Miss State is down 1-0 but if they were to come back, Nebraska would get another home match as a 5 seed.I think today will mark the end of the SEC in the NCAA.
Georgia just lost to Clemson on PKs--5-4. Georgia scored off a deflection with 6 minutes to go in regulation, and looked like a winner. But Clemson
scored very late--not sure precisely when--to equalize. Each team had some chances in the second OT, but no goals--and then Clemson made all 5 of its PKs to win it. I was impressed by the quality of penalty kicks taken by both teams.
I believe Miss. State is the SEC's last remaining team now--and it is playing Stanford. It will take an upset similar to Cal-Irvine's defeat of UCLA for Miss. State to beat a good Stanford team.
The Cardinal didn't give up a SOG in beating South Carolina 3-0. Alabama didn't get a SOG against North Carolina.
Otherwise in the tourney: UNC beat Texas Tech 1-0 to advance to the Elite Eight.
Nebraska thumped Cal-Irvine--4-0--painful because I wasn't overly impressed by Nebraska despite their gaudy offensive stats this season.
BYU advanced by beating Michigan State, 3-1, last night.
Pa. State scored late in regulation to tie a good St. Louis team, then the Nittany Lions won it in OT--4-3. St. Louis was 3 minutes or so away from victory but gave up the equalizing goal on a free kick when the St. Louis keeper came way out of her goal to grab or punch the ball. But she didn't get to it--and when you leave your goal to get to the ball, but don't get to it, bad things often happen. Pa. State put a head on the ball and it went into the unguarded goal. Had the keeper stayed in goal, she would have made the save.
If any of you follow recruiting, you've probably heard of Cayden Norris. Phenomenal goalkeeper who had offers from lots of SEC schools.
She joined me on the podcast last week, if you'd like to check it out:
Thanks for listening!That was excellent, loved getting to know Cayden and look forward to her joining the team next season. She sounds like such a great person and hope she has a great career with the Lady Vols. Hope you have the rest of the incoming class on your program.