1. UCLA rallies to stun No. 1 Duke, 3-2 in men's quarterfinals
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
with a goal by Jason Leopoldo after work by David Estrada
Zizzo's tying goal came after working a short corner with Nakazawa and Mike Zaher. Zizzo's winning goal was set up
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
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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