USAFA, Colo. - Scoring four goals in the second half, the 20th-ranked Air Force Falcons lived to play another match with a 4-0 win over Central Arkansas in the first round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Soccer Tournament. With the win, the Falcons advance to play in-state rival Denver in the second round.
The Falcons broke open the scoring in the 56th minute as Austin Dewing sent a ball across to Danny Han, who scored his fourth goal of the season to give Air Force the early 1-0 lead. Air Force struck against just over a minute later as Han intercepted a ball near midfield and passed the ball to Klint Parker, who scored his seventh goal of the season for the 2-0 lead.
Air Force made it 3-0 in the 79th minute as 2018 WAC Offensive Player of the Year Tucker Bone scored his 13th goal of the season on the assist from James D'Emidio. The final score came in the 82nd minute as James Sims converted a penalty kick for his third goal of the season.
The Falcons held a 19-11 advantage on shots, with 10 of those attempts being on target. Air Force keeper Andrea Seazzu made three saves to earn the shutout.
Next up is a matchup with the Denver Pioneers on Sunday at 3 p.m. MT at University of Denver Soccer Stadium.