Jordan DiBiasi scored a pair of first-half goals to lead top-ranked Stanford to a 2-0 win over USC in the Women's College Cup Semifinals at Orlando City Stadium.
USC was making its first appearance ever in the Final Four of women's soccer. Carolina finishes the year 19-3-1.
The Cardinal outshot USC 17-5.
"I couldn't be prouder of this group," said Carolina head coach Shelley Smith.
"Like I said before the game, we are thrilled to be here. It was a first time for this program. We are honored to be here and to represent the SEC. We told the players to not hang their heads. They've done amazing things for our program and have accomplished great things. We just ran up against a better team tonight. Stanford is excellent. I wish them well and they deserved that win."