AUSTIN, Texas. — The Virginia Tech women’s soccer team upset fourth-seeded and 17th-ranked Texas 1-0 in the first round of the NCAA women’s soccer tournament Friday.
Bridget Patch scored in the 67th minute for Tech (10-7-3). It was her first goal of the season.
Texas (13-5-3) saw an 11-match home unbeaten streak end.
UVa 2, Monmouth 0
CHARLOTTESVILLE — Alexa Spaanstra scored twice to lead third-seeded and 12th-ranked Virginia (16-4) to a first-round win over Monmouth (16-4-1) in the NCAA tournament.
UVa will face Texas Tech in the second round, most likely at Baylor.
Princeton 2, UVa 1
PRINCETON, N.J. — Maddie Bacskai scored 10 minutes into the second half to give the third-seeded and fourth-ranked Tigers (14-4) a win over the 13th-ranked Cavaliers in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
Makayla Gallen of UVa (9-10) scored with 2:35 left in the first half to tie the game at 1.
Seufer finishes 2nd at NCAA regional
ROCK HILL, S.C. — Virginia Tech’s Peter Seufer finished second at the NCAA Southeast Regional championships, earning a bid to the NCAA national championships.
Seufer had a time of 29:27.6 on the 10K course. He was less than a second behind winner James Sugira of Eastern Kentucky.
UVa’s Brent Demarest was sixth (29:56.7). He did not clinch a bid to the national championships.
Virginia was third in the men’s team standings, and Tech was eighth. Only the top two teams (North Carolina State and Eastern Kentucky) earned automatic bids to the NCAAs.
UVa freshman Abbey Green was seventh in the women’s race, earning a bid to the national championships. She had a time of 20:04.05 on the 6K course.
Tech’s Sara Freix was eighth (20:15.8); she did not lock up a bid. Tech’s Kayla Richardson (Blacksburg) was 33rd. UVa’s Hannah Moran (Salem) was 65th.
Tech was fifth and UVa was sixth. Only the top two teams (N.C. State and Furman) earned bids to the national championships.
The at-large NCAA team and individual bids will be handed out this weekend.
Colorado College 3, W&L 2
MOUNT BERRY, Ga. — The fourth-ranked Tigers (32-2) beat the Generals 20-25, 25-21, 25-17, 23-25, 15-2 in the first round of the NCAA Division III tournament.
Elly Cosgrove had 33 digs for W&L (21-13), tying for the fourth-highest total in a match in program history.
UVa 3, Virginia Tech 2
CHARLOTTESVILLE — The Cavaliers (8-17, 4-11 ACC) recorded 20 blocks in a 22-25, 25-16, 23-25, 25-23, 16-14 win over the Hokies (14-13, 5-10). The 20 blocks tied the UVa record for a five-set match.