NCAA Women's Soccer ACCtion: Sunday, November 14 - Second Round

Nov. 14, 2010

No. 3 North Carolina Advances To NCAA Third Round

Amber Brooks broke a 1-1 tie on header in the 50th minute and Crystal Dunn scored two goals as the third-ranked North Carolina women's soccer team defeated James Madison 3-1 Sunday afternoon in the second round of the 2010 NCAA Tournament at Fetzer Field. The victory improves the Tar Heels' 2010 ledger to 19-2-2 and Carolina has earned a third round NCAA date with Notre Dame this coming Saturday at 5 p.m. at Fetzer Field.

James Madison, champion of the Colonial Athletic Association, saw its season end at 15-7-1 but not before giving the two-time defending NCAA champion Tar Heels all they could handle in the opening 45 minutes. UNC outshot the Dukes 6-4 in the first half and the teams went to intermission deadlocked at 1-1. The second half would be a different story, however, as UNC outshot the Dukes 13-0 in the second frame, scoring twice and putting constant pressure on the JMU goal.

North Carolina outshot the Dukes 19-4 on the afternoon and had a 5-1 edge in corner kicks. Senior Diane Wszalek had six saves while allowing three goals for the Dukes while UNC goalkeeper Hannah Daly finished the day with one save and one goal allowed. Wsalek was at her best in the first half when after giving up a goal to the Tar Heels in the seventh minute she went on to make four saves in the half while her teammates earned the equalizer.

FSU's Toni Pressley scored the game-winning goal on a penalty kick to defeat South Florida

The Florida State women's soccer team continued their strong postseason run as they defeated the South Florida Bulls, 2-1 in the second round of the 2010 NCAA Tournament. With the victory Florida State improves to (15-5-1) on the season and advances to the Sweet 16.

The Seminoles struck first with a goal by freshman sensation Kassey Kallman who connected on a shot off a Tiana Brockway corner kick from just inside the box. South Florida would respond with a goal with just fifteen seconds remaining in the first period on a goal by freshman Sharla Passariello that ricocheted off the post from twenty yards out. The goal was Passariello’s second of the postseason as the two teams headed into halftime at a 1-1 stalemate.

Florida State would come out aggressively in the second half, and a penalty against USF on a surging Casey Short inside the penalty box provided junior defender Toni Pressley the opportunity to blast in a penalty kick to give the Seminoles a 2-1 lead at the 59:47 mark.

Cavaliers Down South Carolina 3-0 to Reach NCAA Round of 16

The Virginia women's soccer team advanced to the round of 16 of the NCAA Tournament for the sixth consecutive season with a 3-0 second round win over South Carolina at Klöckner Stadium on Sunday. The Cavaliers (15-4-2) will host Ohio State in the round of 16 next Saturday, Nov. 20, while the Gamecocks end their season with a 15-6-4 record.

The Cavaliers took a 1-0 lead in the 21st minute of play. Chantel Jones' (Midlothian, Va.) long pass was flicked on by Meghan Lenczyk (McLean, Va.) behind the defense and onto the run of Sinead Farrelly (Havertown, Pa.), who slotted home her 11th goal of the season. Virginia took that 1-0 lead into halftime.

In the second half, the Cavaliers doubled their lead in the 61st minute. South Carolina's clearance of a cross went straight to Lindsey Miller (Nashua, N.H.) at the top of the box, who fired in her third goal of the season. Julia Roberts (Frederick, Md.) closed out the scoring with a penalty kick goal in the 82nd minute after Caroline Miller (Rockville, Md.) was taken down in the box.

Boston College freshman Zoe Lombard scores game-winning goal in 3-1 victory over Hofstra

The Boston College women's soccer team advanced to the Sweet 16 for the third consecutive season with a 3-1 victory over Hofstra in a second round match of the NCAA Tournament in front of 720 fans at the Newton Soccer Field.

Boston College improved to 15-6-1 on the season while Hofstra ends the season at 19-3-0. BC will play West Virginia in the Round of 16 on Friday, November 19. West Virginia defeated Penn State, 2-1, on Sunday afternoon.

The Eagles were led offensively by sophomore Kristen Mewis. The midfielder from Hanson, MA gave BC a 1-0 lead 17 minutes into the match. Mewis received the ball from Hannah Cerrone and carried the ball down the left sideline. Mewis struck a looping ball into the far post to give the Eagles the early lead. It was her tenth goal of the season, a new career high for Mewis.

Hofstra tied the game just 10 minutes later when Courtney Breen flicked an Amy Turner free kick into the back of the net.

Duke Advances Past Florida in NCAA 2nd Round Action

After battling to a 1-1 tie earlier in the season, the rematch between the Blue Devils and the Gators again went down to the wire as Duke edged fifth-ranked Florida, 4-2, in penalty kicks Sunday afternoon at James G. Pressley Stadium to advance in NCAA Tournament action.

Duke moves to 11-7-4 on the year, while Florida's season concludes with a 19-2-3 overall record. The Blue Devils last advanced on penalty kicks in the NCAA Tournament in 2006, eclipsing Louisville on Nov. 10 in the first round of the tournament. With the result, the Blue Devils have advanced to the sweet sixteen in three of the past four seasons.

After two ten-minute extra sessions could not break a 0-0 stalemate, the two squads prepared for penalty kicks. Duke sophomore Nicole Lipp stepped up first and the midfielder from Lake Forest, Ill., drilled her shot into the goal to give Duke the early 1-0 advantage.

#1 Terps Eliminated In Shootout vs. Hoyas

Maryland women's soccer's record-setting season came to an end on penalty kicks vs. Georgetown in the second round of the NCAA Tournament Sunday at Ludwig Field. The Hoyas stopped the first two Terrapin penalty kicks in the shootout and eliminated the Terps, 3-2.

The two teams were deadlocked at 1-1 through 110 minutes making the official result a tie. Maryland finishes its season with an 18-2-3 record. Georgetown now stands at 14-6-2 on the year.

UC Irvine Tops Wake Forest in NCAA Tournament

The ACC Champion Wake Forest women's soccer team's season came to an end Sunday as the Demon Deacons fell 2-0 to UC Irvine in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at Anteater Field in Irvine, Calif.

Wake Forest finishes the year with a 13-8-3 record while UC Irvine improves to 19-2-2 and will continue on to play Washington in the third round.

Tanya Taylor struck early for the Anteaters in the 12th minute and CoCo Goodson added an insurance goal in the 71st minute. Playing their fifth game in 12 days, the Deacons had chances but were unable to score on UCI goalkeeper Danielle de Seriere. Wake was shut out for only the fourth time all season.