NCAA Women's Soccer ACCtion: Quarterfinals, November 26 & 27

Nov. 27, 2010

BC's Cerrone Scores in Overtime to Top Washington 1-0

NEWTON, Mass. - Amidst flurries at the Newton Campus Field, Hannah Cerrone scored an overtime game winning goal to defeat Washington 1-0 and earn the Boston College women's soccer team its first trip to the NCAA Final Four next weekend in Cary, N.C.

A strong gust of wind was all Cerrone needed to turn her corner kick from a cross into a goal. As several players waited in front of the net, the ball arced suddenly towards Washington's goaltender Jorde LaFontaine-Kussman and slipped past her for the only score of the game with 4:46 remaining in the first overtime.

The game started out as a back-and-forth effort, with both teams' defenses stepping up to stop the offenses. BC goaltender Jillian Mastroanni made two huge stops as the Huskies' Alex Webber hammered out consecutive shots from the left corner before finally kicking the last one wide.

At the 25 minute mark, BC took the first corner kick of the game but it was a Washington player who got her head on the ball to clear it. Minutes later Kristie Mewis picked up a loose ball at midfield and dribbled down the center, passing it left to Vickie DiMartino who took BC's first shot of the game. LaFontaine-Kussman stepped out of the box and caught the ball for a save.

Mewis had another chance in the 13th minute as she arced a shot towards the goal from the left side, only to be tipped up and over the goal by LaFontaine-Kussman. Despite nine shots from the Huskies and six for the Eagle, neither team could score before the end of the first half.

'Noles Run Ends in Elite Eight

PALO ALTO, Calif. - The Florida State women's soccer team amazing postseason run came to an end Friday night as they fell 5-0 against the No. 1 Stanford Cardinal in the fourth round of the 2010 NCAA Tournament. With the loss Florida State (16-6-1) ends their season having made it to the Elite Eight or further for the sixth straight year.

"I think we played an outstanding team today in Stanford," head coach Mark Krikorian said. "They have an awful lot of outstanding players, and are very well coached. They played beautiful soccer, and I thought that overall, the better team won ... I'm proud of our kids that fought and competed and did the best they could on the day."

The Seminoles kept the game scoreless until the 30th minute when Stanford sophomore Mariah Nogueira struck in a header from a cross from the right by senior All-American Christen Press."

We knew they were a very good attack-minded team, and we talked about lot of keeping tempo with the game, but we weren't good enough and they were able to get a hold of it more and get a lot of dangerous crosses in," added Krikorian.