Top 10 Roundup
No. 15 Wake Forest upends fourth-ranked Maryland 4-3
No. 2 Notre Dame 1, NC State 0
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Second-ranked Notre Dame overcame a 1-0 halftime deficit with second-half goals from Patrick Hodan and Max Lachowecki to claim a 2-1 victory against NC State on Saturday evening at Dail Soccer Stadium. The win keeps the Irish undefeated this season.
Notre Dame (8-0-5, 5-0-3) is tied with Wake Forest for first place in the Atlantic Coast Conference standings. Both squads are 5-0-3 in league play.
The Fighting Irish had a 16-9 shot advantage for the game and earned three corner kicks compared to two for the Wolfpack. Harrison Shipp, a senior forward, had a game-high eight shots, including four on frame. Senior goalkeeper Patrick Wall made four saves for the Irish and his counterpart Fabian Otte also had four stops.
No. 15 Wake Forest 4, No. 4 Maryland 3
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Luca Gimenez turned in a five-point night with two goals and an assist to help No. 15 Wake Forest earn its 400th win in program history and defeat fourth-ranked Maryland 4-3 on Saturday night at Ludwig Field.
The win kept the Demon Deacons (7-3-4, 5-0-3 ACC) undefeated in the ACC and in a tie for first place with Notre Dame, who defeated NC State 2-1 Saturday. Maryland fell to 6-3-5 overall and 4-1-3 in conference play.
Wake Forest is now 400-222-83 since beginning the men's soccer program in 1980. Head coach Jay Vidovich is 259-111-47 in his 20 years at the helm, accounting for 65 percent of the program victories.
The Demon Deacons are now 5-1-1 against the Terrapins in the last seven meetings, six of which have come with Maryland being ranked in the top five nationally. The Deacs' last win at Ludwig Field was a 4-2 final on Sept. 26, 2008.
For Gimenez, this marks his first multi-goal game of the season. Sean Okoli also scored a goal and dished out an assist, while the Deacs benefitted from an own goal, as well. Gimenez and Okoli are now tied for the team lead with five goals apiece.
No. 6 Cal State Northridge 0, UC Riverside 0
RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- Goalkeeper Adam Hobbs made five saves, including three in overtime, to lead the No. 6 Cal State Northridge Matadors (11-2-1, 3-1-1 Big West) to a scoreless draw at UC Riverside (6-5-3, 1-3-1) on Saturday night at UC Riverside Soccer Stadium. Hobbs recorded a save with six seconds left in overtime and another 20 seconds from full time to earn a shutout in CSUN's first draw since the 2011 season.
It is the first time in this series since 2008 that at least one side did not score. It is also the first draw between these two teams since October 13, 2007 (0-0 at Matador Soccer Field).
Cal State Northridge retains its place at the top of the Big West South Division with 10 points and is currently tied with Cal State Fullerton, who played to a draw against UC Irvine on Saturday night.
No. 7 Louisville 2, No. 8 Connecticut 2
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Behind goals from senior Zack Foxhoven and freshman Ivan Gutierrez, No. 7 Louisville maintained its position atop the American Athletic Conference standings with a 2-2 draw against second-place and No. 8-ranked Connecticut.
In extending their unbeaten streak to nine games, the Cardinals moved to 9-2-2 overall and 4-0-1 in conference matches (13 points) to remain three points clear of the second place Huskies (6-2-5, 2-0-4, 10 points). The nine-game unbeaten streak is the longest for the Cardinals since they set a school record with 23 consecutive games without a loss during the 2010 NCAA runner-up season.
With Louisville playing just its second overtime match of the season, freshman Andrew Brody was credited with assists on each of the Cardinals' goals to increase his 2013 total to eight, the fifth highest single season assist total ever at U of L. That numbers equals the number first achieved by Stephen Kota in 1983, while Stuart Langrish owns the single season school record for assists with 11 in 2000.
No. 8 UMBC 1, New Hampshire 0
BALTIMORE -- UMBC junior midfielder Mamadou Kansaye scored early in the second half and the defense made the goal stand up as the eighth-ranked Retrievers blanked visiting New Hampshire 1-0 in an America East midseason battle for first place.
UMBC, which stretched its unbeaten streak to four, improved to 3-0-1 in league play and 12-1-1 overall. UNH saw its four-game winning streak halted and the Wildcats slipped to 3-1-0 in America East and 9-4-0 overall.
UMBC outshot UNH 12-5 and Retriever senior netminder Phil Saunders needed to make only one save to record his 20th career shutout. Worra made four saves for the visitors.
The UMBC victory evened the series at 5-5-5 and extended the Retrievers’ unbeaten streak to seven (3-0-4) vs. the Wildcats.