2013 NCAA Women's Soccer Championship Central
Nov. 15, 2013
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Top-seeded Virginia defeated third-seeded Michigan, 2-1, in Friday's quarterfinal match. The Cavaliers got on the board first, but Meghan Toohey responded for the Wolverines in the 27th minute, tying the game at 1-1. Virginia's Molly Menchel scored the game-winning goal in the 68th minute, ending the match at 2-1. Michigan finished its season with an 18-4-1 mark.
Third-seeded Michigan will face top-seeded Virginia at 7 p.m. ET in the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Tournament. With a win over Virginia, the Wolverines would advance to the College Cup for the first time in program history.
Illinois Falls to Boston College, 4-1
Illinois' Amy Feher scored one goal in the 40th minute, but the Illini fell to Boston College, 4-1, in the third round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday. Illinois finished its season with an 11-9-3 record.
Michigan Advances to Elite Eight After Defeating Notre Dame, 1-0
Third-seeded Michigan advanced to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament after shutting out Notre Dame, 1-0, on Sunday. Meghan Toohey scored the game's lone goal in the 55th minute, advancing the Wolverines to the Elite Eight for the second time in school history. Michigan will face the winner of the Virginia-Wake Forest match.
Illinois and third-seeded Michigan will play their third-round games on Sunday. The Wolverines will play Notre Dame at 1 p.m. ET, followed by the Illinois-Boston College match at 2 p.m. ET.
Sunday, Nov. 24
No. 3 Michigan Defeats Illinois State, 3-0
Third-seeded Michigan advanced to the third round of the NCAA Tournament after defeating Illinois State, 3-0, on Friday. Madisson Lewis, Nkem Ezurike and Holly Hein all found the back of the net, advancing the Wolverines to the Sweet 16. Michigan will face Notre Dame on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.
North Carolina Tops Indiana, 4-0
Top-seeded North Carolina defeated Indiana, 4-0, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The Hoosiers ended their season with a 15-7-1 record.
Wake Forest Defeats No. 4 Penn State, 1-0
Penn State fell to Wake Forest, 1-0, in Friday's second-round game. The Demon Deacons' Sarah Teegarden scored the game's only goal in the 80th minute.
No. 2 Nebraska Falls to Boston College, 4-1
Boston College defeated Nebraska, 4-1, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The Cornhuskers' lone goal by Mayme Conroy came in the 84th minute, but the Eagles were able to secure the win.
Illinois Advances to Sweet 16 After Defeating Portland, 4-3, in Overtime
Down 2-0 at halftime, Illinois' Vanessa DiBernardo scored two goals and Jannelle Flaws scored one goal in the second half, sending the 3-3 match into overtime. In the 99th minute, Flaws scored the game-winning goal, advancing the Illini to the Sweet 16. Illinois will face Boston College on Sunday at 2 p.m. ET.
The second round of the NCAA Tournament begins Friday, with five Big Ten teams competing. At Noon ET, Illinois will face third-seeded Portland, while second-seeded Nebraska will entertain Boston College at 3 p.m. ET. In the following game at 4 p.m. ET, fourth-seeded Penn State will face Wake Forest, while Indiana will collide with top-seeded North Carolina at 6 p.m. ET. Second-seeded Michigan will face Illinois State at 7 p.m. ET, rounding out the Big Ten's representation in the second round.
Indiana Edges DePaul, 1-0
Indiana advanced to the second round of the tournament after Veronica Ellis scored the game-winning goal in the 75th minute. Indiana will face North Carolina in the second round.
No. 3 Michigan Tops Milwaukee, 4-0
Third-seeded Michigan secured a dominant 4-0 win over Milwaukee, advancing the Wolverines to the second round of the NCAA Women's Soccer Championship. Nkem Ezurike notched a pair of goals, while Meghan Toohey and Corinne Harris both found the back of the net. Michigan will face Illinois State in the second round.
Illinois Advances After Defeating Washington State, 3-1 on Penalty Kicks
After 110 minutes of play, the Illinois-Washington State match was decided on penalty kicks. Illinois took a 3-1 decision over Washington State to advance to the second round of the NCAA Women's Soccer Championship, with the game-winning kick coming from Vanessa DiBernardo.
Illinois, Indiana and No. 3 Michigan will all play their first-round matches Saturday, beginning with the Illinois-Washington State matchup at 4 p.m. ET. At 7 p.m. ET, Indiana will face Depaul and No. 3 Michigan will take on Milwaukee.
Texas Tech Defeats Minnesota, 3-0
Minnesota fell to Texas Tech, 3-0, in the first round of the NCAA Women's Soccer Championship on Friday. The Golden Gophers finished the season with an 11-8-2 mark.
No. 4 Penn State Blanks Monmouth, 3-0
Fourth-seeded Penn State, which was last year's national runner up, advanced to the second round of the NCAA Women's Soccer Championship after a 3-0 shutout of Monmouth in Friday's opening round. Penn State's Tani Costa notched a pair of goals, while Whitney Church scored one goal. Goalkeeper Britt Eckerstrom collected six saves in the match, securing the Nittany Lions victory. Penn State will face the winner of the Wake Forest on Nov 22.
Kentucky Ends Ohio State's Season After Defeating the Buckeyes, 3-1
Kentucky held a 2-0 lead until Ohio State's Nichelle Prince scored her 13th goal of the season, bringing the match to 2-1. Kentucky quickly responded with a third goal, ending the Buckeyes' season with a 3-1 loss to the Wildcats.
Iowa Falls to Notre Dame, 4-1
A goal by Melanie Pickert gave the Hawkeyes a 1-0 lead, but Notre Dame responded with four goals of its own, ending the match at 4-1. The Hawkeyes finished their season with a 15-7-1 record.
No. 2 Nebraska Shuts Out Southeastern Louisiana, 4-0
A conference record eight Big Ten women's soccer teams will compete in the 2013 NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Championship, with five squads taking the field Friday for first-round games.
No. 2 Nebraska will host Southeastern Louisiana for a 3 p.m. ET match, while Iowa will travel to South Bend, Ind. to face Notre Dame at 7 p.m. ET. At 7:30 p.m. ET, Ohio State will take on Kentucky and No. 4 Penn State will face Monmouth. Minnesota will wrap up Big Ten first-round play when it travels to Texas Tech for an 8 p.m. ET match.