No. 5 UConn tops No. 7 Cal
Roundup: Saint Louis hands No. 10 Notre Dame first loss
STORRS, Conn. -- Led by sophomore forward Mamadou Doudou Diouf, the No. 5 UConn routed No. 7 California 4-1 in front of a sell-out crowd of more than 4,400 fans at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium. The Huskies improved to 3-0-0 while Cal dropped to 1-1-1. Freshman goalkeeper Andre Blake recorded two saves on the night.
UConn stifled a powerful California attack all game, limiting the Golden Bears to just eight total shots, but it was Diouf who stole the show. The sophomore forward scored from the run of play in the 17th minute and successfully converted penalty kicks in the 47th and 83rd minutes. It was the first UConn hat trick since senior Tony Cascio netted three against South Florida on September 24, 2010.
No. 4 Maryland 2, Radford 1
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Head coach Sasho Cirovski secured victory number 300 as the No. 4 Maryland men's soccer team defeated Radford, 2-1, Sunday at Ludwig Field.
John Stertzer set up two first half goals for Patrick Mullins and Casey Townsend to lead Maryland (4-0-0) to its fourth win in as many games.
After a bit of jostling from both sides, the Terps opened the scoring in the 20th minute when Stertzer played a through ball to Mullins. The sophomore took a touch on the ball and ripped a shot past Highlander goalkeeper Dane Wilson to put Maryland ahead.
Stertzer continued to give the Radford (1-2-0) defense problems and just 11 minutes later chipped a perfect pass to a streaking Townsend. Similar to the Mullins goal, the senior blasted a strike from the same spot and the Terrapin lead was doubled.
No. 6 Creighton 3, Drexel 0
OMAHA, Neb. -- Sixth-ranked Creighton extended its unbeaten streak in home openers to 16 with a 3-0 victory against Drexel on Sunday night before 5,425 fans at Morrison Stadium. Creighton got scores from Andrew Ribeiro, Greg Jordan and Bruno Castro in the regular-season home debut of new head coach Elmar Bolowich.
Creighton improved to 3-0-0 while Drexel dropped to 0-2-0 on the young season. The Jays outshot the guests 15-2 on the night, with senior goalkeeper Brian Holt making two stops to extend his Valley record with his 29th career shutout.
Ribeiro's score in the first half proved to be the game-winner, the first of his career, and was redirected off a Drexel defender. The assist was credited to 2010 MVC assist leader Dion Acoff, who came off the bench to play 41 minutes in his 2011 debut.
No. 8 UC Santa Barbara 1, North Carolina State 0
DURHAM, N.C. – Sophomore David Opoku's goal in the 16th minute propelled eighth-ranked UC Santa Barbara to a 1-0 win against North Carolina State on Sunday at the Duke/Nike Classic being hosted at Duke's Koskinen Stadium.
Senior Tim Pontius sent a long ball from midfield to Opoku, who one-timed the volley into the back of the Wolfpack net to give the Gauchos an early 1-0 lead which they would hold for the rest of the game.
Saint Louis 2, No. 10 Notre Dame 1 (ot)
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Alex Johnston scored the golden goal for Saint Louis in the 104th minute as the Billikens topped No. 10 Notre Dame 2-1 at Bill Armstrong Stadium. The match was part of the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic.
Notre Dame (1-1-1) went on top in the 33rd minute on Sunday as junior forward Ryan Finley deposited the rebound of a Harrison Shipp shot that was saved by Billiken goalkeeper Nick Shackelford. It was Finley's third goal in the past two matches.
Saint Louis (1-2-0) netted the equalizer in the 57th minute when Adnan Gabeljic sent in a deflected pass from William Hildago.
Game information and photos compiled from athletic department websites.