Second Round Matches, ties played on Friday 27th of December:
Waseda University 3 - 4 Himeji Dokkyo University
Last year's runners-up Waseda University had a flying start against Himeji Dokkyo University today with a headed goal from Fukuzawa Manami in the opening minute. Himeji Dokkyo equalised just seven minutes later through Okajima Eri, after Waseda goalkeeper Mita Isayo had spilled the ball. The Hyogo side then took a surprise lead from a direct free kick scored by Amishiro Anna. Mita and her defence made another error at the start of the second half, allowing Sugisawa Miho to score Himeji Dokkyo's third. Himeji Dokkyo could hardly believe it when they scored a fourth, another from Sugisawa. Waseda fought back, with two goals from Shono Kanako and Watai Shiori, but it was too late and Himeji Dokkyo held on for a sensational victory.
Tokyo International University 2 - 0 Shizuoka Sangyo University
Shizuoka Sangyo University, who finished sixth in the Challenge League with the help of some non-student players, were surprised in the 22nd minute when Aizawa Yuri, scorer of TIU's two opening goals on Wednesday, gave the newcomers the lead, and things got worse for Shizuoka Sangyo in the second half when that lead was doubled, with Aizawa again the scorer. Shizuoka Sangyo fought back well, but TIU did enough to hold them off to win a famous victory which sees them into the last eight at their first attempt.
Mukogawa Women's University 2 - 3 Niigata University of Health and Welfare
Niigata University of Health and Welfare took a two goal lead into half-time, those goals both coming from Takahashi Miyuki. In the 48th minute NUHW extended their lead to three, with Fukasawa Miki the scorer. Mukogawa Women's University immediately replied through Yatsugi Akane, and she scored another six minutes from time to set up a dramatic finish. NUHW held on for the win though, and progress to Sunday's quarter-final.
University of Tsukuba 1 - 1 Kanto Gakuen University
University of Tsukuba win 3-2 on penalties
The University of Tsukuba had finished behind Kanto Gakuen University in both the Kanto League and the Kanto Universities' League, but took the lead in the eleventh minute with a goal from Otomo Akane. With just two minutes remaining Kanto Gakuen rescued themselves with an equaliser from Minamino Arisa. The game thus went to penalties, which the Univeristy of Tsukuba won 3-2 to progress to a quarter-final match against the Niigata University of Health and Welfare.
Kibi International University 4 - 0 Himeji Hinomoto College
In strong winds and heavy rain, Kibi International University struggled to break down Himeji Hinomoto University in the first half despite dominating play. Finally, in the 64th minute, following a scramble in the box, Kibi captain Sugita Ami calmly slotted home to give the tournament favourites the lead. Kanbara Misaki added a second five minutes later, and Sugita had another just moments later as Kibi finally showed their class. Shigemasa Kai added one for herself as the game eventually ended in a comfortable victory for Kibi.
Shobi University 1 - 0 Musashigaoka College
Saitama rivals Musashigaoka College and Shobi University played out a scoreless first half, but in the 53rd minute Shobi took the lead over last year's semi-finalists through Orita Aya. Musashigaoka had no reply, and it will be Shobi who take on Kibi International University on Sunday.
Osaka University of Health and Sport Sciences 5 - 0 Hokuriku University
Osaka University of Health and Sport Science as expected had no trouble whatsoever against Hokuriku University, taking a four goal lead into half-time. Their scorers were Kusano Shiho, Kurahara Akane, Matsuoka Sayuri with a brace and in the second half Ishikawa Yuu added a fifth.
Fukuoka University 0 - 7 Nippon Sport Science University
Nippon Sport Science University made easy work of their game against Fukuoka University, with four first half goals from Shimada Chiaki, Uemura Shoko, Fuse Kanako and Oguri Mao. The champions scored thrice more in the second half, Uemura with her second on 46 minutes and two more for Oguri to complete her hat-trick.
Quarter Final Matches, ties to be played on Sunday 29th of December:
Himeji Dokkyo University versus Tokyo International University
Niigata University of Health and Welfare versus University of Tsukuba
Kibi International University versus Shobi University
Osaka University of Health and Sport Sciences versus Nippon Sport Science University
Semi Final Matches, ties to be played on Friday 17th of January:
Winners of Match 17 versus Winners of Match 18
Winners of Match 19 versus Winners of Match 20
Final Match, to be played on Sunday 19th of January:
Winners of Match 21 versus Winners of Match 22