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NCAA III Men's Soccer Tournament Sectional vs. University of St. Thomas - Recap

From site: Soccer (men)

Date:November 17, 2018
Time:3:30 pm
Results:W 1-0
Location:University of Chicago, Chicago Illinois

Luther has advanced to the round of eight of the NCAA III Men's Soccer National Tournament for a third time in school history. The Norse defeated the Tommies of the University of St. Thomas 1-0 tonight at the University of Chicago, that is hosting the sectional tournament.

Ben Keller scored the game winner at 54:31, assisted by Brunno Colon (7). Keller's goal was his 12th of the year and seventh game winner. 

The Norse out shot the Tommies 11-6, placing seven shots on goal. St. Thomas had four shots on goal, three stopped by Carson Davenport and one team block.

The win is the ninth in a row for the Norse who are now 19-3-1. 

Click here for postgame interview.

Luther will face the University of Chicago (17-2-1) that defeated Trinity University (Texas) in tonight's first match (2-0),  tomorrow at 3 p.m. This will be the first ever meeting between these two school.

Tomorrows winner will advance to the Semifinals that will be held Nov. 30, at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro Soccer Stadium, Greensboro, N.C.

Luther also reached the round of eight in 1996 and 2001. This is the first time it has advanced to the round of eight with the current 62-team field. In 1996 Luther was defeated by Kenyon (2-0) and in 2001 lost to Redlands (2-0). With today's victory, Luther has an NCAA III National Tournament record of 10-7.

Contact: David Blanchard, 563-387-1586

Ben Keller Game Winner vs. St. Thomas - Photo by Jeff Nelson