Bucknell's Brendan Burgdorf heads the winning goal over American's goalie Sunday. Photo by Wayne Bromfield.
LEWISBURG, Pa. — Bucknell University freshman Brendan Burgdorf headed in a corner kick from classmate C.K. Kumah less than 15 minutes into Sunday's Patriot League Men's Soccer Championship Game and that was all the scoring the Bison needed as they defeated American 1-0 for their second title in four years at an unseasonably warm and sunny Emmitt Field at Holmes Stadium.
With the victory, Bucknell earned an automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament and will be making its fifth all-time appearance in the field.
The Bison will find out their opponent and location of their first-round NCAA game today at 5:30 p.m. when the complete 48-team NCAA field is announced live on ESPNEWS.
Burgdorf's goal, which came with 30:12 remaining in the first half, was his eighth of the season, moving him into a tie for third on the Bison freshman scoring list with Scott Gilroy.
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