SEATTLE, Wash. — Aided by goals from freshman Taylor Krebs and sophomore Kylie Strom, Boston University (5-0-1) extended its unbeaten streak to six games with a 2-0 victory against No. 8 Portland (2-3-0) on Sunday in its final game of the Husky Invitational.
The Terriers’ six-game unbeaten streak ties the 1996 squad for the best season-opening stretch in program history. The triumph also marks BU’s second win against a ranked opponent in as many years as well as its eighth overall.
Portland maintained a 12-9 advantage in shot attempts, however, the Terriers made the most of their four shots on target, finding the back of the net in the 20th and 70th minutes, respectively. The Pilots did have their chances, but, BU got some added defense from the post three times throughout the game.
No. 1 North Carolina 3, No. 18 Ohio State 0
COLUMBUS, OHIO — Amber Brooks, Kealia Ohai and Emmalie Pfankuch scored goals and Adelaide Gay recorded her first career shutout as top-ranked North Carolina remained undefeated with a 3-0 victory against 18th-ranked Ohio State at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.
The matchup between the Tar Heels (4-0) and the 2010 NCAA semifinalist Buckeyes was played on a soggy field in Columbus after several rainstorms swept through the area on Sunday.
The sloppy conditions did not deter the Tar Heels, who outshot the Buckeyes 17-9, including 5-3 in shots on goal. The corner kicks favored Ohio State 8-5. Adelaide Gay made her second career start for the Tar Heels and earned her first career shutout in a Carolina Blue uniform, making three saves. A save by Gay in the 55th minute proved to be a key turning point in the game as it kept the score at 1-0 in favor of UNC before the Tar Heels put the game away with two more scores.
No. 2 Stanford 6, Northwestern 0
STANFORD, Calif. — Teresa Noyola scored twice within a four-minute span of the first half to spark Stanford to a 6-0 victory against Northwestern on Sunday in the team’s final match before playing host to Notre Dame in a rematch of last year’s NCAA final.
Junior central defender Madeleine Thompson scored her first collegiate goal in her first start, and Lindsay Taylor, Chioma Ubogagu, and Taylor McCann added goals in the second half to help No. 2 Stanford improve to 4-0-1.
On Dec. 5, 2010, Notre Dame beat Stanford, 1-0, in Cary, N.C., to win the College Cup. The teams meet Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Laird Q. Cagan Stadium as part of the Stanford Nike Invitational. Notre Dame (3-2) is ranked No. 10.
No. 3 Maryland 4, Cornell 0
ITHACA, N.Y. — Junior Domenica Hodak tallied a career-best two assists and the Terrapins posted their school-record setting sixth consecutive shutout as the No. 3 Maryland blanked Cornell 4-0 Sunday afternoon at Charles F. Berman Field.
The shutout record tops the previous one set in 1996 when the Terps blanked five consecutive opponents.
Maryland’s goalkeepers, senior Yewande Balogun and sophomore Shannon Zickler, did not face a shot on goal by the Big Red to post the combined shutout.
The Terps opened the scoring with an early goal, the first of the season by Spencer, a two-time first team All-ACC selection and 2010 NSCAA All-American, in the 10th minute. Hodak played the ball into Spencer, who finished it off for the 1-0 Maryland lead.
No. 4 Virginia 4, Drexel 0
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — No. 4 Virginia remained unbeaten this season, downing Drexel 4-0 Sunday afternoon in front of 1,151 fans at Klöckner Stadium. The Cavaliers had four different goal scorers in the game as they improved to 6-0-0 on the season. The Dragons fell to 2-2-1 with the loss.
Virginia took the early lead in the ninth minute. Julia Roberts took a free kick from 40 yards out and served it into the box, where Shasta Fisher headed in her first goal of the season. The Cavaliers doubled the lead in the 18th minute as Lauren Alwine curled in a corner kick for her first goal of the season. Caroline Miller notched her team-leading sixth goal of the season in the 22nd minute, as she was set up by Erica Hollenberg.
No. 5 Oklahoma State 7, Arkansas-Little Rock 0
STILLWATER, Okla. — Krista Lopez set an Oklahoma State record with four goals to lead the No. 5 Cowgirls to a 7-0 win against Arkansas-Little Rock Sunday at the Cowgirl Soccer Complex.
Lopez’s record-setting day saw her earn the hat trick in the opening half, and she added her record fourth goal just over five minutes after intermission. Lopez was previously tied with nine others who had notched three goals in a game for the Cowgirls.
OSU’s seven goals also tied for the ninth most in a game in program history and was the most since the Cowgirls netted seven scores against Louisiana-Lafayette in 2009.
No. 7 Florida State 4, UAB 0
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Seventh-ranked Florida State (5-1-0) recorded its fourth consecutive victory with a 4-0 win against UAB (2-3-0) on a rainy Sunday afternoon. Four different Seminoles found the back of the net in the win against the Blazers, while Toni Pressley led all players with three points on a goal and an assist to tie a career-high in the win.
After taking a 1-0 lead into the break, FSU broke things open with three, second half goals from Jamia Fields, Tiffany McCarty and Kassey Kallman to remain perfect against the Blazers in three all-time meetings.
The Seminole defense posted their fourth shutout of the season limiting the Blazers to six shots including just two shots on goal. Making her first start of the season, Taylor Vancil played all 90 minutes and made two saves to record her first shutout and win as a Seminole.
No. 9 Duke 1, Mississippi 0
AUBURN, Ala. — Duke freshman standout Kelly Cobb registered her third goal in the last four matches on Sunday to lift No. 5 Duke to a 1-0 victory against Ole Miss in the Auburn Tournament.
The lone goal of the match was scored in the 75th minute when Mollie Pathman made a great run and sent a pass to Kelly Cobb who hit her third goal of the season from six yards out.
Cobb earned her third goal in four games started to lead Duke. She leads the Blue Devils with three goals on the season. Pathman now owns a team-best four assists.
Ole Miss fired two late shots that both went high and Weinberg attempted a shot as time expired that was saved by Ronaldi to close out the match.
No. 10 Notre Dame 4, Indiana 1
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Senior All-America forward and Hermann Trophy candidate Melissa Henderson registered the fourth hat trick of her career, pacing No. 10 Notre Dame to a 4-1 victory against Indiana in the championship game of the Notre Dame adidas Invitational on Sunday afternoon before a crowd of 1,463 at Alumni Stadium.
For the second consecutive match sophomore midfielder Mandy Laddish delivered a pair of assists. Sophomore Adriana Leon netted her third game-winning goal of the young season and sophomore midfielder Rebecca Twining tacked on an assist as the Fighting Irish set or tied several team and individual tournament records on the way to their 14th title in the 19-year history of their home invitational.
Henderson was selected by the tournament’s head coaches as the Most Valuable Offensive Player, while her classmate and fellow captain Jessica Schuveiller was voted as the tournament’s Most Valuable Defensive Player. Laddish and Leon joined their senior teammates on the 11-player all-tournament team.
Game information and photos compiled from athletic department websites.