UNC won the College Cup… againBy: Melissa | December 7th, 2009
I believe this is now the 2ist win for North Carolina. Jessica McDonald scored the lone goal in the 3rd minute (picture above) and then it was a flurry of food poisoning, offsides calls, and an O’Hara double yellow that cost Stanford their perfect record for the season. Perhaps the biggest upset was the flurry of “patting ourselves on the back” & “we’re just happy to be here” quotes the ncaa twitter account posted all weekend long from the losing coaches. It’s times like these when I desperately wish for another Tony DiCiccio “we lost and I’m mad as hell” outburst. I’m glad there was a big ncaa women’s weekend. I’m glad folks like Whitney Engen can get all publicly excited about continuing their careers in WPS, but I think the Women’s Sports Blog says it best with their description of the game:
2009 soccer championship tying goal disallowed on offside, compounded by being forced to endure the obsequiousness sweepstakes that is media coverage of that creep Anson Dorrance and his insufferable, Yankees-like program. Cat Whitehill inexplicably kissed enough UCLA butt that I knew to keep the sound off when she was actually commentating on her own team.
This event came in at #2 of their “Seven Suicidal Sports Moments.” Cool, I’m glad I missed this game.
Next up, the WPS draft where a significant chunk of the College Cup final players will be drafted into various WPS teams and will hopefully NOT migrate into obscurity on the bench or substitution status while the European and Brazilian signings outperform our American so-called post-college stars. Bring it.