Four Schools Remaining At Women’s College Cup After Wild Quarterfinal Round
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After four quarterfinal matches on Sunday, we’re down to the final four of the NCAA Women’s College Cup. The semifinal games will be played on Thursday, May 13, with the championship game falling on Monday, May 17, at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina.
Here’s a quick recap of how Sunday’s quarterfinal matches played out.
NCAA D1 Women’s Soccer Tournament: Quarterfinal Results And Highlights
No. 1 Florida State vs. No. 9 Duke
This one needed a penalty shootout to decide who ultimately advanced to the semifinals after 110 minutes of scoreless action, but Florida State’s freshman keeper Cristina Roque saved Duke’s first effort and FSU buried all five of theirs to trigger the celebrations.
The freshman has ice in her veins pic.twitter.com/fUz3CUaq2Y— FSU Soccer (@FSUSoccer) May 9, 2021
— FSU Soccer (@FSUSoccer) May 9, 2021
No. 4 TCU vs. Virginia
Virginia advanced to the semifinals for the first time since 2014 thanks to a 60th-minute header from senior defender Lizzy Sieracki off a corner kick.
— Virginia Women's Soccer (@UVAWomenSoccer) May 10, 2021
No. 2 North Carolina vs. No. 7 Texas A&M
Shortly before halftime, junior forward Rachael Dorwart (who’s represented the U.S. at the U-19 level) scored the game’s lone goal to keep the Tar Heels on track for their first national title since 2012.
They finished runners-up in both 2018 (losing to Florida State) and 2019 (Stanford).
— NCAA Soccer (@NCAASoccer) May 9, 2021
No. 11 Santa Clara vs. No. 14 Clemson
Santa Clara advanced to the final four for the 11th time in school history, although it’s the program’s first trip since 2004. The game’s lone goal was scored by WCC Freshman of the Year Sally Menti.
HIGHLIGHTS | Sally Menti scored the match-winner and @marleenicolos_1 made key stops in net in today's 1-0 victory over Clemson to punch our ticket to the @NCAASoccer #CollegeCup!#NCAASoccer #StampedeTogether #SCUBroncos pic.twitter.com/UJDE96aXjL— Santa Clara Women's Soccer (@SCUWomensSoccer) May 10, 2021
D1 NCAA Women’s Soccer Tournament: College Cup Semifinals
No.1 Florida State vs. Virginia
No. 2 North Carolina vs. No. 11 Santa Clara
⚽️ DI Women’s #NCAASoccer Bracket Update ⚽️Just four teams remain in the 2020-21 DI women's soccer tournament!
— NCAA Soccer (@NCAASoccer) May 10, 2021