Wake Forest and Ohio State win in overtime; Syracuse knocks off UNC on penalties
Jacori Hayes slotted home a rebound in the 95th minute to send No. 1 Wake Forest through to the ACC Championship semifinals with a 2-1 win over Louisville on Sunday.
The goal was Hayes’ fifth game-winning goal of the season. Jack Harrison, who scored the game’s opening goal in the 12th minute, got the assist on the winner along with Ricky Greensfelder.
The Cardinals tied things up in the 72nd minute with a deflection off a set piece by Joey Kunkel. The Demon Deacons host ninth-ranked Notre Dame in the semifinals on Wednesday. Notre Dame was a 1-0 winner over No. 17 Virginia with a 87th minute goal from Brandon Aubrey.
No. 15 Syracuse got past fifth-ranked North Carolina on penalty kicks after playing to a 1-1 draw. The Orange had the lead in the first-half on a 28th minute own goal, but Tucker Hume fired home an equalizer in the 60th minute to send it to overtime.
The Orange will face No. 2 Clemson, which won the only lopsided ACC tournament match on Sunday 3-0 over Boston College. Austen Burnikel scored the game-winner in the 38th minute and Kyle Murphy made it 3-0 in the 68th minute after a 57th minute own goal for Clemson’s 15th win of the season.
Big Ten Tournament Semifinals Set after Ohio State, Maryland, Rutgers and Indiana win
Senior Kyle Culbertson drove through the middle of the Nittany Lions defense and delivered the game-winning goal to lift No. 18 Ohio State into the Big Ten Tournament semifinals. The lone goal of the game was Culbertson’s third in the last two games and sixth of the season.
The Buckeyes will host No. 16 Rutgers on Friday for a chance to play for a Big Ten double. Mitchell Taintor scored in the 24th and 85th minute and goalkeeper David Greczek made six saves to shut out Northwestern 2-0.
Maryland scored four times in the second half – three times in the final 10 minutes – to power past Michigan and set up a semifinal match-up with Indiana.
Femi Hollinger-Janzen’s 22nd minute goal led Indiana to a 1-0 win over Wisconsin.
UCLA wins again; Providence and Xavier advance to Big East semifinals
No. 19 UCLA continued their late season surge with a 2-1 comeback win over Washington on Sunday. Freshman Jackson Yueill provided the offense with both goals, canceling out Kyle Coffee’s 12th minute opener for the Dawgs. It was the third straight win for the Bruins, which started the season ranked No. 1 but lost four of their first six matches.
Jake Drew tied it up in the 89th minute and Providence knocked Butler out on penalty kicks to advance to the Big East semifinals against No. 3 Creighton on Thursday night. Mac Steeves opened the scoring, but Butler’s David Goldsmith scored in the 67th and 81st minutes to put Butler ahead.
No. 25 Xavier also had to come from behind to earn a spot in the other semifinal against Georgetown. Jalen Harvey put DePaul up in the 15th minute, but goals from Walker Andriot in the 31st minute and Alex Ridsdale 17 minutes later gave the Musketeers the win.