Junior David Loera has traded in his red and white for the purple and gold of Orlando City SC as the midfielder rejoins his former club.
For the first time in 24 years, the NC State women’s soccer team had a player earn All-American honors as senior midfielder Tziarra King was named to the third team on Thursday night. The last player for women’s soccer to be named All-American was Thori Staples Bryan in 1995.
The NC State men’s soccer team might have ended the season on a sour note with its 3-2 overtime defeat in the first round of the NCAA Championship, but this season had a number of positives and the future looks bright for this program. Here are a handful of takeaways from the season:
The NC State women’s soccer team fell 3-0 to the undefeated BYU Cougars in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Championship on Saturday night but the scoreline was not an accurate representation of the match.
The NC State women’s soccer team will be facing the only undefeated team left in the country on Saturday in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Championship as it faces BYU on its home field. The match is set to kick off at 8 p.m. on Saturday and will be in Provo, Utah at BYU’s home field.
If there was ever a game you could describe as a gut punch, this is it. The NC State men’s soccer team did just about everything it could to beat Coastal Carolina, but in the end no matter how many times it hit the bar, no matter how many times junior midfielder David Loera weaved magic with his feet, no matter how many times the ball seemed destined for the back of the net, one mistake and the season is over in the blink of an eye.
Set-piece routines have been huge for the NC State women’s soccer team this season and the team’s NCAA Championship second-round match against third-seeded Arkansas was no exception as two defenders found the back of the net following set-piece routines en route to a 2-1 upset win.
What this week lacks in quantity of games, it makes up for in quality with an NCAA Championship first-round game, some men’s basketball and a visit from a team undefeated in ACC play.
After taking down Navy in the first round of the NCAA Championship, the NC State women’s soccer team will head to Provo, Utah to face Arkansas in the second round.