The past week in women’s college soccer saw the Luck of the Irish prevail over the No. 1 team in the nation. Here’s what you missed:
No. 1 Virginia Upset by Notre Dame
Anna Maria Gilbertson scored twice to propel the visiting Fighting Irish over the Cavaliers. Gilbertson struck first 12 minutes into the game and Virginia’s Morgan Reuther found the equalizer with five minutes remaining in regulation. Gilbertson scored again four minutes into the second overtime period to give Notre Dame the victory. Notre Dame and Virginia’s fortunes were reversed Sunday as Virginia beat Duke, 1-0 and Notre Dame fell to Florida State by the same scoreline.
Rutgers shutout streak, perfect record end
On Thursday, Illinois did two things that the previous eight teams to face the Scarlet Knights could not. Illinois scored not one, but two goals, and handed Rutgers their first loss of the season. Kara Marbury provided the game winner and also notched an assist on Illinois’ first goal. Cassie Inacio scored Rutgers’ only goal of the match. Rutgers also lost Sunday to Northwestern, 1-0.
Casie Ramsier’s monster weekend
Auburn’s Casie Ramsier scored four goals total on the weekend, including the game-winners in both contests for the Tigers this week. Her massive weekend doubled her offensive production for the season. Ramsier scored twice in each of Auburn’s games this week against Louisiana State and Florida, respectively. Ramsier scored the winner in overtime in the Louisiana State contest and scored the winner against the Gators on Sunday with just 25 seconds remaining. The junior midfielder earned SEC Offensive Player of the Week honors for her efforts.
Texas A&M drops match to Georgia
The Aggies, who were ranked fourth prior to last weekend, lost to Georgia, 2-1 on Sunday in a surprising result. Prior to the match, Georgia had a single win on the season. Marion Crowder and Caroline Waters each recorded a goal in the contest. Haley Pounds notched Texas A&M’s only goal.
Connecticut 3, Central Florida 2
Connecticut came from behind twice to beat the Golden Knights, 3-2 Sunday. Rachel Hill had two goals for the Huskies and Samantha McGuire also notched a goal and an assist. Ashley Spivey and Morgan Ferrara tallied for Central Florida.
Florida State 1, Notre Dame 0
Elin Jensen scored the game’s only goal as Florida State prevailed over Notre Dame in South Bend.
Nebraska 1, Penn State 1
A full 110 minutes wasn’t enough to declare a winner as Nebraska and Penn State played to a 1-1 tie. Caroline Flynn scored early for the Cornhuskers, but Emily Ogle answered for the Nittany Lions in the 81st minute.
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