|STORY OF THE DAY!|
Women: Rutgers reaches College Cup for first time
| Rutgers came back from missing its first two shots in the shootout to beat Virginia and advance to the Women's College Cup for the first time. The Scarlet Knights prevailed with a 7-6 advantage
through nine rounds of penalty kicks after a scoreless draw. Cavaliers star Makenzy Doniak hit the crossbar in round five when she could have won it for Virginia. |
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-- U.S. national team coach Jurgen
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