TURLOCK, Calif. -- After 110 minutes of scoreless action, fourth-seeded Cal State San Bernardino earned the right to advance to the second round of the NCAA tournament with a 1-0 win against fifth-seeded Cal Baptist on Thursday night.
Kellie Velverde’s goal in the penalty shootout sealed the Coyotes’ 3-2 win in the shootout. Up next for the Coyotes is a matchup in the second round with top-seeded Cal State Stanislaus.
Also scoring in the shootout for Cal State San Bernardino was Paige Kang, who was the first shooter, and Jasmine Bell. Bell’s goal gave CSSB a 2-0 advantage in the shootout after Rachel Witz couldn’t convert for Cal Baptist.
Chelsey Jones made two saves in goal for Cal State San Bernardino.
The Coyotes won their first NCAA tournament game in school history. Only once before had the team made the tournament, and it lost in the first round of the 2003 tournament.