Cyle Larin scored his second goal of the match in the 69th minute to lock Connecticut into a 3-3 tie and send the third-round game in the men’s NCAA soccer tournament with No. 1 UCLA into overtime Sunday night in Los Angeles.
After 120 minutes, the contest went to penalty kicks. UConn’s Alex Sanchez found the back of the net on the first kick of the second round and goalie Andre Blake made a stellar save on UCLA’s Victor Munoz to give the Huskies a 5-4 win on PKs and a spot in the Elite Eight.
UConn (12-2-8) will play eighth-seeded Virginia (12-5-5) next Sunday. It is the third straight year the Huskies have made it to the quarterfinals.
The Huskies fell behind the Bruins (12-3-5), 2-0, just 12 minutes into the match on goals by Leo Stolz and Felix Vobejda. UConn responded with Larin’s first goal in the 39th minute. With 33 minutes left in the second half, Kwame Awuah scored to tie it, 2-2.
Stolz regained the lead for UCLA, but Larin tied with 21 minutes left in the second half.
Colin Bradley, Larin, Mamadou Doudou Diouf, and Adria Beso each made their penalty kicks in the first round of penalty kicks for UConn,
UConn 70, Ohio State 49 — Bria Hartley scored 17 points, and Stefanie Dolson added 15 to lead the No. 1 Huskies (9-0) over the Buckeyes (6-3) in the Hall of Fame Classic in Springfield.
UConn led, 13-10, midway through the first half before finally getting going offensively. Saniya Chong started a 22-7 run to close the half with a 3-pointer. Hartley, Dolson, and Brianna Banks took over from there, scoring the other 19 points during the burst. The Huskies led, 35-17, at the break.
Old Dominion 62, BU 56 — Shae Kelley had 19 points and 13 rebounds and Galaisha Goodhope added 10 points to lead the Lady Monarchs (3-4) past the Terriers (2-6) in the round-robin Hall of Fame Classic.
Mollie McKendrick scored a career-high 14 points and had 16 rebounds for BU.
Kentucky 69, Louisville 64 — DeNesha Stallworth scored 15 second-half points and Jennifer O’Neill hit a jumper with 40.8 seconds left, rallying the No. 7 Wildcats (8-0) from a 14-point deficit to beat the No. 4 Cardinals (7-1) at Lexington, Ky.
Notre Dame 100, Duquesne 61 — Canadian-born senior Natalie Achonwa had 11 points and 10 rebounds to help the No. 5 Irish (6-0) roll over the Dukes (5-3) in Toronto.
The game was a homecoming for Achonwa, who has played on the Canadian national team.
St. John’s 81, Harvard 76 — Aliyyah Handford had 25 points, Aaliyah Lewis added 19 points, going 5 for 5 from beyond the arc, and the Red Storm (5-1) snapped a six-game win streak by the visiting Crimson (6-2).
Temi Fagbenle had 20 points and eight rebounds, and Christine Clark added 12 points and seven rebounds for Harvard.
Harvard 5, Dartmouth 0 — Marissa Gedman had a goal and two assists and the No. 5 Crimson (8-1-1, 7-1-1 ECAC) scored five times on only 19 shots in beating the Big Green (2-9-0, 2-7-0) in Cambridge.
Harvard’s Emerance Maschmeyer earned the shutout with 25 saves.
Ohio State 2, New Hampshire 0 — Danielle Gagne and Claudia Kepler scored first-period goals to lift the visiting Buckeyes (5-9-2) over the Wildcats (6-9-2).
Vermont 2, Colgate 2 — Amanda Pelkey and Danielle Rancourt gave the visiting Catamounts (7-7-4) a 2-0 lead, but third-period goals by Taylor Volpe and Taylor Craig evened things for the Raiders (3-12-2).