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NC State Women’s Soccer Defeats #7 Santa Clara in PK’s to Advance to Sweet 16

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For the 5th time in school history, the NC State Women’s Soccer team has advanced to the third round of the NCAA Tournament, defeating #7 Santa Clara in penalty kicks to seal the deal.

Senior goalie Sydney Wooten deserves the game ball. Santa Clara dominated the box score, with 25 shots compared to the Wolfpack’s 3, and 12 shots on goal, compared to 2. Wooten had 11 saves in the contest, sending what was a lopsided match on paper to overtime.

The match was scoreless until the 60th minute, when Santa Clara’s Maria Sanchez put the ball in the net. With 13 minutes left in regulation, NC State Sophomore Tziarra King followed suit, scoring her 10th goal of the season (team leader, 3rd in ACC).

After two scoreless overtime periods (props to Wooten), the match was decided by penalty kicks, and NC State converted 5 to Santa Clara’s 4.

This marks the 2nd time that NC State has advanced to the Sweet 16 in the last 3 years. Ironically, the Wolfpack’s opponent in the Sweet 16 in 2016 was Santa Clara, losing the match 3-0. Last night’s victory was sweet revenge.

The Wolfpack will face #4 UCLA on Sunday night at 9pm (ET) at Wallis Annenberg Stadium, who defeated Minnesota 5-0 last night.

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NC State Mens Soccer Advances to NCAA Tournament for 3rd Straight Year

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The NC State Men’s Soccer Team (9-6-3) has advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the third straight year, for the first time since 1985-87. The Wolfpack will be hosting Coastal Carolina on Thursday night at 7pm.

NC State finished the regular season 5th in the ACC, which was their best finish since 2005.

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The Wolfpack have an overall record of 6-14-2 in the NCAA Tournament. NC State has advanced to the 2nd round 8 times.

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NC State’s David Loera Earns 2nd Team All-ACC Honors

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NC State Junior Midfielder David Loera earned 2nd Team All-ACC Honors.

First Team
Philip Mayaka, Fr., M, Clemson
Malick Mbaye, Sr., D, Clemson
Robbie Robinson, Jr., F, Clemson
Kimarni Smith, Jr., F, Clemson
Daniele Proch, Sr., M, Duke
Mauricio Pineda, Sr., M, North Carolina
Edward Kizza, Jr., F, Pitt
Ryan Raposo, So., M, Syracuse
Joe Bell, Jr., M, Virginia
Colin Shutler, Jr., GK, Virginia
Bruno Lapa, Sr., M, Wake Forest

Second Team
Grayson Barber, So., F, Clemson
Tanner Dieterich, Sr., M, Clemson
George Marks, So., GK, Clemson
Cherif Dieye, Sr., M, Louisville
David Loera, Jr., M, NC State
Jeremy Kelly, Sr., M, North Carolina
Jack Skahan, Sr., M, North Carolina
Jack Lynn, So., F, Notre Dame
Daryl Dike, So., F, Virginia
Henry Kessler, Jr., D, Virginia
Kristo Strickler, Jr., M, Virginia Tech

Third Team
Stefan Sigurdarson, Fr., F, Boston College
Felicien Dumas, Gr., D, Notre Dame
Veljko Petkovic, Fr., M, Pitt
Sito Sena, Jr., D, Pitt
Robin Afamefuna, Sr., D/M, Virginia
Irakoze Donasiyano, Jr., F, Virginia
Andreas Ueland, Fr., D, Virginia
Machop Chol, Jr., F, Wake Forest
Alistair Johnston, Sr., D, Wake Forest
Andrew Pannenberg, So., GK, Wake Forest
Isaiah Parente, So., M, Wake Forest

All-Freshman Team
Amos Shapiro-Thompson, M, Boston College
Stefan Sigurdarson, F, Boston College
Victor Souza, D, Boston College
Oskar Ågren, D, Clemson
Philip Mayaka, M, Clemson
Valentin Noel, M, Pitt
Arturo Ordonez, D, Pitt
Veljko Petkovic, M, Pitt
Andreas Ueland, D, Virginia
Daniel Pereira, M, Virginia Tech
Calvin Harris, F, Wake Forest (TheACC)

As a Freshman, Loera was on the All-Freshman Team, and he earned 1st Team honors as a Sophomore.

He ranks 2nd on the team in assists (3) and goals (3).

Loera and the Wolfpack will find out their NCAA Tournament fate tomorrow.

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NC State Women’s Soccer Defeats Navy 3-0 to Advance to 2nd Round of the NCAA Tournament

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The NC State Women’s Soccer team (11-6-4) handled business last night, defeating Navy (16-3-3) 3-0 to advance to the 2nd round of the NCAA Tournament for the 4th year in a row (12th overall).

Redshirt Sophomore Lulu Guttenberger’s goal (3) at the 55-minute mark proved to be the game-winner, scoring off a rebound of her own free kick.

NC State would score their 2nd and 3rd goal in the span of the 74th minute. Freshman Leyah Hall-Robinson (3) scored the second goal on a header off of a corner by Guttenberger. Sophomore Anna Toohey (1) scored her first goal of the season seconds later off of an assist from Senior Krissi Schuster.

The Wolfpack’s defense was stellar, not allowing a single shot on goal.

NC State will play 3rd seeded Arkansas on Thursday, November 21, in Provo, Utah, at 5pm. The Razorbacks rank 8th in both the Coaches Poll and the Top Drawer Soccer Top-25, and 6th in the RPI.

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NC State Women’s Soccer Makes NCAA Tournament for 4th Straight Year

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The NC State Women’s Soccer team has advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the 4th straight year, which is something that hasn’t been done in Raleigh since 1989-92. The Wolfpack will be hosting their 1st round opponent for the 3rd straight year. They are one of nine ACC teams to advance.

NC State (10-6-4) will host Navy (16-2-3) on Friday night at 7pm on ACCNX.

This marks the Wolfpack’s 15th trip to the NCAA Tournament, and the 10th time they’ve hosted a 1st round opponent. Overall, they hold a 12-12-6 record in the Big Dance.

NC State has advanced past the 1st round in 11 of their 14 trips to the NCAA Tournament.

(Via Media Guide)

NC State enters the NCAA Tournament ranked 19th in the RPI.

Below is the 2019 NCAA Women’s Soccer Tournament Bracket.

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