NCAA men's tournament
Santa Clara stuns Duke 4-2, eliminating the top-ranked Blue Devils in the second round.DURHAM, N.C. (Sunday, November 28, 1999) -- Unfortunately, for No. 1 Duke its first loss of the season was also its last.
Sean-Michael Callahan and Shawn Percell scored in lass than a minute's time midway through the first half and Percell later added another tally as 13th-ranked Santa Clara stunned the Blue Devils 4-2 in an NCAA tournament second-round match before 2,634 at Duke's Koskinen Stadium this afternoon.
Santa Clara (14-3-3) took a 1-0 lead at 24:51 when Callahan converted off an assist from Jerrus Roxas.
At 25:40 Percell made it 2-0 after taking a pass from Eric Denton and beating goalkeeper Jeff Haywood.
Percell struck again at 73:11 with a unassisted goal to make it 3-0.
Duke (16-1-3) was finally able to get on the scoreboard five minutes later when Scott Noble scored with an assist from Trevor Perea.
The Broncos, however quickly answered with Michael Goehring netting a pass from Ari Rodopoulos for a 4-1 bulge at 81:12.
Duke's Robert Russell was able to sneak the ball past Santa Clara goalie Rusty Johnson less than a minute later to finalize the score at 4-2.
It was the first time Duke permitted four goals in a game this season, though the Blue Devils allowed three and needed sudden death to eliminate Maryland-Baltimore County 4-3 in last weekend's first round.
 UCLA 2,  Saint Louis 0
ST. LOUIS -- Striker McKinley Tennyson, Jr., netted the deciding goal while midfielder Sasha Victorine added a later tally which allowed No. 3 UCLA to eliminated fourth-ranked Saint Louis University 2-0 in front off 3,055 at the NCAA second round match at Robert R. Hermann Stadium.
"We knew that we had our work cut out for us coming here, because we knew Saint Louis had a great season and we'd have to get serious to come out with a great result," said UCLA coach Todd Saldana. "We did what we had to do to get it done. Once we got control of the game, we were able to play better soccer."
There was a paucity of scoring chances -- Saint Louis had a 3-2 advantage in shots -- in the first half. But Tennyson put the Bruins (18-2) ahead 1-0 at 35:44 on a breakaway created by a pass from midfielder Pete Vagenas.
"I was trying to play forward and get behind the defenders," Tennyson said. "Pete is a great midfielder. He found me, and I was able to finish it."
The Billikens' only good opportunity in the first half came less than two minutes after Tennyson's goal when Jason Mims' 20-yard drive sailed just over the crossbar.
"At this level of play, you only get a few chances in each match," Billikens coach Bob Warming said. "And you better finish those opportunities. We weren't able to do that today."
Victorine, the Bruins captain, added an insurance tally at 63:02 from a scramble in front of the Billikens net. Victorine's hit a shot that hit the crossbar and came down on the goal line. Billikens keeper Paul Nagy knocked that away, but Victorine corralled the loose ball and popped it in from four yards.
"All season long, we have been working on our set plays to send the ball back across when it goes long," Victorine said. "Carlos Bocanegra sent me a great ball, and my first shot hit the post. Some how, it found its way back to me."
In the 78th minute, Bruins keeper Nick Rimando denied Nick Walls' shot from 12 yards. In the 80th minute, Rimando stopped SLU forward Jason Vijil from 10 yards. The Billikens (17-4-2) had a corner kick after each of those saves, but did little with them.
"The good thing about traveling is that it gives the team a chance to spend time together," Saldana said. "Through these trips, we've become a tightly knit group. We're able to stay away from the distractions and turn the traveling into a positive."
UCLA outshot the Billikens 9-7 with Rimando making three saves to post his seventh shutout. Nagy made four stops for the Bills.
 Indiana 2,  Washington 0
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- No 2 Indiana is one step closer to defending its NCAA Division I crown after using goals by Aleksey Korol and Ryan Mack to record a 2-0 victory over 12th-ranked Washington (15-5-2) in a second-round match before 2,076 at IU's Bill Armstrong Stadium.
Indiana (18-3) took a 1-0 lead after 6:14 on its first shot of the match. Yuri Lavrinenko sent a free kick from just outside the right top of the penalty area to Korol who headed a shot down into the lower left corner from 10 yards.
"It was a perfect goal," Korol said. "Yuri and I have played together for so long that we just know where each other is on the field. We have not won the most important game yet, the national championship game."
It was Korol's 18th goal of the season and the 55th of his career to move him into fifth place on the Indiana career goals list. His 143 career points ranks him fourth all-time.
The Hoosiers needed just 15 seconds in the second half to expand its advantage to 2-0. Tyler Hawley received the opening kick down the right side of the field and sent a quick pass to Ryan Mack, who beat goalkeeper James Dickinson to the far post from 18 yards.
"Fortunately we were able to shut down their two main areas, their strength in the midfield and their restarts," IU coach Jerry Yeagley said. "I thought that Nick Garcia did a nice job of limiting their scoring opportunities. We won today with good team defending and two good restarts."
 Connecticut 3, Yale 0
STORRS, Conn. -- Senior Luis Arauz netted the game-winner midway through the first half and reserve Mike Mordocco (Dix Hills, NJ) added a pair of insurance tallies in the second half for No. 5 Connecticut which posted a 3-0 victory over cross-state rival Yale (13-5-1) before 3,353 at UConn's Morrone Stadium.
Connecticut (18-4) jumped ahead for good 1-0 at 21:26 when Arauz took a pass from Chris Gbandi, danced into the left side of the penalty area, then dribbled around two defenders and Yale goalkeeper Danny Moss before firing an eight-yard blast into an open net.
Arauz's goal was his team-leading 13th score of the year and his sixth game-winning tally of the season.
In the second half, Mordocco came off the UConn bench with 18 minutes left on the clock and proceeded to score a pair of unassisted goals. His first strike came at 76:03 when Moss allowed. Mordocco to strip the Eli keeper and walked in unmolested to score from point-blank range.
At 88:08, Mordocco broke loose and fired a 10-yard shot past Moss.
 Furman 4,  Wake Forest 0
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C -- Paul Leese and Carl Junot each scored in the first six minutes to allow No. 7 Furman to cruise to a 4-0 victory over 10th-ranked Wake Forest (13-3-5) in a second-round match at WFU's Spry Stadium.
"I am proud of each and every one of these guys," said Furman coach Doug Allison. "It is not easy to come to a place like Wake Forest and win and we were able to do that. To get a shutout at an ACC school is not easy. It was really important for us to put away our chance early and get that early lead. Our defense took over from there."
The Palladins (21-1-1) went ahead 1-0 at 1:50 when Leese scored his first goal of the season, knocking in a loose ball in the box off a corner kick. Carl Junot and Daniel Alvarez each got touches on the ball before Leese put it in the net.
Furman doubled its advantage to 2-0 with Junot sending home a rebound of his own shot at 6:03.
John Barry Nusum's team-leading 16th goal provided the Palladins a 3-0 bulge at 52:25. Jack Handy sent a ball down the left sideline where Daniel Alvarez crossed to Nusum.
Furman scored its final goal at the 69:48 mark with freshman John Michael Waite putting in a rebound off a shot from roommate and high school teammate Clint Hill.
"The success we are having right now is a culmination of four years of hard work for this senior class," said Furman fourth-year player Daniel Alvarez.
 Virginia 3, [18t] Brown 1
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Ryan Gibbs scored in the second minute while Kyle Martino and Sheldon Barnes added later first-half tallies for No. 11 Virginia which built a three-goal lead en route to a 3-1 second-round victory over visiting, 18th-ranked Brown before 2,284 at Klockner Stadium.
Gibbs gathered a pass from midfield from Kenny Arena to give U.Va (14-8-1) a 1-0 cushion after 1:43.
Martino weaved his way through the Brown defense and scored the Cavaliers to make it 2-0 at 21:19.
Barnes gathered the deflection of a Gibbs shot and found net for a 3-0 advantage at 39:36.
Brown (13-5) closed its deficit to 3-1 at 51:13 when Anders Kelto gathered a loose ball and fed teammate Mike Rudy with a crossing pass. Rudy fired a shot past Virginia goalkeeper David Comfort.
 Penn State 2,  St. John's 0
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Sophomore Derek Potteiger's goal in a third sudden-death overtime period made him the hero for No. 8 Penn State which hung a 2-1 loss on 21st-ranked St. John's before 761 home fans at Jeffrey Field.
The Nittany Lions advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals for the first time since 1986.
Potteiger's winner came at 122:57 following passes from junior Ricardo Villar and sophomore Greg Oldfield
PSU (19-3-1) went up 1-0 at 36:03 when Villar beat Red Storm goalkeeper Daniel Popik.
St. John's (12-6-3) needed just 21 seconds to answer with Oscar Arauz tying it a 1-1 with an assist going to Danny Parkin.