Broncos Advance to NCAA Semifinals in Thrilling Shootout Victory Over #1 Midwestern State

Cal Poly Pomona

WITCHITA FALLS, Texas – The road continues for the Cal Poly Pomona men’s soccer team who defeated the No. 1 team in the country on Saturday, knocking out Midwestern State University on penalty kicks, 6-5, after a 2-2 tie at Stang Park to advance to the semifinals of the NCAA National Tournament. After playing to a 0-0 tie in the first half, Midwestern State scored the first goal of the match in the 50th minute, crossing the ball from the right side into the box. The Broncos (17-5-1) didn’t trail long as Sergi Monso scored his first goal of the tournament, converting a penalty kick in the 57th minute to tie the match 1-1. CPP notched 14 shots in the match, landing six on goal while the Mustangs finished with 20 shots, including seven on target. MSU found themselves leading again in the 75th minute before Monso once again found the equalizer, taking a cross from Dante Medina before finding the back of the net. In overtime, the Mustangs notched four shots to CPP’s one but neither team was able to score, sending the game to a shootout. Neither team missed through five attempts as Matthew Perez, Luis Najera Jr., Medina, Monso and Cyro Oliveria all converted their attempts for the Broncos. Tied 5-5, MSU missed their sixth attempt, setting up Kevin Martinez who converted his shot to seal the victory and send the Broncos to the semifinal round. The Broncos will travel to Kansas City, MO, for the final site of the NCAA tournament as they face Charleston (W.V.), the top-seed out of the Atlantic region, on Thursday, Nov. 30. Print Friendly Version

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