WSU soccer

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Washington State women’s soccer has reached the NCAA College Cup Final Four for the first time after a 1-0 overtime win over No. 2 seed South Carolina on Saturday.

The lone goal came in the 95th minute from Cougars sophomore Mykiaa Minniss as WSU is now one of four teams remaining in the NCAA tournament.

“Cougs going to the Final Four. How ‘bout that?” fifth year head coach Todd Shulenberger said postgame.

WSU will face top-seeded North Carolina in their semifinal match on Friday in San Jose, California.

The Cougars had qualified for the NCAA tournament in eight of the last nine seasons but the program had never made it past the round of 16 until this year. WSU, who’s knocked off Memphis, Virginia, West Virginia and South Carolina to reach the Final Four, finished sixth in the Pac-12, which has three of the four teams remaining in the tournament. Stanford and UCLA meet in the other semifinal game.

“This team believes all year long we had something special, and our great conference prepared us for this moment,” Shulenberger said.

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