ATLANTA, Ga. -- Aaron Bishow (Jr., Eugene, Ore.) scored four times to earn Player of the Game honors and lead the No. 10-ranked Ducks of Oregon to the ninth place game at the National Collegiate Club Championship via a 13-9 win against the University of North Carolina.
The Ducks will now face the winner of a contest between No. 20 Villanova University and No. 8 University of Michigan at 2:15 p.m. on Sunday, November 13, while the Tarheels will mee the loser of the Wildcats-Wolverines matchup at 3:30 p.m. in the 11th place game.
Trailing 6-5 at halftime, Oregon needed pairs of goals by Connor Broom (Sr., Redwood City, Calif.), Harrison Tingler (So., Newport Beach, Calif.) and Bishow in the second half to outscore UNC 8-3 over the final 14 minutes of competition and rally back for the victory.
Bishow started the comeback 36 seconds into the second half as he connected on a shot att 6:24 to even the damage at 6-tot-6. Matt Beadle (Fr., Pleasanton, Calif.) followed at 5:34 for the go-ahead score before Tingler tickled the twine with a man-up shot at 3:45 to make it 8-6.
The run continued with a natural goal from the hand of Broom at 2:20, but the Tarheels returned the lead to one following a man-up tally by Stefanos Kechagias (Gr., Athens, Greece) at 1:59 and an even-strength strike by JP Sypniewski (Sr., Charlotte, N.C.) with 1:11 left in the third period to appear to hold the momentum.
However, Oregon stopped the bleeding and cracked off back-to-back-to-back goals by Broom (5:11), Bishow (3:34) and Omar Hagrass (Jr., Cairo, Egypt) (1:40) to force the lead out to 12-8.
From there, the Ducks just needed to sit on the lead and hold on as Boland fired in a shot at 1:14 to make it 12-9 before Tingler returned the lead to four with 21 seconds left on the game clock for the 13-9 final score.
Overall, Boland equaled Bishow for the game-high in scoring with four goals, while Tingler, Broom and Kechagias each contributed a hat-trick for their teams.
Christian Broom (Fr., Redwood City, Calif.) finished with six saves to earn the victory for Oregon. Steve Sinclair (So., Manhattan Beach, Calif.) took the loss with four saves.
|University of North Carolina
|No. 10 University of Oregon
Aaron Bishow (4); Harrison Tingler (3); Connor Broom (3); Matt
Beadle (2); Omar Hargrass
UNC Goals: Robert
Boland (4); Stefanos Kechagias (3); Derek Pamukoff; JP
Saves: Oregon - Christian Broom (6) ; UNC - Steve Sinclair (4)
Exclusions: Oregon - 9 ; UNC - 6
Advantage Opportunities: Oregon - 2-for-6 ; UNC - 3-for-9
Sprints: Oregon - 0-for-4 ; UNC - 4-for-4 (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th)
University of North Carolina's Stefanos Kechagias