HOBOKEN, N.J. -- Sophomore forward Brendan Saberton scored just 33 seconds into overtime to lift the York College Spartans to a 2-1 victory over Stevens in the second round of the 2013 NCAA Division III Men's Soccer Tournament on Sunday night.

The Spartans advanced to their second straight Sweet 16. They will face Rutgers-Camden next weekend. York improved to 19-2-1, while Stevens' campaign closed at 17-2-1.

Saberton, an All-Capital Athletic Conference performer, was the offense for the Spartans on Sunday evening. The sophomore scored both goals for York. He now has a team-leading nine tallies for the year.

The Ducks got on the board first when Stephen Dunbar struck for a goal in the 18th minute of the game. Curtis Stecyk fed Dunbar, who came down the left side and beat Spartan netminder Brad Schmidt with a lofted shot from 20 yards out.

The Spartans' finally broke through in the 76th minute when Austin Johnson bumped a short cross to the middle of the box, where Saberton one-timed a shot past Stevens goalie Paul Killian.

Saberton's overtime heroics were set up by senior Tobi Iguade, who fed Saberton with a pass from the right across the goalmouth. Saberton took the pass and drilled it inside the left post for the game-winner.


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"The thing that I am most proud of is how we played together and stayed as a family," Spartan head coach Mark Ludwig said. "We stayed with the game plan. We stayed the course when we got the tying goal and then again with the winning goal."

The Spartans finished the game with a 17-10 margin in shots and a 4-3 margin in shots on goal.

Schmidt earned his 18th win of the year. He registered two saves for the win.

Ludwig feels like his team played well all weekend, including a 1-0 OT win over Mount St. Mary's (N.Y.) on Saturday in a first-round contest.

"We created a bunch of very good chances during the weekend," Ludwig said. "It's really a shame that two top-10 teams had to meet so early in the tournament. Stevens is a really good team and winning at their place is a credit to our kids and their belief in what we are doing."

The Sweet 16 appearance for York is the fifth in school history. The Spartans' previous appearances came in 2012, 2009, 2007 and 2006.

The Sweet 16 game against Rutgers-Camden will be a rematch of a second-round game in last year's tournament. The squads finished in a 0-0 tie, with York advancing on penalty kicks. The site for the match will be announced by the NCAA on Monday morning.