NEWARK, N.J.–Regsan Watkins snapped a 1-1 tie in the 86th minute, leading the top-seeded NJIT to its first ASUN Conference Tournament title with a 2-1 victory over No. 2 Florida Gulf Coast University at Lubetkin Field at Mal Simon Stadium Saturday night.

The Highlanders (10-4-4) won their first ASUN Conference Tournament title in any sport and advanced to the NCAA Tournament — the first time at the Division I level — and for the first time since 1977. FGCU fell to 9-8-2.

The NCAA Selection Show is set for Monday at 1 p.m. ET.

With 12 seconds remaining in the first half, FGCU’s Noah Bushey received a pass on the right touch line from Titouan Le Menec, before striking the ball with a left-footed shot into the upper left corner.

ASUN Conference freshman of the year Alejandro Rabell knotted things up at 1-1 in the 70th minute, his sixth goal of the season, off a rebound of junior Thomas Radon’s free kick.

That set up Watkins for his late heroics as Andrew Nino fed him for the game-winner.

Watkins, the tournament MVP, scored two game-winning goals in the competiton. He also connected for the decisive goal in the 3-2 quarterfinal victory over Stetson.

ASUN Men’s Soccer All-Tournament Team
Regsan Watkins, NJIT (MVP)
Shak Adams, FGCU
Thomas Delplace, FGCU
O’Vonte Mullings, FGCU​​​​​​​
Ivan Rosales, FGCU​​​​​​​
Noah Gulden, Lipscomb
Ben Locke, Lipscomb
Alejandro Rabell, NJIT​​​​​​​
Thomas Radon, NJIT​​​​​​​
Rene White, NJIT​​​​​​​
Sebastian Chalbaud, Stetson