Women's Soccer NCAA ACCtion: Saturday, November 22
Nov. 22, 2008
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A goal by freshman Tori Huster in the 65th minute was all Florida State (17-2-3) needed as the Seminoles blanked Boston College (15-6-2) 1-0 on Saturday afternoon to advance to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament for the fourth consecutive year and for the fifth time in school history.
With the win, Florida State extended its school record unbeaten streak to 13 games (11-0-2), while the Seminoles remained undefeated at home in postseason play running their all-time record to 15-0-0.
For the second time this year, it was a goal by Huster that was the difference maker against Boston College as the freshman midfielder scored the lone goal on a header back on October 5 in Chestnut Hill in a 1-0 Florida State victory.
On Saturday, Huster redirected a loose ball off her body from about four yards out to give the Seminoles a one-goal lead. Following a Florida State corner, senior caption Sarah Wagenfuhr put a shot on goal that Boston College keeper Jillian Mastroianni could not handle cleanly. The ball squirted to her left where Huster was there for the redirect finding the back of the net for her fourth goal of the season.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- The 15th-ranked and third-seeded Duke women's soccer team downed 11th-ranked and second-seeded Virginia on Saturday, 2-0, to advance to the NCAA College Cup Elite Eight for the second straight year.
Junior KayAnne Gummersall scored the game-winning goal in the 16th minute, while junior Elisabeth Redmond added another goal in the 64th minute to seal the victory for the Blue Devils. Senior goalkeeper Cassidy Powers registered her ninth shutout of the season as she posted three saves. Her nine shutouts matches Duke's single season record.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - The University of North Carolina women's soccer team extended its defensive scoreless streak to 671 minutes and 49 seconds as it defeated the University of Illinois 3-0 Saturday night in the Round of 16 of the 2008 NCAA Women's College Cup. The Tar Heels improved to 22-1-2 with the victory before a crowd of 1,852 at Fetzer Field on a night when the temperatures were in the 30s.
This marks the 25th time in the 27 years of the NCAA Tournament that North Carolina has advanced to the quarterfinals of the tournament. UNC improved its all-time tournament record to 97-7-1 with the victory.
UNC went ahead on an own goal late in the first half and then broke the game open with two goals less than a minute and a half apart 20 minutes into the second half. UNC outshot the Fighting Illini 17-6 and had a 6-1 corner kick edge as Illinois saw its season end at 12-9-2.