Multiple Texas College Soccer Teams Advance to Next Round of 2018 NCAA Soccer Tournament

--Winning goal Ally Watt-5

Texas A&M’s Ally Watt scores the OT golden goal to send Aggies to second round of NCAA Tournament  (Image credit:  Marilyn Hodges)

In a full slate of NCAA College Soccer opening weekend Tournament matches eleven Texas teams won and moved on to the next round.  After second round games, nine teams remain to play next weekend.

  • Division I: Baylor, Texas A&M, TCU and Texas Tech all advanced in Women’s brackets.  University of Texas was the only Women’s DI school to fall, 1-0 to Virginia Tech in Austin.  Men’s Division I play begins next weekend.
  • Division II, Canyon’s West Texas A&M’s Women advanced to the second round with a thrilling home penalty shootout.  Two other DII schools, one Men’s (West Texas A&M) and one Women’s (Dallas Baptist), had to wait until Monday in Golden, Colorado due to weather issues.  Both teams won the rescheduled matches against Colorado Mines and advanced to the third round.
  • Division III:  In Men’s play, Belton’s Mary Hardin Baylor (MHB) and San Antonio’s Trinity won opening round matches.  Trinity then defeated MHB on Sunday in the second round to advance to play next weekend.  Abilene’s Hardin Simmons Women defeated Trinity and will move on to the next round.

Division I Women:

Texas A&M-1  University of North Texas (UNT)-0 (Location: College Station)

A 109th minute golden goal from Ally Watt led the Aggies to a tight 1-0 win over UNT Friday night.

On the UNT website coach John Hedlund talked about how dangerous Watt was “I told them before halftime, even, that if they were going to score on us it’d be [Watt], she’s that good.  We wanted to match up on her tight and have Dom behind her. She got loose on us with a couple of minutes to play, and she made us pay. She’s a great player.”

UNT goalkeeper Kelsey Brann, a Freshman from the Houston area, made 11 saves to keep the game close until one minute before time and a penalty shootout.

Texas A&M is now 28-0-5 against in-state rivals since 2008.

Texas A&M advances to play TCU in the second round on Friday in Knoxville, TN.

--#0 Cosette Morchette-7

Aggie goalkeeper Cosette Morche makes second of two back-to-back saves (Image credit:  Marilyn Hodges)

Texas Christian University (TCU)-2  BYU-1 (Ft. Worth)

TCU won its first NCAA playoff game in the school’s history Friday night.  After falling behind in the 23rd minute, two second half goals from Dallas-native Messiah Bright and Yazmeen Ryan led the Horned Frogs to the win.

TCU advances to play Texas A&M in the second round on Friday in Knoxville, TN.

Texas Tech-3 Princeton-1 (Lubbock)

Texas Tech Sophomore Kirsten Davis had a hand in all three goals as the Red Raiders won convincingly Friday night.

Texas Tech advances to the second round and will play #12 ranked Virginia in Durham at 12 p.m. CST on Sunday.

Baylor-2  Abilene Christian-0 (Waco)

#11 Baylor dominated Abilene Christian Saturday night to advance to the second round.  Goals in each half, from Coppell-native Sarah King in the first and Camryn Wendlandt in the second, led the way.  The Bears outshot ACU 22-2 on the night.

Baylor advances to the second round and will host #13 Vanderbilt on Friday in Waco.

Virginia Tech-1  University of Texas-0 (Austin)

UT was the only Texas Division I school to not advance as they lost on a 67th minute goal from Bridget Patch.  The Longhorns end the season 13-5-3.

Division II Men:

Midwestern State (Wichita Falls)-0  Colorado Mesa-0  (Colorado Mesa wins 5-4 on penalties)  (Wichita Falls)

West Texas A&M-2 vs. Colorado School of Mines-0  (Golden, CO)

West Texas A&M advances and will play Colorado Mesa in the third round in Azusa, CA on Thursday.

Division II Women:

First Round (Friday):

Dallas Baptist-2  Westminster (UT)-0  (Golden, CO)

UC Colorado Springs (CO)-3  Angelo State (San Angelo)-2 (OT) (Canyon)

Second Round (Sunday/Monday):

Dallas Baptist-1 vs. Colorado School of Mines-1 Dallas Baptist wins 3-1 on penalties (Golden, CO)

West Texas A&M (Canyon)-1  UC Colorado Springs (CO)-1  (West Texas A&M wins 4-3 on penalties) (Canyon)

West Texas A&M and Dallas Baptist advance and play each other in the third round in Canyon on Friday.

Division III Men:

First Round (Saturday):

Mary Hardin-Baylor (Belton)-2  Southwestern University (Georgetown)-0 (San Antonio)

Trinity University (San Antonio)-3  Chapman (CA)-0 (San Antonio)

Second Round (Sunday):

Trinity University (San Antonio)-3  Mary Hardin Baylor-0 (San Antonio)

Trinity now advances to the third round and will play the University of Chicago in Chicago, IL on Saturday

Division III Women:

First Round (Saturday):

Hardin Simmons (Abilene)-3  Puget Sound (WA)-0  (Abilene)

Trinity University (San Antonio)-1  Occidental (CA)-0  (Abilene)

Second Round (Sunday):

Hardin Simmons-3  Trinity-0  (Abilene)

Hardin Simmons advances to the third round and will play Misericordia in the third round on Saturday in Vermont

Division I Men:

Tournament begins next weekend.  Southern Methodist University (SMU) won its second consecutive American Athletic Conference tournament on Saturday (beating #7 ranked Univ. of Central Florida on penalties).

The Mustangs will now travel to Corvallis, OR to play Oregon State in an opening round match on Thursday.

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