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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 Falls to Coastal Carolina in 2OT in 1st Round of NCAA’s at Home

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You never want to lose a game at home in the 1st Round of the NCAA Tournament, but that is what happened to the NC State Men’s Soccer team (9-7-3) on Thursday night, falling to Coastal Carolina (10-7-3) 3-2 in double overtime.

Junior Midfielder David Loera put the team on his back, scoring both Wolfpack goals. He got the scoring started with a goal in the 22nd minute off of an assist from Senior Tyler Gabarra.

Coastal Carolina tied the game on a direct kick from 22 yards out, and then took the lead in the 64th minute, which also involved a free kick.

Loera’s 5th goal of the season tied the game up in the 74th minute.

Unfortunately, the Wolfpack had a handful of kicks that were inches away from being goals, but the game ended up going to 2 overtime periods, with Coastal Carolina’s Tyrone Mondi scoring his 7th goal of the season in the 104th minute to seal the deal on the upset.

Senior Wolfpack goalkeeper Vincent Durand had a career high 5 saves, but it wasn’t enough.

Despite the devastating loss, head coach George Kiefer has the Wolfpack headed in the right direction, leading them to three straight NCAA Tournament appearances for the first time since 1985-87, and a 5th place finish in the ACC this year, which is the best finish since 2005.

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NC State Women’s Soccer Advances to Sweet 16 for 3rd Time in 4 Years

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The NC State Women’s Soccer team pulled off an upset last night, defeating #3 seed Arkansas (#8 in the nation) 2-1, advancing to the Sweet 16 for the 3rd time in the last 4 years.

Eighteen minutes into the game, Senior Kia Rankin scored the first goal of the game, her 2nd of the year.

30 minutes later, Redshirt Sophomore Lulu Guttenberger put the Pack up 2-0 on a corner kick assist from Senior Ricci Walkling.

This marks the 6th time that the Wolfpack have advanced to the 3rd round of the NCAA Tournament. Since the Tournament has been expanded to 64 teams, NC State has never advance to the Elite 8.

Standing in the Wolfpack’s way is #2 seed and host BYU. The Cougars, who are ranked 4th nationally, beat #23 Louisville 4-0 last night.

The Wolfpack and the Cougars have never played one another. The two play tomorrow night at 8pm.

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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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