Auburn upsets No. 9 Duke
Roundup: Oklahoma State’s Carmichael records 100th win
AUBURN, Ala. -- Bianca Sierra's header off of a Mary Coffed corner kick in the 62nd minute was the only goal Auburn needed on Friday night as it stunned No. 9 Duke, 1-0, at the Auburn Soccer Complex. The shutout was the second consecutive for Auburn and it was the program's third ever win against a top-five program and its second in the last year.
"We finally saw what this team is capable of," Auburn coach Karen Hoppa said. "We knew it coming into the season. We didn't see it in the loss to Wake Forest and last weekend we were okay but we knew we had more. Now we know. What a great victory and what a total team effort. Everyone played hard, laid it on the line and this is just a great victory."
After playing a bend-but-don't break first half in which it was out-shot 10-4, Auburn amped up its offense and defense in the second half, putting three of its six second-half shots on frame and finally coming through with the game-winning header off of the corner.
No. 3 Maryland 2, Saint Louis 0
COLLEGE PARK, MD. -- No. 3 Maryland earned its fifth-consecutive shutout, tying a school record, with a 2-0 victory against Saint Louis on Friday night at Ludwig Field.
"Five games and five shutouts, which equals last season's shutout total, we're very proud of that," Maryland head coach Brian Pensky said. "We had some good moments of possession today and created 11 corner kicks. Now our challenge is finishing off either some of those corner kick opportunities or being more dangerous in our other chances. But, there is no question that we'll get there."
Senior goalkeeper Yewande Balogun needed to make just one save to earn the shutout and Danielle Hubka and Ashley Grove notched goals to provide all the offense the Terrapins needed.
No. 4 Virginia 3, Arizona State 0
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- No. 4 Virginia improved to 5-0-0, its best start to a season since 2004, with a 3-0 victory against Arizona State Friday night in front of 1,242 fans at Klöckner Stadium. Julia Roberts had two goals and Lauren Alwine had three assists to lead the Cavaliers.
"This was a physical game and was the kind of game we have to expect when we get into the ACC," head coach Steve Swanson said. "It was a good win for us against a strong opponent. It was nice to get a couple of early goals, which let us settle into the game."
With her three assists, Alwine now has 37 career assists, setting a new Virginia record. The previous record of 36 career assists was held by Shannon Foley (2003-07).
No. 5 Oklahoma State 1, Creighton 0
OMAHA, Neb. – Oklahoma State remained perfect on the season, and head coach Colin Carmichael recorded his 100th-career win as the No. 5 Cowgirls knocked off Creighton, 1-0, in a weather-shortened match Friday night at Morrison Stadium.
Megan Marchesano’s goal in the 64th minute was the lone score in the match as OSU improved to 6-0-0. The match ended with 3:40 remaining after heavy rain and lightning moved into the area.
“Any time you go on road and win, you’re happy,” Carmichael said. “It was a difficult game against a tough opponent. In the first half, we were sub-par, not nearly as sharp as we needed to be. We were much better in the second half when we settled down and created better looks at the goal.
“(Getting 100 wins is a) nice milestone. I’ve been coaching for quite a few years, and it’s just a sign of the direction the program has been going. We’ve had a lot of great players, and that’s the biggest reason any coach has success. It’s a nice achievement, but now we’re just looking to Sunday.”
No. 6 UCLA 1, No. 24 Pepperdine 1 (2OT)
MALIBU, Calif. - Freshman Ally Courtnall's goal at the end of regulation helped No. 4 UCLA stave off defeat and earn a 1-1 tie against No. 24 Pepperdine on Friday afternoon at Tari Frahm Rokus Field in Malibu.
Pepperdine (4-0-1) took the lead in Friday's contest at the 35:42 mark of the first half when Lynn Williams slipped a shot past UCLA goalkeeper Katelyn Rowland. Pepperdine's Anisa Guajardo and Karissa Garcia both assisted on the goal.
Less than two minutes from suffering their first loss of the year, the Bruins (3-0-1) finally found the back of the net in the 88th minute on Courtnall's second goal of the season. Junior Zakiya Bywaters served a cross from the left corner flag that found a crashing Courtnall, who pushed the ball into the back of the net for the Bruins' equalizer at the 87:07 mark. Both teams then played scoreless soccer for two 10-minute overtime periods before the match officially ended in a draw.
No. 7 Florida State 3, No. 11 Marquette 1
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Seventh-ranked Florida State (4-1-0) wrapped up its three-game home stand with a grueling 3-1 victory against No. 11 Marquette (4-1-0) Friday evening handing the Golden Eagles their first loss of the season.
Tori Huster, Jessica Price and Janice Cayman each scored a goal in the win as the Seminoles extended their home unbeaten streak to 13 games (12-0-1), the third longest streak in school history. Cayman led the Seminoles with three points on the night with a goal and an assist while recording a team-high two shots.
In a rematch from last year's NCAA tournament third-round game, a match won by the Seminoles 3-0, both teams battled it out for 90 minutes on Friday with the Golden Eagles holding the advantage in shots (12-6) and corner kicks (2-1).
Seattle 2, No. 8 Portland 0
SEATTLE -- Seattle stunned the No. 8 Portland Pilots on Friday evening to open the Husky NIKE Invitational. A pair of first half goals guided the Redhawks to the biggest victory in program history, 2-0, over the perennial powerhouse Pilots. The win also marked the highest ranked opponent a Seattle team has defeated since reclassifying back to NCAA Division I status.
"I am really excited for the team. This is the highest ranked opponent we have ever played. We had a pretty good week of practice, and we were focused and concentrating on doing all the little things right. I am just proud of the team's efforts, beginning to end," said head coach Julie Woodward.
A strong performance by goalkeeper Madison Goverde and the Redhawks defense was the catalyst in the victory, as Portland possessed the ball for nearly 60 percent of the game primarily in the Redhawk half. Emma Levy and Stephanie Verdoia each tallied goals to provide the offense for Seattle.
No. 10 Notre Dame 7, Tulsa 1
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Sophomore forward Adriana Leon had two goals and an assist, while senior All-America forward Melissa Henderson and sophomore midfielder Mandy Laddish each added a goal and two assists, sparking No. 10 Notre Dame to a 7-1 rout of Tulsa on Friday night at the 19th annual Notre Dame adidas Invitational at Alumni Stadium. The seven goals not only set a new tournament record, but also were the most scored by the Fighting Irish in a single match since the 2008 season opener, a 7-0 victory against Michigan at old Alumni Field).
Senior defender Jessica Schuveiller, sophomore midfielder Rebecca Twining and senior midfielder Ellen Jantsch also scored goals for the Fighting Irish, with Twining becoming the third Notre Dame player in as many matches to score her first career goal.
Game information compiled from respective athletic department websites.