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Grand Canyon 3, Oakland University 1

December 9, 1996

PHOENIX (AP) _ Milos Tomic scored two goals as Grand Canyon University beat Oakland (Mich.) University 3-1 Sunday to win the NCAA Division II men’s soccer championship.

It was the first NCAA team title in the school’s history and capped a 12-4-5 season for the Antelopes, who began their soccer program in 1985.

Oakland, making its third trip to the title game, finished the season with a 16-6-2 record. The Pioneers upset defending national champion Southern Connecticut State 1-0 on Friday to reach the title game.

Oakland hadn’t allowed a goal in its last seven games before Tomic scored in the 22nd minute.

Paul Snape kicked in a rebound in the 56th minute to tie it, but Tomic chipped in the game-winner over goalkeeper Amir Tal with 6:15 remaining.

Nabyl Bekraoui added an insurance goal with 1:33 left.

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