Five BIG EAST women’s soccer teams advanced to the second round of the NCAA Championship following action on Friday night, including Georgetown and USF who each earned their first NCAA wins in school history.
USF sophomore Taylor Patterson scored two goals to help the Bulls in a 3-1 win over Auburn at the Seminole Soccer Complex in Tallahassee, Fla. USF is making its first appearance in the NCAA Championship and advances to face host Florida State in the second round on Sunday.
Georgetown beat Siena 5-1 led by two goals from junior forward Camille Trujillo. Redshirt-junior midfielder Ingrid Wells set a Georgetown single-season record for points, with 28 following a second-half goal. With the win the Hoyas also earned their first NCAA Championship win in school history.
The Hoyas will face Maryland in the second round of the NCAAs on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Ludwig Field in College Park, Md.
Seventh-ranked West Virginia used a multi-goal night from sophomore Bri Rodriguez and a school record 14th shutout from its defense to down visiting Morehead State 1-0 Friday evening at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium.
The NCAA first round victory extends WVU’s winning streak to 13 matches – the second longest in the nation.
A crowd of 1,688 attended the contest – the second largest crowd for a women’s soccer game at Dick Dlesk. WVU plays host to Penn State on Sunday, Nov. 14, at 1 p.m.
Senior co-captain Lauren Fowlkes scored twice and junior forward Melissa Henderson added her milestone 50th career goal as No. 7/10 Notre Dame rolled to a 3-0 win over New Mexico on a clear and crisp Friday night before 1,394 fans at Alumni Stadium.
With the victory, the Fighting Irish advance to second round of the NCAA Championship for the 17th consecutive season, with Notre Dame playing host to 22nd-ranked Southern California at 1 p.m. on Sunday at Alumni Stadium.
Junior Rachael Sloan found the back of the net in the 61st minute to lead No. 12/9 Marquette over Central Michigan 1-0 in the first round of the NCAA Championship at Valley Fields. Marquette will face Wisconsin in second round action at Valley Fields Sunday at 2 p.m. ET.
Sunday's meeting with the Badgers will mark the fifth time in program history the Golden Eagles will play in the second round. Marquette is 5-6-1 against Wisconsin.
UConn lost to Hofstra 1-0 at Chestnut Hill, Mass. The Huskies allowed a goal in the first 10 minutes of the contest and could not answer.
Following the early score, Connecticut settled down and put together a few strong offensive attacks, but it was not enough. UConn's season ends with a 10-10-3 mark.