NCAA Women's Soccer ACCtion: Sunday, November 18
Nov. 18, 2012
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Junior midfielder Crystal Dunn scored the game-tying goal in the 82nd minute to send the game to overtime and 14th-ranked North Carolina prevailed on penalty kicks 4-2 against ninth-ranked Baylor in the NCAA Women's Soccer Tournament third round Sunday afternoon at Fetzer Field.
The Tar Heels, now 12-5-3 on the season, advance to the NCAA quarterfinals for the first time since 2009 and will play Friday at third-ranked BYU (20-1-2) Friday at South Stadium in Provo, Utah. Big 12 Conference champion Baylor saw it season end at 19-1-5. Sunday's game officially goes down as a tie. The Bears ended the season on a 21-match unbeaten streak with its only loss coming at Long Beach State 2-1 on August 26.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Top-seeded Florida State advanced to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament for the eighth year in a row after defeating Texas A&M, 4-0, Sunday afternoon inside the Seminole Soccer Complex.
Four different Seminoles (19-3-0) found the back of the net on Sunday as the Garnet & Gold scored two goals in each half to move their home win streak to 17 in a row - one shy of the school record of 18 set over two seasons from 2008 to 2009. FSU is now 26-1-0 all-time on its home turf during NCAA Tournament play.
Dagny Brynjarsdottir and Tiffany McCarty paced the Florida State offense in the win over the Aggies on Sunday with three points apiece on a goal and an assist. The Seminole duo has combined to score 12 goals over the last five games.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - The 15th-ranked Duke women's soccer team continued its winning ways in Charlottesville, Va., on Sunday as the third-seeded Blue Devils upset second-ranked Virginia, 3-1, at Klockner Stadium. Duke moved to 6-0 all-time in NCAA Tournament action in Charlottesville and 4-0 versus the Cavaliers.
Duke redshirt junior Kim DeCesare scored two goals on Sunday and four in two games over the weekend at Virginia to lift the Blue Devils into the NCAA Elite Eight for the fourth time over the last six years. The Blue Devils will next play at No. 1 seed Penn State on Friday, Nov. 23 for the chance to advance to the NCAA College Cup.
"It was a tale of two halves," said Duke head coach Robbie Church. "Obviously, we came out getting the first couple of goals. Not just the first goal, but the second goal was really key for us. Anytime in NCAA play, the first goal is key for momentum, it is a big goal - almost like a double-goal. It gives your team energy to play."