NCAA Men’s Soccer Quarterfinals taking place December 6th and 7th
The quarterfinals for the 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Tournament are set, following an exciting Round of 16 this weekend.
Quarterfinals will be played Dec. 6-7, with two games taking place on Friday, Dec. 6 and two more on Saturday, Dec. 7.
See below for a look ahead to the quarterfinal matchups, along with an updated bracket a full rundown of the Round of 16 action.
Friday, Dec. 6:
- No. 7 Stanford vs. No. 2 Clemson | 6 p.m. ET
- No. 1 Virginia vs. No. 8 Southern Methodist | 7 p.m. ET
Saturday, Dec. 7
Round of 16 Results
Saturday, Nov. 30
Sunday, Dec. 1:
- No. 3 Georgetown 5, Louisville 1
- UC Santa Barbara 1, No. 5 Indiana 0 (2OT)
- No. 4 Wake Forest 3, No. 13 Michigan 1
- No. 2 Clemson 2, Providence 1 (2OT)
- No. 6 Washington 4, No. 11 Marshall 1
- No. 7 Stanford 2, No. 10 Virginia Tech 1
Round of 16 Recaps
- No. 1 Virginia had three first-half goals to advance to the quarterfinals. Andreas Ueland tallied the first two goals, with them coming in the first 15 minutes of action. Joe Bell then secured the win with a penalty kick to finish the scoring.
- No. 8 SMU came out on top over AAC foe UCF, as Eddie Munjoma scored the game-winner only 18 seconds into overtime. UCF led 1-0, but SMU tied it a little more than 10 minutes later in the first half.
- After winning in penalty kicks in last week’s second-round match against Seattle, No. 7 Stanford savored its extra life in style, advancing to the quarterfinals after a nail-biting 2-1 victory over No. 10 Virginia Tech. Derek Waldeck’s goal in the 53rd minute broke the scoreless draw for Stanford, but the Hokies’ Camron Lennon responded nine minutes later to tie it once more. Enter Keegan Hughes whose go-ahead goal in the 79th minute secured the sweet Cardinal victory
- Third-round matches have not always come easy for No. 6 Washington, but times are changing. With Sunday’s 4-1 win over No. 11 Marshall, the Huskies are now 2-2-1 in third-round matches. Blake Bodily, Gio Miglietti and Ethan Bartlow (twice) teamed up to put a sizable gap between themselves and the Thundering Herds. Marshall’s only knock of the match was credited to Jamil Roberts for his successful penalty kick in the 23rd minute.
- With an undefeated home record at risk, No. 2 Clemson‘s Robbie Robinson cashed in a penalty kick in double overtime to secure the Tigers’ route to the quarterfinals. The Tigers are now 13-0-1 at Historic Riggs Field this season. Robinson scored both goals for Clemson in its 2-1 victory over Providence. The golden goal followed Robinson’s initial 8th minute tally and Providence’s 44th minute equalizer off the foot of Tiago Mendonca.
- No. 4 Wake Forest now has a 14-0-2 record when scoring first. The Demon Deacons added the 14th win to that record in their 3-1 win over No. 13 Michigan. The Wolverines, who hadn’t allowed a goal in three straight matches, were served a tie-breaking header from Kyle Holcomb in the 49th minute. The second goal came via the foot of Bruno Lapa during the 69th minute; he spotted a penalty kick opposite of Michigan’s diving goalie, Owen Finnerty. Michigan’s only response of the night was a Derick Broche goal during the 76th minute. Holcomb then restored the two-goal lead with his second knock (ninth of the season) during the 83rd minute.
- UC Santa Barbara is unseeded and unfazed. The Gauchos knocked off No. 5 Indiana — a rematch of the 2004 College Cup final — in double overtime. Will Baynham collected a loose ball off a turnover deep in the Hoosiers’ final third. The senior settled and took one touch before his curling winner found the net in the 102nd minute. This is the program’s first quarterfinal appearance since lifting the 2006 College Cup trophy.
- No. 3 Georgetown became the first team on Sunday to reach the quarterfinals. The Hoyas’ lone blemish on its 2019 record was a 1-0 defeat to Louisville on Sept. 24. In the rematch, it was all Hoyas in a 5-1 victory. Jacob Montes was the offensive catalyst, opening the scoring 98 seconds in as part of a career-high six-point day for the junior (two goals, two assists).
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