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
Hosted by Patrick Henry Community College
All Times CST
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
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.
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.
Game 13 - Semifinals, 3:30 p.m.
Game 14 - Semifinals, 6 p.m.
Game 15 - National Final, 2 p.m.