CALIFORNIA COLLEGE SOCCER ROUND-UP
December 6, 2010 - Some updates from this past weekend's playoff college soccer matches involving teams from local schools.
Men's Division I
Both the UC Berkeley and UCLA men's soccer teams were knocked out in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Men's College Cup tournament on Saturday, December 4 . Sixth-seeded Cal was topped by third-seeded Akron on PKs, 3-2, after ending regulation and two overtimes knotted up at 3-3. Cal finished the season with a 14-2-4 record. Akron now faces tenth-seeded Michigan in one of two matches this Friday, December 10 in Santa Barbara, home of the 2010 NCAA Men's College Cup semi-finals and
Eighth-seeded UCLA was tied with top-seeded Louisville nearing the end of regulation on Saturday on the Cardinal's home field, but a last minute goal gave Louisville the 5-4 victory. Cal South ODP alum Eder Arreola continued his College Cup heroics by opening up the scoring seven minutes into the match with his third goal in the last two games, but it wasn't enough to propel the Bruins into Friday's semi-final. Louisville will now play fourth-seeded North Carolina in that match,
while UCLA finishes their season with a 16-4-1 record. To follow the bracket for this event, click here.
Cal South, the LA84 Foundation and the NSCAA will be presenting a specialty coaching course in conjunction with the College Cup on December 12 at UC Santa Barbara. The specialty course will feature clinicians such as former US Men's National head coach Steve Sampson, former EPL star and ESPN commentator Robbie Earle, NSCAA Senior National Coaching Academy staff member George Perry and US National Team staff coach Rene Miramontes. To learn more about registering for this course, please click here.
Women's Division I
Number one seed Stanford shut out Boston College, 2-0, in a NCAA Women's College Cup semifinal match on Friday, December 3, largely thanks to Camille Levin, a Cal South ODP and Slammer FC alum. Levin scored the match's first goal in the 18th minute, and spent the rest of the game consistently keeping the Eagles' defense back on their heels. It was the 22nd consecutive win for the Cardinals, but the streak ended when they faced fourth-seeded Notre Dame in Sunday's final in Cary,
North Carolina. The Fightin' Irish captured their third national title (also winning in 1995 and 2004) by shutting out Stanford, 1-0, and giving the Cardinals their only loss of the season, which they finished 23-1-2. Levin was chosen for the All-Tournament team. To follow the recaps for this bracket, click here.
Women's Division II
On a solid goal from Annette Ilg after she redirected Cal South (Wolfpack SC) alum Sarah McTigue 's free kick in the 56th minute, UC San Diego stunned No. 1 seed Saint Rose, 1-0, in the semi-final match of the Division II championship on Thursday, December 2 in Louisville, Kentucky. In Saturday's final, however, UC San Diego could not get past Grand Valley State, who captured their second straight Women's DII National Championship with a 4-0 drubbing of the Tritons. UCSD ended up
19-3-3 for the season. To follow the recaps for this bracket, click here.