Pac-12 NCAA women's soccer tournament scores for Nov. 15
Aly Moon got four shots on goal, connected on two of those for scores and added an assist to lead ASU to a 4-2 victory over intrastate rival NAU. Moon scored 25 seconds into the game and again after five minutes had elapsed to give the Sun Devils an early two-goal lead that would become the difference. Brianna Gonzalez and Whitney Kanavel scored just before and just after the intermission, respectively -- those two goals were the first career score for each player. After advancing to the second round of the NCAA Tournament, the Sun Devils will play No. 3 Kentucky on Nov. 21.
California defeats San Diego State in double overtime. Arielle Ship broke a tie that lasted 47-minutes, and the Cal Golden Bears advanced to the second round of the NCAA tournament with a 3-2 double-overtime victory against the stingy San Diego State Aztecs. Cal allowed SDSU's first score of the game in the 11th minute but responded two minutes later when a Taylor Comeau corner kick freed up Grace Leer for the Golden Bears' second goal. Samantha Witteman a second another goal in the first half, but Cal allowed another Aztec score and couldn't crack San Diego State's goal for quite a while longer. In the second round of the tournament, Cal will face the winner of No. 2 seed Florida and Mercer.
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Colorado takes down No. 15 BYU. Snow blanketed the grass at Prentup Field in Boulder, and the Buffaloes likewise covered their goal in a 2-0 shutout against the BYU Cougars. Olivia Pappalardo got CU going early with a goal at the 7-minute mark, and forward Madison Krauser connected on one of her three shots on goal, giving the Buffs a little breathing room eight minutes after intermission. Colorado goalie Kate Scheele recorded eight saves on the brisk afternoon, earning the Buffs a Nov. 21 matchup against North Carolina and head coach Danny Sanchez his 200th career victory.
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USC loses to Pepperdine, 3-2, in penalty kicks. Nicole Molen got USC off to a 1-0 lead just before the half, but Pepperdine would score the equalizer in the 70th minute before eliminating the Trojans from the NCAA tournament in penalty kicks. Trojans goaline Caroline Stanley saved six of seven shots on goals, but USC's offense struggled to even find opportunities. Waves goalie Hannah Seabert only needed one save during the game, but she made enough saves on USC penalty kicks for Pepperdine to pull off the victory.