NCAA Women's Soccer ACCtion: Saturday, November 20

Nov. 20, 2010

'Noles Advance to Elite Eight With Shutout of Marquette

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Florida State women's soccer team continued their amazing postseason run as they defeated the Marquette Golden Eagles 3-0 in the third round of the 2010 NCAA Tournament. With the victory Florida State improves to (16-5-1) on the season and advances to the Elite Eight for the sixth straight year. Next up for the Seminoles is a trip to No. 1 Stanford (21-0-2) on Friday, November 26 in a battle to advance to the College Cup.

"We're thrilled to be moving on," head coach Mark Krikorian said. "The group from Marquette was very good and certainly pushed us to the limit. Kelsey made a huge save with the score 2-0 to keep the clean sheet. Breezy (Hupp) was able to knock one in at the end to give us a bit of separation. I'm very proud of our group. We came out and worked hard. Our collective defending was outstanding today. We created a number of very good chances - Janice Cayman I thought was special today on the right-hand side with lot of attacking play and creating a number of dangerous chances. Top to bottom it was a good, solid performance by a number of players and we're thrilled to be moving on, and we're excited to go out to California next week."

The Seminoles struck early with a goal by senior Rachel Lim, her first goal of the postseason, as she connected on a beautifully placed pass by freshman Kassey Kallman.

"Kassey (Kallman) had the ball, and I made a move and Tori came across me, dummied the ball and I turned on the goal and had a left-foot hit to the corner," explained Lim.

The goal was quite the moment for Lim, playing her last game at the Seminole Soccer Complex and had just come into the game to replace senior Amanda DaCosta who had to leave the match just four minutes into the contest.

Comeback Falls Short as Cavaliers Downed by Ohio State

CHARLOTTESVILLE - The Virginia women's soccer team had its comeback effort fall short on Saturday, falling 3-2 to Ohio State in the NCAA Round of 16 at Klöckner Stadium. The Cavaliers, who trailed 3-0 with 27 minutes left, closed to within a goal, but couldn't find a late equalizer. The Buckeyes (16-4-2) will meet Georgetown in the quarterfinals next week, while the Cavaliers end their season at 15-5-2.

"It is disappointing to lose a game like this," said Virginia head coach Steve Swanson. "I thought, even down 3-0, we had our chances to win this game. The bottom line is that they finished their chances and we didn't. I am proud of the effort in the second half to fight back and have a chance at the end. If we could have gotten it tied, I have no doubt we would have won."

The Buckeyes took an early 1-0 lead in the second minute. Tiffany Cameron made a move inside the box and snuck a shot just inside the near post for her sixth goal of the season. Ohio State doubled their lead in the 27th minute as Danica Wu pounced on a loose ball inside the goal area off a corner kick for her second goal of the season.

In the second half, Ohio State added what turned out to be a crucial third goal in the 58th minute. Lauren Granberg's shot was saved, but the rebound came right to Lauren Steuer, who tapped in her first goal of the season into the vacated net.

Tar Heels Fall to Notre Dame in NCAA Tournament

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Rose Augustin had a goal and two assists and Melissa Henderson added a goal and an assist as seventh-ranked Notre Dame defeated third-ranked North Carolina 4-1 in the third round of the 2010 NCAA Women's Soccer Tournament before 1,522 fans at Fetzer Field. The Fighting Irish improve to 18-2-2 on the season and will travel to Stillwater, Okla., next weekend to play sixth-ranked Oklahoma State in the NCAA quarterfinals. North Carolina, the two-time defending NCAA champion, saw its season end at 19-3-2, suffering only its seventh NCAA Tournament loss in history.

North Carolina ended the match with a 15-9 edge in shots and an 8-5 advantage in corner kicks. But Notre Dame was clinical in finishing its opportunities while the Tar Heels struggled to close out their chances. Nikki Weiss of Notre Dame also played an outstanding match, making five saves.

The three-goal loss marked the first time UNC had dropped a match by more than a single goal in 607 matches dating to a 2-0 loss to Georg Mason on November 24, 1985.

Notre Dame jumped on the Tar Heels quickly, earning a 1-0 lead at 12:49. After a foul at midfield a ball was served into the box. UNC starting goalkeeper Hannah Daly came off her line to seize the ball but she dropped it in traffic and Rose Augustin was johnny-on-the-spot to drive a shot from 15 yards into the empty net for the 1-0 cushion. It was Augustin's 11th goal of the season.

Carolina got an equalizer less than six minutes later as Crystal Dunn scored her ninth goal of the season off an assist by Ranee Premji. Dunn's strike came from 20 yards out as she ripped it into the lower right corner past Weiss at 18:15 of the match.