The Montclair State University men’s soccer team has advanced to the Sweet 16 for the ninth time in program history after a pair of victories this weekend at MSU Soccer Park in the opening rounds of the 2023 NCAA Division III Men’s Soccer Tournament.
After a 2-0 victory over Elmira College in the Tournament’s opening round, the Red Hawks (19-2-1) notched a dramatic 3-1 double-overtime victory over Christopher Newport University to advance to the Tournament’s Sectional Round next weekend.
Tied 1-1 at the end of regulation, junior forward Amer Lukovic netted a pair of goals – completing his hat trick for the match and giving him five goals through the first two matches of the Tournament – in the second overtime to lift Montclair past the Captains in extra time.
The Red Hawks will travel to the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia for the Sectional Round of 16, where they will take on Connecticut College on Saturday, November 18 at 1:30 p.m.
“There are over 400 teams in Division III, and being a part of the last 16 is a huge accomplishment for this group,” says Head Men’s Soccer Coach Todd Tumelty. “We are well-traveled, and we will continue to take the ‘one game at a time’ approach to this tournament. We appreciate the University community’s support as we continue our postseason run.”
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