Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS) used a pair of late goals to advance past Trinity (Texas) in Sunday afternoon's NCAA Division III Championship Second Round contest in San Antonio Texas.
With the win, CMS improves to 16-3-2 on the season and will advance to next week's NCAA Third Round and will take on Centre. Time, date and site are yet to be determined. Trinity, meanwhile, concludes its season 12-7-2 overall.
The sides played a back-and-forth scoreless game through the first 78 minutes of action as both teams had opportunities to take a lead. In the 79th minute, CMS finally broke the deadlock as Ethan Tyng corralled a pass from Daniel Rohde and sent a shot into the back of the net to give the Stags a 1-0 lead. Less than three minutes later, Samay Rahim netted an insurance goal for CMS, sending the Stags into the Sweet 16 next weekend.
Holding a 4-2 edge in shots after the first 45 minutes, CMS applied the pressure in the second stanza, doubling its attempts as the Stags outshot Trinity, 12-4 for the game. CMS also held a 6-1 differential in shots on target, and a 5-3 edge in corner kicks. The Tigers' offense was also kept in check as the CMS backline forced the hosts into five offsides.
Rahim and Tyng led CMS with two shots on goal each, while Jake Allmon and Justin Blachman each placed a shot on frame. Michael Pham was the lone Trinity player to fire a shot on target.
Jacob Mays earned the win between the posts for the Stags and needed to make just one save to preserve the clean sheet, while his Trinity counterpart Blake Lieberman finished with three saves in the losing effort.