Share Tweet Share Email Comments Print ADVERTISEMENT STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Despite the program’s first-ever NCAA tournament goal from Erica Hubert, the charmed run of the Bowling Green women’s soccer team came to an end Friday with a 4-1 first-round loss at Penn State. The Mid-American Conference champions, who advanced to the tournament thanks to a dramatic penalty shootout, fell into a 1-0 hole less than 10 minutes into the game on a goal by Charlotte Williams. Penn State extended the lead to 2-0 on a tally by Alina Ortega-Jurado in the 14th minute, but BGSU cut the margin in half in the 21st minute when Hubert scored on a shot from distance. The Falcons got to halftime down 2-1, but Penn State pulled away in the second half. Marissa Sheva tallied off a set piece in the 65th minute before Emily Ogle made it 4-1 with a penalty kick. Bowling Green finishes the season with a 14-5-3 record, a mark that includes a 13-1-1 run through the … [Read more...] about Bowling Green women’s soccer team falls in NCAA Tournament
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After many lukewarm performances in nonconference play, the leadership group within the Gophers women’s soccer program was called to a meeting in September. A primary topic: the lack of a go-to scorer, someone the program has relied on in recent years to produce in double figures. They had six different scorers in the opening six games and were off to a 3-3 start. Minnesota head coach Stefanie Golan was looking at senior April Bockin, whose 12 assists as an attacking midfielder led the nation a year ago. “We can continue to do what we are doing and hope somebody steps up, or you can be the one to step up,” she told her. Bockin, whose first instinct is to set up teammates, knew what needed to happen. “I kept thinking, ‘Well, who is going to step up?’ Instead of, ‘I’m going to step up,’ ” she said. “That was kind of hard for me. I’m the senior, I’m older and experienced in that front line. It was, “Oh, … [Read more...] about Reluctant scorer April Bockin has boosted Gophers into NCAA tournament
The Bruins drew the No. 2 seed in the 2018 NCAA tournament. UCLA women’s soccer (14-3-1, 9-2-0 Pac-12) finished the regular season with a nine-game winning streak, culminating with a 3-2 overtime victory over cross-town rival USC. The Bruins’ seed means they will host the first two rounds at Wallis Annenberg Stadium. “I think we worked our way to a two seed – about a month ago it wasn’t looking like that and we were hoping to just keep getting results and put ourselves in a good position to host as long as we can,” said coach Amanda Cromwell. Five teams from the Pac-12 were selected to the tournament, and three earned seedings. Stanford earned the No. 1 seed in the top left quadrant and USC is the No. 4 seed in the bottom left one. Cromwell said she was surprised by how low the Trojans were seeded. “When you look at it, the Pac-12 – specifically us, USC and Stanford (are) all being basically three of the top five teams in the … [Read more...] about Women’s soccer draws No. 2 seed in NCAA tournament for second consecutive year
Pembroke Academy graduate Max Curran (center) drives past a pair of Kansas State defenders during a second-round game in the NCAA tournament last March. AP file Pembroke Academy graduate and UMBC forward Max Curran (23) drives past Arizona guard Allonzo Trier during a game last season in Tucson, Ariz. AP file By GENE WANG Washington Post Friday, November 02, 2018 Print college basketball Pembroke Spartans During his first several years as men’s basketball coach at Maryland-Baltimore County, Ryan Odom’s initial conversation with potential recruits, their family and coaches frequently began with him relaying some of the most basic information about the school.Like, for instance, its location.Since directing an upset for the ages in the most recent NCAA Tournament, Odom these days instead typically gets asked about the game plan that allowed the Retrievers to become the first No. 16 seed to beat a No. 1 when they toppled Virginia in March in the Round of … [Read more...] about UMBC basketball no longer has to explain itself after epic NCAA Tournament victory
By Mike Waters | [email protected] | Posted August 20, 2018 at 07:00 AM | Updated August 20, 2018 at 07:11 AM Dennis Nett | [email protected] Syracuse, N.Y. -- The Syracuse basketball team faced a rigorous non-conference schedule last season. Syracuse's non-conference schedule, which included games against Kansas, Maryland, St. Bonaventure, Buffalo, Connecticut and Georgetown, wound up ranked No. 21 in the nation. That schedule wound up being one of the reasons that Syracuse snuck into the NCAA tournament field despite a 20-13 regular season record. Syracuse officials have announced the complete non-conference schedule for the 2018-19 season. Here is a comparison of the upcoming schedule against last year's non-conference slate, including a team-by-team look at the 2018-19 non-conference games. Syracuse's 2017-18 schedule Last year, the NCAA introduced its new quadrant system for rating the difficulty of a team's schedule. The quadrant system still used the old … [Read more...] about Will Syracuse basketball’s 2018-19 non-conference schedule help NCAA tournament chances?