Women's Soccer 2013 NCAA Tournament #1 Virginia Tech / #4 Santa Clara Region 2nd and 3rd Round Game Breakdowns

#1 Virginia Tech / #4 Santa Clara Region 2nd and 3rd Round Game Breakdowns


#1 Virginia Tech vs. West Virginia

Virginia Tech enters the second round after taking down UMBC 2-0 this past Friday evening. Junior Shannon Mayrose scored in the 40th minute, before senior Ashley Manning put the match away with a goal in the 61st minute. West Virginia bested Rutgers in penalty kicks on Saturday evening in Morgantown, W.Va. to advance to the second round. Tech last faced the Mountaineers two seasons ago in the NCAA Tournament, when the Hokies won 1-0 in Morgantown. This is the first time in program history that Virginia Tech will host the second and third rounds.  West Virginia advances to the round of 32 for the first time since 2010.


#4 Santa Clara vs. Boston U

Santa Clara is coming off of a 2-1 win over Cal in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Aly Birgel scored the first goal for the Broncos and Sofia Huerta broke the 1-1 tie at the 69:09 mark of the second half. This is the fourth time in six years Santa Clara has advanced to at least the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Boston University defeated Harvard, 1-0, in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Saturday afternoon. The Terriers will now advance to the second round of the tournament for the fourth time in program history. Erica Kosienski scored her seventh game-winning goal of the season in the 76th minute to lead the Terriers to victory with an assist from Kylie Strom.


If both seeded teams were to advance, it would be the first meeting between the two schools in the NCAA Tournament. Santa Clara hosts a 1-0 edge over the Hokies, having defeated them in 2005 at the Santa Clara Classic 3-1. The Broncos hold a 7-8 record against current ACC teams in the tournament. Virginia Tech is 0-2 against WCC teams in the NCAA Tournament.  Virginia Tech has set school records this season is wins, most goals scored and most assists.


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