UCLA in first College Cup final since 2006 after 2OT win against Providence


CARY, N.C. — Chase Gasper scored in the second overtime to give UCLA a 3-2 victory against Providence on Friday night in the NCAA College Cup semifinals.

The Bruins (14-4-5) will play Virginia in the championship game Sunday. Virginia beat Maryland-Baltimore County 1-0 in the first semifinal.

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UCLA 3, Providence 2 | RecapBox Highlights
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Leo Stolz’s corner kick deflected to Gasper, who kicked the ball off Providence defender Brandon Adler into the net in the 105th minute.

Larry Ndjock tied it for UCLA in the 81st minute with his second goal of the game.

The Bruins, who beat Virginia 2-0 in the 1997 championship game, advanced to the final for the first time since 2006.

Mac Steeves scored twice to help Providence (16-5-2) rally from a 1-0 halftime deficit.

The Friars were playing in their first College Cup after setting a school record for victories and winning their first conference championship.

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