Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
1. Notre Dame and Carolina advance to women's final
December 2nd, 2006 11:47AM

MOST READ



North Carolina will play Notre Dame for the NCAA Division I women's title for the fourth time when they meet Sunday in the 2006 Women's College Cup final.
Top-ranked Notre Dame edged Florida State after scoring twice in the 10 last minutes of the first half. The Seminoles shut down the big Irish guns, Kerry Hanks and Michele Weissenhofer, but Notre Dame goals by freshman reserve Courtney Rosen and holding midfielder Jill Krivacek.

Yael Averbuch set by Casey Nogueira and Heather O'Reilly for goals in the 84th and 86th minutes to lead UNC past UCLA, 2-0.

Notre Dame and North Carolina both carry 26-game unbeaten streaks into Sunday's final (TV: ESPN2, live, 12:30 pm ET). The Irish remained the nation's only unbeaten team and meet a UNC team that hasn't lost since dropping its opener in double overtime at Texas A&M.

North Carolina and Notre Dame have met in the championship game three times before -- in 1994, 1996 and 1999 -- with the Tar Heels winning all three contests.

"I've played against [North Carolina coach] Anson [Dorrance] an awful lot of times and I've never won," said Notre Dame coach Randy Waldrum. "I think personally it would mean a lot (to beat UNC for the championship) because you always want to challenge yourself against one of the best coaches in the country. We're not in awe of Carolina. We think they've got a great team and the legacy of their program is unparalleled.


No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent College Soccer Reporter
Ohai gets goal, Taylor shutout in U-23s' win over Japan    
[SIX NATIONS TOURNAMENT] The U.S. under-23 women's national team opened play at the Six Nations Tournament ...
Maryland's trip to England in works for years    
[COLLEGE MEN] Maryland, the 2013 NCAA Division I men's runner-up, will tour England in March with ...
Gonzalez awarded long-term contract extension    
[UC RIVERSIDE: Women] UC Riverside has signed Nat Gonzalez, the  Big West Women's Coach of the ...
Smith was close to leaving Santa Clara for Notre Dame    
[COLLEGE WOMEN] Jerry Smith, who signed a seven-year extension that will keep him at Santa Clara ...
Jacksonville lures Ruiz from UCF    
[MEN'S COACHING CHANGES] Jacksonville appointed UCF associate coach Mauricio Ruiz as the Dolphins' new head men's ...
2014 college men's signings    
[DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY] Players with ties to the Development Academy confirmed their collegiate choices Wednesday on National ...
Drexel associate coach Green takes Belmont job    
[MEN'S COACHING CHANGES] Belmont hired Drexel associate coach Bryan Green as the fourth head men's coach ...
Thirty programs are making changes    
[WOMEN'S COACHING MOVES] Thirty Division I women's programs have replaced their head coach or are in ...
UNCG's Nugent named Cougars head coach    
[WASHINGTON STATE: Women] Steve Nugent, who spent the last three seasons at UNC Greensboro, was named ...
California programs make moves    
[MEN'S COACHING CHANGES] Five Division I men's programs in California -- Cal State Fullerton, CSU Bakersfield, ...
>> College Soccer Reporter Archives