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NCAA 1st round: Cal Women's Soccer earns Golden Goal in 2nd OT to advanced against San Diego State

Bears are hosting their 1st NCAA match since 2000 and this was an instant classic.

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Here is the NCAA Round 2 info for the Bears:



The Bears are going to the NCAA 2nd round after a Golden Goal scored in the 2nd OT to win 3-2 against a tough San Diego State Aztecs squad.

Aztecs drew 1st blood but the Bears answered with 2 quick goals to lead 2-1 at the half. Aztecs got the equalizer with 30 minutes left and the match went scoreless for nearly 50 minutes until this:

A golden goal scored by Arielle Ship.

Bears will face the winner of Mercer-Florida (most likely Florida) in the 2nd round next week.

Updated: Florida Gators defeated the Mercer Bears 3-0 in the first round. They will host the Bears next week. Game will likely be streamed live via WatchESPN app due to their new SEC Networks deal. That match will be played on Friday, November 21st at some point.

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NCAA 1st Round: Cal Women's Soccer (13-5-2) vs. San Diego State Aztecs (15-4-2)

When: 12 pm PT

TV: Pac-12 Networks

20th ranked Golden Bears earn a rare home match in the NCAA tournament. They will face a somewhat familiar San Diego State opponents who ended the Bears' season two years ago on a 2-1 win in the 2nd round down in San Diego.

This is the Bears' 11th consecutive trip to the postseason, Bears lost in the first round at Santa Clara last year.

A very balanced attack with many weapon, mostly run by senior Taylor Comeau (with team high 8 goals and 6 assists) in the midfield, is the signature for the Bears, who averages 2.15 goals per game. Freshman goalie Emily Boyd keys the Cal defensive that has allowed just 1 goals per game to their opponents.

Should the Bears be able to advance, they will face the winner of Mercer-Florida (Florida who is the 2nd seed in this region) in the 2nd round.