Courtesy of Connecticut College Athletics
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sophomore Augie Djerdjaj scored his ninth goal of the season with 2:12 remaining in regulation to propel the No. 18 Connecticut College men's soccer team to a 1-0 triumph over No. 3 Johns Hopkins on Sunday afternoon at Catholic's Carlini Field. With the victory, the Camels punched their ticket to the third round of the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history.
The deciding play started with sophomore Steve Yeonas penetrating from the left sideline and cutting and moving in closer along the endline. The forward then slipped a pass through a group of Blue Jay defenders to Djerdjaj at the top of the box, and Djerdjaj finished by rifling the ball to the far right corner of the net.
The victory marked the fourth time a Connecticut College program has advanced as far as the NCAA Tournament's "Sweet 16" round in any sport. The institution's previous team to advance this far came in 1999 when men's basketball advanced to the national semifinal round.
Connecticut College (12-3-3) will travel to Pennsylvania to face Swarthmore and its second straight Centennial Conference opponent in the third round of the NCAA Tournament. Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m. on Saturday afternoon, and the winner will face either No. 5 Tufts or No. 11 Washington & Lee a day later.