Northwestern Moves into Quarterfinals of NCAA Tournament

Nov. 19, 2006

Northwestern 2, UNC Greensboro 1:
The Wildcats have taken the college soccer cup by storm! Northwestern (14-7) continued on its improbable NCAA Tournament run today and are now one win away from punching its ticket to the NCAA College Cup by virtue of a 2-1 win over UNC Greensboro (16-8-1) today in front of a packed house at the Thomas Athletic Complex.

Behind a penalty kick by Brian Usinger, a rocket goal by Gerardo Alvarez and the outstanding play of Justin Pines in goal, the Wildcats lived to play another day and advance to the Elite Eight next weekend.

Northwestern, the only Big Ten team still standing in the NCAA's, will travel to UC Santa Barbara on Saturday night at 9 p.m. CT. Full Story

Indiana 0, Santa Clara 0 (Santa Clara wins PK 5-4):
After four periods of scoreless soccer, the No. 6 Indiana Hoosiers fell to No. 5 Santa Clara in a shootout in the third round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday, Nov. 18, at Yeagley Field at Armstrong Stadium.

Although the game goes into the record books as a 0-0 tie, Santa Clara (13-4-5) advances to the quarterfinals with a 5-4 advantage in the shootout. Full Story