Regional college soccer roundup

November 25, 2013
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Ten regional teams began the weekend in the NCAA tournament, five remain.

The Maryland, Georgetown and Virginia men advanced. UMBC, George Mason, Navy and Old Dominion were eliminated.

The Virginia and Virginia Tech women are alive. Georgetown is out.

This week’s schedule:

Women’s Quarterfinals

Friday

Virginia Tech (18-4-3) vs. Duke (9-8-6) at Thompson Field in Blacksburg, 4 p.m.

Virginia (23-1-0) vs. Michigan (18-3-1) at Klockner Stadium in Charlottesville, 7 p.m.

Live video to be announced, but online streams seem likely for both matches.

If both advance, they will meet in the College Cup semifinals Dec. 6 in Cary, N.C.

Men’s Round of 16

Sunday

Georgetown (14-4-2) vs. Michigan State (13-5-3) at Shaw Field in Washington, 1 p.m.

Virginia (11-5-5) vs. Marquette (13-5-2) at Klockner Stadium in Charlottesville, 1 p.m.

Maryland (14-3-5) vs. UC Irvine (15-4-3) at Ludwig Field in College Park, 5 p.m.

Live online streams are expected for all three matches, via the home teams’ websites.

News and notes from this past weekend’s matches …

*With their eighth consecutive victory — and ninth in 10 matches — the Maryland men are in the sweet 16 for the 12th straight year after defeating Providence, 3-1. Senior forward Patrick Mullins has scored 15 goals this year and is nine for nine on penalty kicks. The Terrapins’ next opponent, UC Irvine, scored with two seconds left to defeat North Carolina.

*Despite being ousted by Connecticut on penalty kicks in the second round, UMBC (16-1-3) will finish with perhaps the best winning percentage in the country this season. Only Notre Dame and Washington, both of whom advanced, have comparable records.

*Georgetown has conceded one goal in the past six matches and registered 14 shutouts overall. Sunday’s 3-0 victory came against an Old Dominion side that had scored five against Drexel on Thursday and hadn’t lost on the road this year (now 5-1-1).

*Video from Virginia’s 2-0 victory over St. John’s is available here.

*Atlantic 10 champion George Mason lost for the first time in two months, falling to New Mexico, 1-0, on this 83rd-minute goal:

*Navy’s 2-1 loss at Wake Forest ended the nation’s longest winning streak at 15 matches — a remarkable campaign for the Midshipmen, who made their first NCAA tournament appearance since 1988. Navy set program records for victories (16) and clean sheets (10).

*The men’s brackets have largely held form: Only No. 10 UC Santa Barbara, No. 13 Charlotte, No. 15 CS Northridge and No. 16 UMBC have departed.

*Six of the remaining eight teams in the women’s tournament are from the ACC. Overall, the eight conference teams invited to the competition have a combined record of 19-2-3.

*Virginia Tech’s Dayle Colpitts (Canada U-20s) stopped three of Santa Clara’s four penalty kick attempts as the Hokies advanced to the quarterfinals for the first time in program history.

*The Virginia women are 17-0-0 at home with a 56-6 scoring margin. Junior midfielder Morgan Brian, a U.S. national team player, has posted 15 goals and 14 assists in 23 matches. Video of the 2-0 victory over Wake Forest is available here.

 

Steven Goff is The Post’s soccer writer. His beats include D.C. United, MLS and the international game, as well as local college basketball.
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