UCSB proves defense wins championships

UCSB in this tournament was a model of efficiency in the women’s championship division.

UCSB played tough, efficient soccer all tournament.  They advanced to pool play with a 2-0 win over Florida State and a 0-0 draw versus Illinois.  They won their opening bracket play games against Gonzaga 1-0  and Texas A&M 2-0.  They then faced […]

2016-11-22T21:32:00+00:00 November 22, 2016|Categories: NIRSA Championship Series, Soccer, Sports|

Virginia Sneaky Good

Men’s national champion Virginia seemed to come from nowhere to win the title.  They flew under the radar all tournament.

During pool play Virginia won their opener St. Louis 1-0.  They then lost to a tough San Diego State side 1-0.  So expectations may not have been high from others.  There were others that seemed to […]

2016-11-22T21:30:31+00:00 November 22, 2016|Categories: NIRSA Championship Series, Soccer, Sports|

Virginia Tech took care of business

The 2016 Virginia Tech women’s open division champion was all business.

They started the tournament with a 10-0 victory over Denver.  They also took care of business of winning their pool by defeating Cornell 2-1 and winning their quarterfinal match over Ohio 3-0.

Defending women’s open champion UCLA was next on their list.  They fell behind in […]

2016-11-22T21:29:28+00:00 November 22, 2016|Categories: NIRSA Championship Series, Soccer, Sports|

Penn State, a year later

Last year, Penn State was in the men’s national championship final.  They were in a tough match with North Carolina. They fought well for 75 minutes to try and come back from a 1 goal deficit which turned to 2 in the final seconds of the match ending their quest to be national champions.  Last […]

2016-11-22T21:28:31+00:00 November 22, 2016|Categories: NIRSA Championship Series, Soccer, Sports|

UC Santa Barbara Captures Women’s National Championship

The UC Santa Barbara defense has been the story of the Gauchos championship run at this week’s NIRSA National Soccer Championships in Foley, Alabama.  UCSB did not allow a goal in regulation or extra time against defending champion Michigan State in the semifinals earlier Saturday, using the PK shootout to advance.  In the evening final, […]

2016-11-21T13:43:54+00:00 November 19, 2016|Categories: NIRSA Championship Series, Soccer, Sports|

Virginia Wins Men’s National Championship

Virginia claimed its first-ever men’s NIRSA National Soccer Championship behind three first half goals and key defensive stops in the second half in a 3-2 victory over Ohio State this afternoon at the Foley Sports Tourism Complex in Foley, Alabama.

The Cavaliers and Buckeyes traded early goals.  Virginia got on the board first in the 11th […]

2016-11-19T15:33:30+00:00 November 19, 2016|Categories: NIRSA Championship Series, Soccer, Sports|

Watch Open & Championship Finals Live on Periscope

Watch this afternoon’s championship matches LIVE on Periscope (internet permitting!).

3:00 pm CT: Men’s National Championship Match on Periscope
Ohio State vs Virginia

5:00 pm CT: Women’s National Championship Match Live on Periscope – Watch Now
North Carolina vs UC Santa Barbara

Look for links to the women’s national championship (5p CT) feed coming later this afternoon, posted […]

2016-11-19T15:31:55+00:00 November 19, 2016|Categories: NIRSA Championship Series, Soccer, Sports|