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Andy Wittry | | November 19, 2017

NCAA tournament game-winners highlight Week 12's best goals

  Colgate advanced to the third round of the NCAA Championship after wins over UMass and Michigan.

The second round of the DI Men's Soccer Championship will end Sunday, leaving just 16 teams in the hunt for the national title. There have already been several upsets, including Fordham defeating No. 11 seed Virginia, Colgate knocking off No. 13 seed Michigan, and SMU topping No. 14 seed Georgetown.

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Here are the best goals from Week 12 of men's soccer action.

Jannik Loebe – Fordham

After falling behind 1-0, Fordham rallied to beat St. Francis Brooklyn 3-2 in overtime. Jannik Loebe scored the Rams' first goal from 30 yards out on an incredible long-range strike. You can watch it below beginning at the 0:21 mark.

Deshawon Nembhard, Jordan Machado – FIU

The game between FIU and Omaha wasn't even a minute old when Deshawon Nembhard scored for the Panthers. Jordan Machado added an insurance goal in the 26th minute on a free kick.

Kynan Rocks – Columbia

Columbia's Kynan Rocks scored the game-winner in double overtime against William & Mary to send the Lions to the second round, where they fell to top-seeded Wake Forest.

Frantzdy Pierrot – Coastal Carolina

Frantzdy Pierrot scored the game's only goal in Coastal Carolina's 1-0 win against Mercer.

Gabriel Ruiz – Seattle

Seattle won an in-state battle against Washington 3-2 in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Gabriel Ruiz scored the game-winner in overtime.

Tom Barlow, Mike Catalano, Mitch Guitar – Wisconsin

Wisconsin was responsible for the highest scoring output in the first round of the tournament as the Badgers defeated Illinois-Chicago 4-1. Tom Barlow scored twice in the game, including the game-tying goal in the 43rd minute.

Karl Brown – Colgate

What a week it has been for Colgate. The Raiders picked up their first-ever NCAA tournament win with a 2-0 victory over Massachusetts, then followed it up with an upset of No. 13 seed Michigan in the second round. Karl Brown scored the game-winner against UMass, providing the spark for Colgate's historic tournament run.

Julio Moncada – UNC Wilmington

UNC Wilmington needed less than one minute of overtime to score the game-winner against Presbyterian. Julio Moncada scored the goal off of a corner kick. You can watch it beginning at the 3:28 mark below.


Albany defeated Maryland, which was ranked among the top teams in the country earlier in the season, 5-4 in penalty kicks after the two sides were tied 0-0 after two overtimes. You can watch the penalty kicks below.

Brandon Perdue, Max Wilschrey – Old Dominion

Old Dominion defeated NC State 2-0 in the first round thanks to these goals from Brandon Perdue and Max Wilschrey.

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