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Kentucky, Pepperdine, G’town win in shootouts

No. 3 seed Kentucky and No. 4 seed Pepperdine needed penalty kicks to advance to the second round of the NCAA Division I women’s soccer tournament on Saturday. Georgetown also upset No. 3 seed West Virginia in penalty kicks after playing to a 0-0 draw through extra time.

Kentucky, seeded into defending champion UCLA’s region, defeated Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, 4-2 on penalty kicks after a 0-0 match. Kentucky out-shot SIUE 31-4, but couldn’t find the net from the run of play.

[MORE: All four No. 1 seeds score five goals in opening-round victories]

Illinois State held on to upset Southern Florida, 3-2 behind a brace from Rachel Tejada (one of The Equalizer’s players to watch for this tournament). ISU jumped out to a 3-0 lead in Florida and held off a late rally from USF. The Redbirds will next play Pepperdine, who beat USC on penalties after a 1-1 draw through extra time.

No. 4 seed Wisconsin handed DePaul its first loss of the season, 2-0 to advance to the second round.

Harvard rolled past Central Connecticut, 6-0 to advance to play No. 1 seed UCLA next week.

Northeastern also picked up its first-ever NCAA tournament win, beating rival Boston University, 2-0.

Other scores

Arizona State 4, Northern Arizona 2

Colorado 2, BYU 0

UCF 2, Georgia 1

UConn 2, New Hampshire 0

Cal 3, San Diego State 2

Auburn 2, FGCU 1

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