Pirates on the Pitch: The Hall Continues to Make History and Head to Third Round of NCAA Tournament

Senior CJ Tibbling continues to lead and scored the game winning goal for the Seton Hall men’s soccer team against Air Force in the second round of the NCAA tournament at the Sportsplex last night, pushing them ahead 2-1.


The Hall is continuing to make history and is having a season very similar to the one the program had in 2001, where they also advanced to the third round of the NCAA tournament. It has been so long since the Pirates has made a run this deep, that much of the current squad led by coach Andreas Lindberg were all babies the last time it happened.


The game started off hot with the Pirates scoring the first point. Sophomore James Boote was awarded a free kick to which junior JP Marin helped out and headed into the far post and past Air Force’s keeper.


A little over 1- minutes later, Air Force responded, scoring their equalizer that was deflected in and past keeper Andreas Nota. The tensions remained high as both teams pushed and persevered in attempt to score a go-ahead goal.


The tug of war ceased in the 89th minute when the Pirates forced Air Force to put the ball out of bounds. Johannes Pex threw in to Tibbling, who after a small scuffle with a defender, got his shot off and scored the game winner.



The Hall is now at 10-1-3 for the season and will take on Virginia Tech on Thursday May 6th at 9 pm.