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Loyola (MD) pulls away from Rider 71-65

Loyola (MD) pulls away from Rider 71-65

BALTIMORE (AP) Dylon Cormier and Erik Etherly combined for 42 points to lift Loyola (MD) over Rider 71-65 Friday night in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play.

Cormier and Etherly posted almost identical stat lines, as each made seven shots from the field, including a 3-pointer, and six free throws en route to 21 points. Cormier added six assists and seven rebounds and Etherly had eight boards for Loyola (10-5, 2-1), which held a 38-29 rebounding advantage.

It was the first time this season Loyola had two players score over 20 points.

Loyola led 31-25 at halftime but Rider (6-9, 1-2) cut the deficit to two, 43-41, behind Dera Nd-Ezuma's layup at the 10:59 mark. However, Loyola rattled off 10 straight points to pull away. Robert Olson (10 points) capped the run with a layup while Cormier and Etherly both hit free throws during the spurt.

Daniel Stewart led Rider with 13 points.

Simms' 11 points lifts VCU over Missouri St.

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Simms' 11 points lifts VCU over Missouri St.

RICHMOND, Va. -- Mike'L Simms had 11 points as VCU extended its home win streak to eight games, beating Missouri State 61-51 on Sunday night.

De'Riante Jenkins had 10 points for VCU (8-2).

After VCU outscored Missouri State 35-25 in the first half, both teams scored 26 in the second as the home team clinched the victory. The Rams' 26 second-half points marked a season low for the team.

Isiaih Mosley had 15 points for the Bears (6-6). Keandre Cook added 12 points. Gaige Prim had 10 points.

VCU takes on College of Charleston on the road on Wednesday. Missouri State matches up against Oral Roberts on the road on Saturday.

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Hoyas win NCAA Men’s College Cup in penalty kick shoot out

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Hoyas win NCAA Men’s College Cup in penalty kick shoot out

It was a showdown like no other in Cary, North Carolina on Sunday night.

Right down to the wire. 

After two scoreless 10 minute overtimes, it all came down to a seven round penalty kick shootout where a save by Georgetown goalkeeper Tomas Romero won it all for the Hoyas, 7-6.

Romero stopped Virginia's Axel Gunnarsson to give the Hoyas their first NCAA men’s soccer championship. 

After scoring 17 goals, Georgetown University won the 2019 Men’s College Cup National Champions over UVA.

It was a very back and forth battle between the two teams. 

Virginia jumped out on top. In the 10th minute, Junior midfielder Joe Bell scored the first goal and his 7th goal this season putting Virginia ahead 1-0. 

Junior midfielder Paul Rothrock responded with an unassisted goal in the 16th minute, putting Georgetown on the board and tying the game 1-1.

In the 22nd minute, Georgetown Freshman Daniel Wu had a set piece, scoring his first goal of the season and extending the Hoyas lead 2-1. 

Later in the 58th Daniel Steedman gave the Cavaliers a spark tying it up 2-2. 

It looked as if the Hoyas had it in the bag when Derek Dodson broke the tie in the 81st minute putting Georgetown on top 3-2 but that didn't last very long. 

Inside five minutes to go in regulation time, Daryl Dike attempted a header which was deflected but followed through with his own rebound regaining the tie 3-3 for UVA.

That is where things got interesting.

After a hard fought game, two ovetimes and a penalty kick shoot out the Hoyas would go on to take the title over the Cavaliers winning 7-6.