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.
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.
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
Illinois State-South Florida
Cal-San Diego State
Auburn-Florida Gulf Coast
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