West Virginia upends No. 1 UConn
Roundup: Michigan upsets No. 4 Akron in overtime
MORGANTOWN, W. Va. -- No. 1 Connecticut hit the road and suffered its first defeat of the season, falling 2-0 to West Virginia. Connecticut fell to 13-1-1 (4-1-1 Big East) while West Virginia improved to 8-5-1 (4-2-0 Big East).
UConn goalkeeper Andre Blake made three saves while WVU's Justin Holmes stopped five shots.
The Huskies had yet to trail in 2011 and it took a penalty kick for the Mountaineers to go up 1-0. Shadow Sebele buried his shot from spot in the 34th minute.
West Virginia added an insurance goal in the 79th minute as Eric Shoenle headed home a bending cross from Sebele.
West Virginia finished the contest with a 14-12 edge in shots. Both teams generated five shots on goal.
Michigan 1, No. 4 Akron 0
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Junior midfielder Latif Alashe scored the game winner to push Michigan past No. 4 Akron in a 1-0 overtime upset on Tuesday.
With the Wolverines pushing forward in the offensive half of the field to start overtime, sophomore midfielder Noble Sullivan poked a ball from the penalty kick spot and out of the Akron goalkeeper's grasp back to Alashe, who chipped a shot over the keeper and multiple Zips defenders from 17 yards out for the winning goal in the 97th minute, giving the Wolverines their second win against a ranked opponent this season.
Alashe's second goal of the season and second career game-winner is only the seventh goal Akron has allowed all season. Alashe's marker was the result of a pressure-heavy Michigan offense that outshot high-powered Akron by a 10-7 margin. Freshman forward Tyler Arnone, redshirt-freshman midfielder Nick Lewin and Sullivan each led the Wolverines with two shots on goal apiece.
No. 9 South Florida 3, No. 15 Louisville 1
TAMPA -- No. 9 South Florida jumped out to a 3-0 first-half lead and held on strong for a 3-1 victory at No. 15 Louisville. The Bulls (10-2-2, 5-0-1 in Big East) remained unbeaten in the conference and have won their last eight games.
The Bulls busted out to a 1-0 lead less than two minutes into the game when Kevin Olali stayed calm in traffic near the box after getting a rebound off a header by a Louisville player and finessed a shot past the keeper.
USF’s constant offensive pressure ended up making the Louisville defense boil over before the break.
The Bulls were back at it in Louisville territory in the 13th minute when they hit a corner kick that went off the head of defender for an own goal.