soccer-women-d1 flag

NC State Athletics | November 13, 2016

NC State downs No. 8 Minnesota on PKs

The NC State women's soccer team continued its historic season after advancing 4-2 on penalty kicks to down No. 8 Minnesota. It marks the first time the Pack has advanced to the second round of the NCAA Championships since 1995 and sets the Pack up for a trip to Palo Alto, Calif., next weekend to face Pepperdine in the second round.

NC State moves to 10-8-2 on the season. It was the Pack's first time advancing on penalty kicks since 1994 when the team defeated Clemson in the opening round of the tournament.

In the penalty shootout, goalkeeper Sydney Wootten made two saves, while the Pack converted all four of its attempts.

The Pack made the most of its opportunity despite playing in windy, cold conditions. The team was also without the services of All-ACC forward Kia Rankin who is out with a day-to-day injury and is expecting to join the team in later rounds of the NCAA Tournament.

NC State outshot Minnesota, 14-13 including an 8-2 advantage in shots on goal.

Up Next:

NC State will travel to Palo Alto, Calif., for the second and third rounds of the NCAA Championship. NC State will face Pepperdine in the second round Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET. Also in the regional, Stanford will face Santa Clara Friday night at 10 p.m. ET.

 

 

The 50 states, ranked by the total number of men's basketball championships

Here's every state, ranked by how many men's basketball national championships each school has won.
READ MORE

Jim Valvano and Lorenzo Charles will forever be connected by a dunk at the 1983 NCAA tournament

Jim Valvano and Lorenzo Charles share nearly the same burial site, but they will also forever be connected by a dunk — and a moment that is part of the beating heart of NCAA tournament history.
READ MORE

See 32 NCAA tournament buzzer-beaters from 1977 to 2019

Here's your one-stop shop to re-watch and reminisce upon 32 buzzer-beaters in March Madness history.
READ MORE

Subscribe To Email Updates

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