A quick round-up of available highlights for other Second Round matches in this year’s NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Championship.
In this post:
- Stanford blanks Hofstra 4-nil; Macario (2x), Haley, and Smith score
- BYU defeats Louisville 4-nil
- UCLA dominates Clemson 5-nil
- North Carolina survives Colorado via an Alessia Russo strike
- Southern California defeats Texas Tech 2:1, Watt, Hocking, and McKeown score
- Florida State fends off Brown, 2-nil; McFarland with another brace
- Wisconsin gets past Duke, 1-nil
- South Carolina advances 1-nil over Notre Dame
- Kansas, via a Katie McClure hat-trick, defeat Xavier
For other Second Round Highlights, see: 2019 NCAA D1 Championship: Second Round Highlights – Upsets and Golden Goals.
Stanford 4, Hofstra 0
The match looked to be another blow-out for Stanford after senior Madison Haley scored within 125 seconds, but Hofstra held Stanford scoreless for the rest of the half, including a desperation goal-line block of a shot by Sophia Smith after Smith had made it past the goalkeeper.
In the second half, Stanford scored three times in under four minutes, with two goals by USWNT hopeful Catarina Macario and a goal by U-20 USWNT’er Sophia Smith.
BYU 4, Louisville 0
The match was scoreless for over sixty minutes, but two goals by Elise Flake and Mikayla Colohan, separated by just 70 seconds, plus a third goal from Cameron Tucker six minutes later, turned the match into a dominating performance by the home side. With less than ten minutes, Colohan added a fourth score from the penalty spot on a non-controversial handball call.
#2 UCLA 5, Clemson 0
Five minutes into the match, freshman Mia Fishel scored the game-winner and UCLA never looked back, adding three goals in the last fifteen minutes of the first half, including a goal by Ashley Sanchez, who also assisted on two goals. Fishel added her second goal of the night in the 75th minute.
#1 North Carolina (UNC) 1, Colorado 0
After a scoreless first half, English youth international Alessia Russo’s 48th minute line-drive volley was the difference.
Florida State 2, Brown 0
Kristen McFarland with her second-straight brace for Florida State. The match was a tight affair, with the insurance goal coming off the back of McFarland three minutes before full time.
#2 Southern California (USC) 2, Texas A&M 1
All three goals in this match were scored by players who had U-20 Women’s World Cup experience with the U-20 USWNT. 2018 U-20 WWC veterans Tara McKeown and Penelope Hocking, fresh off her four-star performance last week, scored for USC, while 2016 U-20 WWC forward Ally Watt scored her last collegiate goal for Texas A&M. Also, 2016 U-20 WWC veteran Natalie Jacobs assisted on both of USC’s goals.
Ally Watt’s last collegiate goal:
Wisconsin 1, Duke 0
The balanced match was scoreless for over 75 minutes, until Dani Rhodes fought off multiple defenders to send a grounder to the far post, past a late-arriving Brooke Heinsohn.
South Carolina 1, Notre Dame 0
Riley Tanner’s 41st minute goal was the difference for #2 seed South Carolina, who now have a slightly easier path to the College Cup after the exit of Virginia. But, first South Carolina have to get past Kansas in the Sweet Sixteen.
#3 Kansas 3, Xavier 0
Senior Katie McClure scored all three goals for the Jayhawks, with her first score coming in just the 5th minute of the match.