Men win first-round NCAA tournament game
Posted: November 20, 2009
The Bison in Princeton Thursday evening.
PRINCETON, N.J. — The 1-0 theme continued in the NCAA Tournament for the Bucknell men's soccer team, as freshman Brendan Burgdorf scored the game's only goal in the 70th minute and the Bison advanced to the second round for the second time in the last four years by defeating Princeton Thursday night at rain-soaked Myslik Field at Roberts Stadium.
Bucknell advances to play national No. 2 seed Virginia on Sunday at 1 p.m. in Charlottesville.
It was Bucknell's 12th shutout of the season, extending its school record, and it was the 10th by a 1-0 margin. The Bison are 17-5 on the season and now own the Patriot League record for total wins in a season. Princeton, which received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament and was one of four Ivy League teams in the 48-team field, finishes its season with a 9-6-3 record.
Bucknell will bring the nation's third-highest victory total into a re-match with Atlantic Coast Conference champion Virginia, which is 14-3-3 and brings a run of eight straight shutouts into the NCAA Tournament. Conversely, Bucknell has now scored a goal in 55 of its last 56 matches.
In 2006, Bucknell defeated George Mason 1-0 in overtime in the first round of the NCAAs, then lost at Virginia 4-0 in round two. The Bison are now 3-4 all-time in the NCAA Tournament, also including a 1-0 win over Penn State in 1974.
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