Florida State and University of Virginia Advance in the NCAA Playoffs


Motor City alumni saw action as their teams advance in the 2018 NCAA Women’s Soccer Championship this last weekend.

The Florida State Seminole’s advanced to the third round of the NCAA Tournament with a 3-1 decision over USC on Friday, November 16 in Tallahassee, FL. Gloriana Villalobos put the Seminole’s up by 2 netting her first goal of the season in the 87th minute. Malia Berkley played the entire 90 minutes nearly leveling the match in the 39th minute on a strong shot that was blocked off by the goalkeeper with the rebound nearly headed in.

Florida State advanced to the Quarterfinals on Sunday, November 18 with a 5-4 shootout victory over USC after playing to a 1-1 draw through 110 minutes. Malia Berkley assisted on the tying goal in 65th minute and Gloriana Villalobos had a good chance to win the game in the first overtime but was denied by the USC keeper.

The Seminoles will host Penn State on Friday, November 23.

Virginia advanced to the round of 16 in NCAA Tournament play with a 4-2 shootout victory over Texas Tech in Waco, TX on Friday, November 16 after the two teams played to a scoreless draw in regulation.

Zoe Morse scored the winning penalty shot after a pair of saves by the Virginia Cavalier keeper.

Virginia’s season came to an end after the Cavaliers dropped a 2-1 decision to Baylor on Sunday, November 18. It was Virginia’s 14th consecutive season in the NCAA Tournament, the second longest streak in NCAA history.