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Seattle U men’s soccer gets school’s first NCAA tournament win since 1964

The 2-1 win over Creighton on Thursday set up a second-round NCAA tournament match against No. 2 Washington on Sunday.

Seattle Times Staff

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Seattle University’s men’s soccer team found itself down early, but rallied with a second straight comeback win to stun Creighton, 2-1, in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

It was the first win for Seattle U (11-8-4) in an NCAA Division I tournament since March 14, 1964, when Seattle U men’s basketball defeated Utah State.

“I’m thrilled,” Seattle U coach Pete Fewing, the WAC Coach of the Year, said in a news release. “Creighton is a fantastic team. They’ve been to the Final Four two years in a row, so to come here and play a team with that kind of history and our history, which is just starting, is a big thrill.”

The win sets up a second-round match at No. 2 Washington at 5 p.m. on Sunday.

In the 14th minute, Creighton took a 1-0 lead on Sonny Makh’s first career goal. In the 31st minute, Miguel Gonzalez equalized for Seattle U with his team-leading 14th goal of the season with a shot from 10 yards out.

Creighton (9-9-2) had a chance to again take the lead in the 65th minute when Myles Englis was taken down in the box. But Bruno Castro’s penalty kick went high, keeping the score tied.

In the 72nd minute, Gonzalez hit the game-winner, his 15th goal of the year, from 25 yards out to make it 2-1.

Jake Feener had eight saves in goal for Seattle U.


• No. 10 Western Washington clinched the Great Northwest Athletic Conference title with a 3-0 win over host Simon Fraser.

• Madi Cavell had five service aces, tying a career high, in leading host Seattle Pacific past Alaska-Fairbanks, 3-0.

Women’s soccer

• Seattle U earned the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Team Academic Award for the third straight year.

• Washington State senior Rachael Doyle was named to the Pac-12 All-Academic First Team. The Cougars also won the Team Academic Award.

Women’s basketball

Erica Pagano of Clackamas (Ore.) High School and Courtney Hollander of Lynden Christian signed letters of intent with Seattle Pacific.

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