Mighty Oaks Fall in Soccer Semifinal
West Virginia University Institute of Technology Wins 6-0
The ESF Mighty Oaks men's soccer team lost 6-0 to the second-seeded Golden Bears of West Virginia University Institute of Technology Friday in the semifinals of the U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) National Championship Tournament.
The Golden Bears had a 3-0 lead at halftime and scored three more goals in the second half. The West Virginia team outshot the Mighty Oaks 21-3.
"Today's game was tough," ESF Coach Dan Ramin said. "We played a very good team with scholarship players. Our season really culminated in a great upset win on Thursday. The guys played with a great deal of heart all season and they certainly brought that spirit with them to this tournament. We had a great season."
The sixth-seeded Mighty Oaks had earned a spot in the semifinal by upsetting the third-seeded Concordia College Hornets 3-0 in a first-round game Thursday. The Golden Bears won their first-round game over Penn College 10-0.
In other first-round action Thursday, top-seeded University of Maine Fort Kent defeated Warren Wilson College 3-0 and Briarcliff College topped NHTI, Concord's Community College of New Hampshire, 3-0.
The championship game is set for 1 p.m. Saturday at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, N.C.
The Mighty Oaks were invited to the tournament in only their third season as a varsity intercollegiate team.
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