DiBernardo secures win

DiBernardo secures win

SAITAMA, Japan — Illinois junior midfielder Vanessa DiBernardo scored a second-half goal, leading the United States' Under-20 National Team to a 2-1 quarterfinal victory against Korea in overtime Friday at the U-20 Women's World Cup.

Chioma Ubogagu scored in the 98th minute for the U.S., which advanced to its fifth semifinal in the event.

DiBernardo started Friday and has played 362 of 390 minutes in the tournament

The United States will play Nigeria at 1:50 a.m. Tuesday in Tokyo (ESPNU). Japan plays Germany in the other semifinal.

Match rescheduled. The remnants of Hurricane Isaac forced Illinois to rescheduled its soccer match against Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

The home match, which originally was scheduled for 6 p.m. today, was moved to 1 p.m. Monday.

The Illini (2-1-1) defeated UC Santa Barbara 1-0 and lost 2-0 to No. 2 UCLA last weekend.

In cross-country:

King paces UI squad. Freshman Tommy King placed first in the 6-kilometer men's race, finishing in 18 minutes, 41 seconds, to lead Illinois to its eighth consecutive team title at the Illini Challenge.

Teammate Ian Barnett (18:46) finished fourth.

"I was really pleased with Tommy's race. He made a really aggressive move late, and I was proud of him for doing that," UI coach Jake Stewart said. "Ian had a really good day. He is continuing to improve in leaps and bounds."


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