November 22, 1999 |
Penn State put on a powerful display of precision soccer yesterday, routing Southern Methodist, 5-0, in the third round of the NCAA women's soccer tournament in State College, Pa. The victory pushed the streaking Nittany Lions (20-3-1) into the quarterfinals, where they will host surprising Hartford (18-4-2) on Saturday. In reaching the Elite Eight, Hartford shocked defending national champion Florida, 1-0, in Gainesville, and 16th-ranked Virginia, 3-2 in overtime, in Charlottesville.
December 3, 1993 |
The standard route to the Final Four of the NCAA soccer championships is to recruit a gaggle of hotshots who've toured the country playing youth soccer since they were about 4 years old. Princeton has done it another way. The Tigers, who face top-ranked Virginia today in Davidson, N.C., in the NCAA semifinals, start a defender who began playing lightweight football at Princeton before switching to soccer, plus a forward who competed for...
November 29, 1992 |
Heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe is having second thoughts about a plan to defend his newly won title against George Foreman in Beijing, according to his manager, Rock Newman. Instead, Newman said, he's thinking about a title defense Jan. 31 at the Convention Center in Washington, D.C., during halftime of the Super Bowl, the Washington Post reported. The fight would be televised on the Fox network, which scored significant success during last year's Super Bowl halftime with its Halftime Party show.
November 21, 1988 |
Philadelphia Textile lost a second-round NCAA soccer tournament game to Howard University yesterday, but the manner in which the Rams fell made the defeat even more difficult for them to accept. Howard goalie Shaka Hislop scored on a penalty kick to defeat the Rams, 2-1, and send the Bison into the quarterfinals against Virginia, a 1-0 winner over Fairleigh Dickinson. For Textile, the loss ended a 17-game unbeaten streak. Howard, meanwhile, extended its unbeaten streak to 23 games.
February 7, 2008 |
On her way to setting a Delaware Valley Girls Track Coaches Association record in the 1,000 meters on Saturday, Downingtown East's Marie Thompson nearly had a collision that would have cost her the mark. She was well ahead of the field on the indoor track at Lehigh when noncompeting runners crossed the track, apparently not realizing she was in a race. "I was doing my race when I almost ran into four girls," said Thompson, who set an association record of 3 minutes, 6/10ths of a second for the 1,000.
January 13, 2012 |
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - When the time came for the Union to make their first-round selection in the Major League Soccer SuperDraft, the club's brass didn't have to think too hard. They simply took the best player available. That player was UCLA junior Chandler Hoffman, a dynamic forward with one of the top pedigrees at his position in college soccer. "Chandler was the best option available, and we didn't hesitate," Union manager Peter Nowak said. Even though the Union are already well-stocked at forward, drafting Hoffman became even more appealing because of his Generation Adidas early-entry status.
December 10, 2005 |
Jason Garey scored two goals in an NCAA soccer tournament-record 15-second span, and top-seeded Maryland beat SMU, 4-1, yesterday to advance to the championship game of the NCAA College Cup, in Cary, N.C. Garey's goals came less than two minutes into the second half. Robbie Rogers found room along the left wing and sent a cross to the back post, where A.J. Godbolt headed the ball down for Garey, who scored at 46 minutes, 41 seconds. Seconds after the ensuing restart, a pass intended to lead Garey on a run toward the SMU goal caromed off the heel of Mustangs defender Mynor Gonzalez, and Garey beat goalkeeper Matt Wideman at 46:56.
December 13, 1997 |
Guard Kevin Johnson of the NBA's Phoenix Suns will be sidelined at least six weeks after undergoing arthroscopic surgery yesterday to remove torn cartilage and degenerative loose cartilage from his right knee. Johnson, 31, who was placed on the injured list Thursday, was originally expected to be sidelined just one week. Elsewhere: Cleveland signed point guard Scott Brooks, a former 76er. . . . Point guard Terrell Brandon is doubtful for Milwaukee's game tonight against Miami because of a sprained left ankle.
November 15, 1998 |
If only Drexel had played the first 85 minutes of its NCAA soccer tournament play-in game yesterday the same way it played the final five. "It would have been a different game," senior defender Rob Gottschalk said solemnly. Steve Jackson netted a pair of goals and Scott Fanning added another as Rider downed the Dragons, 3-1, at Drexel Field. The victory gave the Broncs (13-7-1), newly crowned champions of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, their second straight berth in the NCAA tournament.
May 27, 2003 |
Thirteen-year-old soccer prodigy Freddy Adu, a native of Ghana, agreed to a $1 million contract with Nike, the Washington Post reported yesterday. Adu, already an offensive star on the U.S. under-17 national team, also has agreed to be represented by SportsNet, LLC. The Post said Adu is not likely to sign a pro contract for at least a year. He would become ineligible for NCAA soccer, but he does not plan to play in college. Auto racing Jimmie Johnson and crew chief Chad Knaus received five-year contract extensions from Hendrick Motorsports yesterday, a day after completing an impressive two-race sweep at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. Terms were not disclosed.