NCAA Women's Soccer Tournament

Nov. 10, 2016


2016 NCAA Tournament Bracket


NCAA Tournament - Third Round

Northwestern saw its season come to an end with a hard-fought 1-0 loss at No. 14 Duke in the third round of the NCAA Tournament: 

DATE MATCHUP/RESULT LOCATION TIME (ET)
Nov. 20, 2016  at #14 Duke 1, #21 Northwestern 0 (RECAP) Durham, NC 2:00 pm 

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NCAA Tournament - Second Round

Northwestern has advanced to the third round of the NCAA Tournament for the second time in program history and the first time since 1998, while Ohio State and Wisconsin narrowly missed joining the Wildcats in the round of 16 following double-overtime thrillers on the road at top-10 opponents: 

DATE MATCHUP/RESULT LOCATION TIME (ET)
Nov. 18, 2016  #15 Virginia 3, #RV Penn State 0 (RECAP) Washington, DC 11:00 am 
  at #5 Georgetown 2, #22 Rutgers 0 (RECAP) Washington, DC 1:30 pm 
  #18 UCLA 2, #RV Nebraska 0 (RECAP) Morgantown, WV 3:00 pm 
#21 Northwestern 1, SIU Edwardsville 0 (RECAP) Durham, NC 3:30 pm 
  at #1 West Virginia 1, #RV Ohio State 0 (2OT) (RECAP) Morgantown, WV 6:00 pm 
  at #9 Florida 3, Wisconsin 2 (2OT) (RECAP) Gainesville, FL 7:00 pm 

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NCAA Tournament - First Round

Six of the record-tying eight Big Ten schools that qualified for this year's NCAA Women's Soccer Tournament have advanced to the second round after first-round wins on Friday and Saturday. Six of the eight Big Ten teams also posted shutouts in their NCAA Tournament first-round matches:

DATE MATCHUP/RESULT LOCATION TIME (ET)
Nov. 11, 2016  at #RV Penn State 6, Bucknell 0 (RECAP) University Park, PA 6:00 pm 
  at Wisconsin 1, #RV Marquette 0 (RECAP) Madison, WI 8:00 pm 
  at #RV Nebraska 0, South Dakota State 0
(Nebraska advances on penalty kicks, 3-0) (RECAP)
Lincoln, NE 8:05 pm 
Nov. 12, 2016 at #21 Northwestern 3, Kent State 0 (RECAP) Evanston, IL 4:00 pm 
at #22 Rutgers 3, Harvard 0 (RECAP) Piscataway, NJ 5:00 pm 
  at #RV Ohio State 3, Dayton 2 (RECAP) Columbus, OH 6:00 pm 
  at #RV Michigan 2, Illinois State 2
(Illinois State advances on penalty kicks, 5-4) (RECAP)
Ann Arbor, MI 7:00 pm 
  at #8 Minnesota 0, North Carolina State 0
(North Carolina State advances on penalty kicks, 4-2) (RECAP)
Minneapolis, MN 8:00 pm 


NOTE: Rankings from National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) poll released Nov. 8 (RV -- receiving votes)