May 14, 2011

NCAA Division III Men's Tournament Second Round: RIT Survives Denison in Overtime

from staff reports

Iric Bressler (above) had six assists and Kelso Davis had six goals, helping RIT escape an upset at the hands of Denison. Davis had the game-winner in overtime to save the Tigers.

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RIT 13, Denison 12 (OT)

Kelso Davis scored his sixth goal of the game with just over a minute left in the first overtime, enabling No. 2 RIT to escape with a 13-12 win over Denison. The Big Red hit a pipe earlier in the extra session that could have ended it. The Tigers advance on to host Amherst in the quarterfinals. RECAP | BOX SCORE

Tufts 6, Union 5

Sean Kerwin scored two goals along with an assist and Patton Watkins made 18 saves, helping Tufts fend off an upset bid by Union. Watkins' counterpart, Sean Aaron, made 19 stops for the Dutchmen in this grinder. RECAP | BOX SCORE

Dickinson 12, Wittenberg 4

Bobby Kinsley scored four goals while Matt Cherry had a goal and four assist to spark No. 6 Dickinson to the comfortable victory. The Red Devils scored the first four goals of the game and were never threatened. Greg Hanley made 15 saves in the winning effort. RECAP | BOX SCORE

Roanoke 15, Gettysburg 9

Charles Pease made 18 saves and Roanoke jumped out to a 10-5 lead at halftime on its way to a comfortable win over the Bullets. The Maroons scored the most goals on Gettysburg since the beginning of the 2009 season and will now face Stevenson, a team that beat 'Noke 16-6 earlier in the year. RECAP | BOX SCORE

Stevenson 13, Cabrini 8

Neal Barthelme scored six goals, setting the school's single-game NCAA record, and Stevenson bridged the second and third quarters with a 5-0 run to pull away from the Cavaliers. Mustang goalie Ian Bolland made 11 saves to improve his career record to 20-2. RECAPBOX SCORE

Amherst 12, Middlebury 9

For just the second time in the last 14 years, Middlebury will not advance to the NCAA quarters thanks to Sam Jakimo and the Jeffs. Jakimo made 25 saves and Cole Cherney had three goals and an assist for the victors, who will now take on undefeated RIT. RECAP | BOX SCORE

Cortland 10, Stevens 3

The Red Dragons kept the highest-scoring offense in the country scoreless for nearly 35 minutes and Cortland held a 54-25 advantage in shots as it coasted to the second round victory. With the win, the Dragons get a shot at defending national champion Tufts in the quarterfinals. RECAP | BOX SCORE

Salisbury 12, Endicott 8

Leading 8-7 in the third quarter, Salisbury was able to go on a run and clamp down on the Endicott offense to post the 12-8 victory. With the win, the Sea Gulls will host Dickinson on Wednesday. Matt Cannone had four goals for the victors. RECAP | BOX SCORE

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