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1. UCLA rallies to stun No. 1 Duke, 3-2 in men's quarterfinals
November 27th, 2006 2:06AM

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UCLA overcame a 2-0 first-half deficit to defeat top-ranked Duke, 3-2, in NCAA men's quarterfinal action at Duke's Koskinen Stadium.

Sal Zizzo scored the tying goal in the 78th minute and the game-winning goal -- on a preplanned play -- just 30 seconds into overtime to send the eighth seeded Bruins to the College Cup for the 12th time in school history.

Duke scored on goals by Spencer Wadsworth after 25 seconds and Chris Loftus in the 19th minute, but the Bruins soon thereafter began as assault on Justin Papadakis' goal. UCLA was rewarded for its efforts with a goal by Jason Leopoldo after work by David Estrada and Kyle Nakazawa.

Zizzo's tying goal came after working a short corner with Nakazawa and Mike Zaher. Zizzo's winning goal was set up by a cross from Leopoldo streaking down the left wing into the box.

"We talked about the play before [the overtime]," said Zizzo. "The plan was to get on the endline and make a near post run. Jason drove the ball around, and I tucked it away."

VIRGINIA 3 NOTRE DAME 2. Midfield general Nico Colaluca set up senior Adam Cristman twice for goals as Virginia returned to the final four for the first time since 1997. German Yannick Reyering score the third Virginia goal -- his third in three postseason games. Kurt Martin scored both goals, the first set up by Joseph Lapira, who finished the season with 50 points (22 goals and six assists). Virginia set the modern NCAA single-season record for total attendance as 5,850 fans watched the Cavaliers knock off the Fighting Irish, giving UVa a single-season record of 43,183. (Connecticut drew larger single-season totals in the heyday of the Joe Morrone era in the early 1980s -- before the NCAA kept official soccer records.)

WAKE FOREST 3 SANTA CLARA 1. The No. 2 seed Demon Deacons reached the final four for the first time with three goals after SCU went ahead on a goal by Peter Lowry. Free-kick specialist Steve Curfman curled a free kick over the wall for the equalizer in the 43rd minute, and Mike Lahoud and Wells Thompson broke the game open with goals in the last quarter of an hour. The game drew 3,520 fans at Spry Stadium.

UC SANTA BARBARA 3 NORTHWESTERN 2. The Gauchos will return to the Men's College Cup for the second time in three years thanks to Canadian Tyler Rosenlund's hat trick. Bidding for its first trip to the final four, Northwestern gave the crowd of 8,784 fans -- the largest crowd in the country in 2006 -- a scare by going ahead, 2-1, at halftime on goals by seniors Brad North and Gerardo Alvarez.


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