Nov 13, 2004
November 13, 2004|
EDWARDSVILLE - Ross Beveridge scored a pair of goals, including a penalty kick, as Southern Illinois University Edwardsville defeated Wisconsin-Parkside 3-1 in the second round of the NCAA Division II Tournament.
The Cougars, 17-2-2 and winners of the Great Lakes Region, now advance to play Tusculum, the winner of the Appalachian Region. Tusculum, 17-2-2, defeated second-ranked Carson Newman 3-0 on Sunday. The site of the NCAA quarterfinal is to be determined.
SIUE is now in the final eight in the nation after knocking off Great Lakes Valley Conference rival Wisconsin-Parkside on Saturday. The game was physical with 22 fouls for SIUE and 17 for the Rangers. Three fouls, however, were in the goalie box and resulted in penalty kicks.
The Cougars benefitted from the first two penalty kicks as Beveridge and Kevin Thibodeau scored to give SIUE a 2-0 lead. The Rangers lost their goalkeeper on the first penalty kick to a red card at 36:21 by pulling down an SIUE potential scorer from behind.
Beveridge gave SIUE a 3-0 lead by halftime by scoring at 43:08 from five yards out against teh Rangers' backup goalkeeper Mickey Joy.
Wisconsin-Parkside, which was outshot 15-9 by the Cougars, got on the board at 49:28 as Sher Yang scored on a penalty kick after an SIUE defender committed a foul in the box.
Nicholas Frasca recorded four saves in the victory for the Cougars in goal.