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No. 14 Penn State takes down No. 3 Virginia in a night packed with action

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Penn State downs No. 3 Virginia, No. 7 LSU continues to roll in a night full of top-10 action

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On a busy women's soccer Thursday, all nine games on our slate have been completed, with plenty of goals scored and two upsets taking place in the top-10. 

Our headlining match of the evening was No. 4 UCLA vs. No. 8 Santa Clara. UCLA came out to an early lead with a beautiful strike from close range, putting the Bruins up 1-0 inside 25 minutes played. Despite outshooting UCLA 18-6 with nine shots on goal to UCLA's three, Santa Clara could not break through, as UCLA's goalkeeper Lauren Brzykcy earned a career-high-tying nine saves. UCLA would hang on to this lead to end regulation 1-0 and claim the victory.

No. 1 Florida State and No. 2 North Carolina dominated each of their opponents, winning 4-0 and 7-1 respectively. Florida State and North Carolina both extend their win streaks to 6-0 and 7-0 apiece.

No. 10 Auburn and No. 7 LSU also won big, with Auburn defeating Alabama A&M and LSU defeating Louisiana Lafayette, each by a score of 5-0. After making program history with a No. 7 national ranking this week, LSU continues to impress, now winning 10 straight to start the season.

No. 6 TCU pulled off the win over Alabama, after ending regulation knotted at 1-1. Messiah Bright scored the golden goal for the Horned Frogs, extending TCU's win streak to 6. With the win, TCU is off to its best start in program history.

No. 14 Penn State upset No. 3 Virginia in a high-scoring affair, winning 4-2. Penn State goalkeeper Kat Asman had a record-breaking night, earning a new career-high in saves with nine total. Virginia took 28 total shots, with 11 on frame, while Penn State took 13 total shots with seven on frame. Penn State handed No. 3 Virginia its first loss of the season.

Princeton also pulled off an upset, winning 4-3 over No. 9 Rutgers thanks to a second-half surge. Princeton was able to come back from a 3-1 deficit and saw the momentum turn their way after the Tiger's goalkeeper Grace Barbara saved a penalty kick early in the second half. Following this save, Princeton scored in the 60' minute on a penalty kick of their own, and again in the 70' minute and 75' minute marks. 

Here are the final scores:

12:14 pm, September 10, 2021

No. 4 UCLA defeats reigning champion No. 8 Santa Clara on its home turf

In our last match of the night, No. 4 UCLA and No. 8 Santa Clara met in a top-10 showdown on UCLA's home field. 

23' minutes in to the first half, Reilyn Turner of UCLA struck an absolute golazo from close range to put the Bruins up 1-0.  Turner has scored UCLA's last four goals.

This goal would stand, and UCLA defended its 1-0 lead until the end of regulation to claim the victory. UCLA goalkeeper Lauren Brzykcy earned the Bruin of the Match award with a career-high-tying 9 saves, including six in the first half.

 

 

2:30 am, September 10, 2021

Follow live stats of No. 4 UCLA vs. No. 8 Santa Clara

The final match of the evening is taking place between No. 4 UCLA and No. 8 Santa Clara. 

UCLA comes into this meeting having won four straight and carrying lots of momentum with the home-field advantage.  Reigning national champion Santa Clara has seen some adversity so far this season, picking up two ties in August and a recent 1-0 loss to No. 3 Virginia. This will be an important game for both sides, as each look to improve on the season and stake their claim to being among the top teams in the country.

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1:33 am, September 10, 2021

No. 14 Penn State pulls off the upset over No. 3 Virginia

In a high scoring affair, No. 14 Penn State pulled off the upset over No. 3 Virginia 4-2. Penn State goalkeeper Kat Asman had herself a night, earning a new career-high in saves with nine total. Virginia took 28 total shots, with 11 on frame, while Penn State took 13 total shots with seven on frame. 

Sam Coffey took the early lead for Penn State, making it 1-0 in the 25' minute, with an assist from Payton Linnehan. Just two minutes later, Diana Ordoñez took the service from Lia Godfrey to respond and tie it up 1-1 for Virginia. In the 38' minute, Payton Linnehan notched a goal for Penn State to make it 2-1. Within two minutes, the Nittany Lions extended their lead to 3-1 after Ally Schlegel found the back of the net.

Virginia cut the Nittany Lion's lead to one and made it 3-2 in the 58' minute with another goal from the team's leader in points and goals, Diana Ordoñez. Four minutes later, Ally Schlegel of Penn State secured a brace and the game winner, making it 4-2 Penn State with under 30 minutes left to play.

Penn State held on to the lead to hand No. 3 Virginia its first loss of the season.

1:17 am, September 10, 2021

No. 9 Rutgers upset by unranked Princeton

A brace from Riley Tiernan and a goal from Allison Lynch was not enough to secure the win for Rutgers against Princeton, as the Scarlet Knights were upset 4-3 by the Tigers. Rutgers led Princeton in shots 16-9, and in shots on goal 7-5. Princeton saw goals from Madison Curry, Lily Bryant and a pair of goals from Heather MacNab.

Princeton was able to surge back from a 3-1 deficit and saw the momentum turn their way after Princeton goalkeeper Grace Barbara saved a penalty kick early in the second half. Following this save, the Tigers scored in the 60' minute on a penalty kick of their own, and again in the 70' minute and 75' minute marks. 

1:03 am, September 10, 2021

🚨Rutgers, TCU on upset watch

No. 6 TCU is currently on upset watch as the Horned Frogs have been tied with Alabama 1-1 through regulation and now are playing in extra time.

No. 9 Rutgers is also on upset watch as it trails Princeton 4-3 with just a few minutes remaining.

12:51 am, September 10, 2021

👀 No. 14 Penn State up 3-1 over No. 3 Virginia at the half

At the 25' minute,  Sam Coffey of Penn State struck first from an assist by way of Payton Linnehan to make it 1-0. Just two minutes later, Diana Ordoñez took the service from Lia Godfrey to respond and tie it up 1-1 for Virginia. 

in the 38' minute, Payton Linnehan notched a goal for Penn State to make it 2-1. Within two minutes, the Nittany Lions extended their lead to 3-1 after Ally Schlegel found the back of the net.

Virginia leads Penn State in shots 14-9, and in shots on goal 6-5. Penn State has come up with five saves, while Virginia has come up with two.

12:38 am, September 10, 2021

No. 7 LSU up 2-0 over Louisiana Lafayette

Molly Thompson has scored twice for LSU through 25 minutes in the first half. Thompson scored her first goal at the 16' minute mark on a header, with the assist coming from Rammie Noel.

Thompson's second goal was an individual effort, weaving through ULL's backline solo. This is the third brace of Thompson's collegiate career. 

12:20 am, September 10, 2021

No. 10 Auburn leads Alabama A&M 3-0

Marissa Arias got the Tigers out to a 1-0 lead inside the first nine minutes of the half. At the 32' minute mark, Carly Thatcher of Auburn doubled up on goals for the Tigers, scoring her first-ever goal and a second goal within 30 seconds of each other. 

With 10 minutes left in the first half, No. 10 Auburn leads Alabama A&M 3-0.

12:01 am, September 10, 2021

No. 2 North Carolina off to a 2-0 lead over Florida

After a 40 minute weather delay, No. 2 North Carolina is off to a 2-0 lead over Florida through the first 15 minutes of the match. Freshman Emily Colton notched the first goal for the Tar Heels at the 12' minute mark, sneaking it past Florida's goalkeeper Alexa Goldberg after a deflection from a Florida defender.

Just three minutes later, Florida scored an own goal to give the Tar Heels the two goal lead with over 25 minutes left to play before half.

11:55 pm, September 9, 2021

TCU leads Alabama 1-0

Despite holding the advantage in shots 8-7, Alabama trails No. 6 TCU at halftime. TCU goalkeeper Lauren Kellett has recorded four saves through one half. Camryn Lancaster is credited with the lone goal for the Horned Frogs:

11:46 pm, September 9, 2021

No. 9 Rutgers leads Princeton 2-1 with 10 minutes remaining before half

Riley Tiernan already has a brace for Rutgers through 32 minutes in the first half.  Tiernan scored the opening goal of the match at the 6' minute mark through a brilliant individual effort. Tiernan added a second goal just 15 minutes later thanks to an assist from Amirah Ali.

Madison Curry of Princeton got the Tigers on the board at the 32' minute mark. With under 10 minutes remaining in the first half, Rutgers leads Princeton 2-1.

11:35 pm, September 9, 2021

Weather Delay in Gainesville ahead of No. 2 North Carolina vs. Florida

The 7 p.m. matchup between No. 2 North Carolina vs. Florida has been delayed due to stormy weather in Gainesville. The updated start time for this match is approximately 7:42 p.m. ET.

 

11:31 pm, September 9, 2021

Florida State up 1-0 over FGCU halfway through the first

Through 22 minutes in Ft. Myers, Florida State is up 1-0 over FGCU thanks to a goal from senior Kirsten Pavlisko.

11:24 pm, September 9, 2021

No. 5 Duke hops out to an early lead over ECU

Within the first ten minutes of the match, No. 5 Duke is already off to a 2-0 lead against ECU.  Senior Mackenzie Pluck is credited with the first goal of the game at the five minute mark, followed by freshman Michelle Cooper who put the Blue Devils up 2-0 by the 8' minute mark.

10:31 pm, September 9, 2021

Five matchups are set to begin at 7 p.m. ET

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A jam-packed slate in Division I women's college soccer is set to officially be underway in under thirty minutes. The first five games on our nine game slate all begin at 7 p.m. ET.

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8:15 pm, September 9, 2021

Looking ahead to every top-10 team in action tonight

TCU Athletics TCU Women's Soccer

This evening, there are many exciting games taking place as every team in the latest top-10 rankings will have a match underway. Of the top-10 matchups that we will be keeping an eye on, two are taking place between ranked teams, with one being a top-10 matchup.

Headlining our Thursday slate, No. 4 UCLA will take on reigning national champion and No. 8 ranked Santa Clara on its home field, a meeting that could have a major impact on the next set of rankings and prompt shakeup in the current top 10. Our second ranked matchup is between No. 3 Virginia and No. 14 Penn State. Virginia will try to move to a perfect 7-0 overall with a win against the Nittany Lions. No. 1 Florida State and No. 2 North Carolina will also be in action, with the Seminoles taking on FGCU and the Tar Heels facing Florida.

Here is the full list of Thursday matchups:

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