Providence goalkeeper Keasel Broome, a former Development Academy player with Continental FC DELCO, made two big penalty kick saves to help the Friars defeat Penn 3-1 in a shootout on Thursday in the opening round of the 2013 NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship.
Broome made a diving save to his right against Penn’s Stephen Baker and also turned away a Sam Hayward PK to end the shootout. During this process, Chargers SC alum Anthony Baumann converted his PK into the upper right corner for a 2-1 advantage at the time.
Broome had five saves through 110 minutes of regulation and overtime. Former FC Bolts Celtic player and Providence freshman Mac Steeves assisted the Friars’ lone goal by Wilder Arboleda in the 23rd minute.
Providence faces Maryland in the second round of the tournament on Sunday.
Wolverton, Penn State Shut Out St. Francis: Former Concorde Fire goalkeeper and Penn State junior Andrew Wolverton made four saves for his 21st-career clean sheet and seventh of the season as the Nittany Lions defeated St. Francis 1-0 in the first round at University Park, Pa. Penn State faces UC Santa Barbara in the second round on Sunday.
Prince Leads Red-Hot Wisconsin Past Milwaukee: Chicago Fire Academy alum Chris Prince scored the lone goal in the 13th minute and Wisconsin defeated in-state rival Wisconsin-Milwaukee 1-0 in Madison, Wis. The Badgers extended the nation’s longest home unbeaten streak to 14 games. Sockers FC product Nick Janus set up Prince’s goal. Next up, Wisconsin faces Notre Dame in the second round.
Miller’s Winning PK Lifts George Mason: George Mason senior and former IMG Academy defender Chase Miller scored the game-winning penalty kick to lift the Patriots to a 4-2 shootout victory against William & Mary to open the NCAA Tournament. George Mason extended its unbeaten streak to 13 games and now prepares for New Mexico on Sunday.
Nerwinski, UConn Advance: NJSA 04 product Jakob Nerwinski assisted both Connecticut goals as the Huskies advanced with a 2-1 victory against first-time NCAA Tournament participant Quinnipiac. Nerwinski crossed to Nicholas Zuniga for the game’s first goal in the 51st minute, and he assisted an 81st-minute goal by Mamadou Doudou Diouf for the winner. Nerwinski and the Huskies face UMBC in the second round on Sunday.
Miralrio, Old Dominion Win Big: Freshman forward and Solar Chelsea product Jesse Miralrio scored one goal and assisted two others as Old Dominion rolled to a 5-1 victory against Drexel in its NCAA Tournament opener in Norfolk, Va. Miralrio’s goal came from about 30 yards out in the second half to give his side a 4-0 lead. Old Dominion will face Georgetown in the second round this Sunday.