Last Updated 12:49 PM, May 19, 2021

Santa Clara tops Florida State on PKs to win the DI women's soccer championship

Florida State v. Santa Clara: Full PK shootout in 2020* NCAA women's soccer championship
4:23 am, May 6, 2021

Third round results, quarterfinal matchups set for May 9

Clemson takes down No. 3 UCLA 6-5 in PKs

There were eight games Wednesday in the third round of the 2020-21 DI women's soccer championship. The first matches kicked off with No. 9 seed Duke's 1-0 victory over Ole Miss and No. 7 seed Texas A&M defeating No. 10 seed Oklahoma State in penalty kicks.

Later winners included seeded teams No. 1 Florida State, No. 2 North Carolina, No. 4 TCU, No. 11 Santa Clara, Virginia and No. 14 Clemson. The Tigers upset No. 3 UCLA on PKs and Virginia charged into the quarterfinals as the only unseeded team behind a hat trick from star forward Diana Ordonez. She helped propel the Cavs over Rice, 3-0. 

The tournament continues Sunday, May 9 with the quarterfinals.

Here are the complete results from Wednesday's third round action:

You can view the updated, interactive bracket here.

The 2020-21 NCAA women's soccer championship bracket.

Here is the schedule for the quarterfinals. All times ET.

1:43 am, May 6, 2021

No. 4 TCU, No. 14 Clemson advance to quarterfinals after PK shootouts

Watch the full third round PK shootout between Texas A&M and Oklahoma State

Even after a lightning delay, No. 4 TCU found a way to hold off an upset bid from No. 13 Georgetown. After the Hoyas struck first, thanks to Maya Fernandez-Powell's goal in the 31', the Horned Frogs battled back as Michelle Slater scored in the 77' and tied the match up in the second half. 

The two teams were held scoreless through the remainder of the second half and two periods of extra time. Once TCU got past the weather delay — with Georgetown going up 1-0 in PKs — the Horned Frogs netted three consecutive PKs in a row to take the match 1-1 (3-1 in PKs).

No. 3 UCLA, on the other hand, was given the opposite result after its penalty kick duel with No. 14 Clemson. The Tigers held a 1-0 lead late into the second half when Bruins midfielder Olivia Athens headed the ball in after the ball was battered around within the Clemson defense to tie the match up 1-1 in the 87th minute. 

After two scoreless periods of extra time, Clemson goalkeeper Hensley Hancuff blocked a final PK attempt from UCLA to solidify Clemson's 6-5 win over UCLA in PKs. 

You can keep up with all of the scores of the DI women's soccer championship round of 16 here

1:27 am, May 6, 2021

UCLA-Clemson, TCU-Georgetown to resume shortly

No. 3 UCLA vs. No. 14 Clemson and No. 4 TCU vs. No. 13 Georgetown will resume their PK shootouts at around 9:35 p.m. ET. Both matches were delayed right at the beginning of each PK shootout due to lightning in the area.

UCLA-Clemson are starting at 0-0, while TCU will look to battle back from a 1-0 PK deficit. 


12:43 am, May 6, 2021

UCLA-Clemson, TCU-Georgetown in weather delay

Both matchups, between No. 3 UCLA and No. 14 Clemson and No. 4 TCU and No. 13 Georgetown, are in the midst of a weather delay, due to lightning in the area. Both matches are tied 1-1 and are either heading into are in the midst of a penalty kick shootout. Georgetown is currently up 1-0 on TCU, while UCLA and Clemson are still waiting to begin the shootout. 

As of a result, the 9 p.m. ET slated matches of No. 6 Arkansas vs. No. 11 Santa Clara and Virginia vs. Rice will have their start times pushed back. 

Keep posted right here to for further updates.  

8:02 pm, May 5, 2021

No. 7 Texas A&M holds off No. 10 Oklahoma State in PKs

Texas A&M women's soccer

In a match where the Aggies dominated offensively from start to finish, Oklahoma State was not going to go down easy. Texas A&M out-shot Oklahoma State 38-11 including putting 16 shots on goal, compared to OSU's five, as A&M seemed to command the match on the offensive end from start to finish. That didn't stop OSU though, as forward Gabriella Coleman struck first with a 15' goal to give OK State a 1-0 lead. 

The Aggies battled back though to score two consecutive goals of their own. Taylor Ziemer netted a goal at the 17-minute mark, followed by a late first-half strike by forward Ali Russell. 

Olyvia Dowell and Gabriella Coleman got OSU back in the lead with two second-half goals before Taylor Pounds scored the last goal of regulation for the Aggies to tie that match-up 3-3, with just 10 minutes left on the clock. 

After two scoreless halves of overtime, Texas A&M was able to edge Oklahoma State thanks to a penalty kick goal by Laney Carroll to give the Aggies a 4-3 edge in PKs. 

No. 7 Texas A&M will advance to the quarterfinals of the DI women's soccer championship on May 9. The Aggies will face the winner of No. 2 North Carolina vs. Washington

You can keep up with all of the scores of the DI women's soccer championship round of 16 here

2:00 am, May 2, 2021

Second round schedule, scores for Saturday, May 1

Duke women's soccer Duke women's soccer beat Arizona State on Saturday.

The second round of the 2020-21 DI women’s soccer championship is complete. Eight teams advanced on Saturday, following the eight winners on Friday to make up the third round participants.

In Saturday's action, No. 1 Florida State cruised into the third round, while Rice followed with an upset of No. 5 West Virginia. No. 9 Duke advanced to close out the early window, needing extra time to get by Arizona State. Later, Virginia and Penn State upset seeded teams No. 12 BYU and No. 16 Vanderbilt before No. 6 Arkansas, No. 13 Georgetown and No. 11 Santa Clara advanced.

Here is the full list of Saturday scores:

Click or tap here for a printable bracket.

Here is the schedule for the third round. All times ET.

1:51 am, May 1, 2021

Round 2 results from Friday; 8 more matches slated for Saturday

Clemson women's soccer

The second round of the 2020-21 DI women’s soccer championship continues Saturday with eight matches in action starting at 12 p.m. ET. On Friday, North Carolina, UCLATexas A&MTCUOle MissOklahoma State, Clemson and Washington all clinched spots in the third round. 

Friday's matches were highlighted by some intense extra-time play in three matches. Ole Miss pulled the biggest upset of the day, shocking No. 8 Southern Cal in penalty kicks (3-2). Goalkeeper Ashley Orkus held the backline strong for Ole Miss, recording eight saves in the match. Washington also forced an upset in a defensive bout with No. 15 Saint Louis. The Huskies went on to advance in PKs 4-3. No. 14 Clemson also went down to the wire against Rutgers. The Tigers advanced on penalty kicks (5-3) after extra time. 

Here are all of Friday’s second round results:

Click or tap here to see the interactive bracket. Here is the printable bracket .PDF.

Here is Saturday’s second-round schedule, including live streams. All times ET.

1:50 am, April 29, 2021

First round games complete; second round set

Milwaukee Athletics Milwaukee women's soccer beat Elon in the first round

The opening round of the 2020-21 NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Championship is complete as 16 teams advanced to the second round. On Wednesday, April 28, the eight teams to move on were Arizona StateMilwaukeeRiceUtah ValleySouth Carolina, Penn StateVirginia and Ohio State. Utah Valley's win was notable in particular as the Wolverines picked up the program's first-ever NCAA tournament victory in a 1-0 decision against Memphis.

Here's how every match went down on Wednesday:

The 16 seeded teams await in the second round, which begins on Friday, April 30. You can view the interactive tournament bracket here and the printable bracket here.

Here is the complete schedule for the second round. All times ET.

1:10 am, April 28, 2021

Tuesday's first round results

Iowa Athletics Iowa women's soccer in the 2020-21 DI women's soccer championship

Tuesday's first round in the 2020-21 NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Championship saw 16 teams play in a slate of eight games. Iowa, South FloridaDenver, Ole MissNew Mexico, Rutgers, South Alabama and Washington are the first eight teams to advance to the second round. Ole Miss and Nevada escaped penalty shootouts with victories.

The other eight first round games will be played tomorrow, Wednesday, April 28.

Here's what happened on Tuesday:

The winners of the first round matchups will advance to the second round, where the 16 seeded teams will begin their participation in the championship bracket. Second round games will kick off starting Friday, April 30.

Here's how the second round matchups are looking. All times ET:

Click or tap here to see the complete interactive bracket.

4:56 pm, April 19, 2021

2020 NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Championship Selections Announced The 2020 NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Championship bracket.

The field of 48 teams, which will compete for the 39th NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Championship, was announced this afternoon by the NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Committee.

Twenty-nine conferences were granted automatic bids for the 2020 championship, while the remaining 19 teams were selected at-large. The entire tournament will be held in Cary, North Carolina and the surrounding areas. Games will be held on campus at Campbell, East Carolina and the University of North Carolina Wilmington, in addition to Bryan Park (Greensboro), J. Burt Gillette Athletic Complex (Wilson), Sportsplex (Mathews) and WakeMed Soccer Park (Cary).

The No. 1 overall seed is Florida State, the automatic qualifier out of the Atlantic Coast Conference with an 11-0 record, while North Carolina was the No. 2 seed after finishing the regular season with a 15-1 record and its only blemish coming at the hands of the top-seeded Seminoles.

The Atlantic Coast Conference, Pacific-12 Conference and the Southeastern Conference led all conferences with five teams in the tournament. The Big Ten followed with four representatives in this year's tournament.

First round action will be played April 27-28, while the second rounds will be held April 30-May 1. The third round will be May 5, with the quarterfinals on May 9.

This will mark the first time the College Cup will feature the Division I men’s and women’s soccer national champions being crowned on the same weekend. The women’s semifinals will be held May 13 with the men’s semifinals following on May 14. The championship games will be played May 17 at Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary.

Each of the first four rounds will be available on, while the women’s national semifinals will be broadcast live on ESPN2 and the final will be broadcast live on ESPNU.


Conference school
America East Conference Stony Brook
American Athletic Conference South Florida
Atlantic 10 Conference Saint Louis
Atlantic Coast Conference Florida State
ASUN Conference Liberty
Big 12 Conference TCU
Big East Conference Georgetown
Big Sky Conference Montana
Big South Conference Campbell
Big Ten Conference Iowa
Colonial Athletic Association Elon
Conference USA Rice
Horizon League Milwaukee
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Siena
Mid-American Conference Bowling Green
Missouri Valley Conference Loyola Chicago
Mountain West Conference New Mexico
Northeast Conference Central Connecticut State
Ohio Valley Conference SIUE
Pac-12 Conference UCLA
Patriot League Navy
Southeastern Conference Vanderbilt
Southern Conference Furman
Southland Conference Southeastern Louisiana
Southwestern Athletic Conference Alabama State
The Summit League Denver
Sun Belt Conference South Alabama
West Coast Conference Santa Clara
Western Athletic Conference Utah Valley
2:19 pm, April 9, 2021

Everything you need to know for the selection show

When: The 2021 DI women's soccer championship selection show is scheduled for Monday, April 19 at 1 p.m. ET.

Where: You can watch the selection show right here on

The 2021 DI women's soccer championship will take place from April 27-May 17 in Cary, North Carolina, and the surrounding areas. Forty-eight teams will be selected to compete in a single-elimination tournament for this year's College Cup.

Below is the full championship schedule

Selection Show Monday April 19
First round Tuesday-Wednesday April 27-28
Second round Friday-Saturday April 30-May 1
Third round Wednesday May 5
Quarterfinals Sunday May 9
National semifinals Thursday May 13
National championship Monday May 17
2:10 pm, April 9, 2021

Attendance policy for women’s soccer championship

The Division I Women’s Soccer committee intends to provide some opportunity for family and friends to attend the championships. They will follow the NCAA Medical Advisory Group guidelines, and the maximum allowable capacity will be 25 percent.
1:41 pm, April 9, 2021

Championship History

Stanford defeated North Carolina to take home the women's soccer national championship last season. It was the Cardinal's third College Cup. The thrilling match came down to penalty kicks after the teams went scoreless in regulation and two overtimes.

Stanford defeats North Carolina 5-4 in penalty kicks for the 2019 title

Click or tap here for the full final scores from the 2019 championships. The Fall 2020 championship was postponed amid COVID-19 concerns. Below is the year-by-year national championship history since 1982.

Year Team (Record) Score Runner-Up Site
2019 Stanford (24-1-0) 0-0 (2ot, pk) North Carolina San Jose, Calif.
2018 Florida State (20-4-3) 1-0 North Carolina Cary, N.C.
2017 Stanford (23-1-0) 3-2 UCLA Orlando, Fla.
2016 Southern California (19-4-2) 3-1 West Virginia San Jose, Calif.
2015 Penn State (22-3-2) 1-0 Duke Cary, N.C.
2014 Florida State (23-1-1) 1-0 Virginia Boca Raton, Fla.
2013 UCLA (22-1-3) 1-0 (OT) Florida State Cary, N.C.
2012 North Carolina (15-5-3) 4-1 Penn State San Diego, Calif.
2011 Stanford (25-0-1) 1-0 Duke Kennesaw, Ga.
2010 Notre Dame (21-2-2) 1-0 Stanford Cary, N.C.
2009 North Carolina (23-3-1) 1-0 Stanford Texas A&M
2008 North Carolina (25-1-2) 2-1 Notre Dame Cary, N.C.
2007 Southern California (20-3-2) 2-0 Florida State Texas A&M
2006 North Carolina (27-1) 2-1 Notre Dame Cary, N.C.
2005 Portland (23-0-2) 4-0 UCLA Texas A&M
2004 *Notre Dame (25-1-1) 1-1 (2 ot, pk) UCLA Cary, N.C.
2003 North Carolina (27-0) 6-0 Connecticut Cary, N.C.
2002 Portland (20-4-2) 2-1 (2 ot) Santa Clara Austin, Texas
2001 Santa Clara (23-2) 1-0 North Carolina SMU
2000 North Carolina (21-3) 2-1 UCLA San Jose State
1999 North Carolina (24-2) 2-0 Notre Dame San Jose State
1998 Florida (26-1) 1-0 North Carolina UNC Greensboro
1997 North Carolina (27-0-1) 2-0 Connecticut UNC Greensboro
1996 North Carolina (25-1) 1-0 (2 ot) Notre Dame Santa Clara
1995 Notre Dame (21-2-2) 1-0 (3 ot) Portland North Carolina
1994 North Carolina (25-1-1) 5-0 Notre Dame Portland
1993 North Carolina (23-0) 6-0 George Mason North Carolina
1992 North Carolina (25-0) 9-1 Duke North Carolina
1991 North Carolina (25-0) 3-1 Wisconsin North Carolina
1990 North Carolina (24-0) 6-0 Connecticut North Carolina
1989 North Carolina (24-0-1) 2-0 Colorado College North Carolina State
1988 North Carolina (18-0-3) 4-1 North Carolina State North Carolina
1987 North Carolina (23-0-1) 1-0 Massachusetts Massachusetts
1986 North Carolina (24-0-1) 2-0 Colorado College George Mason
1985 George Mason (18-2-1) 2-0 North Carolina George Mason
1984 North Carolina (24-0-1) 2-0 Connecticut North Carolina
1983 North Carolina (19-1) 4-0 George Mason UCF
1982 North Carolina (19-2) 2-0 UCF UCF

*Declared champion on the basis of penalty kicks.

2:18 pm, May 14, 2021

Florida State and Santa Clara will play for the NCAA title Monday

The 2020-21 NCAA women's soccer bracket, through May 14.