Virginia edges by No. 2 Maryland
Roundup: North Carolina cruises to an easy win in league play
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Will Bates' goal in the 84th minute lifted Virginia to a 2-1 triumph against Maryland Friday evening.
Virginia (7-4-0, 3-1-0 ACC) handed the Terrapins (11-1-1, 3-1-0) their first loss of the season and moved into a tie with Maryland in the ACC standings with nine points, one shy of ACC leaders North Carolina and Duke.
Bates and freshman Ryan Zinkhan combined for each of the Cavaliers' scores. Bates assisted on Zinkhan's goal in the 51st minute, and Zinkhan's touch pass led to Bates' game-winning score, his team-leading 10th tally of the year.
No. 4 North Carolina 2, Clemson 0
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- North Carolina used a pair of first-half goals to move its unbeaten streak to eight consecutive matches as the Tar Heels claimed a 2-0 win against visiting Clemson Friday night. The Tar Heels improved to 10-1-1 on the year and 3-1-1 in conference play, while Clemson fell to 3-6-0 overall and 1-4-0 in the ACC.
Junior forward Ben Speas put the Tar Heels in front in the 12th minute when he converted a cross from Rob Lovejoy.
Speas received a pass on the left side of the box and dribbled to within five yards of the goal before slotting the ball past the keeper for his first goal of the year.
Junior forward Billy Schuler upped his season goal total to nine in the 25th minute when he fired from 15 yards out on a breakaway after receiving a pass from Speas.
No. 6 New Mexico 3, Denver 2
DENVER, Colo. --- While the Lobos broke their streak of scoring only second-half goals by taking a lead early on in the Friday's game, Mathew Gibbons' 85th minute goal secured the 3-2 win for New Mexico, giving them an 8-0-2 (2-0-0 MPSF) record headed into Sunday's game with Air Force.
New Mexico hadn't scored a first-half goal in nearly a month before Friday evening's match, when Blake Smith put the Lobos ahead 1-0 in the 16th minute of play. Smith's fourth goal of the season can be attributed transition by the New Mexico offense, and gave the Lobos a first-half lead that they hadn't enjoyed since their Sept. 9 contest against Columbia.
Game information and photos compiled from athletic department websites.