• College: NCAA Men's Division I Tournament Summaries (Nov. 28-29)
    SECOND ROUND Nov. 28 in Adelphi, N.Y. St. John's 1 Penn State 0. Goal: Kulego (Theorides) 31:45. St. John's -- Popik, Cusano, Parkin, Champagnie, Buscemi, Matteo, James, Miglioranzi, Theorides, Budna, Kulego. Subs: Acquista, Taylor, Wile, Sprague. Penn State -- Gibson, Makipaa, Stout, Novotny, Thompson, Villar, Potteiger, Shellenberger, Oldfield, Parsa, McClay. Subs: Krumpe, Leahy, Diveto. Att.: 1,512. Nov. 28 in Santa Clara, Calif. Santa Clara 4 UNC Greensboro 1. Goals: Rodopoulos (Percell) 1:12, Denton 18:23, Smith (Goerhing) 30:55, Chimienti 79:05. Santa Clara -- Alexander, Goerhing, Denton, Burden, Smith, Roxas, Davis, Ascolese, Stewart, Rodopoulos, Percell. Subs: Marinacci, Chimienti, Totten, Callahan, Canel, Ewers. ...
  • MLS: Project-40 Roster for England Tour Announced
    Fourteen Project-40 players and six guest players will meet in Manchester, England on December 2 for the first-ever Project-40 international tour under the direction of U.S. Pro-40 Select Head Coach Lothar Osiander and assistant coach Frank Yallop. The team will play five matches against reserve squads from the Premier League and the First Division to culminate the MLS offseason training abroad for the players. Following a successful 1998 MLS season, D.C. United midfielder and Bandai Rookie of the Year Ben Olsen will suit up in the U.S. Pro-40 Select uniform for the first time as a member of the Project-40 ...
  • Men's U-20s to Face Jamaica Dec. 12 in Richmond, Va.
    The U.S. men's Under-20 national team will play its Jamaican counterpart in a friendly international match on Saturday, Dec. 12 at the University of Richmond Soccer Complex, with the kickoff set for 5 p.m. ET. The international match will take place on the off-day during the NCAA Men's Division I Final Four, and it will be the first opportunity for American fans to see the U-20 men as they begin the final five months of preparations before the 1999 FIFA World Youth Championship in Nigeria. Led by head coach Sigi Schmid, the U.S. qualified for Nigeria '99 by finishing first ...
  • College: Ohio Wesleyan Grabs Men's D3 Title in OT
    Mike Campbell's goal in the second minute of overtime gave Ohio Wesleyan a 2-1 win over Greensboro and the school's first soccer championship. Campbell took a pass from midfielder Jason Chadima and danced along the top of the box before drilling a right-footed shot into the upper right corner of the goal. "My first thought when Mike hit that was 'Oh, no!', because Campbell is left-footed and he hit it with his right foot," said Ohio Wesleyan coach Jay Martin. "It was one of those where you say 'No, Mike, no -- great shot!'" The Battling Bishop defense was superb ...
  • College: Women's NCAA Quarterfinal Summary (Florida 3 Penn State 1)
    Nov. 29 in Gainesville, Fla. Florida 3 Penn State 1. Goals: Yohe (Bell) 38:40, Doran (Wambach) 48:59, Tullis (Fotopoulos) 86:05; Convey 22:31. Florida -- Flaherty, Bell, Reynolds, Mitts, Gilhart, Hall, Doran, Pini, Baxter, Fotopoulos, Wambach. Subs: Yohe, Tullis, Stevens, Moriera. Penn State -- Oleksiuk, Samuel, Strom, Mills, Verdrager, Pickett, Lawson, Medina, Convey, Young, Dutchka. Subs: McKeown, Cochran, Miller, Murphy. Att.: 2,057. SEMIFINALS Dec. 4 in Greensboro, N.C. North Carolina (24-0-0) vs. Portland (19-2-2) Santa Clara (22-0-1) vs. Florida (24-1-0) CHAMPIONSHIP Dec. 6 in Greensboro, N.C. Semifinal winners
  • College: Lindsey Wilson Rallies to win Men's NAIA Title
    Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) capped a 25-0-0 season by rallying to defeat Illinois-Springfield 2-1 in the NAIA championship match at Birmingham, Ala. The Blue Raiders have now won three national titles in the past four years. Illinois-Springfield jumped out to an early lead on a 29th-minute goal by Dan Butler, but Lindsey Wilson tied the match on a penalty kick by the tournament's Outstanding Offensive Player, Tom Odhiambo, ten minutes later. The goal was the forward's 40th of the season -- a Blue Raider school record. Midfielder Orlando Bueso, who was voted Tournament MVP, scored the gamewinner in the 79th minute ...
  • College: Azusa Pacific Wins Women's NAIA Title
    Azusa Pacific (Calif.) won its first-ever soccer championship with a 2-1 victory over Simon Fraser (B.C.) in the NAIA Women's final match played in Mobile, Ala. It was the second consecutive runner-up finish for Simon Fraser, which won the 1996 title but fell to Mobile in the 1997 final. Azusa forward Kendra Payne opened the scoring in the 42nd minute. She took a pass from teammate Janay Duran, dribbled quickly to her left, losing a shoe in the process, and then knocked the ball home with her shoeless left foot. Payne, who earned tournament MVP honors, set up Kimber Carter ...
  • College: Men's NCAA Tournament Results (Nov. 29)
    SECOND ROUND Nov. 28 St. John's 1 Penn State 0 Santa Clara 4 UNC Greensboro 1 Stanford 3 San Diego 1 (2OT) Nov. 29 Maryland 3 Jacksonville 0 Clemson 1 William & Mary 0 Indiana 2 Butler 1 (2OT) Virginia 1 South Carolina 0 UCLA 0 Creighton 2 QUARTERFINALS Dec. 5-6; date and site TBA Indiana (20-2-0) vs. Clemson (22-1-0) Santa Clara (14-4-2) vs. St. John's (16-4-3) Maryland (15-7-0) vs. Creighton (16-3-2) Stanford (16-4-2) vs. Virginia (16-3-3) Semifinals: Dec. 11 at Richmond, Va. Final: Dec. 13 at Richmond, Va.
  • College: Women's NCAA Quarterfinal Summary (Notre Dame 1 Portland 2)
    Nov. 28 in South Bend, Ind. Notre Dame 1 Portland 2. Goals: Heft (Makinen, Grubb) 72:21; O'Hanley 27:44, Talbot (Koleski) 87:06. Notre Dame -- Beene, Grubb, Lindsey, Brown, Boxx, Vanderberg, Makinen, Streiffer, Gerardo, Erikson, Heft. Sub: Jones. Portland -- Harrison, Eaton, Sharpe, Smart, French, Stiles, Johnson, O'Hanley, Talbot, Barton, Koleski. Sub: Del Bosque. Att.: 1,062. SEMIFINALS Dec. 4 in Greensboro, N.C. North Carolina (24-0-0) vs. Portland (19-2-2) Santa Clara-Connecticut winner vs. Florida-Penn State winner CHAMPIONSHIP Dec. 6 in Greensboro, N.C. Semifinal winners
  • College: NCAA Women's Quarterfinal Summary (Santa Clara 1 Connecticut 0)
    Nov. 28 in Santa Clara, Calif. Santa Clara 1 Connecticut 0. Goal: Horvath (Slaton, Celio) 6:50. Santa Clara -- Gordon, Kraus, Nanez, Pickup, Slaton, Serlenga, Hollis, Celio, Horvath, Little, Clemens. Subs: Weber, Aldama, Cathcart. Connecticut -- Eskerud, Dorn, McCann, J.Tietjen, Gardiner, M.Tietjen, Molinaro, Zimny, Borisjuk, Carlson, Monroe. Subs: Spinelli, Butler, Carabino, Toups. Att.: 2,351. SEMIFINALS Dec. 4 in Greensboro, N.C. North Carolina (24-0-0) vs. Portland (19-2-2) Santa Clara (22-0-1) vs. Florida-Penn State winner CHAMPIONSHIP Dec. 6 in Greensboro, N.C. Semifinal winners.
  • College: Women's NCAA Quartefinal Summary (North Carolina 3 Dartmouth 0)
    Nov. 27 in Chapel Hill, N.C. North Carolina 3 Dartmouth 0. Goals: Sheppard (Remy) 36:38, Borgman (McDowell, Remy) 66:40, Karvelsson (Remy) 84:17. North Carolina -- Mullinix, Fair, Stoecker, Borgman, Roberts, McDowell, Schwoy, Kluegel, Parlow, Florance, McDonald. Subs: Karvelsson, Sheppard, Remy, Lawler, Marslender, Murphy. Dartmouth -- Luckenbill, Eastman, Castro, Rasala, Hearey, Lang, Prairie, Roda, Post, Murray, Roth. Subs: Bergren, Bell, Johnsen. Att.: 3,120. SCHEDULE Nov. 28 Portland (18-2-2) at Notre Dame (21-2-1) Connecticut (21-1-2) at Santa Clara (21-0-1) Nov. 29 Penn State (21-3-1) at Florida (23-1-0) SEMIFINALS Dec. 4 in Greensboro, N.C. North Carolina (24-0-0) vs. Portland-Notre Dame winner Santa Clara-Connecticut ...
  • College: Men's NCAA Division I Tournament Results (Nov. 28)
    SECOND ROUND Nov. 28 St. John's 1 Penn State 0 Santa Clara 4 UNC Greensboro 1 Stanford 3 San Diego 1 (2OT) Nov. 29 Jacksonville (19-4-0) at Maryland (14-7-0) William & Mary (15-7-2) at Clemson (21-1-0) Butler (19-4-1) at Indiana (19-2-0) Creighton (15-3-2) at UCLA (17-3-0) South Carolina (16-4-0) at Virginia (15-3-3) QUARTERFINALS Dec. 5-6 at higher seed St. John's (16-4-3) vs. Santa Clara (14-4-2) Clemson-William & Mary winner vs. Indiana-Butler winner Jacksonville-Maryland winner vs. UCLA-Creighton winner Virginia-South Carolina winner vs. Stanford (16-4-2) Semifinals: Dec. 11 at Richmond, Va. Final: Dec. 13 at Richmond, Va.
  • College: Women's NAIA Semifinal Results (Nov. 27)
    Nov. 27 in Mobile, Ala. Mobile 1 Azusa Pacific 1 (Azusa Pacific wins 3-1 on penalties). Goals: Law 76:20; Alfiler 74:14. Simon Fraser 3 Lindenwood 2. Goals: Trotman (Maglio) 18:14, Maglio (Lehnert) 63:07, Trotman (Seabrook) 88:48; Buchanan (Wade) 24:51, Massman (Gaultney) 47:09. CHAMPIONSHIP Nov. 28 in Mobile, Ala. Azusa Pacific (24-0-0) vs. Simon Fraser (15-3-2)
  • MIKE WOITALLA: The complications of cheating
    The policies of a recreational league I joined discourage "the manipulation of the rules to further winning." I think they mean cheating. Why use such a round-about description? Have words like restroom -- you can get charged with vagrancy if you took a nap in one -- made us euphemism-mad? Or do sports people have difficulty coming to terms with all the cheating that goes on? The word gamesmanship implies a lesser, even acceptable form of cheating. Hard tacklers who foul frequently are defended as being aggressive players. But a player who scores with his hands is immediately a cheat. ...
  • College: Men's NAIA Semifinal Results (Nov. 27)
    Nov. 27 in Birmingham, Ala. Lindsey Wilson 4 William Carey 0. Goals: Odhiambo (Digollo) 47:31, Odhiambo (pen.) 51:40, Menyongar (Bueso) 62:11, Bueso (Menyongar) 79:34. Illinois-Springfield 1 Seattle 0. Goal: Butler (Lee) 87:22. CHAMPIONSHIP Nov. 28 in Birmingham, Ala. Lindsey Wilson (24-0-0) vs. Illinois-Springfield (20-6-1)