NCAA Women's Soccer ACCtion: Friday, November 12 - First Round

Nov. 12, 2010

#1 Terps Advance With 4-1 Win

Megan Gibbons and Sade Ayinde each had three points to lead the No. 1 seed University of Maryland women's soccer team to a 4-1 victory over High Point in the first round of the NCAA Tournament Friday night at Ludwig Field.

The victory gives the Terps an overall record of 18-2-2, while the Panthers finish their season with an 11-11-1 mark.

The Panthers got on the board first in the eighth minute. A blown clear in the Maryland defensive third gave High Point a 1v1 opportunity and freshman Kelli Joline capitalized, finishing from 15 yards.

But that lead didn't hold for long. Junior All-America candidate Jasmyne Spencer got the Terps even again just 21 seconds later. Spencer crossed the ball into sophomore Danielle Hubka, whose shot was blocked in front of the High Point net. Spencer followed the play, collected the loose ball and finished it into the upper left side of the Panther goal.

Tar Heels' Balanced Scoring Powers UNC Past Jackson State

The third-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels were powered by a goal and two assists from senior midfielder Meghan Klingenberg as the Tar Heels defeated Jackson State 5-0 in the first round of the 2010 NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Championship Friday night before 1,000 fans at Fetzer Field. With the victory, North Carolina advances to the second round of the NCAA Tournament Sunday to meet either Texas or James Madison, who played in the second first-round game at Fetzer Field Friday night.

The Tar Heels improved to 18-2-2 on the season while the Southwestern Athletic Conference champion Tigers, making their first NCAA Tournament appearance, saw their season end at 13-7-1.

North Carolina had five different goal scorers in the game including Rebecca Crabb's first career goal and a team-leading 14th goal by Kealia Ohai. The Tar Heels outshot the Tigers 30-1 and had a 16-0 edge in corner kicks. UNC scored two first-half goals off corner kicks.

Cavaliers Top Lehigh 3-0 in NCAA First Round

The Virginia women's soccer team advanced to the round of 32 of the 2010 NCAA Tournament with a 3-0 win over Lehigh in the first round Friday night at Klöckner Stadium. The Cavaliers scored three goals in a 10-minute span of the second half to record the win to improve to 14-4-2 overall. Lehigh, the Patriot League champions making its first NCAA appearance, ends its season at 11-5-4.

The teams played a scoreless first half with neither side creating many chances. It was the ninth time this season Virginia has headed to halftime at 0-0. In the second half, the Cavaliers took the lead in the 67th minute as Maggie Kistner (St. Louis, Mo.) headed in a Lauren Alwine (Elizabethtown, Pa.) corner kick for her first goal of the season. Two minutes later, Amanda Fancher's (The Colony, Texas) cross was headed in by Gloria Douglas (Fayetteville, N.C.) for her sixth goal of the season. In the 77th minute, Julia Roberts (Frederick, Md.) closed out the scoring as she tapped in a cross from Emily Carrollo (Sussex, N.J.).

`Noles Top Blue Raiders, 3-0

The Florida State women's soccer team began their postseason with a bang as they defeated Middle Tennessee 3-0 in the first round of the 2010 NCAA Tournament. With the victory Florida State improves to (14-5-1) on the season and advances to the second round to be played on Sunday at the Seminole Soccer Complex.

The game was closely contended for nearly half of the contest as the two teams stayed tied at zero for the first 44 minutes of action. Sophomore Breezy Hupp would eventually break the scoreless tie with two seconds remaining in the first period when she blasted the game-winning goal from thirty yards out. "It was a big goal, obviously, for a lot of different reasons," said Bell.

Hupp's first period goal was her fourth goal of the season. Tori Huster was credited with the assist, her team leading sixth of the season. The goal was the first time the Blue Raiders have allowed a first period goal since October 10th at Florida International, and the three total goals scored was the most goals allowed by the Blue Raiders since North Carolina scored seven on September 17th. Hupp's goal also boosted the confidence for the Seminoles.

BC Women's Soccer Earns 2-1 Victory Over Boston University

For 13 games Boston University did not let up a goal. On Friday night in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, Boston College scored two second half goals to earn a 2-1 victory over the Terriers (16-6-0) in front of 958 fans at the Newton Soccer Field.

Early on it looked like BU would continue the unbeaten streak as the Terriers jumped ahead 1-0 behind a goal from Tiya Gallegos at 12:04 in the game. The lackluster Eagles were outshot 5-1 in the half by the Terriers.

The momentum changed in the second half as BC made some on field adjustments. The Eagles attack pressed until Victoria DiMartino became the first to score on BU in 13 games. DiMartino received the ball down the line from defender Alaina Beyar.

DiMartino, who had not scored a goal in the last six games, dribbled up field and from just outside the 18-yard box to the right of the goalkeeper, the sophomore sent a ball to the far corner giving BC a 1-0 lead at the 77 minute mark.

Deacons Top San Diego 1-0 in NCAA Tournament First Round

Katie Stengel scored her 16th goal of the season and Aubrey Bledsoe made three saves to record her third shutout of the year as the fourth-seeded Wake Forest women's soccer team edged San Diego 1-0 in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Friday evening at Anteater Stadium in Irvine, Calif.

The Deacons (13-7-3) will take on the winner of tonight's match between UC Irvine and Arizona State at Anteater Stadium on Sunday at 2 p.m. PST. Wake Forest has never faced either the Anteaters or the Sun Devils. An interactive live blog of the match will be available on WakeForestSports.com.

Wake Forest is through to the second round of the tournament for the fifth consecutive year. Last season, the Deacs made it to the quarterfinals for the first time in school history.

The two teams played a tight game with the only score coming off of a set piece in the 65th minute. Stengel lined up over the ball about 21 yards from goal in the center of the field and blasted a shot that Torero goalkeeper Courtney Parsons got a hand on but could not keep out of the net.

Second-Half Goals Send Duke Past California, 2-1

Trailing 1-0 with 19 minutes remaining in the contest, the Duke women's soccer team netted two goals in less than a minute to knock off California, 2-1, Friday evening in the opening round of the 2010 NCAA Tournament. Freshman Kaitlyn Kerr tallied Duke's first score, while classmate Laura Weinberg recorded the game-winner 32 seconds later.

Duke, which advances to the NCAA Second Round with the win, improves to 11-7-3 on the season, while Cal falls to 9-6-5 overall.

Despite the outcome, it was Cal who struck first to take a 1-0 advantage. The Golden Bears owned a 7-1 shot advantage in the first half, but the score remained tied at 0-0 until a Cal tally with eight seconds to go in the period. California broke the scoreless stalemate as Alex Morgan found Betsey Hassett open on the left side. Hassett slipped the ball past charging Duke goalkeeper Tara Campbell to find the bottom right corner of the net. The goal was only the seventh first-half score Duke has allowed in 2010.

Hokies fall to Dayton, 3-0

The Virginia Tech women's soccer team was knocked from the opening round of the NCAA Tournament, as the Dayton Flyers avenged last season's second round game with a 3-0 victory at the Ohio State campus. Allison Giner and Colleen Williams led the way for the Flyers, who the Hokies topped 3-1 in the 2009 NCAA Tournament, with three points each in the match.

The Flyers (19-3-0) paced play in the opening minutes of the game, but the Hokies (10-10-1) were able to find a rhythm early on as well, which allowed freshman Jazmine Reeves a few, close opportunities.

In the 10th minute Dayton took its first shot on goal as Giner struck after receiving the ball from Williams. Giner's shot seemed to be saved by freshman keeper Dayle Colpitts, but was eventually too much to handle as it slipped out of the hands of the leaping goalie.