The 2017 NCAA Men's Soccer Tournament heads into the Third Round this weekend after several upsets in the Second Round.
Top-seeded Wake Forest made it through to the next round with a 1-0 win over Columbia. Union Academy product Mark McKenzie played a full 90 minutes in the win, while Joey DeZart and Justin McMaster were brought on as subs for 12 and 22 minutes, respectively. Third-seeded North Carolina knocked off UNC-Wilmington 2-1 and Jack Skahan played 90 minutes, but Will Campbell did not appear in the match. Andrew Aprahamian's ninth-seeded Stanford squad survived University of the Pacific's upset bid in penalties, and Morgan Hackworth played 29 minutes for Adam Najem's alma mater, Akron, as they advanced with a 3-0 win over Seattle University.
A couple of matches in the Second Round pitted Union Academy products against each other. Brandon Golden's Fordham Rams knocked off 11th-seeded Virginia 1-0, as Raheem Taylor-Parkes and J.J. Nixon played 42 minutes and 40 minutes for the Cavaliers, respectively. Mohammed Conde went 21 minutes in FIU's 2-1 loss to Noah Snyder's sixth-seeded Duke Blue Devils.
Patrick Berneski played 95 minutes in 12th-seeded Notre Dame's overtime loss to Wisconsin. Robert Campbell's eighth-seeded Clemson squad was upset by Coastal Carolina. Dawson McCartney played 110 minutes and Tiger Graham played 15 in 15th-seeded Dartmouth's loss to New Hampshire in penalties. Andrew Verdi's 13th-seeded Michigan team was upset by Colgate, 3-2. In the First Round, Sebastian Elney's Maryland team fell to Albany in overtime.
Keegan Rosenberry and Josh Yaro's alma mater, 14th-seeded Georgetown, were eliminated with a 2-1 loss to SMU.
The Third Round will take place on November 25th and 26th, followed by the Quarterfinals on December 1st and 2nd. The Quarterfinal matchups will determine who makes it to Talen Energy Stadium to play for the College Cup on December 8th and 10th. To purchase tickets to the College Cup semifinals and finals, click here.