No. 1 Maryland tops NC State
Roundup: No. 4 Akron ties New Mexico, No. 6 UCSB loses
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Three different Terrapins scored to lead No. 1 Maryland to a 3-1 victory against NC State in ACC play on Friday night.
Mikias Eticha scored with just 16 seconds left in the first half while Jereme Raley and John Stertzer added goals 10 minutes into the second frame to help secure the victory for the Terrapins.
Despite dominating possession early, Maryland goalkeeper Will Swaim was forced to make two fantastic saves late in the first half to keep the score at zeros.
No. 2 Connecticut 1, Boston University 0
BOSTON, Mass. -– No. 2 UConn continued its four-game road trip and defeated Boston University 1-0. Allando Matheson scored the first goal of his career to lead the Huskies. Andre Blake made three saves to earn the victory. Connecticut improves to 6-0 while Boston University dropped to 1-4.
The Terriers kept possession at the start of the contest, utilizing the fast pace of the home turf for the opening seven minutes.
Blake made the save of the first half from 10 yards out in the 15th minute. BU forward Ben Berube took a pass in the right side of the box and fired a hard shot headed for the lower left corner. Blake was able to drop down and make a right-handed save to keep the game scoreless.
No. 4 Akron 1, No. 16 New Mexico 1
AKRON, Ohio -- Despite being a man down for the final 52 minutes of the match, No. 4 Akron earned a 1-1 draw against No. 16 New Mexico at FirstEnergy Stadium.
Aodhan Quinn played the corner short to Scott Caldwell, who quickly sent the ball back to Quinn to set up the leftsider's service into the box. Michael Balogun, who scored his first goal as a Zip on a corner kick against Cleveland State in the season opener, crashed through the block of defenders and headed the ball off the crossbar and in to the net.
New Mexico scored the equalizer in the 81st minute when Devon Sandoval and Kyle Venter combined on a set piece goal with Venter finding the net with a header following a volley in the box.
No. 5 UC Irvine 2, Florida Gulf Coast 1
TAMPA, Fla. -- No. 5 UC Irvine scored in back-to-back minutes early in the match and held on for the 2-1 victory against Florida Gulf Coast in the brand new Corbett Soccer Stadium on the campus of South Florida to open the USF Tournament.
Starting goalkeeper Andrew Fontein came under fire early from the Eagles (1-2-2) facing four shots and saving two.
The 'Eaters (7-0-0) would respond quickly as Christopher Santana would score off a rebound in the 26th minute giving him his second goal in as many games. Miguel Ibarra would not let the defense rest as he lit up the net for UCI's second score in the 27th minute.
UCLA 3, No. 6 UC-Santa Barbara 2
LOS ANGELES -- Junior forward Chandler Hoffman scored three goals as UCLA upset No. 6 UC-Santa Barbara.
UCSB (4-1-1) scored the first goal -- James Kiffe curled in a shot from the top of the box -- before the Bruins scored the next three. Hoffman tied the game at 1-1, the fifth consecutive game that he has scored to tie the school record held by Joe Max-Moore and Billy Thompson.
In the 67th minute, the Bruins (3-2-1) took a 2-1 lead on yet another goal by Hoffman. In the 70th minute, Hoffman completed the hat trick to give UCLA a 3-1 lead.
Hoffman now has seven goals in his past five games and 13 goals in his past 12 games.
No. 8 North Carolina 1, Wake Forest 0
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Fourth ranked North Carolina escaped Spry Stadium with a 1-0 victory against Wake Forest on Friday night. With the win, the Tar Heels move to .500 in ACC play with their first conference win of the year.
The lone Tar Heel goal was credited to Jordan Gafa off of a corner kick taken by Kirk Urso in the 57th minute of action. Urso sent the ball into the box off of a touch from Ben Speas where Gafa headed the ball, in the midst of a cluster of bodies, netting the goal past a diving Demon Deacon keeper.
The goal was originally credited to Rob Lovejoy upon initial scoring. It took a video review to confirm the ball found Gafa’s head before ending up in the goal. Gafa’s goal was his first of the year and third in his career. The header also marked the redshirt junior’s second ever game-winning goal -- the first coming in a 7-0 rout of Stetson in 2008.
Assists were credited to Kirk Urso and Ben Speas, bringing them to three and four assists on year, respectively. Speas also tallied two shots on the night, and Urso’s corner that led to the goal was one of seven he served into the box.
No. 9 Indiana 0, No. 14 St. John's 0 (2OT)
QUEENS, N.Y. - For the second time this year No. 9 Indiana held a top-15 team scoreless but the Hoosiers were also unable to find the back of the net in a 0-0 double overtime scoreless tie at No. 14 St. John's on Friday night at Belson Stadium. Indiana remains undefeated on the season at 4-0-2 while St. John's is now 4-1-1.
"It was a good battle tonight," Indiana head coach Todd Yeagley said. "This is a tough place to play and I thought our guys did very well for segments of the game.
"St. John's is a very good team and on the road, with this young team, to get a shutout we can take some positives from that. I know the guys are disappointed we didn't walk away with a win. There isn't one guy on the field that didn't dig, fight, and give everything he had tonight."
The series between the two teams is now 2-3-2 with each of the last three matches heading to overtime. No goals have been scored in the last 220 minutes of action between the two schools.
St. John's held a commanding 18-6 lead in the shot tally but the Hoosiers out-shot the Red Storm 3-2 in the overtime periods. Goalkeeper Luis Soffner picked up his second shutout of the season, tallying seven saves. St. John's goalkeeper Rafael Diaz had three saves in 110 minutes of action.
No. 10 Central Florida 1, George Mason 1 (2OT)
FAIRFAX, Va. -- Playing as a top-10 nationally ranked squad for the first time in program history, No. 8 Central Florida remained unbeaten on the year as the Knights' contest at George Mason ended in a 1-1 draw at George Mason Stadium on Friday night. UCF (5-0-1) tied the match at the 29-minute mark when sophomore McKauly Tulloch scored.
"Getting a result like that on the road is not a bad thing. George Mason is a very good team. They were well organized. I am proud of our guys. We went down a goal, and came back on the road. We had some chances, but they just didn't materialize," UCF head coach Bryan Cunningham said.
With the tie, the Patriots moved to 2-2-2 on the year. The contest was played in front of 1,933 fans.
Game information and photos compiled from athletic department websites.