NCAA Women's Soccer ACCtion: Friday, November 16

Nov. 16, 2012

Eagles Fall to Penn State 5-2

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Senior Kristen Mewis scored her 38th and 39th career goals to become BC's all-time leading goal scorer, but Boston College fell to top-seeded Penn State 5-2 on Friday night at Jeffrey Field in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

The Eagles trailed 2-0 at the half, and the Nittany Lions added another goal in the 46th minute before Mewis, a three-time All-ACC selection, converted twice to pull BC within 3-2. Penn State found the net twice more in the second half - at 74:38 and 78:29 - for the final score.

Mewis converted on a penalty kick at 47:31 after a Penn State defender committed a foul in the box. Mewis sent the ball low and to the left, and although Penn State goalkeeper Erin McNulty got a piece of it the ball made its way past the goal line to put the Eagles on the board, making it 3-1.

Blue Devils Advance to NCAA Sweet 16 with 4-1 Win

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The 15th-ranked and third-seeded Duke women's soccer team registered three first half goals on its way to cruising past the 24th-ranked Miami University of Ohio, 4-1, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday evening at Klockner Stadium in Charlottesville, Va.

The Blue Devils advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 for the third straight year and the eighth time in school history.

Duke jumped out from the beginning on the attack as redshirt junior Kim DeCesare tallied two great chances over the first six minutes. DeCesare had a one-v-one opportunity with Miami (Ohio) goalkeeper Allison Norenberg in the third minute, but the Duke forward wasn't able to flick the ball over Norenberg. A few minutes later, DeCesare had another chance but her attempt was saved off the line by a RedHawk defender.

McCarty's Goal Lifts FSU Soccer into Sweet 16

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Senior forward Tiffany McCarty's golden goal in double overtime lifted the Florida State women's soccer team past Texas Tech, 3-2, and into the "Sweet 16" for the eight consecutive year on Friday night at the Seminole Soccer Complex.

The fourth-ranked and No. 1-seeded Seminoles won for the 16th consecutive time at home and will host No. 15 Texas A&M for a berth in the Elite Eight on Sunday at 1 p.m. The Aggies defeated Oakland, 3-0, in Friday's earlier second round matchup at the Soccer Complex.

McCarty finished with two goals, while Wys made four saves and set an FSU record for most career NCAA Tournament wins by a goalkeeper with her ninth.

No. 4 Terps Lose In OT To Denver

PALO ALTO, Calif. - The No. 4 seed University of Maryland women's soccer team saw its season come to a close with a 3-2 overtime loss to Denver in the second round of the NCAA tournament Friday night at Stanford's Cagan Stadium.

Denver got the first chances of the game with an early corner kick and the game's first shot, but it was Maryland which drew first blood. Senior Becky Kaplan dribbled through the Pioneer defense down the left side and got off a solid strike that was saved by Denver keeper Lara Campbell. But Campbell couldn't control the rebound and junior Hayley Brock was there to put the rebound in with a sliding effort.

A good exchange with freshman Aubrey Baker and Kaplan saw a solid chance for freshmanAshley Spivey in the 13th minute, but her shot from 20 yards out went over the crossbar.

A scramble inside the Maryland 18 in the 19th minute saw a shot by Denver's Nikki Pappalardo, but her strike was block by freshman Erika Nelson to keep the Terps up by a goal at 1-0.

UNC Explodes On Offense In NCAA 2nd Round

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The #14 North Carolina women's soccer team exploded for seven second-half goals Friday night as it defeated Illinois 9-2 in the NCAA Tournament second round before 1,003 fans at Fetzer Field. Seven different Tar Heel players scored goals and 10 different Tar Heels recorded assists in UNC's biggest offensive output since the 2002 season.

The Tar Heels advance to play Big 12 Conference champion Baylor in the NCAA third round Sunday at Fetzer Field at 1 p.m. #9 Baylor overcame Georgetown 2-1 in overtime in the first game of the doubleheader. The Bears scored with less than two minutes remaining in regulation and then got the game winner against the Hoyas less than three minutes into overtime.

Carolina's nine-goal output was the most in a game since the Tar Heels defeated Guilford 9-0 on September 6, 2002. It is the most against an NCAA Division I team for UNC since September 21, 2001 when the Tar Heels beat Georgia 9-0. The nine goals equal the most by UNC in an NCAA Tournament game. UNC most recently scored nine in an NCAA game on November 21, 1996 when it beat Florida 9-0 in the NCAA quarterfinals at Fetzer Field. The nine goals were one short of the NCAA record for goals scored in a game which is 10 by Texas A&M against Texas State in 2004.

Cavaliers Surge Past Rutgers 6-1 to Reach NCAA Round of 16

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.  - The second-ranked Virginia women's soccer team reached the NCAA Round of 16 for the eighth consecutive season with a 6-1 second round win over Rutgers Friday night at Klöckner Stadium. It was a record-setting night for the Cavaliers, who posted six unanswered goals to come back after giving up an early goal to the Scarlet Knights.

Virginia will meet ACC rival Duke in the round of 16 on Sunday. Game time at Klöckner Stadium is 4 p.m.

Caroline Miller had two goals and an assist to lead the six-goal assault, setting Virginia's single-season goals and points records in the process. Danielle Colaprico had a goal and two assists, while Makenzy Doniak and Kaili Torres each had a goal and an assist.Kate Norbo added a goal as the Cavaliers had their highest scoring game of the season.

Irish Upend Demon Deacons 2-1 in NCAA Tournament

GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Notre Dame scored two second half goals to upset third-seeded Wake Forest 2-1 on Friday at James G. Pressly Stadium in Gainesville, Fla.

The Demon Deacons had taken the lead just before halftime on a goal by Kristen Meier, but the Fighting Irish seized momentum in the second half, getting a 59th minute goal from Cari Roccaro and a 70th minute winner from Crystal Thomas to advance to the third round.