• COLLEGE WOMEN: No. 1 Notre Dame advances in Big East
    No. 1 Notre Dame moved into the semifinals of the Big East Tournament with a 3-0 win over St. John's on Sunday. Brittany Bock showed her strength in the air with two early goals on headers off set plays, and Kerri Hanks capped the victory with her 16th goal of the season. The victory at Alumni Field extended the fifth-longest home unbeaten streak in NCAA history to 37 games (36-0-1). U.S. international Heather O'Reilly assisted on three goals in her final-regular season game at Fetzer Field to lead No. 2 North Carolina to a 4-0 win over Wake ...
  • NCAA DIVISION 2 MEN: First-Round Tournament Schedule
    Appalachian Region Nov. 2 in Hickory, N.C. #1 Lenoir-Rhyne (18-1-0) vs. #4 Catawba (11-8-0) #2 Carson-Newman (14-1-2) vs. #3 Lincoln Memorial (13-1-2) Great Lakes Region Nov. 2 in Edwardsville, Ill. #1 SIU Edwardsville (14-3-3) vs. #4 Mercyhurst (17-3-0) #2 Northern Kentucky (14-2-3) vs. #3 Wisconsin-Parkside (13-3-4) Far West Region Nov. 2 in Carson, Calif. #1 Cal State Dominguez Hills (15-6-1) vs. #4 Seattle (11-7-0) #2 Seattle Pacific (12-6-0) vs. #3 Cal State L.A. (12-8-1) New England ...
  • SOCCER AMERICA MEN'S TOP 25: New Rankings
    RANK/TEAM (RECORD) PREVIOUS RANK (Last week's results) 1. Wake Forest (15-2-1) 3 10/27 at Virginia 2-1, 11/1 North Carolina (ACC Tournament). 2. West Virginia (15-1-2) 5 10/23 Pittsburgh-canceled, 10/28 South Florida 1-0 (Big East Tournament), 11/3 at Rutgers (Big East Tournament). 3. SMU (15-1-3) 1 10/25 at UAB 1-2, 10/28 Marshall 1-0, 11/1 Marshall or FIU (Conference USA Tournament). 4. Duke (13-3-1) 2 10/24 North Florida 5-0, 10/28 at Clemson 0-1, 11/1 Virginia Tech-N.C. State winner (ACC Tournament). 5. Virginia (13-3-0) 4 10/27 Wake Forest 1-2, 11/1 Boston College or Clemson (ACC Tournament). 6. Maryland (13-3-1) 6 10/24 Bucknell ...
  • COLLEGE MEN: Santa Clara clinches first NCAA berth
    California and Santa Clara are the first teams to clinch their conference titles. The Northern California schools won their on the road in Los Angeles on Sunday. California clinched the Pac-10 title with a 4-1 victory over UCLA in front of a season-high crowd of 2,815 (fourth-largest crowd ever) at the Bruins' Drake Stadium. Forward Javier Ayala-Hil had a hat trick to lead the Bears to their first Pac-10 championship. scored the fourth goal on a free kick from 25 yards. (Contrary to what was reported in today's College Soccer Reporter, the Pac-10 champion does not ...
  • SOCCER AMERICA WOMEN'S TOP 25: New Rankings
    RANK/TEAM (RECORD) PREVIOUS RANK (Weekend Results) 1. Notre Dame (18-0-1) 1 10/24 at Cincinnati 3-0, 10/29 St. John's (Big East Tournament) 3-0, 11/3 Marquette (Big East Tournament). 2. North Carolina (18-1-0) 2 Wake Forest 4-0, 11/1 N.C. State (ACC Tournament). 3. UCLA (16-2-0) 3 10/27 Washington 2-0, 10/29 Washington State 2-0, 11/5 at Oregon, 11/5 at Oregon State. 4. Santa Clara (14-3-1) 4 10/29 San Francisco 4-0, 11/1 at California, 11/4 at St. Mary's. 5. Portland (14-3-2) 7 10/29 Pepperdine 3-1, 11/4 at Loyola Marymount. 6. Florida State (13-2-3) 6 10/24 Jacksonville 3-0, 10/28 Clemson 0-0, OT, 11/1 Virginia ...
  • MLS: PKs determine half of semifinalists
    By Ridge Mahoney Houston 2, Chivas USA 0. (agg: 3-2) Houston, featuring many of the same players who as the Earthquakes beat Los Angeles and Kansas City in the 2003 playoffs with remarkable comebacks, scored twice after forward Francisco Palencia was sent off by referee Michael Kennedy for two quickly incurred cards in a frenzied, fiercely fought match. Palencia went into the book for a harsh midfield foul on Brian Ching and during a subsequent melee was sent off with a straight red card for hitting an opponent in the face. His absence drained Chivas USA of ...
  • WORLD: Milan loses on two fronts
    In the space of 24 hours, AC Milan's Serie A title hopes went up in smoke. On Friday, Milan's appeal of its eight-point penalty for its involvement in Italian soccer's match-fixing scandal was rejected. The next day, it lost to archrival Inter Milan, 4-3, to fall 14 points behind Inter and Palermo, tied for first place. Goals from Hernan Crespo, Dejan Stankovic, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marco Materazzi gave Inter a three-goal lead before Alberto Gilardino and Kaka scored for Milan to reduce the deficit to one goal. But Inter, which had Materazzi sent off, held on for only ...
  • COLLEGE WOMEN: Conference Tournament Scoreboard (Oct. 29)
    America East First Round Oct. 27 #4 Binghamton 0 #5 New Hampshire 0 (New Hampshire wins 4-2 on penalties.) #3 Maine 2  #6 Vermont 0 Semifinals Oct. 29 Maine 0 Boston University 0 (Maine wins 2-0 on penalties.) Hartford 2 New Hampshire 1 Big East First Round Oct. 26 St. John's 2 Seton Hall 0 Louisville 1 Pittsburgh 0 Quarterfinals Oct. 28 Rutgers 0 Connecticut 0 (Rutgers wins 6-5 on ...
  • COLLEGE MEN: Conference Tournament Scoreboard (Oct. 29)
    America East First Round Oct. 28 Albany 0 Boston U. 1 New Hampshire 4 Stony Brook 0 Big East First Round Oct. 25 St. John's 1 Pittsburgh 0 South Florida 5 Seton Hall 1 Notre Dame 2 DePaul 0 Providence 2 Louisville 0 Quarterfinals Oct. 28 #1 West Virginia 1 #4 South Florida 0 #2 Rutgers 1 #3 Notre Dame 2 (OT) #1 Cincinnati 0 #4 Providence 2 #2 Connecticut 0 #3 St. John's 1 Horizon Quarterfinals Oct. 28 #1 UIC 0 #8 Wright State 0 (UIC wins 9-8 on penalties.) #2 UW-Green ...
  • MLS: Quarterfinals, Second Leg (Summaries)
    Oct. 28 in Foxboro, Mass.New England 2 Chicago 1. Goals: Twellman (Franchino, Dorman) 41, Noonan 58; Jaqua (Mapp) 18.(Agg.: 2-2. New England wins 4-2 on penalties.)New England -- Reis, Heaps, Parkhurst, John, Larentowicz (Smith, 54), Ralston (Cancela, 85), Dorman, Franchino, Hernandez, Twellman, Abundis (Noonan, 46).Chicago -- Pickens, Brown, Sanneh, Robinson, Jaqua, Armas, Guerrero, Mapp (Carr, 98), Segares (Gutierrez, 46), Rolfe (Thiago, 64), Herron.Yellow Cards: New England -- Larentowicz 10, Hernandez 14; Chicago -- Segares 31, Robinson 65, Jaqua 116.Referee: Jair Marrufo.Att.: 9,372.Oct. 28 in DallasFC Dallas 2 Colorado 3. Goals: Ruiz (O'Brien, Vanney) 48, Goodson (Vanney) 92; Hernandez (Beckerman) 57, ...
  • PEACE QUEEN CUP: USA escapes with draw
    Newly married Kristine Lilly scored in the 73rd minute to earn the USA a 1-1 tie with Denmark before 8,200 fans Sunday in the opening game of the Peace Quenn Cup in Gimhae, South Korea.The USA dominated the first half, but the Danes who scored first when Camilla Anderson hammered her left-footed first-time shot into the upper left corner from 16 yards.The USA finally broke through in the 73rd minute as Abby Wambach out-muscled Mariann Knudsen in the left side of the box and laid a perfect ball back to Lilly, who scored her 114th goal for the USA with ...
  • COLLEGE WOMEN: Soccer America Top 25 Scoreboard
    RANK/TEAM (RECORD) PREVIOUS RANK (Weekend Results) 1. Notre Dame (17-0-1) 1 10/24 at Cincinnati 3-0, 10/29 St. John's (Big East Tournament). 2. North Carolina (18-1-0) 2 10/27 Wake Forest 4-0 ... ACC Tournament. 3. UCLA (15-2-0) 4 10/27 Washington 2-0, 10/29 Washington State, 11/5 at Oregon, 11/5 at Oregon State. 4. Santa Clara (13-3-1) 7 10/29 San Francisco, 11/1 at California, 11/4 at St. Mary's. 5. Texas A&M (13-4-1) 8 10/27 at Texas 0-1 ... Big 12 Tournament. 6. Florida State (13-2-2) 3 10/24 Jacksonville 3-0, 10/28 Clemson ... ACC Tournament. 7. Portland (13-3-2) 5 10/29 Pepperdine, 11/4 ...
  • COLLEGE MEN: Soccer America Top 25 Scoreboard
    RANK/TEAM (RECORD) PREVIOUS RANK (Last week's results) 1. SMU (14-0-3) 1 10/25 at UAB, 10/28 at Marshall ... Conference USA Tournament. 2. Duke (13-2-1) 2 10/24 North Florida 5-0, 10/28 at Clemson ... ACC Tournament. 3. Wake Forest (15-2-1) 3 10/27 at Virginia 2-1 ... ACC Tournament. 4. Virginia (13-3-0) 4 10/27 Wake Forest 1-2 ... ACC Tournament. 5. West Virginia (14-1-2) 5 10/23 Pittsburgh-canceled, 10/28 South Florida (Big East Tournament). 6. Maryland (13-3-1) 8 10/24 Bucknell 4-1, 10/27 Virginia Tech 2-1 ... ACC Tournament. 7. Indiana (12-4-2) 6 10/24 at Butler 4-2, 10/27 Wisconsin 1-0 ... Big Ten Tournament. ...
  • COLLEGE WOMEN: Utah is perfect in Mountain West
    No. 11 Utah finished the Mountain West regular season unbeaten, untied and unscored upon.The Utes capped off their historic run Friday night at Ute Field with a 2-0 victory over Wyoming. Utah (14-4-0) also ended the regular season riding a 10-game winning streak, the longest in school history.Utah got an own goal in the 20th minute and Amanda Feigt scored two minutes later.
  • BIG TEN: Indiana clinches regular-season title
    Freshman Lee Hagedorn scored his first career goal in the 78th minute to give No. 7 Indiana a 1-0 victory over Wisconsin.The victory gave the Hoosiers the Big Ten regular-season title and a first-round bye in the Big Ten Tournament, to be held Nov. 2-5 at Ohio State.