Pac-12 NCAA women's soccer tournament scores for Nov. 21
Arizona State fights hard, but falls to Kentucky 3-1 The Sun Devils season came to an end on Friday, as they fell 3-1 to the Wildcats. Whitney Kanaval scored her second career goal – both in the NCAA tournament – in the loss. Arizona State trailed early to Kentucky, who scored its first goal just five minutes into the game. Kanaval's goal tied it at one with 40:33 left in the game, but the Sun Devils couldn't mount any consistent offense from that point. Cali Farquharson's shot hit the crossbar with just under seven minutes left. Arizona State, who had its most wins in a season since 2003, could never mount another serious threat in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Cal's season comes to an end in the round of 32 A late Florida goal pushed the lead further away, but for the better part of 90 minutes, the Cal Bears hung tough with the Gators on their home turf in a 3-1 loss Friday night. Cal finished 14-6 on the season, despite the loss. The Golden Bears got behind 2-0 early, as Florida scored two goals in the first 15 minutes before Cal answered with a strike just as the half ended. Florida scored their final goal with 55 seconds remaining to put it out of reach.
Buffs fall 1-0 in 95th minute It took extra time and a fury of attempts, but the Colorado Buffaloes season came to an end Friday afternoon in Chapel Hill, N.C. Taking the 6th ranked team to the brink on their home field wasn’t how they envisioned their season closing, but what a thrilling finish it was. Colorado (14-7-1) fell in the 95th minute. It was an exciting match, filled with good defense and missed opportunities, but in the end, Colorado couldn’t break through. The match was scoreless when North Carolina’s Maya Worth tallied the game-winner.
Wildcats can’t get past Day, Aggies In a span of five minutes, Arizona’s season came to a surreal crossroad, as Texas A&M put up three goals in the span of 297 seconds of game action at Ellis Field in College Station. If that wasn’t enough, they struggled to put anything past Jordan Day until the Aggies held a commanding 5-0 lead. Freshman Allie Bailey scored twice for the Aggies, who move onto the Sweet 16, where they will face Notre Dame on Sunday, with the winner moving on to the Elite Eight.
Huskies advance to Sweet 16 with 1-0 win The Huskies, using an odd sort of home field advantage with the match being played at Stanford's Laird Q. Cagan Stadium, took all they could from Missouri Friday night. Luckily, they had just enough to counter. Kimby Keever scored the winning goal as UW women’s soccer beat Missouri 1-0 in overtime Friday night in the second round of the NCAA Tournament to advance to the Sweet Sixteen. The Huskies, who will now face Stanford, used Keever’s sixth goal of the season, which is tied for second on the team, to move on in the tournament. She had missed four games this season, and was fighting an ankle injury, but came through when it mattered most.
Cardinal win on home pitch, advance to Sweet 16 It happened early, but that was OK for the Stanford Cardinal on Friday night. Just 24 minutes in, Lo’eau LaBonta’s penalty kick gave the Cardinal all the cushion they would need, as they held off the Arkansas Razorbacks in Palo Alto, Ca. Stanford (19-1-2) now hosts Pac-12 rival Washington on Sunday at 1pm. This was Stanford’s 16th shutout of the season, as they held a commanding 24-6 shot lead over Arkansas. Despite the shot disparity, Arkansas had many opportunities, but could never break through.
UCLA cruises past Harvard into Sweet 16 They were the last team of the night to do so, but UCLA punched their ticket to the Sweet 16 Friday, dismantling Harvard 7-0 at Drake Stadium in Los Angeles. UCLA remained undefeated on the season (19-0-2) and seem to show no signs of slowing down. Senior Sara Killon scored two goals for the Bruins, who led 4-0 before halftime. Mackenzie Cerda closed out the scoring for UCLA, who now hosts Pepperdine in the third round on Sunday afternoon. UCLA is the only remaining undefeated team in the Pac-12.