Stanford, Duke and South Carolina clinched berths in the Women's College Cup that begins Friday in Orlando, Florida. Top-ranked Stanford and Duke have been regular Women's College Cup
participants in recent years, but South Carolina is headed to the final four for the first time. Quarterfinals, Results
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24
#1 Stanford 4 #3 Penn State 0
#1 Duke 4 Baylor 0
#1 South Carolina 2 #2 Florida 0 Quarterfinals,
Schedule SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25
#2 UCLA vs. #3 Princeton, 8:30 pm ET pac12.com STANFORD 4 PENN STATE 0
. Stanford coach Paul Ratcliffe
said it wasn't easy, but the Cardinal certainly made it look easy, scoring three goals in the first 12 minutes and
adding a fourth goal in the 25 minutes en route to a 4-0 win over Penn State.
"Penn State is a fantastic team and they’ve had a great season,” said Ratcliffe. “We
started so fast and scored some incredible goals, but we also possessed the ball really well to kill off the game. Overall, it was a very strong all-around team performance.”
Brazilian-born freshman Catarina Macario
scored her 17th goal of the season on a free kick in the second minute and set up Kyra Carusa
for the fourth goal with a perfect
through ball. Macario leads the nation with 13 assists and 47 points.
Carusa, Macario and Jaye Boissiere
each finished with one goal and one assist, and U.S. international Andi
added a goal for Stanford, which will head to the College Cup with a 20-game winning streak. Trivia
Stanford’s 86 goals on the season are the most in program history. Nov. 24 in Palo Alto, Calif. Stanford 4 Penn
. Goals: Macario 2, Sullivan (Boissiere) 11, Boissiere (Carusa) 12, Carusa (Macario) 25. Stanford --
Jahansouz, McGrady, Cook, Pickett, Boissiere, Davidson, DiBiasi, Sullivan,
Macario, Carusa, Haley. Subs: Briede, Malatskey, Serafin, Gee, Kuhlmann, Goad, Tran, Harber, Collins, Rood. Penn State --
Chandler, Basinger, Riehl, Elliston, Ball, Ogle, Williford,
Freigang, Sheva, Schafer, Crouse. Subs: Dennis, Abello, Williams, Jean, Echard, Ortega-Jurado, Moyer, Tagliaferri, Thomson. Att.:
2,147. DUKE 4 BAYLOR 0
. Duke returned to the Women's College Cup for the second
time in three years with a 4-0 win over Baylor in the quarterfinals.
The Blue Devils again wasted no time taking the lead when Kayla McCoy
scored her 14th goal of the season in the
sixth minute. Any chance the Bears had of getting back in the game was lost when Lauren Piercy
was sent off for her second yellow card in the 40th minute.
The score remained 1-0
until halftime, but Ella Stevens
and Imani Dorsey
scored in the first three minutes of the second half to blow the game open. Tess Boade
finished off the scoring in the 87th
“The biggest thing is that we’re playing well," said Dorsey, who assisted on Stevens' goal with a back-heel pass, "and we’re moving into it with a lot of
confidence and just knowing that we can win the whole thing.” Trivia
. Duke has shut out every opponent through four
NCAA Tournament matches for the first time in school history.
Nov. 24 in Durham, N.C. Duke 4 Baylor 0.
Goals: McCoy (Racioppi) 6, Stevens (Dorsey, Burns) 47, Dorsey 48, Boade (Quinn) 87. Duke --
Proctor, Burns, Quinn, DeBree, Reid, Mitchell, Miller, Racioppi, Stevens, McCoy, Dorsey. Subs:
McDonald, Brummett, Erlbeck, Paschall, Munro, Allen, Boade. Baylor --
Wendt, Davis, King, Schwartz, James, Henderson, De Lima, Akanyirige, Wendlandt, Brown, Padgett. Subs: Leach, Piercy,
Bunnell, Sowinski, Att.:
995. SOUTH CAROLINA 2 FLORIDA 0
. South Carolina is headed to the Women's College Cup for
the first time after topping SEC rival Florida, 2-0, on goals by defender Grace Fisk
and midfielder Lindsey Lane
Twice in the last three years the Gamecocks have lost
in the final eight, but they took an early when Lane found Fisk, the Penn State transfer from England, at the far post on a corner kick in the 13th minute.
Lane added the insurance goal
in the 77th minute on a shot from outside the box.
Sophomore goalkeeper Mikayla Krzeczowski
made a great save on Gabby Seiler
in the 73rd minute to preserve the lead.
“We as a program, as a staff, as players, as everyone involved, are so excited to be moving on," South Carolina coach Shelley Smith
. "Achieving this is something we have
never been able to do before in our program’s history and it is an amazing feeling." Trivia
. The Gamecocks have yet to
concede a goal in the NCAA Tournament, outscoring opponents 7-0 through the first four rounds. Nov. 24 in Columbia, S.C.
South Carolina 2 Florida 0.
Goals: Fisk (Lane) 13, Lane (Woodard) 77. South Carolina --
Krzeczowski, Conklin, Schaefer, Lane, Fisk, Milazzo, Babbitt, Gareis,
Carrigan, McCaskill, Bahr. Subs: Zullo, Galassini, Woodard, Chang, Eskew. Florida --
Marckese, Betters, Lester, Roberts, Smith, Sapone, Solis, Troccoli, Pelayo, Seiler, Rose. Subs: