UCLA defeated defending champion USC, 1-0, in the marquee match of the third round of NCAA Division I Women's Tournament. Top-ranked Notre Dame needed an overtime penalty kick from Kerri Hanks
to beat unseeded Minnesota, 1-0. Stanford also struggled to put away unseeded Rutgers and had to settle for a 1-0 on a late goal from Kelley O'Hara
. The fourth No. 1 seed, North Carolina, extended its scoreless streak to 671-plus minutes with a 3-0 win over Illinois. Two No. 2 seeds Florida State
and Portland and No. 3 seeds Duke and Texas A&M complete the final eight.
SCHEDULE: UCLA 1 USC 0. Kristina
1-Notre Dame (24-0-0) vs. 2-Florida State
1-North Carolina (22-1-2) vs. 3-Texas A&M (18-4-1)
1-Stanford (21-1-1) vs. 2-Portland (20-1-0)
1-UCLA (21-0-2) vs. 3-Duke (15-5-3)
did it again. The junior, who scored both goals in UCLA's 2-0 win over USC in the regular season, scored the only goal to give the Bruins a 1-0 win over the defending champion Women
of Troy in their much-anticipated rematch of last year's Women's College Cup semifinal game.
The game had a big-time atmosphere. Both school bands were on hand at UCLA's Drake Stadium for
the match, which drew a UCLA women's record of 3,114 fans.
The Bruins scored on a wild scramble in the 13th minute when USC defender Karter Haug
tried to clear a ball off the line and Larsen deflected the ball into the goal off her hip for her team-high 11th goal of the season.
"It's just about being aggressive in the box," said
Larsen, who scored her team-leading 11th goal of the season on Saturday. "I just put my body in front of it and it went in."
UCLA outshot the Trojans, 17-6, and could have added to their
lead but Christina DiMartino
hit the underside of the crossbar in the 66th minute.
"It's just sweet to go to the quarterfinals," said UCLA coach
. "We knew we had the toughest third round match in the country. USC is a very good team. It's a big win for us. We're just thrilled to be
moving on." Nov. 22 in Los Angeles UCLA 1 USC 0.
Goal: Larsen (Zerboni)
13. UCLA --
Thompson, Barnes, Wilmoth, Hardy, Cook, DiMartino, Zerboni, Lang, Wright, Cheney, Larsen. Subs: Mathis, Mac Kechnie, Calvert, Zadro, Wall,
Sharpe. USC --
Olsen, Strong, Haug, Currier, Holmes, Kerridge, Sandoval, Nick, Tomer, Ohai, Rodriguez. Subs: Loucks, Davila, Johnson, Finch, Butcher.
Jesse Johnson. Att.:
3,114. NOTRE DAME 1 MINNESOTA
Top-ranked Notre Dame was held by Minnesota until the seventh minute of overtime when Kerri Hanks
slotted home a penalty kick to extend the
Irish's record to 24-0-0 and left them to quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament for the fifth consecutive season. Hanks earned the penalty kick after she burst into the box and got off a weak shot
as she was pulled down from behind. Nov. 21 in Notre Dame, Ind. Notre Dame 1
Goal: Hanks pen. 97. Notre Dame --
Lysander, Schuveiller, Dew, Weber, Scheidler, Rosen, Augustin, Barg, Hanks, Henderson,
Weissenhofer. Subs: Knaack, Mendoza, Iantorno. Minnesota --
Dare, Kylie Kallman, Krystle Kallman, Clark, Rouse, Grimwood, Wagner, Rezac, Hood, Bethke,
Schwartz. Sub: Strahota. Referee:
Ben Trevino. Att.:
3,132. FLORIDA STATE 1 BOSTON COLLEGE 0.
For the second time this year, it was a goal by Tori Huster
that was the difference maker against Boston
College. The freshman midfielder had scored the lone goal on a header back on Oct. 5 in Chestnut Hill. Florida State extended its school record unbeaten streak to 13 games (11-0-2)
Nov. 22 in Tallahassee, Fla. Florida State 1 Boston College 0.
(Wagenfuhr) 65. Florida State --
Milstead, Wagenfuhr, Sutton, Schmidt, Stephan, Huster, Short, DaCosta, Lim, McCarty, Talonen. Subs: Price, Switzer,
Kazbour, Pressley. Boston College --
Mastroianni, Walden, Pember, Cerrone, Wilson-Byrne, Hiler, Henderson, Regan, Caldwell, Knowlton, Wirth. Subs:
Gimple, Crutchfield, Mcnicholas. Referee:
Tony Russo. Att.:
1,140. VIRGINIA 0, DUKE 2.
For the second year in a row, Duke won on the road to advance into the quarterfinals. Last year, the unseeded Blue Devils won at Indiana. This year, they beat
ACC rival Virginia, 2-0, in a battle of No. 2 and No. 3 seeds. Senior goalkeeper Cassidy Powers
' ninth shutout of the season tied Duke's single season
record. Nov. 22 in Charlottesville, Va. Virginia 0 Duke 2.
(Quinn) 17, Redmond 65. Virginia --
Miles, Senty, Fries, Singer, Lenczyk, Krzysik, Rostedt, Farrelly, Flanagan, Miskel, Alwine. Subs: L.Miller, K.Quinn,
Stewart, Kistner, Toulouse. Duke --
Powers, G.Miller, Alukonis, FitzGerald, McDonald, McCann, Quinn, Redmond, Kreger, Gummersall, Hathorn. Subs: Kramer,
Goodman, Newman, Bradley, Canepa. Referee:
Scott Johnson. Att.:
511. NORTH CAROLINA 3 ILLINOIS 0.
Carolina extended its scoreless streak to 671-plus minutes and advanced to the quarterfinals for the 25th time in 27 years. Midfielder Yael Averbuch
started her 102nd consecutive game, breaking the UNC record for career games started that she had shared with three players. Nov. 22 in Chapel Hill, N.C. North Carolina 3 Illinois 0.
Goals: own goal 32, Wood (Hawkins,
Bartok) 65, Nogueira (Long, Bartok) 67. North Carolina --
Rodenbough, Engen, Givan, Eveland, Averbuch, Long,
Hawkins, Long, Heath, Jones, McDonald, Nogueira. Subs: Bartok, Mathias, Harris, Boneparth, Wood, Frederick, Briggs, Moraca, Pfankuch, Klimczak. Illinois --
Kapicka, Garrett, Zurrer, Kot, Alvis, Santacaterina, Bell, Steigerwald, Levitt, Hilbrands, Nweke. Subs: Ewing Desjarlais, Cooke, Khutson. Referee:
Kenneth George. Att.:
1,852. STANFORD 1 RUTGERS 0.
Stanford outshot Rutgers, 26-2, but didn't
score until the 86th minute when Kelly O'Hara
side-volleyed a ball from Christen Press
and propelled the Cardinal
into the quarterfinals for the first time since 2002. Nov. 21 in Stanford, Calif. Stanford 1 Rutgers 0.
Goals: O'Hara (Press) 86. Stanford --
Maker, Levin, Riley, Falk, Abegg, Jenkins, Stannard, McCann, Press, Taylor,
O'Hara. Subs: Noyola, Heath. Rutgers --
Guthrie, Montero, Wise, Hall, Lang, Anzivino, Medcalf, Jones, Edmonds, Sleiman, DeMaio. Subs: Dumont, Roarty.
2,027. PORTLAND 3 JAMES MADISON
The Pilots extended their winning streak to a program-best 19 straight games and advances to the quarterfinals for the fifth straight year, but it wasn't easy. The Dukes came out
aggressively and Teresa Rynier
connected on their first shot of the game to give them a 1-0 advantage in the sixth minute. Freshman Danielle Foxhoven
scored the tying goal and assisted on the go-ahead goals by Jessica Tsao
. Nov. 22 in Portland, Ore. Portland 3 James Madison 2.
Goals: Foxhoven (Megan Rapinoe) 35, Tsao (Foxhoven) 43, Nicholson (Foxhoven) 55; Rynier (Remmes) 6, Julien (Tisinger) 84. Portland --
Nicholson, McCluskie, Tsao, Sweeney, Jackman, Megan Rapinoe, Olivier, Burk, Foxhoven, Schmidt. Subs: Kreminski, Jacka. James Madison --
Maykoski, Anderson-Golhor, Chupein, Strickland, Germain, Flateland, Julien, Rynier, Tisinger, Remmes. Subs: Bowers, Miller, Bell. Referee:
4879. FLORIDA 1 TEXAS A&M 2.
After Florida went ahead against the run of
play, the third-seeded Aggies got goals 46 minutes apart from senior Laura Grace Robinson
and freshman Jennifer
in the 40th minute and held on to beat the No. 2 seed Gators at the James G. Pressly Stadium. A&M moves on to the Elite Eight for the fourth time in program history.
Nov. 23 in Gainesville, Fla.
Florida 1 Texas A&M 2.
Goals: Ruberry (Napolitano) 17; Robinson (Herrera,
Kmezich) 40, Kmezich (West) 40. Florida --
Fraine, Hyde, Kit, Howard, Chapman, Elliott, Annis, Napolitano, Ruberry, Abdullah, Kerns. Subs: Ray, Eicken,
Avant, Thompson, Townsend. Texas A&M --
Dyer, Gnatzig, Young, Peterson, Stephens, Robinson, Shipley, Herrera, West, Hooper, Tatum. Subs: Kmezich,
Armstrong, Balaguer. Referee:
Paul Denton. Att.: