All four No. 1 seeds in the NCAA Division I women’s soccer tournament scored five goals in their opening matches on Friday to cruise to victories.
UCLA, Florida State and Texas A&M all earned shutouts in the process, beating San Deigo, South Alabama and Houston Baptist, respectively. Stanford advanced with a 5-2 win over Cal State Fullerton. Stanford overcame a 2-0 deficit for the victory as Chioma Ubogagu scored a hat trick.
UCLA senior goalkeeper Katelyn Rowland broke the NCAA record for career shutouts with her 53rd shutout. She also registered an assist on the team’s third goal of the match.
Virginia, the No. 2 seed in UCLA’s region, was the biggest winner of the day, beating High Point, 8-0. U.S. international Morgan Brian set the NCAA tournament single-game record with five assists and Morgan Reuther scored a hat trick for Virginia.
South Carolina had the toughest time of the seeded teams. The No. 4 seed Gamecocks beat Clemson, 4-3 on penalty kicks after a 0-0 game through extra time. Fellow No. 4 seed Notre Dame needed a 90th minute winner from Kaleigh Olmsted to beat Valparaiso, 1-0.
Rutgers 2, La Salle 0
Seattle 2, Washington State 1
#2 North Carolina 2, South Dakota State 0
#2 Penn State 4, Buffalo 1
Texas 3, Rice 0
Arizona 1, Oklahoma State 0
#3 Texas Tech 8, Prairie View A&M 0
#4 Washington 1, Rider 0
Arkansas 3, Oklahoma 2
Florida State-South Alabama
Stanford-Cal State Fullerton
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