Third round competition in the 2020-21 DI women’s soccer championship concluded on Wednesday night, sending eight lucky teams to the quarterfinals.
Weather delays and late-game comebacks made for a dramatic Sweet Sixteen.
No. 14 Clemson knocked out the No. 3 seed UCLA on Wednesday, advancing the Tigers to their first Elite Eight appearance since 2006. The game was decided on a sixth penalty kick, with both teams converting their first five from the line. Hensley Hancuff, Clemson’s keeper, came up big, denying UCLA their final PK to secure her team a quarterfinal spot over the Bruins.
THIS IS WHAT WE DO 😎Elite Eight 🔜 pic.twitter.com/C7p6Ybrm5q— Clemson Women's Soccer (@clemsonwsoccer) May 6, 2021
THIS IS WHAT WE DO 😎Elite Eight 🔜 pic.twitter.com/C7p6Ybrm5q
No. 4 seed TCU held off No. 13 Georgetown on penalty kicks as well.
After going down 0-1 in the first half, TCU played from behind for most of the game, with a late equalizer by Michelle Slater sending the teams into extra time. Scoreless after two periods of overtime, the game would be decided on penalty kicks. TCU scored three PKs in a row, overcoming Georgetown’s early advantage and sending the Horned Frogs to the Elite Eight.
Incredible PK performance from @emily_sofia14! 🤯#GoFrogs | #NCAASoccer | #GKunion pic.twitter.com/3mXbAFxwqF— TCU Soccer (@TCUSoccer) May 6, 2021
Incredible PK performance from @emily_sofia14! 🤯#GoFrogs | #NCAASoccer | #GKunion pic.twitter.com/3mXbAFxwqF
⚽️ DI Women’s #NCAASoccer Bracket Update ⚽️Feeling pretty ELITE going into QUARTERFINALS 🤩! pic.twitter.com/C0vaMS95kn— NCAA Soccer (@NCAASoccer) May 6, 2021
⚽️ DI Women’s #NCAASoccer Bracket Update ⚽️Feeling pretty ELITE going into QUARTERFINALS 🤩! pic.twitter.com/C0vaMS95kn