PITTSBURGH -- Misericordia saw its season end on penalty kicks in the first round of the 2013 NCAA tournament against Montclair State on Saturday.
After 110 minutes the game remained tied 1-1 before the Red Hawks converted four penalty kicks against the Cougars two. Montclair made its first two attempts as did Cougar shooters George Stock and David Stoner. Montclair converted its third and fourth attempts while MU was stymied in both rounds.
Misericordia lost on penalty kicks to King's (Pa.) in the semifinals of the Freedom Conference tournament and also fell on PKs to Rochester (N.Y.) in the 2012 NCAA tournament.
The game was tied at 0-0 into the 87th minute when Lucas Terci scored to give the Red Hawks the lead with just two minutes remaining. However, not even one minute later, sophomore Kevin Matlon netted the tying goal on a header off a corner from senior Nick Ferguson.
In the first overtime, the Cougars had the first chance to score but a Chris Edkins shot went high. Terci tried to give the Red Hawks the win in the 95th minute but his chance also went high.
Misericordia's Chris Panagacos had a shot go wide in the second overtime, as did Terci.
Freedom Conference Defensive Player of the Year Barry Fitzgerald had 10 saves.