Austboe
CWP

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- C.W. Post earned a program-best 17th win as the Pioneers defeated Nyack 3-1 in the first round of NCAA tournament on Friday evening.

The Pioneers improve to 17-2-1 on the season, eclipsing the 16-win mark set in 1993. Nyack ends its season at 13-6-2.

The game began on an offensive note, as both teams put up shots quickly but neither team managed a goal until Eivind Austboe struck for a team-leading 16th goal of the season in the 30th minute. It came on a corner kick from Eirik Bjoernoe and before Austboe headed it in for a 1-0 lead.

Jodell Wright scored an unassisted goal to tie the game at one apiece in the 50th minute, as he forced a deflection off goalkeeper Marco Jorgensen and dribbled into the box, shooting on the open net for the equalizer.

But C.W. Post struck just six minutes later as Cemil Turan collected his own rebound shot and sent a low liner into the lower right corner to put the Pioneers back on top 2-1.

The Pioneers would strike again at 78:43 with an insurance goal on a corner off the foot of Andreas Olson that William Lindberg headed in for a 3-1 lead.

Jorgensen made five saves on the evening, while Nyack keeper Adrian Ibanez stopped nine shots. The Pioneers held a 28-15 edge in shots and owned a 13-2 advantage in corner kicks.