CORVALLIS, Ore. – The Oregon State men’s soccer team is set to host No. 16 seed New Hampshire in the third round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday. The match is set for 6 p.m. at Lorenz Field in Corvallis, Ore. Live stats will be available and the match will be broadcasted on Pac-12 Oregon. This will mark the Beavers’ first encounter with the Wildcats. The match is sold out However, if the participating institutions do not use their full allotment of tickets required to be held by the NCAA, they will be released for online sales only 2.5 hours prior to the match. No ticket sales will occur at Lorenz Field.
Last Time Out
No. 1 seed Oregon State shutout St. John’s, 2-0, on Nov. 21 to advance to the Sweet 16 round of the tournament for the first time in program history. Sophomore Mouhameth Thiam put the Beavers on the board in the 10th minute of play off a rebound from redshirt sophomore Carlos Moliner’s shot. In the 84th minute, junior Javier Armas scored from outside the box off junior Sofiane Djeffal’s corner. Oregon State’s 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) marked 12 victories dating from its season opener on Aug. 26 to Oct. 9. The Wildcats tied with Yale (Oct. 12) and Vermont (Oct. 16) before posting their final three regular season wins. Earning the top seed in the America East Championship, UNH shutout No. 5 seed UMBC, 4-0, in the semifinal on Nov. 10, before falling to the second seed, Vermont, 1-0, in the final on Nov. 14.
The Wildcats’ NCAA Tournament journey started with a second round battle with North Carolina on Nov. 21. UNH defeated the Tar Heels, 4-1, in Durham, N.H. Three of UNH’s goals were scored within a span of eight minutes.
Senior Tola Showunmi is UNH’s top scorer with 10 goals this season, four of which were game-winners. Graduate student Johann von Knebel leads the team in the assists category with nine. Between the pipes, junior Jassem Koleilat has clocked 1774:30 minutes, earning 40 saves and allowing nine goals. The Wildcats have scored 47 goals compared to nine scored by opponents.
New Hampshire went 8-1-1 (5-0-1 America East) in the spring.