Boston College Women's Soccer Advances To NCAA Sweet 16 With PK Win Over Cal

With both the men's basketball and men's hockey teams falling last night, the women's programs carried the night for the Eagles. The women's hockey team knocked off Northeastern 4-1 while the women's soccer team advanced to the third round of the NCAA Tournament in a 3-1 penalty kick round over Cal.

After playing to a scoreless tie through regulation and two overtimes, the Eagles and Bears went into a shootout. I had to follow along following the @BCSportsNews Twitter account, which was excruciating to say the least.

-- WSOC: Cal has first PK.
-- WSOC: Mastro save on first PK.
-- WSOC: Mewis steps up - goal.
-- WSOC: McCaffrey steps up - sails high.
-- WSOC: Brunache up next for Cal - sails high.
-- WSOC: Pember next.
-- WSOC: Pember scores to keepers left.
-- WSOC: Lawson for Cal - save.

[Does quick math in head, thinks we may have missed one in there somewhere but figures if BC scores here we advance]

-- WSOC: Gibby up next.
-- WSOC: BC advances on Gibby Wagner's goal.

Woo!

The women's team advances to the Sweet 16 where they will face top-ranked Stanford in Palo Alto. The Cardinal was a 2-0 winner over South Carolina. The game is tomorrow, November 20, starting at 4 PM.

If it weren't previously aware of the ACC's dominance in women's soccer, look no further than the remaining NCAA Tournament bracket. Of the 16 programs left in the NCAAs, half of those programs (8!) are from the ACC, and those eight programs are involved in seven of the eight Sweet 16 matchups on Sunday. Maryland, Wake Forest, North Carolina, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Florida State and Duke have all advanced to the Sweet 16, with only Miami falling in the second round to Long Beach State. 

Here is a look at the remaining bracket. All third round games will be played on Sunday. Go Eagles!

No. 1 Stanford (21-0-1) vs. No. 4 Boston College (12-5-3) -- 4 PM
No. 2 Oklahoma State (21-1-2) vs. Maryland (12-5-4) -- 2 PM

No. 2 Virginia (16-4-2) vs. Virginia Tech (14-7-1) -- 1 PM
No. 1 Florida State (16-6-1) vs. Louisville (14-6-3) -- 3 PM

No. 1 Wake Forest (16-3-4) vs. Penn State (21-4-0) -- 1 PM
No. 3 North Carolina (13-5-1) vs. UCF (13-4-5) -- 1 PM

Long Beach State (17-5-1) vs. San Diego (12-7-2) -- 5 PM
No. 1 Duke (19-3-1) vs. Ohio State (12-8-0) -- 1 PM

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