Wolverines Dispatch of Penguins in NCAA First Round

Justin Greene
May 13, 2017

Kentucky will face the victor of the Wake Forest - UNC Wilmington match tomorrow at 5 p.m.

SC kept its momentum as Andrew Schafer and Yancy Dennis claimed the first two singles matches in straight sets.

There was a time in the not-too-distant past when just about any program not located on the Atlantic seaboard would have to travel east just to play in the tournament.

"That GWLL would be a heck of a league now", Myers says.

Elon, making its first NCAA appearance in only its fourth year of competition in the sport, surrendered the game's first four goals and never recovered in suffering an 11-9 loss to Virginia in Chapel Hill.

"We're proud of being in very elite company who have made the tournament 15 years in a row", Hultquist said.

The free space is obviously the Hopkins band playing, because we know it's gonna happen.

Myers admits the date with Loyola will be a challenge, the biggest of which will be containing the Greyhounds' Pat Spencer. They are glad to have the chance to still be playing but know they have a special team this season led by 50-point-scorers Grant Ament (27 goals, 29 assists), Aponte (22 goals, 33 assists) and freshman Mac O'Keefe (48 goals, 5 assists). We rolled that momentum into singles and I think we won five out six first sets which really helped us. On Friday, the Quakers didn't use a single sub - a situation that's been a regularity since Katie Cromie and Caroline Cummings went down with season-ending injuries - but the undermanned squad still managed to fight its way to its tenth regular season Ivy title in eleven years before its postseason struggles. "We went out there saying we needed to play more together and get the ball moving around".

The Buckeyes do have an excellent cover man, however, in defenseman Ben Randall.

"It's going to be a great match", he said. "It's great that he came back home to Ohio". "You can definitely have expectations for us next year".

On the whole, there don't appear to be any easy matchups for any of the host teams in the round of 16.

But the Tigers could not sustain the moment and High Point came back with five straight goals for a 19-12 lead with 10:17 left that all but sealed the upset. Cornell now advances to face a familiar foe in Princeton in Sunday's second round.

Freshman midfielder Gabby Rosenzweig scored three goals to lead host Penn, the Ivy League regular season champion. Denver, the fifth seed, must face a familiar opponent in Air Force at 5 ET Saturday.

For the second game in a row (sixth time in program history), four Trojans scored hat tricks in the same game.

Then there's second-seeded Syracuse, which closes out the weekend in the Sunday night 7:30 slot against Yale. And, speaking of Bryant, the Bulldogs are back after defeating Monmouth 10-7 in Wednesday's play-in game.

USC head women's tennis coach Kevin Eppley is obviously focused on getting his team to play to its potential, but he isn't oblivious to what's going on just a short walk away. "It's been good practice for us". "You have to be ready".

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