For the second time in the men’s program’s history, the University of New Hampshire Wildcats have reached the NCAA Tournament Round of 16. The feat was accomplished Sunday after a 4-1 victory over North Carolina with every goal being scored in the first half.
New Hampshire defender Bridger Hansen opened the floodgates in the 23rd minute with one of my favorite bicycle kicks of all time. I’ve seen hundreds over the last few years — each one exhilarating in its own right — but I’ve never seen one that begins with the high-stepping of a prone defender. Style points achieved.
The field is set and the 2021 NCAA Women’s Soccer Tournament bracket has been revealed, showing us the 64 teams that will do battle beginning with the first round on Friday, Nov. 12 and ending with the College Cup final on Sunday, Dec. 5 at Stevens Stadium in Santa Clara, California.
The Selection Show took place on Monday, Nov. 8 and revealed that the four top seeds are Florida St., Rutgers, Virginia and Duke, and they’re joined by other traditional powers such as North Carolina, Stanford, Santa Clara, Notre Dame, Penn State and UCLA.
Carli Lloyd’s playing career has come to an end. Lloyd’s Gotham FC fell to Mal Pugh and the Chicago Red Stars in the NWSL quarterfinals on Sunday, marking the start of a new phase in Lloyd’s life. But before she moves on to whatever is next, we thought we’d look back to the Carli Lloyd first college goal, which you know was an absolute banger.
When it comes to women’s college soccer, Stanford is the preeminent program in the Pac-12, regularly producing USWNT stars like Julie Foudy, Christen Press, Kelley O’Hara, Andi Sullivan, Alana Cook and Catarina Macario. So whoever the Cardinal are playing, they know they’re going to get their best. On Sunday, it was the Colorado Buffaloes trying to knock off Stanford and nearly doing so thanks to a stunning CU bicycle kick goal.
If you know one thing about University of Wyoming athletics, it’s probably that Josh Allen threw some balls for the school before doing the same in the NFL. But we’ve found someone who throws balls even better than the former Cowboys quarterback, and it’s Cowgirls forward Alyssa Bedard. Her Wyoming flip throw goal was so good it made SportsCenter’s Top 10 plays of the day.
As a program that’s helped launch the careers of players like Newcastle United’s Santiago Muñoz, Necaxa’s Jonathan González and Holstein Kiel’s Nico Carrera, the Alianza de Futbol tour acts as the biggest showcase and scouting program for Latinx soccer players in the United States.
To all the Euro snobs out there, to all the haters in the U.S. who think America must replicate every aspect of European football, allow me a counterargument: Whatever the fuck this is.
The record for fastest goal in college soccer history has been broken, and what a hit it was. Jelena Sever, a junior midfielder for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers, ripped a shot straight from the opening whistle and into the back of the net in a mere 3.2 seconds, setting the Division I record for fastest goal in college soccer history on Saturday.
Fastest Goal In College Soccer History (NCAA Division I)
After a 2020 season that was hugely disrupted by COVID-19, resulting in both the men’s and women’s College Cup finals being played back on May 17, the 2021 NCAA Division I soccer season marks a return to normalcy as we’re now almost two weeks into the fall campaign.
It’s early doors but we’ve already seen some spectacular play around the country, so much so that SportsCenter’s Top 10 has already featured a couple stunning goals.