2011 NCAA Women's Soccer Championship Central
Nov. 20, 2011
Ohio State and Penn State Eliminated in Sweet 16
Ohio State lost 2-1 to Duke, while Penn State fell 4-2 to Wake Forest in the third round of the NCAA Championship this afternoon.
Ohio State's Paige Maxwell scored the first goal of the match in the 29th minute. However, the top-seeded Blue Devils rallied back with two second-half goals to propel Duke into the quarterfinals. The Buckeyes finish the season with a 12-9-2 overall record. RECAP
NCAA leading scorer Maya Hayes had two goals for the Nittany Lions, but it wasn't enough as Penn State lost 4-2 to Wake Forest this afternoon. Hayes scored her first tally in the 10th minute, but the Nittany Lions surrendered four unanswered goals until Hayes added a late tally in the 83rd minute. The Nittany Lions finish the season at 21-5, which included their 14th consecutive Big Ten title. RECAP
Ohio State and Penn State Begin Third Round Play at 1 p.m. ET
Ohio State and Penn State hit the pitch today for the NCAA Championship third round at 1 p.m. ET. The fourth-seeded Nittany Lions face off against top-seeded Wake Forest in Winston Salem, N.C., while the Buckeyes match wits with top-seeded Duke in Durham, N.C.
Ohio State and Penn State advance to Sweet 16, Illinois falls to Oklahoma State
In Friday's second round of the NCAA Championship, Ohio State took a 2-1 decision over Milwaukee, while fourth-seeded Penn State won 4-1 against Marquette to advance to the Sweet 16.
Ohio State's Paige Maxwell scored the opening goal for the Buckeyes in the 68th minute. Caitlyn Martin added the second Buckeye tally in the 85th minute to put Ohio State ahead by two goals. Milwaukee's Sarah Hagen added the Panther's lone score in the 88th minute. The Buckeyes will face the winner of Duke-Georgia on Sunday in the Sweet 16.
The fourth-seeded Nittany Lions scored two first-half goals en route to their 4-1 victory against Marquette. Penn State's Emily Hurd scored the first goal in the ninth minute, and Emma Thomson added the second goal in the 44th. Marquette's Kerry McBridge cut the lead in half in the 83rd minute before Maya Hayes scored back-to-back goals for Penn State in the 85th and 87th minutes. Penn State moves on to the round of 16 to face the winner of Wake Forest-Boston on Sunday.
Illinois lost a tough 1-0 decision to second-seeded Oklahoma State in their second-round matchup. The Cowboys' Annika Niemeier scored the lone goal of the contest in the 25th minute. The Fighting Illini finish the season with a 17-5-2 overall record.
Three Big Ten Teams to Compete in NCAA Championship Second Round
Illinois, Ohio State and Penn State hit the pitch today for the second round of the NCAA Women's Soccer Championship. At 5 p.m. ET, the fourth-seeded Nittany Lions take on Marquette in Winston Salem, N.C., while the Buckeyes travel to Durham, N.C., to face Milwaukee. The Fighting Illini visit Stillwater, Okla., to take on second-seeded Oklahoma State at 6 p.m. ET.
Illinois Edges Notre Dame, 1-0
Illinois moved on to the second round of the NCAA Championship with a 1-0 victory over Notre Dame. Niki Read notched the game-winner in the 49th minute to propel the Fighting Illini to the next round. Illinois will face No. 2 Oklahoma State in Stillwater, Okla., on Nov. 18.
Ohio State Takes Down Tennessee, 3-0
Ohio State moved on to the second round of the NCAA Championship with a 3-0 win over Tennessee. Tiffany Cameron scored two goals for the Buckeyes in the contest. Ohio State will face the winner of Illinois State-Milwaukee on Nov. 18.
Late Goal Lifts Penn State Past Army, 1-0
Penn State used a late second-half goal to defeat Army 1-0 and advance to the second round of the NCAA Championship. Christine Nairn scored the game-winner in the 86th minute for the Nittany Lions. Penn State will face the winner of the Marquette-Toledo game, which takes place at Valley Fields in Milwaukee, Wis. at 6:00 p.m ET.
Three Big Ten Teams to Compete in NCAA Championship Opening Round
Illinois, Ohio State and Penn State will all compete in the first round of the NCAA Women's Soccer Championship this weekend with the Nittany Lions hosting Army at 7 p.m. ET today. Ohio State travels to Knoxville to take on Tennessee at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, while Illinois hosts Notre Dame at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday.