Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
2. WOMEN: UVa makes postseason turnaround
November 17th, 2006 5:19AM
Subscribe to College Soccer Reporter

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED


One of the surprises of the NCAA Division I Women's Tournament is Virginia, which moved into the Sweet 16 with 2-0 wins over No. 9 West Virginia and No. 19 Wake Forest.

If the Cavs beat No. 18 Texas A&M Friday night in College Station, they will return to the quarterfinals for the second year in a row. Two weeks ago, Virginia considered itself lucky to have a shot at making the NCAAs. It had lost in the first round of the ACC Tournament and fell to 10-7-2.

The Cavs' performance at the Wake regional was a turnaround from their regular-season form. They had struggled terribly away from Charlottesville, scoring only one goal on the road until their regular-season finale, a 3-2 overtime win at N.C. State.

Against both West Virginia and Wake Forest, Virginia came out attacking. The Cavs didn't score against the Mountaineers in the first half, but star Jess Rostedt hit the crossbar and UVa had the edge in play. The Cavs won the first-round game on goals by Julia Falk and Nikki Lieb in the second half. Against Wake, Virginia set the tone early, scoring in the seventh minute against the wind. Rostedt was sprung by Jen Redmond and Falk and scored on a breakaway. The goals have life easier for keeper Christina de Vries and the UVa backline.

"We are scoring, and that was what we had trouble doing," de Vries told the Cavalier Daily. "Now we are putting balls in the back of the net, and me and the defense as a whole are all very confident that we can stop any other team's offense -- we have an extremely athletic backline that will be hard for anyone to score on."

NCAA DIVISION I WOMEN
THIRD ROUND
Nov. 17
No. 1. Notre Dame (22-0-1) vs. No. 4. Colorado (14-5-4), 7:30 ET
No. 2. Texas A&M (16-5-1) vs. Virginia (12-7-2), 6 pm CT
No. 2. UCLA (19-3-0) vs. No. 3. Florida (14-5-5), 7 pm PT
Stanford (15-6-1) vs. Clemson (11-7-4), 7 pm PT
Nov. 18
No. 1. North Carolina (23-1-0) vs. No. 4. Tennessee (12-6-4), 6 pm ET
Nov. 19
No. 2. Florida State (16-3-4) vs. No. 3. Illinois (16-7-0), 1 pm ET (TV: Sun Sports, live)
No. 2. Penn State (17-4-3) vs. Boston College (12-6-3), 1 pm ET
No. 1. Texas (18-3-3) vs. Portland (16-3-3), 1 pm CT


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

    ARCHIVES
    FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

    Recent College Soccer Reporter
    Crowd Count: Arkansas breaks mark for win over No. 2 Duke    
    Arkansas drew a record crowd of 3,010 fans at Razorback Field that was rewarded with a ...
    College Women: Cougars Hatch plot to down Penn State    
    BYU struggled for goals in its first two games, splitting against Washington State and Nebraska, but ...
    Crowd Count: South Carolina-Clemson draws 6,892 in Columbia    
    No. 6 Clemson, the 2015 NCAA Division I men's runner-up, opened its 2016 campaign with a ...
    Monday Night: Nebraska snaps BYU home winning streak    
    Nebraska knocked off No. 13 BYU, ending the Cougars' 18-game home winning streak dating back to ...
    Soccer America Women's Top 25    
    Stanford remained No. 1 in the Soccer America Women's Top 25 rankings thanks to a 2-1 ...
    College Women: Top 25 Rewind, Week 1    
    Freshmen made immediate impacts as Deyna Castellanos scored just two minutes into her collegiate debut to ...
    College Women: Santa Clara makes opening statement    
    Santa Clara opened with wins over Top 25 teams -- both from the Pac-12 -- for ...
    Trivia: Name only Power 5 team without women's soccer?    
    Kansas State played it first women's soccer match on Friday night when it fell at Saint ...
    Hedlund wins 300th game at North Texas    
    John Hedlund, the only coach the North Texas women's program has ever had, won his 300th ...
    Milestones: Izzo-Brown wins 300th game as head coach    
    Nikki Izzo-Brown won her 300th game as a college coach as No. 4 West Virginia edged ...
    >> College Soccer Reporter Archives