ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The Rochester Lancers 2 qualified for the third qualifying round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Sunday.

The Lancers’ second team overcame Tartan Devils Avalon (Pa.) in penalty kicks, 4-3, after playing to a scoreless draw over 120 minutes at Roberts Wesleyan College.

The third round draw is scheduled for Monday.

The third round is scheduled for the weekend of Nov. 17-18. If necessary, the fourth and fifth rounds are set for March 9-10, 2019 and April 5-6, respectively.

The Open Cup proper is scheduled to begin next spring.

The Lancers 2 were called the Rochester River Dogz, but recent changed their name to the former. The team will be the farm team of the National Premier Soccer League and Major Arena Soccer League 2 sides.

Front Row Soccer editor Michael Lewis has covered 13 World Cups (eight men, five women), seven Olympics and 25 MLS Cups. He has written about New York City FC, New York Cosmos, the New York Red Bulls and both U.S. national teams for Newsday and has penned a soccer history column for the Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of He has written seven books about the beautiful game and has published ALIVE AND KICKING The incredible but true story of the Rochester Lancers. It is available at