College Roundup: Georgetown upset by Providence
The final four of the Big East college soccer tournament is
almost set after a weekend of knockout action.
No. 1-ranked Louisville continued to roll through Big East
opposition, using a second-half surge to down West Virginia 2-0.
Scoreless at the break, the Cardinals (15-0-2) got the offense they needed from
two unlikely sources – midfielder Charlie Campbell scored the eventual game
winner in the 60th minute, while substitute Aaron Horton added the insurance tally
with less than 15 minutes to go.
They’ll face No. 19 Notre Dame at Red Bull Arena after the
Irish earned a 2-1 win over Marquette. Central defender Grant Van De Casteele
headed home the game-winner in the 66th minute, and Notre Dame was able to hold
off the Golden Eagles.
The only upset of the tournament’s second round took place
in Washington, as No. 25 Georgetown (11-6-1) fell 2-1 to
Providence. Marc Cintron’s goal in the 84th minute broke a 1-1 tie to move the
Friars on to the next round.
Weather has forced some juggling of the opening matches, and Providence will
face the winner of Monday night’s second-round matchup between Cincinnati and
Connecticut in next weekend’s semifinal.
Elsewhere around the
No. 15 Virginia’s preparations for the ACC tournament were
dealt a blow with a 2-0 loss at North Carolina State. The Cavaliers (10-4-3)
have only won once in their last four games, and are winless in their last
three ACC matches.
No. 16 Princeton (12-3-1) became one of the first teams in
the nation to punch a ticket to the tournament, defeating No. 13 Penn (12-4-0)
2-1 to seal the regular-season Ivy League title and the automatic berth that
comes with it.
No. 7 UC Irvine (14-2-3) vanquished Big West foe Cal State
Fullerton to win its second conference regular-season title on Saturday.
Christopher Santana broke a 1-1 tie in the 49th minute before Amani Walker
sealed the game with a 71st-minute tally.