soccer-women-d1 flag

UCLA Athletics | November 30, 2013

UCLA ousts North Carolina

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Second-seeded UCLA defeated No. 1 seed North Carolina 1-0 in double overtime on a golden goal by Taylor Smith to advance to the NCAA College Cup for the ninth time in program history.

The victory was UCLA's first against the 21-time and reigning NCAA champion Tar Heels, who had eliminated the Bruins from the NCAA tournament in four previous years.

First-year UCLA head coach Amanda Cromwell, however, has orchestrated North Carolina's elimination in two of the past three years, having coached Central Florida to a Round of 16 win against the Tar Heels in 2011 and now the Bruins to a quarterfinal win in 2013.

Tonight's match was closely contested, with each team totaling 11 shots. The Bruins had eight of their 11 shots on goal, forcing UNC goalkeeper Anna Sieloff into a career-high seven saves. Bruin goalkeeper Katelyn Rowland had four saves to earn her school-record 14th shutout of the season.

The Bruins did not waste any time in the second overtime, scoring a minute and a half in. Sarah Killion sent a through ball to Smith, whose shot was initially saved by Sieloff. Smith, however, followed through on the rebound, scoring far post to end the match. The goal was Smith's eighth of the season and third in the postseason.

UCLA, which successfully broke up the No. 1-seed and All-ACC party, will face Virginia in the semifinals in Cary, N.C. on Friday, Dec. 6.

2020 WCWS predictions: 8 teams we might see in Oklahoma

Here are eight teams we might see this spring in Oklahoma City for the 2020 Women's College World Series.
READ MORE

The winningest DI men's college basketball programs from every state

These are the winningest Division I men's college basketball program in every state, ranked by total number of wins and winning percentage.
READ MORE

College softball rankings: Preseason top 25 for the 2020 season

Alabama softball comes in at No. 1 in the inaugural D1Softball preseason top 25 rankings.
READ MORE

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners