The No. 11 seed West Virginia men’s soccer crew defeat Virginia Tech 1-1 (4-3) in penalty kicks, to progress to the Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 2007 of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday.
Right after 110 minutes of bodily soccer had been played and 7 penalty kicks have been taken, all eyes turned to West Virginia senior captain and midfielder Pau Jimenez Albelda. Albelda struck the ball, whistling it previous the Virginia Tech goalkeeper and despatched West Virginia to the Sweet Sixteen.
The Mountaineers and Hokies traded blows prior to Albelda’s game winner. After a regulation and overtime period that featured 25 fouls and 7 yellow cards, the Mountaineers and Hokies went to a penalty shootout.
Virginia Tech stepped up initially, burying the very first shot in the leading remaining of the net. West Virginia freshman midfielder Ryan Crooks responded, scoring in the base remaining. Virginia Tech came proper again, scoring in the top rated proper.
West Virginia sophomore defender Dyon Dromers scored in the bottom left.
After it was tied 2-2 in penalty kicks, West Virginia senior goalkeeper Steven Tekesky saved a Virginia Tech strike in the direction of the base remaining. West Virginia had the prospect as freshman defender Bjarne Thiesen stepped up, but he sailed the ball about the internet.
Virginia Tech could not just take edge as Tekesky designed a diving help you save to his still left to retain points tied. Mountaineer senior midfielder Nic Short scored in the bottom still left to put West Virginia ahead 3-2.
The Hokies evened things up, scoring a purpose in the bottom appropriate, location the phase for Albelda.
Albelda stepped to the penalty space, hanging the ball with his appropriate foot, and sending the Hokies residence, and the Mountaineers onto the subsequent spherical.
West Virginia opened the scoring early on. Junior midfielder Ike Swiger scored from inside of the penalty box in the 7th-moment to put West Virginia ahead 1-.
Virginia Tech did not have an reply for West Virginia’s protection the relaxation of the 50 % as the Hokies only registered 4 whole photographs in the 1st…