Louis; and Ohio Northern advanced with a 2-0 victory over Case.
Questions? Contact David Blanchard, post_to_results, 563-387-1586