Notebook: No Goals Allowed
NOT A ONE: No. 4 Virginia continued to roll, posting a 2-0 win against NC State on Sept. 17, and remaining the only team in the nation that has not allowed a goal.
|Virginia's Ryan Burke has not allowed a goal yet this season. (Virginia)|
Burke now has 15 shutouts in his career.
RING THE BELL: Buffalo's Daniel Bell helped lead the Bulls to a trio of wins last week as he earned Mid-American Conference Player of the Week honors.
Bell, a goalkeeper from Brampton, Ontario, held off St. Bonaventure in a 3-1 victory on Sept. 14, and then posted a pair of shutouts against Centenary and Western Illinois at the 2005 Kick-off Classic in Statesboro, Ga., over the weekend.
Bell recorded a 0.33 goals against average in the span of three games as he earned All-Tournament team honors. He leads the MAC with four shutouts this season.
The Bulls are one only one of three Division I teams that are unbeaten and untied.
ZIPPED: Freshman Matthew Tutich kept Akron's record unblemished by scoring the game-winning goal with just over two minutes left in the game to defeat Princeton, 1-0, on Sept. 18.
The Zips are now 6-0-0 on the season, joining Buffalo and New Mexico as the only teams in the nation without a loss or tie on their record. It is the program's best start since beginning 7-0-2 in 1984. Akron is ranked seventh in the latest NSCAA/adidas Top 25.
Akron leads the nation with 4.50 goals per game, while freshman Geir Nyheim ranks second in the NCAA statistics with 3.00 points and 1.40 goals per game.
BACK IN THE SADDLE: Creighton forward Michael Kraus contributed a pair of game-winning goals in two victories at the Diadora Challenge Tournament, and earned Most Valuable Player honors for his efforts.
The No. 9 Bluejays downed then-No. 23 Memphis, 4-1, on Sept. 16, and shut out Mercer, 1-0, on Sept. 18 with the help of Kraus' goals. He was also named Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week for his stellar play.
Kraus, a junior from Memphis, Tenn., leads the team with three goals on the season after missing most of last year with a broken foot. He led Creighton in points, goals and assists as a freshman in 2003.
NOTABLE: Fairleigh Dickinson's Yannick Rome Gosselin boosted his league-leading point total to 10 after scoring both goals in a 2-1 victory over Princeton on Sept. 17. The sophomore forward garnered Brine/Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week honors for his contributions ... Campbell sophomore Willy Guadarrama leads the nation with eight goals and 1.60 per game ... Duke's Danny Kramer was selected Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week after posting three points in a 3-2 double overtime win against Wake Forest. Kramer scored a goal and tallied two assists in the victory ... Senior forward Calen Carr netted his third-game winning goal of the season as he lifted California to a 1-0 win over then-No. 7 Santa Clara on Sept. 18.