Top 10 Roundup
No. 9 UCLA beats No. 1 Indiana in OT; No. 3 Hoyas bounce back
Friday: No. 1 Indiana 2, SMU 1
No. 1 ranked Indiana used a pair of unanswered scores from sophomore Femi Hollinger-Janzen and junior Patrick Doody to open the season with a 2-1 win over SMU on the opening night of the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic in Bloomington, Ind.
Despite the offensive efforts it was the Mustangs that would get on the board first with Alfred Koroma's goal in the 10th minute to give SMU a 1-0 advantage.
Indiana's Femi Hollinger-Janzen tied things up with less than four minutes remaining in the first half.
The tied score line was matched in the statistical categories with both teams taking five shots in the first half and one corner kick each.
A free kick in the 72nd minute proved to be the difference for IU. Doody shot into the back of the net for his first career goal.
Indiana finished the match with a 15-10 shot advantage, with five on goal and four for SMU.
Sunday: California 3, No. 2 Maryland 2 (OT)
California beat its second consecutive highly ranked opponent -- yet another 2012 College Cup semifinalist -- when Alec Sundly scored a golden goal in the 97th minute and gave the Golden Bears a 3-2 overtime win against No. 2 Maryland at Goldman Field.
On the Bears’ winning goal, junior midfielder Seth Casiple took a corner kick that found Steve Birnbaum. The senior defender headed on goal, only to see Maryland goalkeeper Zach Steffen save shot. But the freshman goalie only managed to deflect the ball into the path of Sundly, and the senior midfielder and co-captain slammed the ball into the net from close range.
Friday: No. 2 Maryland 3, Stanford 3
Maryland battled from two goals down to record a 3-3 draw at Stanford in the season opener.
Patrick Mullins, Schillo Tshuma and Jake Pace all registered goals as Maryland picked up the tie after going two goals down in the first half.
Pace knotted the game at three with the Terps’ second set piece goal of the night with four minutes remaining. Tsubasa Endoh’s corner kick from the near sideline found Pace at the far post for the senior captain’s first goal of the season and vaulted Maryland into the extra stanza.
Neither team managed a shot in the first overtime, but Stanford was dealt a red card late in the period and was forced to play a man down for the remainder.
Despite three scoring chances and four corner kicks, the Terps were unable to put a fourth goal on the board and finished the match with a draw. Stanford did not record a shot in extra time and the Terps outshot the Cardinal 17-13 on the day and battled through 42 Stanford fouls.
Sunday: No. 2 Georgetown 2, Stanford 0
No. 3 Georgetown came back from a tough season opener to finish its West Coast tour with a victory, downing Stanford 2-0 in Palo Alto, Calif. Senior forward Steve Neumann scored two goals as the Hoyas tallied their first win of the 2013 campaign.
Georgetown outshot the Cardinal 13-8 and took three corner kicks while Stanford was awarded four. It was a physical game with six total cards being assessed in the contest, with just two on the Hoyas. Neumann scored his first goal on a penalty kick.
In goal, both keepers -- Tomas Gomez of Georgetown and Drew Hutchins of Stanford -- managed four saves.
Friday: California 2, No. 3 Georgetown 0
No. 3 Georgetown had its season opener spoiled as the squad fell 2-0 to California at Edwards Stadium. It marks the first loss in a season-opening game for the Hoyas since 2011.
The Hoyas came out looking sharp with a number of chances early. Georgetown controlled possession and the pace for much of the first half.
Despite the Hoyas' advantage, it was the Golden Bears who got on the board first when Connor Hallisey found the low right corner on a tough shot to make it 1-0 in the 41st minute.
California's Steve Birnbaum went on to score a penalty kick and to put the Golden Bears up 2-0.
Both squads had 10 shots in the game, the Hoyas only had three on goal, and couldn't find the back of the net.
Friday: No. 4 UNC 1, Monmouth 0
Tyler Engel scored in the 103rd minute to give No. 4 North Carolina a season-opening 1-0 victory against Monmouth from Fetzer Field.
UNC (1-0) junior keeper Brendan Moore made just one save, but it was enough to earn a clean sheet in his first career start for the Tar Heels.
The Tar Heels allowed only two shots by the Hawks. UNC had 12 shot attempts.
Monmouth played a defensive-minded game all evening, making it difficult for the Tar Heels to slip passes and find breathing room in their offensive zone.
Friday: No. 5 UConn 1, St. Francis (N.Y.) 0
Freshman Cyle Larin scored his first collegiate goal in the 25th minute which proved to be the game-winner, as UConn downed St. Francis (N.Y.) 1-0 in the season opener at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium.
Larin netted the game's lone goal when fellow freshman Kwame Awuah sent a deep cross curling to to give the Huskies an early 1-0 lead.
UConn dominated the first half of play, outshooting the Terriers 9-0.
With the win, Connecticut improved to 7-0-0 all-time against St. Francis (N.Y.).
Sunday: No. 6 Creighton 3, Cal Poly 0
No. 6 Creighton recorded its second consecutive shutout of 2013 with a 3-0 victory against Cal Poly at Morrison Stadium.
Creighton (2-0-0) grabbed a 1-0 lead over Cal Poly (1-1-0) at 35:03 of the first half when freshman Ricardo Perez scored his first career goal. Sean Kim sent a pass in from the right side and Perez beat Mustang goalie Wade Hamilton for the early advantage.
In the second half, Eric Miller doubled the Creighton lead to 2-0 in the 57th minute. Miller redirected a ball past Hamilton on a header coming in from a free kick by Fabian Herbers.
About 13 minutes later the Jays scored the final goal of the evening. Timo Pitter blasted the ball into the goal after assists from Jose Ribas and Herbers. It marked Pitter’s second score of the season in just two matches.
Creighton edged Cal Poly 9-8 in shots.
Friday: No. 6 Creighton 2, Tulsa 0
Creighton opened the season with a 2-0 victory against No. 14 Tulsa after scoring a pair of second-half goals at Morrison Stadium.
After a scoreless first half, freshman Fabian Herbers scored his first career goal at 62:17 to give Creighton a 1-0 advantage. Taking a ball from sophomore Timo Pitter, Herbers knocked in a shot from the right side past Golden Hurricane goalie Cody Mumma for the score.
Pitter added a late goal of his own with a little more than three minutes remaining. After successive attempts from the right side late in the match, Pitter finally put one past Mumma just inside the left post to give the Jays the two-goal victory. Classmate Vincent Keller assisted on the score.
The Bluejays posted 21 shots in the match to 19 from Tulsa. Pitter recorded nine of those shots including four shots on goal.
Junior Alex Bolowich earned his first victory of the year in goal for the Jays, making seven saves.
Sunday: No. 7 Notre Dame 2, SMU 1
Senior forward Leon Brown entered Sunday's game versus SMU with two career goals and he matched that total less than 20 minutes into the contest as No. 7 Notre Dame bested the Mustangs 2-1 in the second and final day of the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic at Bill Armstrong Stadium.
UCLA's 1-0 overtime win against No. 1 Indiana in Sunday's second match gave Notre Dame its second consecutive adidas/IU Credit Union Classic title. The Irish and Bruins both finished 1-0-1, but Notre Dame won on the tiebreaker of goals scored. It is the third IU Classic title for the Irish in 14 all-time appearances. Notre Dame also won in 1993.
After squandering scoring opportunities during Friday's 0-0 draw against No. 9 UCLA in the tournament opener, it didn't take the Irish offense long to strike on Sunday. Brown scored in the fifth minute when he took three dribbles in the center of the field and put his shot into the back of the net from 25 yards out.
Friday: No. 7 Notre Dame 0, No. 9 UCLA 0
The soccer showdown between No. 7 Notre Dame and No. 9 UCLA ended in a scoreless draw. The match was the season opener for both squads.
Notre Dame outshot UCLA 18-9, including 10-4 in the opening half. Both teams had five shots on goal. The Irish had 12 corner kicks compared to five for the Bruins.
Senior goalkeeper Patrick Wall made five saves for the Fighting Irish to collect his fourth career shutout.
Including the preseason, the Fighting Irish defense has not surrendered a goal in 292 minutes. Tonight was the first time in the previous 24 matches that Notre Dame has been held without a goal. The Irish were not blanked all of last season.
Notre Dame is 1-4-1 against UCLA.
Sunday: No. 8 Akron 1, Furman 0
No. 8 Akron used a second-half goal from Reinaldo Brenes to defeat Furman 1-0 at Patriots Point and win the Nike/Aaron Olitsky Memorial Classic Tournament hosted by the College of Charleston.
Brenes' decisive strike came in the 58th minute when Ismail Seremba, who had just enterted the match, collected an Akron corner kick and slipped the ball to Brenes with space in front of the net. The Hermann Trophy candidate and UA's leading goal scorer from 2012, turned and buried it from 12 yards out for his first goal of the fall.
For their performances this weekend, Brenes, Bryan Gallego, Aodhan Quinn and Eric Stevenson were named to the All-Tournament team. After directing the Zips to a pair of shutouts to start the season, Gallego was also named tournament MVP.
Friday: No. 8 Akron 2, College of Charleston 0
Senior Aodhan Quinn broke a scoreless tie in the 80th minute as No. 8 Akron posted a 2-0 victory at the College of Charleston on the first day of the Nike/Aaron Olitsky Memorial Classic.
It was the first match of the season for both teams and the first career win as the head coach of the Zips for Jared Embick.
The decisive strike for Akron followed a straight red card shown to College of Charleston midfielder Ike Crook, who was booked for a hard tackle of Robbie Derschang in the 70th minute.
Akron added another tally on an own goal in the 87th minute to put the game away.
The Zips out-shot the host College of Charleston, 23-5, including a 12-2 advantage in the second half. Akron also earned seven corner kicks College of Charleston had one.
Despite out-shooting the Cougars 11-3 in the first half, Akron found itself in a scoreless tie heading into the break.
Sunday: No. 9 UCLA 1, No. 1 Indiana 0 (OT)
Despite Indiana playing a man up for the last 15 minutes of play and a penalty kick scoring opportunity, it was No. 9 UCLA which netted a goal 49 seconds into overtime for a 1-0 victory against the top-ranked Hoosiers in front of a record crowd of 7,720 fans at Bill Armstrong Stadium.
After a second half that was dominated by the Hoosiers, outshooting the Bruins by a 9-3 margin, UCLA took advantage of a miscue in the back just 49 seconds into the first overtime period. Indiana goalkeeper Michael Soderlund came off his line to try and push the ball off the foot of a charging Victor Chavez but the ball did not move out of reach and Chavez danced around Soderlund for an open-net goal at 90:49.
Friday: No. 10 Louisville 2, No. 25 Virginia 1
No. 10 Louisville began its 2013 regular season with a 2-1 win against No. 25 Virginia in front of 4,016 spectators at Klöckner Stadium.
Both teams finished with 10 shots, with Louisville putting three on goal and Virginia with two shots on goal.
Louisville’s Ricardo Velazco scored the game’s first goal on a give-and-go in the 22nd minute.
Virginia knotted the score 11 minutes later. After a Louisville foul just outside the box, Thomsen took the free kick and put it over the Cardinals’ wall to the left upper 90 for his first career goal.
The Cardinals broke the tie in the 62nd minute and brought the final score to 2-1.