Saturday, December 3, 2011

Eclipse Select alumni Quon, Lipp headed to Sunday's College Cup final

Stanford defender and Eclipse Select
alumna Rachel Quon (left) -- AP photo
Eclipse Select Communications

CHICAGO - It is guaranteed that a former Eclipse Select Soccer Club player and a Lake Forest, Ill., native will win Sunday's NCAA Women's College Cup.

Stanford junior defender Rachel Quon (Lake Forest, Ill./Lake Forest) and the Cardinal advanced to the final with a 3-0 blanking of Florida State in Friday's first semifinal. In the nightcap, Duke junior midfielder Nicole Lipp (Lake Forest, Ill./Lake Forest) assisted the Blue Devils' final tally as Duke rolled to a 4-1 win over Wake Forest. Quon and Lipp were teammates at Eclipse Select and Lake Forest High School.

Sunday's final kicks off at noon CT on Sunday and will be televised on ESPNU and available at

Among other Eclipse Select alumni participating in Friday's semifinal round, Florida State junior forward Jessica Price (Libertyville, Ill./Vernon Hills) logged 45 minutes off the bench for the Seminoles. And Florida State junior backup goalkeeper Taylor Vancil (South Elgin, Ill./St. Charles North) played five and a half scoreless minutes to close out the match against Stanford.

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