Men’s Soccer Makes History with Advance to NCAA Sweet 16

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Fordham’s Eric Ohlendorf headed in a cross from Jannik Loebe in the 83rd minute, while Rashid Nuhu made five saves in net, as the Rams upset the #11 seed Virginia Cavaliers, 1-0, in the second round of the NCAA Championship at Klockner Stadium in Charlottesville, Virginia on November 19.

The win moves Fordham (14-5-2) into the NCAA Sweet 16 for the first time in program history, and will face #6 seed Duke on Saturday, November 25th, at 6 PM.  The win also set a new program record for wins in a season with 14, breaking the mark of 13, set in 1985.

The lone goal of the game came on a Rams’ counterattack, where the ball found Jannik Loebe for a shot which was stopped by Virginia’s Jeff Caldwell.  Loebe got back the rebound and crossed the ball in front to Eric Ohlendorf for the header into the right side of goal for his first goal of the season.

The Rams played an excellent defensive game, limiting the Cavaliers to five shots on goal, which goalkeeper Rashid Nuhu handled all five for his 11th shutout of the season.

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