No. 1 seeds Stanford, North Carolina and Florida State all won their third-round games. Nov. 24 in Chapel Hill, N.C. North Carolina 4 Michigan 0. (Cox, 6, 51, Wubben-Moy 36, Redei 67. Att.: 3,672.) Isabel Cox had the first two-goal game of her career and Alessia Russo and
Emily Fox each recorded a pair of assists as North Carolina advanced to the quarterfinals for the 31st time in 38 years with a 4-0 win over Michigan. The Tar Heels have yet to be scored upon in
12 home games since new Dorrance Field opened.
Nov. 24 in Tallahassee, Fla. Florida State 2 South Florida 1. (Howell 45, Castellanos pen. 53; Megrath 5. Att.: 1,032.)
Florida State rallied for a 2-1 win over South Florida, coming back to win after surrendering the game’s first goal for the sixth time this season. “We were tested in a lot of ways
today,” said head coach Mark Krikorian. “I thought our kids responded very well, especially after going down an early goal. We came out and were very composed throughout the 90
minutes and found a way to win the game.”
Nov. 24 in Columbia, S.C. South Carolina 2 Kansas
0.(Fisk 63, Tanner 76. Att.: 1,023.) For the third time in four seasons, South Carolina reached the quarterfinals with a 2-0 win over Kansas. The Gamecocks will host
Washington at Stone Stadium, where they have a 9-0-2 record. "We've said it all year, it's probably one of the best places to play in the country for college soccer," South Carolina coach Shelley
Smith said. "It's a special place. Our fans have been tremendous all year."
Nov. 24 in Stanford, Calif. Stanford 2 Penn State 0. (Macario 30, Doma 65. Att.: 1,847.) Catarina Macario added to her program-record with her 30th goal of the season and Maya
Doms scored an insurance goal in the second half as top-ranked Stanford extended its win streak to 16 and unbeaten streak at home to 41 games with a 2-0 win over Penn State. The Cardinal dominated
the game, outshooting the Nittany Lions 35-1.
Nov. 24 in Los Angeles USC 1 Santa Clara 0. (Ward 41. Att.: 832.) Defender Natalie Ward volleyed home a
clearance attempt late in the first half to give USC a 1-0 win over Santa Clara, which came into the game with a 12-game unbeaten streak. The win moved the Trojans into the quarterfinals for the third
time. They won the national title the other two years (2007 and 2016).
Nov. 24 in Charlottesville, Va. Washington State 3 West Virginia 0. (Gomera-Stevens 14, Weaver 64, 71. Att.: 219.) Two days after earning a 3-2 win over No. 1 seed, the biggest win in
program history, unseeded Washington State advanced to the quarterfinals for the first time with a 3-0 win over West Virginia. Makamae Gomera-Stevens stole a backpass to put the Cougars
ahead in the 14th minute. Senior Morgan Weaver put the game out of reach midway through the second half with a pair of goals.
Nov. 24 in Los Angeles UCLA 2 Wisconsin 0. (Fishel 49, Villacorta 53. Att.: 1,187.) UCLA advanced to the quarterfinals for the
third consecutive year with a 2-0 victory over Wisconsin. Mia Fishel with her team-leading 12th goal of the season and Viviana Villacorta on a free kick scored early in the second half.
“The first 20 minutes were like two teams trying to feel each other out,” said UCLA coach Amanda Cromwell. “It was kind of stagnant and not as explosive as we’ve been,
so we knew that needed to change. We started getting a little better as the half went on, but the second half, that was us. That was UCLA soccer.”