Rummelhart's header gives Loras 1-0 edge to advance to second round
DUBUQUE, Iowa – Loras dropped St. Scholastica 1-0 in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Saturday at the Rock Bowl.
The Duhawks controlled play early in the first half even when the Saints earned a corner off the opening kickoff.
Loras would have a goal disallowed midway through the half when a free kick was headed in, but the side official ruled offside. After that sequence, the possession was split evenly with each team getting good offensive opportunities.
Loras kept the pressure on in the second half, but CSS goalkeeper Adam Hewitt made several saves to keep the Saints in it. The Duhawks would also hit a crossbar, but the contest remained scoreless.
The Duhawks finally broke through in the 85th minute when a battle between Hewitt and Johnny Rummelhart in the air off of a header was won by Rummelhart. Loras would end the Saints' season with a 1-0 victory.
Dylan Milkent had one save to earn the win for the Duhawks. Hewitt made 10 saves in the loss for the Saints. Loras outshot the Saints 30-4 in the contest.
The Saints' season will end with an 18-5 overall record.