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
South Florida and St. John's land on bubble
by Paul Kennedy, November 4th, 2010 7:26PM
Subscribe to College Soccer Reporter

MOST READ
TAGS:  college men

MOST COMMENTED

[BIG EAST MEN] South Florida and St. John's -- two traditional national powers -- will have to spend the next week and a half sweating it out before they'll find out whether they've earned bids to the 2010 NCAA Men's Tournament. Losses in the first round of the Big East Tournament -- the biggest conference tournament with 12 qualifiers and four rounds culminating with the final four Nov. 12-14 at Red Bull Arena -- have left the Red Storm and Bulls on the proverbial bubble.

USF, 35th in this week's RPI index, fell at West Virginia, 2-1, on Wednesday night. Sophomore Eric Schoenle's third game-winning goal of the season was the difference for the Mountaineers, who won their first conference tournament game in three years.

St. John's, 37th in the RPI rankings, lost at home to Marquette, 3-1, in Wednesday's biggest upset. The win was the first for the Golden Eagles in the conference tournament since they joined the Big East in 2005.

Marquette recovered after conceding the tying goal right before the end of the half. Senior Anthony Colaizzihad the eventual game-winning goal in the 75th minute for Marquette, which snapped St. John's goalkeeper Rafael Diaz's six-game shutout streak.

Providence all but wrapped up an NCAA bid with a 3-0 win over Villanova -- its fifth win in a row this season. It marked the third consecutive season that the Friars and Wildcats met in the first round and the Friars have prevailed each time to advance to the quarterfinals. Freshman Greg Davis scored late in the first half, while senior Matt Marcin added two goals in the second half.
 
Connecticut, ranked 9th in the Soccer America Men's Top 25, had its first-round game against DePaul pushed back until Friday because of bad weather. The winner will play at Cincinnati on Sunday.

In Saturday's quarterfinal action: No. 4 Louisville vs. West Virginia, No. 12 Notre Dame vs. Marquette and No. 20 Georgetown vs. Providence.



No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent College Soccer Reporter
USL: Brandt leaves Navy for struggling Riverhounds    
Dave Brandt, the winningest active coach in Division I men's soccer, quit his job as Navy's ...
Jordan Morris carries Stanford to first men's title    
In what could be his farewell game, Jordan Morris showed why he is the first collegian ...
Finalists named for MAC Hermann Trophy awards    
The finalists for the MAC Hermann Trophy awards are Georgetown forward Brandon Allen, Creighton forward Fabian ...
NSCAA names NCAA Division I Men's All-America Teams    
NCAA Division I runner-up Clemson led all teams with four players on the NCAA Division I ...
Six collegians in Canada team at Natal tournament    
West Virginia All-Americans Kadeisha Buchanan and Ashley Lawrence and Rebecca Quinn, who helped Duke reach the ...
Stanford-Akron: More than Morris on show    
Stanford, led by heralded U.S. international Jordan Morris, faces Akron, winner of the 2010 NCAA title ...
Clemson-Syracuse: ACC rivals face off in rubber match    
No. 2 seed Clemson and No. 6 Syracuse square off in a battle of ACC teams ...
Pfeiffer and Grand Valley State crowned champions    
Pfeiffer claimed its first NCAA Division II men's title and also the first title in 29 ...
Scoreboard: Small College Tournaments    
Six champions will be crowned on Saturday: NCAA Division II Men (Pfeiffer-Cal Poly Pomona), NCAA Division ...
Clemson survives shootout to reach Men's College Cup    
No. 2 seed Clemson beat Maryland, 3-1, in a shootout after their game ended 1-1 to ...
>> College Soccer Reporter Archives