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NC State women’s soccer advances to Sweet 16 with upset over Pepperdine

This is a lot of fun now.

NCAA Womens Soccer: College Cup-Championship Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

NC State’s women’s soccer team is in the midst of an incredible NCAA tournament run—it began with a win at Minnesota in penalties, and it continued on Friday night with a late goal against Pepperdine. NC State was not expected to win either of these games, but here they are, on to the Sweet Sixteen.

They aren’t expected to go any farther, but also they were not expected to get this farther. The heck with anybody’s farther.

NC State is expected to face the region’s top seed, Stanford, in the Elight Eight, but regardless, NC State has shown that it can find a way through superior talent. If Stanford happens to lose, then the region suddenly becomes wide open. You can follow Stanford’s game right here.