Opening Round presented by Select Soccer Recap Fifteen teams punched their ticket to Irvine, Calif., with three upsets along the way.

Opening Round Scores

  • No. 1 William Carey (Miss.) def. Reinhardt (Ga.) 3-0
  • No. 2 Oklahoma Wesleyan def. Morningside (Iowa) 5-2
  • No. 3 Central Methodist (Mo.) def Huntington (Ind.) 5-1
  • No. 4 Rio Grande (Ohio) def. Lawrence Tech (Mich.) 4-0
  • No. 5 Missouri Valley def. Missouri Baptist 4-1
  • Rocky Mountain (Mont.) def. No. 6 Hastings (Neb.) 3-2
  • Madonna (Mich.) def. No. 7 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) 1-0
  • No. 8 Baker (Kan.) def. LSU-Alexandria 2-0
  • No. 9 Cardinal Stritch (Wis.) def. Columbia (Mo.) 2-0
  • No. 10 Bellevue (Neb.) def. Marymount California 3-0
  • No. 12 Spring Arbor (Mich.) def. Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) 2-0
  • No. 13 Southern Oregon def. UC-Merced 1-0 in OT
  • Mid-America Christian (Okla.) def. No. 14 Kansas Wesleyan 2-1
  • No. 15 Corban (Ore.) def. Arizona Christian 3-2 in OT
  • No. 16 Georgia Gwinnett def. Southeastern (Fla.) 4-0

Opening Round Highlights

  • Two games were decided in overtime. Corban (Ore.) defeated Arizona Christian 3-2 on an Alan Ramirez Goal with 3:06 left in the first overtime period.
  • Southern Oregon defeated UC-Merced 1-0 on an own goal with 4:53 remaining in overtime.

Opening Round Highlights

  • The top-five seeds dominated. William Carey, Oklahoma Wesleyan, Central Methodist, Rio Grande and Missouri Valley won by a combined 17 goals. None won by fewer than three goals.

Opening Round Highlights

  • There were three upsets on the day. Unseeded Rocky Mountaing defeated sixth-seeded Hastings 3-2 under snowfall, and unseeded Mid-America Christian defeated Kansas Wesleyan 2-1. Finally, unseeded Madonna (Mich.) defeated No. 7 Lindsey Wilson (Ky.).

Up Next

The 15 winners from the Opening Round will join host institution Vanguard (Calif.) for the 2018 Men's Soccer National Championship at OC Great Park Soccer Complex, beginning Nov. 26 and lasting until Dec. 1.

The full bracket of updated matchups and times for the national championship can be found here.

The full 2018 NAIA Men's Soccer National Championship Opening Round presented by Select Soccer release can be found here.

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