Stay up to date on all of the action coast to coast. Northwestern upsets Maryland and Indiana tops Wisconsin in Big Ten play. Virginia, Clemson, North Carolina and Louisville are among ACC teams who secure impressive wins. St. John's continues to take care of business with a good come from behind win over Xavier in Big East action. Creighton, Portland and Pittsburth among teams who secure good wins and gain momentum.
Stanford 2 – California 1 – Freshmen provided the goals for the Cardinal who had to come from a goal down to secure the win. Forward Jonathan Estrada gave the Golden Bears a 1-0 advantage when he scored in the eighth minute of play after receiving a cross from midfielder Francisco Perez. Freshman forward Arda Bulut scored for Stanford in the fortieth minute to tie it at 1-1. Freshman forward Gabe Segal found the back of the net from twenty yards out to net what proved to be the game-winner for the Cardinal in the seventieth minute. Stanford begins the season with six consecutive wins for the first time since 2002. Jeremy Gunn stated, “I was really proud of our response after halftime.”
Virginia 2- NC State 0 – Virginia continues to roll. Sophomore forward Daryl Dike scored in the closing minutes of the first half after receiving a cross from senior defender and team captain Robin Afamefuna to give Virginia a 1-0 lead. Junior midfielder Joe Bell added the insurance goal for the Cavaliers when he successfully converted a penalty kick in the final minute of regulation. Colin Shutler recorded his thirteenth career shutout in goal for Virginia. The Cavaliers are 6-0-0 for the first time since the 2008 season.
Indiana 3 – Wisconsin 1 – Freshman forward Victor Bezerra decisively converted a penalty kick in the tenth minute to give the Hoosiers an early lead. The contest remained 1-0 at intermission. Wisconsin got new life in the seventy-seventh minute with sophomore forward Matthew Comiskey sending a header into the back of the frame to knot the contest at 1-1. Indiana responded two minutes later when defender Daniel Munie utilized his left foot to score out of a corner kick. Freshman forward Maouloune Goumballe scored out of a breakaway in the final minute of the contest to give the Hoosiers a 3-1 win in Big Ten play. Indiana improves to 4-0-2.
Georgetown 3 – Butler 0 – Junior Jacob Montes scored in the first half with an assist from Dylan Nealis and in the second half with a double assist from Derek Dodson and Paul Rothrock. Sophomore Zach Riviere added a goal in the second stanza out of a free kick to give the Hoyas an impressive win in Big East Conference play. Georgetown head coach Brian Wiese stated, “We played with more urgency and pace in the second half, I thought there was much more ball movement.” The Hoyas are now 6-0-0 while Butler is 3-3-0.
Clemson 3 – Duke 1 – Hold that Tiger. Clemson topped the visiting Blue Devils in a physical contest with sophomore forward James Brighton scoring in the twenty-fifth minute, sophomore forward Grayson Barber in the sixty-third minute, and junior forward Kimarni Smith in the final minute of regulation. Midfielder Daniele Proch scored Duke’s lone goal of the evening in the eighty-sixth minute from close range with a double assist from Stephen O’Connell and Matthias Frick. Will Pulicic had ten saves in goal in a losing cause for Duke. George Marks had a single save in goal for Clemson. The Tigers improve to 7-0-0 while Duke losses its third straight match to drop to 4-3-0.
North Carolina 2 – Notre Dame 0 – The Tar Heel defense came to play holding the Irish to only one shot on goal. Jelani Pieters got UNC on the board when he alertly controlled a loose ball in the box and sent it back into the frame. Blake Malone scored the insurance goal for the Tar Heels out of a corner kick served in by Jack Skahan in the sixty-eighth minute of the match. Alec Smir had a single save to record the shutout in goal for UNC. Turnbull Duncan had four saves between the pipes for Notre Dame. North Carolina is now 4-1-2 with two wins in ACC play. The Irish are 3-2-1.
Louisville 2 – Virginia Tech 1 – This ACC contest took place at Dr. Mark and Cindy Lynn Stadium in Louisville. Virginia Tech drew first blood when Kristo Strickler scored in the thirty-sixth minute of the game from twenty-five yards out after receiving a pass from Jon Ingason. Louisville double downed on the pressure in the second stanza and broke through in the eighty-second and eighty-fifth minutes with Cherif Dieye contributing both goals. The Cardinal outshot the Hokies ten to three in the second half. Louisville improves to 3-1-2 while Virginia Tech drops to 5-2-0.
St. John’s 3 – Xavier 1 – St. John’s scored three times to come roaring back in the second half of play to top an Xavier team that was up 1-0 at halftime as a result of a goal from Karsen Henderlong in the twelfth minute of play. Senior midfielder Brandon Duarte scored in the fifty-seventh minute for the Johnnies and senior midfielder Niko Petridis found the back of the net in the sixty-ninth and eighty-seventh minutes. St. John’s head coach Dr. Dave Masur stated, “You have to make things go your way, you have to earn it and keep your head up and keep working. Our team’s going to have to continue to learn how to play when we’re down, to face adversity and to have character. Today was a good example of that and it was nice to see us come out on top.” St. John’s improve to 7-0-0. Xavier is now 3-2-1.
Northwestern 3 – Maryland 1 – Northwestern came to play in this Big Ten contest with Bardia Kimiavi scoring in the fourth minute of play to give the Wildcats a 1-0 advantage. Maryland got back into the mix with a Brayan Padilla goal in the fifty-sixth minute to knot the score at 1-1. Northwestern responded with goals from senior midfielder Matt Moderwell in the sixty-sixth minute and senior forward Ty Seager in the sixty-eighth minute to secure a huge momentum building win. Miha Miskovic had two save in goal for Northwestern. Russel Shealy had two saves in goal for Maryland. Northwestern improves to 4-3-0 while Maryland drops to 3-3-0.
Portland 3 – CSUN 1 – Freshman back Delentz Pierre converted a header out of a corner kick and Rey Ortiz scored out of a give and go with Alejandro Pereira in the first stanza for Portland. Johnny Rodriguez pulled back one for CSUN when he found the back of the net in the fifty-fifth minute of play to make it 2-1. Pereira added the final goal of the evening for Portland in the eighty-third minute. Nico Campuzano had a three save evening between the pipes for Porland while Paul Lewis had two saves in goal for CSUN. Portland ups their record to 4-2-1. CSUN drops to 4-2-1.
Creighton 1 – Marquette 0 – This one looked like it was headed to overtime until sophomore midfielder Daniel Espeleta broke the deadlock when he scored from the middle of the box in the eighty-sixth minute with a double assist from Younes Boudadi and Dominic Briggs to give Creighton the edge they needed to secure the win in this Big East Conference matchup. Collin Valdivia had a productive eight save evening in goal for Creighton. Jackson Weyman had four saves between the pipes for Marquette.
Northern Illinois 3 – Purdue Fort Wayne 1 – Forward Alex Frank scored in the twenty-third minute to give Purdue Fort Wayne the early lead. Senior Christian Molina scored in the thirty-fourth minute for NIU to knot the score at 1-1. NIU sophomores Miguel Maynex Jr. and Nick Markanich scored in the second half to give the Huskies a good come from behind win. NIU is 2-4-1. Purdue Fort Wayne is 3-4-0.
Columbia 3 – Connecticut 2 – Senior John Denis played a key role in Columbia’s win scoring in the fifteenth and eighty-fourth minutes and contributing the helper on teammate Uri Zeitz’s goal in the sixty-second minute. Jordan Hall scored in the twenty-sixth minute and Robin Lalpert in the eighty-first minute for UConn. Columbia head coach Kevin Anderson stated, “Tonight was the most complete performance over ninety minutes that we have had all season on both sides of the ball.” Columbia is 1-2-2. Connecticut is 3-4-0.
Pittsburgh 2 – Boston College 0 – Midfielder Velijko Petkovic scored out of a free kick from twenty-six yards out in the first half and junior forward Alexander Dexter scored in the second half from inside the box to give Pitt the edge they needed to top Boston College in an Atlantic Coast Conference contest. Jay Vidovich stated, “I’m proud of our guys growth and getting two results this week. Our habits are improving, and tonight we had a difficult opponent and environment. I’m happy with the collective effort, team defense and the bench guaranteeing the win.” Pittsburgh improves to 3-3-1 while Boston College drops to 4-2-0.