College Cup Update: Maryland defeats California in thriller

09 December 1:08 pm

College Cup Update: Maryland defeats California in thriller

By Adam Serrano

The field is set for the 2013 NCAA College Cup at PPL Park in Philadelphia. 

Maryland, who produced Galaxy stars A.J. DeLaGarza, Omar Gonzalez and Robbie Rogers, booked their ticket to the national championship in Philadelphia with a 2-1 victory over California in Berkeley on Saturday. They'll face Virginia, who rose to soccer prominence under the leadership of Bruce Arena, who led the Cavaliers to five titles in 18 years as the team's head coach. The Cavaliers defeated the North Carolina 1-0 last Friday. 

In the other semifinal, New Mexico will take on Notre Dame after defeating Washington 1-0 in Seattle. Notre Dame defeated Michigan State 2-1

The National Semifinals take place on Dec. 13 and are broadcast on ESPN U while the National Championship game takes place on Dec. 15.