NCAA Women's College Cup Final tonight at 5:30pmEST

May 17, 2021
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NCAA Women's College Cup Final tonight at 5:30pmEST
Source: Andy Mead/Santa Clara Athletics

⚽️Soccer: Two undefeated clubs will square off for the NCAA title tonight at 5:30 p.m. ET: No. 1 Florida State and No. 11 Santa Clara. Santa Clara already pulled off one upset, beating No. 2 North Carolina 3–1 in the semifinals. Meanwhile, top-seeded Florida State squeaked by, advancing on penalty kicks in the quarterfinals and semis. It’s anyone’s game.

🏈Football: Mother Nature tried to put a damper on their plans, but No. 2 Sam Houston won their first FCS football title with a 23–21 win over No. 1 South Dakota State yesterday. It came down to the wire, with Sam Houston quarterback Eric Schmid finding wide receiver Ife Adeyi for the game-winning touchdown with 16 seconds remaining. Couldn’t have written it better.

🥎Softball: After a thrilling weekend of conference tournament action, the 64-team NCAA tourney bracket was released last night. Highlights include No. 21 Duke — who’s only had a softball program for four years — winning their first ACC title while advancing to their first NCAA tourney. Don’t call it beginner’s luck.

Check out the full bracket before regional action opens up on Friday. Let the road to Oklahoma City begin.