Justin Donawa’s teammate Matt Danilack’s strike in double overtime extended the Dartmouth Men’s Soccer team’s season, as they defeated St. Francis Brooklyn, 1-0, to advance to the Second Round of the 2016 NCAA College Cup.
With the victory, Dartmouth improves to 9-4-5, while St. Francis Brooklyn drop to 12-5-3 to conclude their season.
Dartmouth were no strangers to overtime games as they competed in its seventh overtime game of the season, they are also no strangers to their next opponent, Syracuse.
Last season Dartmouth fell to Syracuse in the second round of the College Cup in a hard fought contest in the Empire State.
The win earned this year’s team another crack at eighth-seeded Syracuse on Sunday at 2 p.m. in New York.
“Obviously were ecstatic to be able to move on,” Bobby Clark Head Coach of Men’s Soccer, Chad Riley said. “Credit to St. Francis Brooklyn, we always knew it was going to be a tough game. I thought they played very well and they were very organized. I’m very proud of our guys. I think first round NCAA games are never easy and I’m proud of the way they stuck to the plan and kept pushing until we got our break in the second overtime.”