No. 2 seed BYU hosts NCAA Second and Third Rounds
PROVO, Utah – The No. 2 seed BYU women's soccer team is hosting the second and third rounds of the NCAA Tournament. On Thursday, Nov. 21, NC State plays Arkansas and will be followed by the BYU and Louisville match with the winners competing on Saturday, Nov. 23.
Arkansas Game Notes
NCAA Second Round
NC State (11-6-4, 4-2-4 ACC) vs. No. 3 seed Arkansas (17-3-2, 8-1-1 SEC)
- Thursday, Nov. 21, at 3 p.m. MST, at South Field
- Video: WCC Network
- Video Talent: Jason Shepherd (play-by-play) and Carla Haslam (analyst)
No. 2 seed BYU (19-0-1, 8-0-1 WCC) vs. Louisville (13-4-2, 5-3-2 ACC)
- Thursday, Nov. 21, at 6 p.m. MST, at South Field
- TV: BYUtv
- TV Talent: Spencer Linton (play-by-play), Carla Haslam (analyst), Jason Shepherd (sideline)
- Radio: BYU Sports Network, BYU Cougars App and 107.9 FM
- Radio Talent: Greg Wrubell (play-by-play) and Avery Walker (analyst)
NCAA Third Round
Winner of NC State/Arkansas vs. Winner of BYU/Louisville
- Saturday, Nov. 23, at 6 p.m. MST, at South Field
[RV] NC State earned a 3-0 win over Navy on its home turf in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, making it the fourth-straight time the Wolfpack has advanced to the second round. Prior to the tournament, NC State ended regular season play in fifth place in the ACC before losing to the first-seed North Carolina in the semifinals of the ACC Championships. Senior Tziarra King leads the Wolfpack with 13 goals and six assists.
No. 8 Arkansas is coming off a 3-0 win over North Texas in the first round. This is the second-consecutive and fifth overall advancement to the second round. The Razorbacks finished regular season play on top of the SEC West but fell to South Carolina 1-0 in the SEC finals. Freshman Anna Podojil leads Arkansas with 14 goals and seven assists.
No. 23 Louisville snuck past Lipscomb in the first round after earning a 1-0 win as Sarah Hernandez scored the game-winner near the end of the first half. The Cardinals finished the regular season in fourth place in the ACC but fell to NC State in the quarterfinals of the ACC tournament. Junior Emina Ekic leads the offense with eight goals and eight assists.
No. 4 BYU claimed a dominant first round victory after topping Boise State 5-1 at South Field. Cameron Tucker started out the scoring with back-to-back goals while adding an assist to her stat line and Lizzy Braby shined with a pair of assists. The Cougars won the WCC Title outright and headlined the WCC awards as head coach Jennifer Rockwood was named coach of the year and Mikayla Colohan was named player of the year. BYU has outshot its opponents 73 to 10 and is led by senior Elise Flake who has connected with the back of the net 19 times.
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