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Women’s Tournament Reaches Final Four

Article Written by Robert Ziegler
Published: November 26, 2012

With the College Cup upon us, Stanford remains at #1 in the TopDrawerSoccer.com women's college soccer Tournament 64 National Ranking this week. The Cardinal advanced to their 5th consecutive final four with a 2-1 win over UCLA.

The ranking is an effort to project the women's college soccer postseason NCAA Tournament field of 64 each week, including the automatic qualifiers from every DI conference. Once the tournament begins, the ranking reflects the actual results of the tournament.

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Stanford is followed by Florida State, Penn State and North Carolina, the other qualifiers for the College Cup, to be played this weekend in San Diego.

The complete ranking can be seen here.

Meanwhile, North Carolina’s Crystal Dunn is our TopDrawerSoccer.com Women’s College Soccer Player of the Week after she keyed the Tar Heels 2-1 quarterfinal win over BYU in double overtime. Recipients of the honor, along with the entire Team of the Week, are chosen after examining Division I match summaries each week.

The entire Team of the Week is as follows:

GK: Kelsey Wys, Florida State – Made 6 saves as the Seminoles shut out Notre Dame 1-0.

D: Kori Chapic, Penn StateWent 90 minutes in the back as the Nittany Lions defeated Duke 1-0.

D: Whitney Church, Penn StateWent 90 minutes in the back as Penn State defeated Duke 1-0.

D: Casey Short, Florida StateWent 90 minutes in the back as Florida State shut out Notre Dame 1-0.

D: Ines Jaurena, Florida State – Went 90 minutes in the back as Florida State defeated Notre Dame 1-0.

M: Brooke Elby, North CarolinaSaved the day for the Tar Heels with a sliding save in overtime when BYU had rounded the UNC goalkeeper on a breakaway.

M:  Lo'eau Labonta, StanfordScored twice for Stanford

M: Christine Nairn, Penn State Scored the winner from the penalty spot in the Nittany Lions’ win over Duke.

M: Mariah Nogueira, Stanford – Commanding presence in midfield as the Cardinal defeated UCLA, 2-1.

F: Crystal Dunn, North Carolina – Scored 2 goals including an overtime winner and saved a goal off the line in OT as well.

F: Tiffany McCarty, Florida StateScored the 53rd minute winner for the Seminoles against Notre Dame.     

Player of the Week:  Crystal Dunn, North Carolina

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