2009 NCAA Women's College Cup Soccer Championship

Brian ConlinDecember 4, 2009 

Semifinal 1: Stanford vs. UCLA, 5:30 p.m. today Semifinal 2: North Carolina vs. Notre Dame, 8 p.m. today

Where: College Station, Texas TV: ESPNU (Semifinal 1 also broadcast on ESPN2)

Final Four foes

North Carolina

Seed: No. 1 Record: 21-3-1

Scoring leader: Casey Nogueira (12 goals, 9 assists)

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The Tar Heels have allowed only 9 goals this season.

North Carolina has a .933 winning percentage in the NCAA Tournament.

Notre Dame

Seed: No. 2 Record: 21-3-1

Scoring leader: Melissa Henderson (18 goals, 5 assists)

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The Fighting Irish have not lost a game since Sept. 13. They have compiled an 18-0-1 record since.

Notre Dame has three of the top five points leaders in the Big East (Henderson, Rose Augustin and Lauren Fowlkes).


Seed: No. 1 Record: 24-0-0

Scoring leader: Kelley O'Hara (25 goals, 13 assists)

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The Cardinal has scored 52 of its 78 goals in the second halves of its games this season.

Only six of Stanford's 24 wins have been decided by one goal.


Seed: No. 1 Record: 21-2-1

Scoring leader: Sydney Leroux (23 goals, 2 assists)

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The Bruins' two losses have come against teams ranked first in the nation at the time.

After opening the season with a loss and a tie, UCLA has won 21 of 22 games.

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