No. 1 Heels face No. 4 Irish for first time
UCLA looks to build on momentum of knocking off No. 1 team
UNC will face No. 4 Notre Dame on noon. ET Sunday, on ESPNU. Sunday will be the first meeting between UNC and Notre Dame, and will also mark the inaugural ACC match for the Irish.
After opening the season with a double-overtime win versus Monmouth, the Tar Heels slid into the top spot in the NSCAA poll on Tuesday. UNC (2-0) also earned a dominating 4-0 win against No. 13 Coastal Carolina on Monday. The Heels were fourth in the preseason poll by the NSCAA.
Tyler Engel scored the game-winning goal in both contests during the past weekend, including one in the 103rd minute against the Hawks on Friday night.
The Fighting Irish (1-0-1) defended its title at the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic in Bloomington, Ind., with a 2-1 victory against SMU on Sunday. Notre Dame and UCLA both finished 1-0-1, but the goal differential tiebreaker went to the Irish.
Senior forward Victor Chavez scored a golden goal just 49 seconds into overtime (Watch) to give then-No. 9 UCLA a 1-0 victory on Sunday against then-No. 1 ranked Indiana. The Bruins scored the goal while playing a man down after receiving a red card in the 75th minute.
This was the first time that UCLA has defeated a top-ranked team since defeating No. 1 Maryland in the 2009 season opener. Additionally, this was the Bruins’ first win against Indiana since 2000, snapping a four-match losing streak to the Hoosiers.
UCLA heads into a weekend where it will face Cal Poly on Thursday. Can the Bruins drive off of the momentum gained from the win against Indiana and continue to crawl up the rankings?
|10 p.m.||No. 10 Cal vs. San Francisco|
|10 p.m.||No. 6 UCLA vs. Cal Poly|
|7 p.m.||No. 9 New Mexico vs. VCU|
|7:30 p.m.||No. 2 Creighton vs. Columbia|
|7:30 p.m.||No. 3 Connecticut vs. Boston U.|
|8 p.m.||No. 5 Akron vs. St. John’s (N.Y.)|
|8:30 p.m.||No. 8 Indiana vs. UAB|
|7 p.m.||No. 7 Louisville vs. Butler|
|Noon||No. 1 North Carolina vs. No. 4 Notre Dame|
|Noon||No. 9 New Mexico vs. Georgetown|
|1 p.m.||No. 5 Akron vs. Rutgers|
|8 p.m.||No. 8 Indiana vs. West Virginia|
|7 p.m.||No. 3 Connecticut vs. Washington|