Texas A&M got two goals from Allie Bailey
to defeat Penn State, 2-1, and advance to the Women's College Cup for the first time. The Aggies join Stanford,
the lone former national champion in the final four, Florida State and Virginia in the semifinals that will be held Friday at FAU Stadium in Boca Raton, Florida. Women's College Cup Semifinals FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5 Virginia vs. Texas A&M,
5 p,m. ET
ESPNU, WatchESPN Florida State vs. Stanford
, 8 p.m. ET ESPNU, WatchESPN
Bailey scored her first goal in the fifth minute and her second five
minutes after Penn State evened the score in the 53rd minute on a goal by Salina Williford. Annie Kunz
set up the first
goal with a cross that Bailey finished off with a slide and Bianca Brinson
played a ball into the six-yard box for Bailey's second goal. With the win, A&M
improved its school-record win total to 22. More on: Texas A&M-Penn State Nov. 29 in College Station,
Texas Texas A&M 2 Penn State 1.
Goals: Bailey (Kunz) 53, Bailey (Brinson) 58, Williford (Crouse) 53. Texas A&M --
Jordan, Mueller, Streight, Paulson, Edwards, Cousineau, Monogue, Brinson, Bailey, Groom, Kunz. Subs: Malherbe, Harryman, Harvey. Penn State --
Eckerstrom, Church, Chapic, Elliston, Ball, Hurd, Ogle, Williford, Rodriguez, Weber, Crouse. Subs: Schafer, Keen, Echard. Att.:
Virginia gained revenge for its defeat to UCLA in last year's Women's College Cup semifinals with a 2-1 win over the Bruins that snapped their 44-game unbeaten streak and
10-game shutout streak. A pair of Georgians, Emily Sonnett
from Marietta and U.S. international Morgan Brian
Simons Island, scored off deflections for Virginia, which built up a 2-0 lead and held off the Bruins, whose lone goal was scored by Caprice Dydasco
in the 74th
minute. More on: UCLA-Virginia
Nov. 28 in Los Angeles UCLA 1 Virginia 2.
Goals: Dydasco (Killion) 74; Sonnett (Doniak) 33, Brian 71.
Rowland, Dydasco, Dahlkemper, Oyster, Courtnall, Mewis, Alvarado, Killion, McCarthy, White, Smith. Subs: Kaskie, Miranda, Lavrusky, Jenkins,
Cerda, Goralski. Virginia --
Stearns, Reid, McNabb, Iordanou, Sonnett, Brian, Torres, Colaprico, Doniak, Ratcliffe, Reuther. Subs: Shaffer, Latsko.
Second-ranked Florida State is headed back to the Women's College Cup for the fourth year in a row after defeating South Carolina,
5-0, Friday afternoon in Tallahassee with all five goals in a span of 30 minutes. Berglind Thorvaldsdottir
broke a scoreless match in the 32nd minute, while
and Cheyna Williams
each added two goals. The Seminole defense posted its fourth consecutive postseason
shutout and 17th shutout of the season to tie a school record. More on: Florida State-South Carolina Nov 28 in
Tallahassee, Fla. Florida State 5 South Carolina 0.
Goals: Thorvaldsdottir (Grubka) 32, Fields (Schmid) 43, Fields (Pickett) 55, Williams
(Brynjarsdottir) 60, Williams (Brynjarsdottir) 61. South Carolina --
Crider, Gray, Neary, Romness, Leach, Drennan, Johnson, Groff, Parker, Lane,
McCaskill. Subs: Kurtz, Ray, Babbitt, Griffin, Daniel, D'Angelo, Bendell. Florida State --
Miller, Grubka, Crowley, Koivisto, Campbell, Fields, M.Hahn,
Schmid, Pickett, Brynjarsdottir, Williams. Subs: Grant, Driesse, Scarpa, Hudson, Thorvaldsdottir, Kennedy, Murakami, Bakowska-Mathews, D.Hahn. Att.:
Stanford goalkeeper Jane Campbell
scored in the fifth round of the shootout to give Stanford a 4-3 victory on penalty kicks over Florida
after their game ended in a 2-2 draw. Stanford, back in the College Cup for the sixth time in seven years, took leads on goals by Taylor Uhl
and Kendall Romine
, but Florida answered each time, first on an own goal and then on Havana Solaun
’s goal in the 79th
minute. In the shootout, Stanford opened up a 2-0 lead on goals by Romine and Lo’eau LaBonta
after Annie Bobbitt
hit the post and Campbell saved Annie Speese
's shot. Chioma Ubogagu
missed for the Cardinal, giving the Gators
new life, but Campbell broke the 3-3 deadlock to give Stanford the win. More on: Stanford-Florida November 28 in Stanford,
Calif. Stanford 2 Florida 2 (Stanford wins 4-3 on penalties).
Goals: Uhl (Ubogagu) 4, Romine (Sullivan) 75; own goal 10, Solaun (Speese) 79.
Campbell, Bauer, Liedle, Farr, Romine, Doll, Sullivan, LaBonta, Uhl, Turner, Ubogagu. Subs: Lee, Walker-Hartshorn, Rosen, Amack. Florida --
Burke, Silver, Falknor, Andujar, Westphal, Smith, Speese, Solaun, Begic, Dougherty, Jordan. Subs: Bobbitt, Sharp, Graff, Middleton, Cardano, Gutsche.