Apaches knock off ASA


MARTINSVILLE, Va. - Shaun Stocker scored on a penalty kick with eight minutes remaining in regular and the Tyler Junior College defense held strong in register a 1-0 win over ASA (New York) on Monday in an opening game of the NJCAA Men’s Division I National Soccer Tournament.

The Apaches, the defending national champions, improved to 17-3, while the physical ASA squad fell to 8-7-3.

The PK was ruled when theAvengers had a handball inside the box.

TJC takes Tuesday off before playing at 2 p.m. (CST) Wednesday against Schoolcraft (Michigan).

If the Apaches win on Wednesday, they will advance to the semifinals on Friday.

NJCAA Division I

Men’s National Soccer Tournament

Axton Smith River Soccer Complex

Martinsville, Virginia

Hosted by Patrick Henry Community College

All Times CST

Monday’s Matches

Game 1 - Louisburg (North Carolina) 3, Massasoit (Massachusetts) 1

Game 2 - Tyler Junior College 1, Monroe (New York) 0

Game 3 - Eastern Florida State 5, Morton (Illinois) 1

Game 4 - Hill (Texas) 3, Pima (Arizona) 2

Tuesday’s Matches

Game 5 - Iowa Western vs. Massasoit (Massachusetts), noon

Game 6 - Schoolcraft (Michigan) vs. ASA (New York), 2 p.m.

Game 7 - Jefferson (Missouri) vs. Morton (Illinois), 4 p.m.

Game 8 - Lewis & Clark (Illinois) vs. Hill (Texas), 6 p.m.

Wednesday’s Matches

Game 9 - Louisburg (North Carolina) vs. Iowa Western, noon

Game 10 - Tyler Junior College vs. Schoolcraft (Michigan), 2 p.m.

Game 11 - Eastern Florida State vs. Jefferson (Missouri), 4 p.m.

Game 12 - Pima (Arizona) vs. Lewis & Clark (Illinois), 4:30 p.m.

Friday’s Matches

Game 13 - Semifinals, 3:30 p.m.

Game 14 - Semifinals, 6 p.m.

Saturday’s Matches

Game 15 - National Final, 2 p.m.

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