CORVALLIS, Or. – The Oregon state men’s soccer team is about to host the #16-seeded New Hampshire in the third round of the NCAA tournament on Sunday. The game is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Lorenz Field in Corvallis, Oregon. Live statistics will be available and the game will be broadcast on Pac-12 Oregon. This marks the Beavers’ first encounter with the Wildcats. The game is sold out. However, if participating institutions do not use their full allocation of tickets to be retained by the NCAA, they will not be released for sale online until 2.5 hours prior to the game. There are no ticket sales at Lorenz Field.
Oregon State, the number 1 in the series, shutout St. John’s 2-0 on November 21 to advance to the Sweet 16 round of the tournament for the first time in the program’s history. sophomore Mouhameth Thiami put the Beavers on the board 10 minutes into play after a rebound from the redshirt sophomore Carlos Moliner’s shot. In the 84th minute, junior Javier Armas scored from outside junior’s penalty area Sofiane Djeffal’s corner. The Oregon State defense held St. John’s to six shots throughout the game, none of which were on target.
Scouting New Hampshire
New Hampshire (17-1-2, 7-0-1 America East) took 12 wins from the season opener on August 26 through October 9. The Wildcats tied with Yale (October 12) and Vermont (October 16) before posting their last three regular season wins. UNH took the top spot in the America East Championship, shutout number 5 seed UMBC, 4-0, in the semifinals on November 10, 4-0, before falling to second seed, Vermont, 1-0. in the final on November 14 .
The Wildcats’ NCAA tournament began on November 21 with a second-round fight against North Carolina. UNH defeated the Tar Heels 4-1 in Durham, NH. Three of UNH’s goals were scored within eight minutes.
Senior Tola Showunmi is UNH’s top scorer with 10 goals this season, including four match winners. Graduation student Johann von Knebel leads the team in the assists category with nine. Between the pipes, junior Jassem Koleilat clocked 1774:30 minutes, earning 40 saves and conceding nine goals. The Wildcats have scored 47 goals, compared to nine by opponents.
New Hampshire went 8-1-1 (5-0-1 America East) in the spring.