Indiana Advances to NCAA Round of 16
Nov. 18, 2007
NCAA Second Round Games
Indiana 0, Purdue 0 (2OT, Indiana advances on PKs, 4-3): The Indiana women's soccer team has advanced to the round of 16 in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in school history by advancing past Purdue in penalty kicks after a 0-0 tie. Lauren Hollandsworth earned a shutout for the Hoosiers with nine saves in regulation and a crucial stop of Jordyn Shaffer in penalty kicks. The Hoosiers won the battle of PKs, 4-3, with Kristin Arnold scoring the clinching goal on the final shot. Indiana will take on Duke in the third round.
Notre Dame 2, Illinois 0: The Illinois soccer team suffered a 2-0 defeat to Notre Dame in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Sunday afternoon at Alumni Field, ending the Illini's 2007 season. The Orange and Blue finish the season with a record of 12-7-2, marking the fifth straight season Illinois has collected at least 12 wins. With the win, regional four seed Notre Dame advances to the Round of 16 to face defending champion North Carolina.
Hofstra at Penn State: Postponed until Monday night
NCAA First Round Games
Illinois 1, Louisville 0: The Illinois soccer team advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament thanks to a golden goal off the head of senior forward Ella Masar, as the Illini topped the Louisville Cardinals, 1-0, in the opening round matchup. After the two teams played to a scoreless tie through regulation, Masar delivered the game-winning blow on a cross from sophomore forward Chichi Nweke in the 92nd minute of play. The Orange and Blue will face host Notre Dame, who defeated Loyola (Ill.), 3-0, on Sunday at noon (CT) at Alumni Field in South Bend, Ind.
Indiana 3, Toledo 2 (2OT): Kristin Arnold netted a golden goal in the 108th minute to lift the Indiana women's soccer team to a 3-2 overtime victory over Toledo in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. The Hoosiers (13-6-2) will take on Purdue in the second round, as they posted their first Tournament win since 1998.
Penn State 4, Monmouth 0: In her first NCAA game as Penn State's head coach, Erica Walsh' s team gave her the best birthday gift on Friday night, a 4-0 victory to advance the No. 1 seed Nittany Lions to the NCAA second round. The second round match-up will be played Sunday at Penn State's home, Jeffrey Field, at 1 p.m. The Nittany Lions' will meet Hofstra Sunday for the first time in school history. The Pride earned their second-round berth with a 1-0 defeat of Ohio State in the late game on Friday.
Purdue 4, Oakland 0: No. 8 Purdue (20-2-2) won its first NCAA Tournament match since 2003 with a 4-0 shutout of Oakland (10-8-2) Friday afternoon at the Varsity Soccer Complex.
Hofstra 1, Ohio State 0: Hofstra got a second-half goal by Adel Malone and, by limiting Ohio State to just one shot on goal in the second half, defeated the Buckeyes, 1-0, in an NCAA Tournament first-round game at Jeffrey Field in State College, Pa.