Christine Sinclair beat Penn State goalkeeper Erin McLeod on the final penalty kick Friday, sending the Portland soccer team to the title...
COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Christine Sinclair beat Penn State goalkeeper Erin McLeod on the final penalty kick Friday, sending the Portland soccer team to the title game at the NCAA Women’s College Cup.
The teams went scoreless for 110 minutes — the 90-minute regulation and two overtimes — before Sinclair beat her teammate from the Canadian national team to give the Pilots a 4-3 win in the penalty kick shootout.
Portland (23-0-1) will go for its second national title Sunday against UCLA, a 4-0 winner over Florida State in the other semifinal. The Pilots won the championship in 2002.
Penn State (23-1-1) has lost in the semifinals of all three of its semifinal appearance in the last six years.
The Washington men’s and women’s teams joined forces to build a commanding lead on Day 2 of the Husky Invitational in Federal Way. The Huskies’ 712 combined points are more than 400 ahead of the University of Calgary.
The women were led by Rachel Seely, who had three first-place finishes. Seely helped lead the 200-meter freestyle relay to a top finish with an NCAA B-cut qualifying time of 1 minute, 33.54 seconds. She also took first in the preliminary races of the 25 freestyle (11:01) and the 50 freestyle (23.38).
The men were led by Bruno Barbic, who helped lead both the 200 freestyle relay (1:22.26) and the 400 medley relay (3:21.26) to wins.
• Washington State’s 400 medley relay had the Cougars’ best finish at the U.S. Open in Auburn, Ala. Afton Pickett, Monika Povilonyte, Bryn Mooney and Jamie MacLeod posted a time of 4:24.12, earning a fifth-place finish in the relay event.
Emily Kukors, a native of Auburn, Wash., who swims for Auburn University, came in second to Olympian Katie Hoff in the 200 freestyle, finishing in 2:00.49.
• Pacific Lutheran’s Andy Stetzler won the 500-yard freestyle during the first session of the Northwest Invitational in Portland..
Stetzler crossed the finish line in 4:58.74 to win the event by five seconds. He also swam a leg on the men’s 400 medley relay team, which placed fourth in 3:58.21.
Kate Kuhn turned in PLU’s top women’s finish, placing third in the 500 freestyle in 5:31.74.
Compiled from sports-information reports and other sources. The Associated Press contributed to this report.