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

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 Colaizzi had 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
Soccer America Women's Top 25    
[COLLEGE RANKINGS] There was no change at the top of the Soccer America Women's Top 25 ...
Soccer America Men's Top 25    
[COLLEGE RANKINGS] UCLA held its No. 1 position in the Soccer America Men's Top 25 ahead ...
Stolz gives Bruins solid platform to build upon    
[NORTH CAROLINA-UCLA: Men] German Leo Stolz, widely regarded as the top player in the men's ranks, ...
Waves' win significant for how they did it    
[PEPPERDINE-NORTH CAROLINA: Women] Pepperdine got a well-taken goal from Lynn Williams to break a scoreless deadlock ...
Soccer America Men's Top 25 Scoreboard    
[ROUNDUP: Sunday] No. 2 Notre Dame and No. 6 Georgetown played to a 0-0 tie on ...
Soccer America Women's Top 25 Scoreboard    
[ROUNDUP: Sunday] U.S. international Sam Mewis and Kodi Lavrusky scored second-half goals to lead No. 1 ...
Overflow crowd watches Cardinals triumph in new stadium    
[LOUISVILLE-MARYLAND: Men] Ken Lolla's 100th win at Louisville was a memorable one as the No. 9 ...
College soccer on the air    
[2014 SCHEDULE] On a brief Labor Day schedule, Baylor heads to BYU in women's action.
Bruins show resiliency after going behind early    
[WAKE FOREST-UCLA: Men] Goals by Andrew Tusaazemajja, transfer Larry Ndjock and freshman Seyi Adekoya gave No. ...
Tar Heel keepers stymie Bruins in stalement    
[UCLA-NORTH CAROLINA: Women] No. 1 UCLA showed off its defensive prowess, holding No. 9 North Carolina ...
>> College Soccer Reporter Archives