PORTLAND, Ore. (PORTLAND TRIBUNE) — A goal from a defender and a lot of tough defending has the Portland Pilots headed to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Tournament.

Centerback Delentz Pierre scored the goal in the 59th minute with a header from a corner kick and Portland beat Western Michigan 1-0 on Saturday, Nov. 26, at Merlo Field.

The Pilots (15-2-3) will play either Pittsburgh or No. 1 Kentucky in next weekend’s quarterfinal round. Pitt and Kentucky play on Sunday.

Saturday’s third-round match was tense and entertaining, the difference ultimately being Pierre’s second goal of the season.

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