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NCAA Nov 13, 2021

Major upsets highlight opening day of NCAA Women’s Soccer Tournament

After a busy Friday slate of first round games in the NCAA Division I women’s soccer tournament, there were a number of upsets and dominating performances alike. Notably, it was Samford, Saint Louis and UC Irvine that shocked the college soccer world.

Click or tap here to view the full bracket.

Let’s start off with the Anteaters. UC Irvine executed the biggest surprise of the night, defeating the formerly 16-0 and only undefeated team remaining in Division I NCAA women’s college soccer, the UCLA Bruins. Big West champion UC Irvine took the lead midway through the first half when Alyssa Moore scored on a header to put the Anteaters up 1-0.

Overall, UCLA outshot UC Irvine 19-4, including 8-1 in shots on goal. UC Irvine goalkeeper Glo Hinojosa had herself a night, racking up seven saves against the Bruins.

Samford knocked off four-seed Auburn 2-0 to remove the Tigers from of the tournament, despite Auburn outshooting Samford 15-6 in the loss.

Saint Louis defeated Ole Miss in Oxford to earn its first NCAA tournament win since 2006, thanks to senior Hannah Friedrich, who holds the school record for game-winning goals with 15. Friedrich scored with one minute remaining to call game for the Billikens.

Here are the final scores. Click or tap for final stats:

Alabama 1, Clemson 0
Samford 2, Auburn 0
Virginia Tech 3, Ohio State 1
Tennessee 3, Lipscomb 0
Virginia 6, High Point 0
Princeton 2, Vermont 0
Penn State 3, Monmouth 1
Michigan 3, Bowling Green 0
Florida State 3, South Alabama 0
Duke 1, Old Dominion 0
Wisconsin 2, Butler 1
Arkansas 5, Northwestern State 1 
Saint Louis 2, Ole Miss 1
TCU 8, Prairie View 0 
UC Irvine 1, UCLA 0 


Click or tap here to view highlights from Florida State’s win.

Click or tap here to view highlights from Arkansas’s win.

Click or tap here to see highlights from TCU’s win.

Duke won on a last second GOLAZO off of a free kick– click or tap here to see the goal.