Stanford 4 – San Jose State 0 – The Cardinal settled in early on and dominated play with senior forward Foster Langsdorf contributing two goals and senior midfielder Drew Skundrich and redshirt junior back Adam Mosharrafa each finding the back of the net once. Nico Corti had a single save in goal to record the shutout.
Wake Forest 5 – Rutgers 1 – The Demon Deacons were in control from the get-go with freshman midfielder Brandon Servania netting two goals and contributing two assists and senior forward Jon Bakero contributing a goal and three assists. Junior back Logan Gdula and Ddula and freshman midfielder Machop Chol also scored. Bobby Muuss was able to give a lot of different players minutes in the season opening win.
Maryland 4 – Santa Clara 2 – The Terp attack was in high gear with senior midfielder Jake Rozhanski scoring twice and junior forward Eryk Williamson and freshman forward Eric Matzelevich contributing a goal each. Dayne St. Claim had four saves in goal for the Terps. Brandon Gillingham scored in the third minute of play to give Santa Clara the early lead before Maryland responded with three straight goals. Valdemar Andersen netted the second Santa Clara goal in the seventy-eight minute of the contest.
Denver 3 – Florida Gulf Coast University 1 – The win extended Denver's regular season unbeatern streak to thirty-six matches. Junior Andre Shinyashiki scored twice and Blake Elder once to pave the way for the Pioneers. Nicolas Samayoa scored the lone goal for FGCU out of a corner kick.
North Carolina 4 – Providence 2 – The Tar Heels' multi-dimensional attack was on display with freshman midfielder John Nelson and sophomore midfielder Cam Lindley scoring for UNC in the first stanza of play. Forward Jelani Pieters and defender David October found the back of the net for North Carolina in the second half of an action filled college soccer contest.
Clemson 2 – Cal State Fullerton 0 – Senior transfer Jason Wright made his presence immediately known when he opened the scoring for the Tigers in the eighteenth minute of the match. Sophomore defender Malick Mbaye converted a penalty kick in the sixtieth minute of play to add the insurance goal for Clemson. Ximo Miralles had three saves in goal to record the season opening shutout before 2,538 fans at Historic Riggs Field.
Louisville 2 – UC Irvine 1 – Mario Ortiz converted a free kick from nineteen yards out to give the Anteaters the early lead. Adrien Cabon scored from twenty-one yards out in the twenty-fifth minute and from fourteen yards out in the twenty-ninth minute to give Louisville the edge they needed to secure the win.
Virgina Tech 2 – Creighton 0 – The Hokies pick up an impressive season opening on the road resume building win over Creighton with solid play on both sides of the ball. Midfielder Collin Verfurth netted a header out of a free kick served in by teammate midfielder Rory Slevin in the thirty-second minute of the match. Forward James Kasak headed in the insurance goal in the eighty-fifth minute with an assist from defender Elias Tamburini Senior Ben Lundgaard had eight saves in goal to record the shutout for Virginia Tech.
Virginia 3 – Villanova 2 (ot) – The 3,594 fans on hand at Klockner Stadium were treated to an exciting contest that was not decided until the 105th minute of play when junior Sergi Nus scored the game-winner on a penalty kick. Lucas Hodges scored in the seventh minute of play to give Villanova the early advantage. Edward Opoku responded two minutes later with a Cavalier goal to net the contest at 1-1. Faris Abdi gave Virginia a 2-1 advantage with a goal in the fifty-third minute. Luca Mellor countered that with a Villanova score in the sixty-ninth minute of play. The contest went into overtime where Nus netted the game-winner for Virginia.
Indiana 2 – Cal Poly 0 – The Hoosiers looked very good in their season opener against a determined Cal Poly team. Junior defender Andrew Gutman scored in the eighth minute of play from eight yards out and freshman Jason Toye added the insurance goal for IU in the seventy-second minute out of a free kick. Trey Muse had one save between the pipes to record the shutout in goal for Indiana. Simon Boehme had three saves in goal for Cal Poly.
Syracuse 2 – Saint Louis 1 (ot) – The Orange showed a lot of grit to secure a season opening come from behind win on the road at Hermann Stadium. Jacob Krupp scored with an assist from Spence Jones to give Saint Louis a 1-0 advantage in the seventy-second minute of play and it appeared that might be enough to secure the win but Syracuse responded in the eighty-first minute with Jonathan Hagman driving a shot into the back of the frame from the top of the box with Adnan Bakalovic contributing the assist to give the Orange new life. Freshman forward Tajon Buchanan netted the game-winner for Syracuse with an assist from from Hugo Delhommelle. Syracuse head coach Ian Mcintyre stated, "It was a terrific, gutsy win on the road in a tough environment." He added, "Both teams will get better for sure, but for a young team with so many new players, to get behind and then come back – I'm very proud of this group."
Washington 2 – New Mexico 1 – Forward Elijah Rich scored in the thirty-fifth minute to draw first blood for the Huskies. Washington's Scott Menzies converted a penalty kick in the eighty-seventh minute to up the lead to 2-0. New Mexico then narrowed the gap to 2-1 with a goal from Forward Luke Lawrence less than a minute later. Both teams had an eight shot evening with Washington having a shot advantage in the first stanza and New Mexico in the second.
Notre Dame 2 – San Diego 0 – Defender Felicien Duman converted a penalty kick in the forty-first minute of play and senior forward Jeff Farina headed in the insurance tally in the eighty-fourth minute of the match to seal the win for the Irish. The Irish got the best of the run of play the entire evening and responded well to the adjustments that San Diego made during the match. Chris Hubbard recorded the shutout in goal for Notre Dame. The Irish had a seventeen to two advantage in shots for the contest.
Utah Valley 1 – Akron 0 – Defense dominated this season opening contest. It appeared early on that a single goal might decide the outcome and it did. Senior Giovanny Vazquez netted what proved to be the game-winner for Utah Valley out of a corner kick served in by midfielder Connor Salmon in the fifty-fourth minute of play. Elliott Rubio who transferred to Utah Valley last year from Akron where he was the backup netminder in 2015 had one save in goal to record the shutout for the Wolverines. Ben Lundt had two saves between the pipes for Akron. Utah Valley head coach Greg Maas stated, "It was up to us to get out and enjoy the opportunity to play a tremendous side like Akron and we got the goal and dug in deep." He added, "Today's result was something special."
Marist 3 – Albany 2 – Albany scored the first two goals of the contest but allowed the momentum shifted to Marist halfway through the second stanza of play. The Red Foxes netted three unanswered goals to upset Albany. Dav Nkansah-Siriboe scored in the sixty-fifth minute of play and netted the game-winner in the eighty-second minute of play. Allen Gavilanes also scored in the seventy-sixth minute for Marist.
Butler 1 – UIC 0 (ot) – Junior Jared Timmer drove a header into the back of the frame in the ninty-fifth minute out of a free kick served in by sophomore midfielder Lewis Suddick from twenty yards out to give Butler the edge they needed to top upset minded UIC out of the Horizon League. Eric Dick had three saves to record the shutout in goal for Butler. Sawyer Jackman had a three save evening between the pipes for UIC.
Michigan State 1 – SIUE 0 – The Spartans edged the Cougars on the road with sophomore midfielder Giuseppe Baronne scoring what proved to be the difference in the contest when he alertly controlled the rebound of teammate forward Ryan Sierakowski's shot and sent it back into the net in the fourteenth minute of the match. Redshirt junior Jimmy Hague had two saves in goal to secure the shutout for the Spartans. Michigan State mentor Damon Rensing pretty much summed things up when he stated, "It was a gutsy win for our guys."
Loyola Chicago 2 – Xavier 1 (ot) – Junior Alec Lasinski scored in overtime to give the Ramblers the come from behind win over the Musketeers. Cameron Taylor gave Xavier the early lead when he scored from within the box after receiving a pass from Jacob Goodall. The Musketeers took a 1-0 lead into intermission. Loyola Chicago picked up the pace in the second half with Kyle Thomson converting a header out of a corner put in play by Fabian Lifka in the sixty-fourth minute that tied the contest at 1-1 and led to Lasinski's game-winner in overtime.
UNLV 3 – Portland 2 (ot) – It was not the outcome that the overwhelming majority of 4,385 fans on hand in Portland were looking for in this season opening contest. UNLV junior midfielder Daniel Moran converted a header out of a free kick put in play from seventy-five yards out by goalkeeper Enrique Adame with one tick remaining on the clock in the second overtime to shock the Pilots. Sophomore forward Benji Michel and sophomore midfielder Gio Magana-Rivera scored for Portland. Senior forward Danny Musovcki and Spencer Jackson netted the other two goals for UNLV.
Wisconsin 2 – Tulsa 2 (ot) – Tulsa got on the board first when Miguel Velasquez converted a penalty kick in the twenty-first minute. Isaac Schlenker tied it at 1-1 in the closing minutes of the first half when he drove a header into the back of the net from five yards out after receiving a cross from Chris Mueller. Tulsa went up 2-1 when Rollie Rocha deftly placed a shot into the upper left corner of the net from twenty yards out in the seventy-second minute. Tom Barlow then responded with a Wisconsin goal from ten yards out five minutes later to conclude the scoring for the evening. Phillip Schilling had a ten save enveing for the Badgers. Cooper Clark had two saves in goal for Tulsa.
George Mason 2 – Coastal Carolina 1 – The Patriots secure a good opening win over the Chanticleers behind goals from forward Tunde Akinlosotu in the seventh minute of play and senior forward Henning Dirks in the sixtieth minute of the match. Yazeed Matthews controlled a deflecteion from inside the box and sent it back into the frame for the lone Coastal Carolina goal in the thirty-seventh minute of the contest. Freshman Corey Chambers had four saves between the pipes for George Mason. Patriot head coach Greg Andrulis stated, "The grit, determination and guts was there tonight." He added, "The soccer has to get a little better but that is something we can build on."
UMass Lowell 2 – Central Connecticut 1 (ot) – Luis Beddouri scored to give CCSU a 1-0 advantage in the twenty-fourth minute of the game. UMass Lowell knotted it at 1-1 in the eighty-fourth minute with Richard Mulo scoring with an assist from forward Ivan Abramovic. The contest went into overtime and Ivan Blaskic threaded a shot into the lover right corner in the 96th minute to give the River Hawks the edge they needed to secure the win. UMass Lowell head coach Christian Figueroa stated, "I thought this was the typical season opener game, in that we are still finding ways to improve after only two weeks together." He added, "These are the games that really test your character, and I thought the guys showed maturity in order to get the result."
Iona 1 – Connecticut 0 (ot) – Josh Plimpton came off the pine late in the contest to come up with the game-winner when he controlled a loose ball in the box and directed it into the back of the frame to give Iona the upset win. UConn was unable to take advantage of the scoring opportunities that came their way. Kellar Sirstins had two saves including a key stop on a penalty kick in the forty-eighth minute of the match to post the shutout in goal for the Gaels.
Pacific 2 – Sacramento State 0 – Forward Tristan Blackmon found the back of the net at close range just four minutes into the contest after receiving a well played cross from midfielder Bob Groenendijk. Blackmon also scored from eight yards out after controlling and sending the deflection of teammate Camden Riley's shot back into the net in the first minute of the second half. Curtis Goldsmith had five saves in goal to post his fifth career shutout for Pacific.
South Carolina 2 – USC Upstate 1 – Over 5,000 were on hand at Stone Stadium in Columbia for this contest. Midfielder Cam Philpot drove a header into the back of the net out of a corner kick in the second minute to give USC Upstate the early advantage. Freshman midfielder Petter Soleberg scored in the thirtieth minute and sophomore forward Luca Mayr converted a penalty kick in the sixty-fifth minute for the Gamecocks.
Boston College 4 – Quinnipiac 0 – Forward Simon Enstrom, defender Mohammed Moro, defender Joshua Forbes and midfielder Callum Johnson each scored a goal to power the Eagles to an impressive season opening win. Heidar Aegisson had two assists. Jack Bacon and Antonio Chavez Borrelli split the time in goal for Boston College.
Fairfield 2 – Oregon State 1 – Senior forward Timmy Mueller converted a penalty kick in the sixty-ninth minute for Oregon State. Don Junior-Bode converted a header out of a corner kick served in by Matt McGlinchey in the eighty-first minute and Angus Hastings added the game-winner five minutes later out of a coner kick put in play by McGlinchey to give Fairfield a 2-1 lead and a good on the road season opening win.
UCSB 0 – Saint Mary's 0 – St. Mary's outshot UCSB fifteen to eight but neither team was able to get their attack in gear and the contest remained scoreless at the conclusion of regulation and overtime. UCSB head coach Tim Vom Steeg stated, "I was pleased with our effort, our energy, our work rate and all the intangibles. We will have to play better soccer to win games, but this was at least a place to build from."
CSUN 2 – Siena 1 (ot) – Emmanuel Usen's penalty kick in overtime gave CSUN the edge they need to secure the win. Alejandro Riquelme gave Siena the early lead when he scored from twenty-two yards out in the twenty-fourth minute. Jordon Kinoshi scored for CSUN in the fiftieth minute to tie the score at 1-1 which concluded the scoring in regulation.
NIU 3 – DePaul 2 (ot) – Junior Adrian Coardos scored in the ninty-seventh minute to give NIU and their new head coach Ryan Swan the victory. Nicholas Haas and Giovanni Pacheco also scored for NIU. Anton Sell and Philipp Konigstein contributed the goals for DePaul.
Belmont 0 – Memphis 0 (ot) – Both teams battled in this rather physical contest but defense prevailed in this scoreless season opener.
Seattle 1 – LMU – 0 – Forward Noe Meza netted the lone goal of the evening for Seattle in the twenty-ninth minute of play with an assist from defender Tyler John. Collin Parteen had eight saves in goal for LMU.
CSU Bakersfield 2 – UC Riverside 0 – Jamie Carey-Morrell and Niklas Koerber scored in the first half of play to enable the Roadrunners to top UC Riverside. Detre Bell had a four save evening to record the shutout.
SMU 3 – UC Davis 2 – This one took place at Westcott Field in Dallas. Senior forwarrd Mauro Cichero netted a hat trick that included two goals in the final five minutes of regulation to power the Mustangs to a come from behind win over a determined UC Davis side. Luke Hazel and Matt Baringer netted the goals for UC Davis.
Michigan 1 – William and Mary 0 – Mohammed Zakyi's penalty kick in the eleventh minute proved to be the difference in this one. Both teams had an eight shot evening. Andrew Verdi had one save in goal to post the shutout for the Wolverines.
Duke 2 – UCF 0 – Sophomore Claran McKenna scored out of a counter attack for Duke with less than a minute remaining in the first half and Markus Fjortoft converted a header in the eighty-third minute to add the insurance goal for the Blue Devils. Will Pulisic had four saves in goal for Duke. Yannik Oetti had an eight save evening for UCF.
Kentucky 1 – Marquette 0 (ot) – Andrew Mckelvey netted the lone goal of the evening out of a corner kick in the ninty-eighth minute of play to give the Wildcats the edge they needed to prevail. Enrique Facusse had six saves in goal to post the shutout for Kentucky. Luis Barraza had four saves in goal for Marquette.
Northwestern 2 – Valparaiso 1 (ot) – Sophomore Adan Garcia scored from eight yards out for Valpo in the thirtieth minute of play. Mac Mozzola scored out of a free kick for Northwestern to tie the score in the fifty-fifth minute. Ty Seager scored the game-winning goal for Northwestern in overtime with an assist from Riley Kelliher.
Oakland 3 – VCU 2 – Nebojsa Popovic, Keenan King and Austin Ricci scored for Oakland who came from two goals down to secure a solid season opening win on the road.
Furman 3 – College of Charleston 2 – Kevin Edelmann's header with just over a minute remaining in regulation gave Furman a come from behind win. Connor Hubbard and Conor Sloan also scored for the Paladins. Danny Kierath contributed two assists in the win.
Loyola Maryland 5 – LaSalle 4 (ot) – Sophomore Josh Fawole scored out of a corner kick in the 104th minute to give Loyola Marymount the win in this thriller that took place at McCarthy Stadium in Philadelphia. Junior Gabriel Carlsson had a three assist evening for the Greyhounds.
West Virginia 1 – California 0 – Senior midfielder Jad Arslan scored what proved to be the game-winning goal for West Virginia in the twentieth minute of the match. Stephen Banick had four saves in goal to post the shutout for the Mountaineers in this contest that took place at Goldman Field in Berkeley.
Air Force 1 – Missouri State 0 – Danny Han netted the lone goal of the contest in the thirty-sixth minute with an assist from midfielder Jaric Marton. John Wendt had three saves in goal to record the shutout for the Falcons.
UNCW 2 – Jacksonville 0 – Redshirt senior forward Julio Moncada scored in the twenty-fourth minute with an assist from Ben Fisher and in the sixty-eighth minute with an assist from forward Emil Elveroth. Redshirt junior Ryan Cretens had a three save evening to record the shutout for the Seahawks.
Georgetown 2 – American 0 – It was a good momentum building season opening win for Georgetown. Junior midfielder Ethan Lochner created the space he needed off a nice move and placed the ball into the upper right corner of the net from just outside the box in twelth minute to give the Hoyas a 1-0 lead. Achara scored from twenty yards out in the forty-fourth minute to conclude the scoring for the day. JT Marcinkowski made three saves to post the shutout for Georgetown.
Monmouth 1 – Georgia Southern 0 – Colin Stripling's header out of a free kick in the sixty-ninth minute of the contest gave the Hawks the edge they needed to secure the victory. Jake Areman assisted on the goal. Junior transfer Bobby Edwards had three saves to secure the clean sheet in goal for Monmouth.