As a result when the Terps were upset by Providence 5-4 at Ludwig Field in the NCAA Tournament it took some of the glitter away from what was otherwise an outstanding season.

As a result when the Terps were upset by Providence 5-4 at Ludwig Field in the NCAA Tournament it took some of the glitter away from what was otherwise an outstanding season.   St.   Saint Mary’s has contests remaining with Gonzaga at home and Portland on the road.  The Panthers began the season with a huge 2-1 win over rival and highly regarded Marquette in the Milwaukee Cup.

  The Terps season ended when they were topped in penalty kicks by Georgetown in the semifinals of the College Cup in a match that was tied 4-4 at the end of regulation and overtime.  He was named the ACC Tournament MVP, and after a stellar college career will look to go out with a bang before he likely enters the 2014 MLS SuperDraft.    Butler will seek to get back in the win column after back-to-back 1-0 losses when they travel to face St. The River Hawks were 13-1-2 overall in 2016 with a 5-1-1 record in league play to secure the America East regular season title for the first time in the history of the program.

    And the list could  go on and on.


p> Sean Phillips –  UIC – Head coach John Trask pulls no punches when he talks about Phillips. University of North Carolina – The Tar Heels won the national championship for the first time in the history of the men’s soccer program finishing the year with an overall record of 21-4-0. Michigan State is 5-2-0 overall with a 2-1-0 mark in conference action. To their credit California responded with a Jose Carerra-Garcia goal to tie it at 2-2.    #2 Seed (Wisconsin): The Badgers had a terrific season finishing 4-2 in the conference and only dropping one non-conference game.   Herbers, who was named the 2014 Big East Offensive Player of the Year, is the go-to guy in Creighton’s attack with nine goals and seven assists to date and four game-winning goals.

Seeding is so important because if you get one of the top four seeds you can play all of your games at home until the Final Four.   The 49ers then advanced past number two seed Creighton in penalty kicks before falling to North Carolina 1-0 in the national championship match with a solid contingent of Charlotte fans on hand to witness a match that could easily have gone either way. While the linkages with Muuss and Franks may make for an interesting story line they will not have any impact on the outcome of the contest between the Deacons and the Pioneers.

  They are lead on the offensive side of the ball by senior forward Justin Laird but a defense that has allowed on ten goals to date has been their strong suit this year. It is so critical, in fact that the team stays in a hotel during the first week of preseason to focus and prepare for the condensed preseason ahead. Coastal Carolina hosts UNC Greensboro on Friday.

Senior defender Alex Bumpus scored out of a free kick in the 55th minute and sophomore Xahne Reid found the back of the net from ten yards out in the closing minute of he contest to make the final 4-0. John’s on Saturday in a Big East Conference match. The Dynamo add depth in Blackmon, a converted right back who’s excellent going forward.   For the Cavaliers standard’s, they’ve had a couple off seasons, but they are coming back to their dominance as they did in the Bruce Arena days.   Georgia Southern faces Coastal Carolina on the road on Friday.

Gelnovatch has indicated that adding additional pop on the offensive side of the ball is among his priorities heading into the 2017 season. The Golden Eagles will host Western Illinois at Valley Fields on Saturday, September 8.   Akron pressed the attack but they were never able to come up with the big play they needed to shift the momentum their way. In 2013, Trask led Wisconsin to a banner season during which they recorded a total of fourteen wins and secured the program’s first berth in the NCAA Tournament since the 1995 season. While UCLA, the 2013 NCAA champions, came up short of defending that title, the Bruins set a plethora of records before falling to Virginia, 2-1, in the quarterfinal round.Senior goalkeeper Katelyn Rowland set NCAA single-season (19) and career (55) records for shutouts. After shutting out defending NCAA champion Florida State last weekend, Virginia regained its No.

1 ranking Tuesday.   Oregon State head coach Steve Simmons stated, “They got their two, we hunkered down, and shifted the momentum back. With a first round win over Denver in the record books, Oregon State now travels to Omaha to take on a talented number twelve seeded Creighton team in a match-up that the Beavers are very capable of winning.

St.   The potential is there but without more of an attack VCU will likely continue to fall into the category of teams that have a very small margin of error.   More importantly the Eagles won the Big East Conference Tournament Title in 2000 and earned a berth in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1990.   The overwhelming support the team has received from the community is reflected in the intensity and attendance at contests at the UNM Soccer Complex.    The rest of the defense will be comprised of three-year starter and senior Chris Duvall (18 starts, 1g, 3a) along with junior center back Sam Fink (1g, 1a).

  Senior midfielder Leo Stolz scored both goals for the Bruins including the golden goal in the 97th minute of the match. The win was Florida State’s third against Virginia this season – all coming by identical 1-0 scores.  First Round – Western Illinois (Summit Automatic) at SIUE (MVC #2) Our team is up for the challenge this week.   Another intriguing pick up is goalkeeper Alex McGauley who will immediately be thrown in as the back up keeper.

John’s after advancing to the championship match of the ACC Tourney where they lost a heartbreaker 1-0 to Maryland as a result of an own goal.    The Bear backline consisting of senior Callen Roselieb and juniors James Fawke, Andrew Turner, and Brandon Besong has been equally impressive. Look for Maryland’s play on the defensive side of the ball to detemine how far they advance in post season play.

Maryland’s defense was exposed in a 5-4 win over Wisconsin. U-20 National Team as they claimed the FIFA U-20 World Cup title. The Hokies had key regular season wins over Ohio State, South Florida, Georgetown, and Delaware among others and a tie with Charlotte to go undefeated during regular season play when facing non-conference opponents. .  Maryland (Favorite):  The Terps are continuously a top contender for the College Cup and expect this year to be no different. Furman 3 – College of Charleston 2 – Kevin Edelmann’s header with just over a minute remaining in regulation gave Furman a come from behind win.

AAC regular season winner SMU looks to be a lock for a berth in the NCAA Tournament based on their current RPI of eighteen. It was an unsuccessful campaign in Munich for the United States, but Seerey played every minute of their first two games against Morocco and Malaysia.   Xavier (4-5-2) has not had the type of season to date that they have had in the past few years but you can count on Andy Fleming having the Musketeers fired up and prepared for the Hoyas.   Intriguing second round matchups include in-state contests between North Carolina and Charlotte, UMBC and Maryland, and Coastal Carolina and Clemson that look to be very competitive.

  Playing in Conference USA, the 6’3” forward may not receive the national recognition he deserves, but he’s back and ready to prove to the country what he and the Memphis Tigers are really made of. UNLV 1 – San Jose State 0 – Sophomore forward Danny Musovski scored the lone goal of the contest from twelve yards out after receiving a through ball from Oscar Velazquez to give UNLV a solid on the road win in WAC play.   The Flames were 13-6-6 in 2007 and advanced to the Elite Eight in NCAA Tourney play for the first time in the history of the program.    In addition, Georgetown mentor Brian Wiese will welcome a recruiting class that includes highly regarded freshmen forwards Brett Campbell and Alex Muyl who could contribute immediately.

   Portland hosts Seattle on Friday and Cal State Fullerton on Monday. One of the freshmen with the potential to make an immediate statement is defender Deven Mason. North Carolina 2 – Boston College 0 – Verneri Valimaa came off the bench to score twice to lead the Tar Heels on the offensive side of the ball.

 They had a school best thirteen win 2013 season eclipsing the previous high of twelve wins recorded by the 2004 team. Last year, Erica Owens played every minute in goal, but she finished with her collegiate career and, then, projected starter Hilary Kaufusi suffered a season-ending knee injury during off-season workouts in July.   While selections aren’t announced until Monday at 4:30 p.m.

  Last year Connecticut allowed a total of only seventeen goals and didn’t allow anyone to score three on them. So what’s different this year?  For starters, he seems to have an aura and calmness regardless of the opposition he is facing.   Clemson, the ACC tournament semi-finalists return nine starters and bring in a nine-man class that will look to keep the program going in the right direction. California –   The Golden Bears were absent from the NCAA Tourney field in 2011 for only the second time in the past ten years.

Second Round – Winner vs. #2  Georgetwon (Big East Automatic) “One of the mantras we have as a team is to respond to what happens in the game,” he said.   Emil Ekblom, another Norweigan prospect was his team’s leading scorer in 2012 and could compete for minutes for the Orangemen come this fall. The SMU midfield looks to be very balanced and deep.   The Eagles won the Atlantic Sun Conference regular season title and the conference tournament to claim the league’s automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament.

  Northwestern’s Big Ten regular season wins included a big 1-0 win over Indiana in Bloomington.  The fact that the Great Danes have wins over Syracuse and Boston College out of the ACC shows that they are capable of taking this one.   Junior midfielder Danny Kierath contributed the game-winner for Furman after making footballscores a good run down the center of the pitch and finishing a pass received from teammate Rocky Guerra. Key Factors – Junior midfielder Tate Schmitt (9g, 3a), senior forward Mohamed Thiaw (8g, 2a) and senior back Tim Kubel (6g, 7a) have been the big producers on the offensive side of the ball for Louisville.

  A determined Virginia Tech team is 5-5-3 overall with a 0-3-3 record in ACC play. Welcome to the most recent edition of “Up Close” on, where  host Adam Zundell brings you the v oices of the game — players and coaches — straight to you, unfiltered, exclusively on North Carolina attacked the entire contest and outshot Creighton 21-9 and had an 11-1 edge in corner kicks but the Bluejays prevailed in the one statistic that counts to earn the right to advance.   There was the Atlantic Coast Conference, so consistently dominant that it seemed to be only a matter of time until the entire nine-team field received an NCAA tournament bid. Senior goalkeeper Paul Ladwig, who was named the ASUN Defensive Player of the Week, had a brilliant ten save evening.

There was always the occasional unseeded Cinderella story – a la UMass in 2007 – but what we’re seeing now is not an occasional blip. An exciting slate of Elite Eight contests are on tap for this weekend.   The goal was number fifteen on the season for Langsdorf and his eighth game-winner to date. As a result when the Terps were upset by Providence 5-4 at Ludwig Field in the NCAA Tournament it took some of the glitter away from what was otherwise an outstanding season. First round – DePaul at Bradley (Nov.

24-7 p.m.) Washington out of the Pac-12 ends the 2017 season with a 12-7-1 record. Virginia got the best of the run of play in the early going but for the majority of the game and particularly in the second half UMBC had the majority of possession. Providence is the best 0-2-0 team in the country right now but they clearly need to get back into the win column and create a little momentum and excitement of their own.


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