2009 NCAA Women's Soccer Championship Central




Nov. 20, 2009

Complete NCAA Interactive Bracket

Badgers' Season Ends with 1-0 Loss to Boston College

The Wisconsin Badgers saw their NCAA Championship run come to an end with a 1-0 loss to Boston College on Friday evening at the Newton Soccer Field. UW completes its season with a 10-6-6 record and its best NCAA tournament finish in 16 years. 

The Badgers battled throughout, but the second-seeded and No. 7-ranked Eagles proved too much and out-shot Wisconsin, 21-7. UW hung with the Eagles for 61 minutes before the Eagles' Brooke Knowlton took a shot from 22 yards out and placed it in the top corner of the net to seal the win.

Boston College improves to 18-3-2 on the year and will play the winner of the Stanford-Santa Clara game in the Elite Eight.

Recap  / Box Score



Wisconsin Set to Clash Against Boston College in NCAA Sweet 16

The third round of the 2009 NCAA Women’s Soccer Championship begins this Friday with Wisconsin still in the hunt for the national crown. After playing host to opening first- and second-round competition, the Badgers will travel to Chestnut Hills, Mass., where they will meet second-seeded Boston College with kickoff scheduled for 7 p.m. ET. Winners from the round of 16 will advance to the Elite Eight with games being played on either Nov. 27, 28 or 29.

Wisconsin leads the all-time series against Boston College, with the first and last meeting between the two programs resulting in a 5-3 decision in favor of the Badgers on Sept. 12, 2004. UW is anchored by sophomore Laurie Nosbusch who currently leads the team with 18 points, six goals and six assists.

Wisconsin Game Notes




Wisconsin Advances to NCAA Round of 16

Wisconsin punched its ticket to the NCAA round of 16 with a 1-0 win over No. 13-ranked and third-seeded Central Florida Sunday afternoon at the McClimon Soccer Complex. In their 15th NCAA appearance, the Badgers snapped a six-game losing streak during the second round of tournament action, advancing to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 1993. With the win, UW improves to 10-5-6 on the year and 12-4-1 in NCAA Championship play.

Wisconsin is the only Big Ten squad to advance to the NCA A third round and will look to improve on their nine-game unbeaten streak when they return to tournament action next weekend against Boston College. Details regarding time and location of the game have yet to be determined.

Recap / Box Score


Nittany Lions End Championship Run with Loss to Virginia

The No. 16 Penn State women’s soccer team dropped a 6-2 decision to Virginia in the second round of the NCAA Championship at Jeffrey Field on Sunday, falling one match short of the round of 16. The Nittany Lions wrap up an impressive season that saw the program earn its 12th-consecutive conference championship while amassing a 13-6-2 overall record.

PSU held a 2-0 lead through nearly an hour of play, but the Cavaliers unleashed a torrent of goals in a 20-minute span in the second stanza to claim the win. Virginia moves on to play the winner of the UCLA-San Diego State game.

Recap / Box Score




Penn State and Wisconsin Set to Compete in NCAA Second Round

The Big Ten Conference saw two of its own advance to the second round of the NCAA Championships  in Penn State and Wisconsin. The two teams will continue their NCAA run as they host second-round action on Sunday afternoon.

The fourth-seeded Nittany Lions will compete for a berth into the NCAA third round in a 1 p.m. ET contest against Virginia. Sunday’s matchup will mark the second meeting between the two programs in 2009 after PSU defeated the Cavaliers, 1-0, in the season opener at Jeffrey Field on Aug. 21. The game will be streamed live through GoPSUsports.com All-Access. The victor will move forward to face the winner of top-seeded UCLA and San Diego State.

Wisconsin’ resumes tournament play at 2 p.m. ET when the Badgers face third-seeded Central Florida at their own McClimon Soccer Complex. UW is coming off an impressive demonstration of resilience after ousting Arizona State with a 4-3 win in penalty kicks on Friday evening to advance in the bracket. The winner of Sunday’s showdown will advance to face the winner of second-seeded Boston College and Connecticut in third-round competition on Nov.20-22.  


2009 NCAA Championship Pairings

Sunday, Nov. 15 -- Second Round
Madison, Wis.
Wisconsin (9-5-6) vs. No. 3 Central Florida (17-4-1), 2 p.m. ET
Madison Region Central

University Park, Pa.
No. 4 Penn State vs. Virginia, 1 p.m. ET
University Park Region Central



Penn State Blanks Colgate, 5-0, to Advance to NCAA Second Round

The fourth-seeded and No. 16-ranked Penn State Nittany Lions dazzled a home crowd with a 5-0 rout over Colgate in the opening round of the NCAA Championship at Jeffery Field on Friday night. PSU advances in the bracket to face Virginia on Sunday with kickoff slated for 1 p.m. ET. With the win, PSU improves to 13-5-2 on the season.

Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year Katie Schoepfer powered the Nittany Lions to the largest NCAA Tournament victory since 2005 on the strength of her second hat trick of the season, including the game-winning gaol in the 18th minute of play.

Earlier in the day, the Cavaliers survived a thrilling first-round contest against St. John's, prevailing 3-1 in a penalty kick shootout over the Red Storm after a scoreless 110 minutes of action.

Recap / Box Score

University Park Region Central


Wisconsin Previals in PK Shootout over Arizona State

In a rigorous defensive battle at the McClimon Soccer Complex, Wisconsin prevailed, 4-3, in a penalty
kick shootout after a 1-1 draw with Arizona State on Friday evening. Sophomore Michele Dalton made two diving saves during the shootout to lift UW past the Sun Devlis and help the Badgers stay alive in the NCAA Championship.

Wisconsin move forward to Sunday's second round where they will square off against third-seeded Central Florida at 2 p.m ET. With the win, the Badgers are now 9-5-6 in games played to date this season.

Recap / Box Score

Madison Region Central


Ohio State Drops 3-1 Decision to Oregon State

The No. 15-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes saw their NCAA Championship run come to end with a 3-1 loss to Oregon State Friday evening in Columbus, Ohio. The Buckeyes end their season with a 14-4-2 record, including a program-best 7-2-1 grade in Big Ten play. 

With the win, the Beavers move to 13-7-1 on the year and advance to meet Florida in second-round action on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.

Recap / Box Score





Spartans' NCAA Run Stops Short in Santa Clara

The Michigan State Spartans fended off fourth-seeded Santa Clara for 90 minutes, but could not hold on as the Broncos escaped with a 1-0 overtime victory on Friday night in the first round of the NCAA Championship.   MSU, which earned its first-ever consecutive berth in the national tournament this season, ends the year 11-5-4 as SCU improves to 14-6-1 overall.

The Spartans' 11 wins in 2009 marked the eighth time in the last 10 seasons MSU has won at least 10 games.

Recap / Box Score


Purdue Falls to Central Michigan in NCAA Opening Round

The Purdue women's soccer team saw its NCAA Tournament run end with a 2-0 loss to Central Michigan on Friday evening at Alumni Stadium. The Boilermakers finish the 2009 campaign with a 12-6-3 mark while the Chippewas extended their unbeaten streak to 18 straight, improving to 17-3-3.

Purdue's senior class finished its career with the most wins of any class in program history, amassing a 58-20-12 overall mark. It was also a record-breaking season for Boilermaker head mentor Robert Klatte, who becomes the first Big Ten coach to oversee 10 straight seasons of double-digit win totals, bettering the previous record of nine set by former Michigan coach Debbie Rademacher, who won 10 straight games every season from 1996-2004.

Recap / Box Score


Five conference teams earn bids; three selected to host first and second rounds

The 2009 NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Championship begins today with five conference teams in action, including Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue and Wisconsin.  Of the handful of the Big Ten squads to earn bids to this year's tournament, three will play host in the opening first and second rounds on Friday and Sunday, respectively. 

This season marks the eighth time in the 28-year history of the event that the Big Ten has sent five or more teams to the NCAA Championship, including in six of the last eight seasons. Michigan State and Penn State each earned bids in the field of 64 last year, while Ohio State and Purdue return to the bracket after a one-year hiatus.

Penn State earned the conference's only national seed at No. 4 after clinching an automatic qualifying berth by virtue of its Big Ten regular-season title.  The Nittany will play host at Jeffery Field in the opening weekend of tournament play, welcoming Colgate to Happy Valley for a 7:30 p.m. ET matchup on Friday. PSU is making its 15th consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament and could advance to play either Virginia or St. John's on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.

Michigan State will travel to Santa Clara, Calif. to face the fourth-seeded Broncos on Friday at 6 p.m. ET. A win would pit the Spartans against either Southern California or Oklahoma State on Sunday at 7 p.m. ET. The Spartans enter NCAA play with an 11-4-4 overall mark, earning their first back-to-back NCAA Tournament berth in program history.
Purdue will square off against MAC Champion Central Michigan in Friday's opening round in South Bend, Ind., as the Chippewas make their debut in the NCAA Tournament. A win would advance Purdue to face either Notre Dame or IUPUI on Sunday. The Boilermakers are making their sixth NCAA appearance, and second in South Bend, since earning their inaugural berth in 2002.

Ohio State will host first and second rounds at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium and will open tournament play against Oregon State on Friday. A win would place the Buckeyes against either Florida or Illinois State in Sunday's second round of matchups. OSU is making its fifth overall NCAA Championship appearance on the heels of earning its best regular season record in program history (14-3-2).

Wisconsin was also selected to host first and second round competition at the McClimon Soccer Complex, where the Badgers hold a 5-1 record in NCAA first-round action. UW will look to improve on their 11-14-0 tournament record as they face Arizona State on Friday at 8:30 p.m., and will face the winner of UW-Milwaukee and third-seeded Central Florida.  The Badgers are making their 15th overall NCAA appearance, returning to the national stage for the first time since 2005. 

The 2009 Women's College Cup will be held at Aggie Soccer Stadium in College Station, Texas, Dec. 4 and 6.  Texas A&M University will serve as host.


2009 NCAA Championship Pairings

Friday, Nov. 13 -- First Round
Columbus, Ohio
Ohio State (14-3-2) vs. Oregon State (12-7-1), 7:30 p.m. ET

Madison, Wis.
Wisconsin (9-5-5) vs. Arizona State (9-7-3), 8:30 p.m. ET

Santa Clara, Calif.
Michigan State (11-4-4) vs. No. 4 Santa Clara (13-6-1), 6 p.m. ET

South Bend, Ind.   
Purdue (12-5-3) vs. Central Michigan (16-3-3), 5 p.m. ET

University Park, Pa.
No. 4 Penn State (12-5-2) vs. Colgate (11-6-3), 7:30 p.m. ET


Sunday, Nov. 15 -- Second Round
Columbus, Ohio
Ohio State/Oregon State vs. No. 3 Florida/Illinois State, 1 p.m. ET

Madison, Wis.
Wisconsin/Arizona State vs. No. 3 Central Florida/Milwaukee, 2 p.m. ET

Santa Clara, Calif.
Michigan State/No. 4 Santa Clara vs. Oklahoma State/USC, 7 p.m. ET

South Bend, Ind.   
Purdue/Central Michigan vs. No. 2 Notre Dame/IUPUI, 1 p.m. ET

University Park, Pa.
No. 4 Penn State/Colgate vs. Virginia/St. John's, 1 p.m. ET



 

 

Multimedia Store