GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida State saw Florida tie the match twice Friday, but in the end, the Seminoles took the 3-2 win against the Gators.
It was exactly what was expected for a match featuring two top-10 teams. A big crowd was on hand to witness a tense contest between the intrastate rivals.
The game-winning goal came from Tiffany McCarty. The Seminoles sent a ball forward to the Gator half. McCarty received the ball and moved toward the box before touching it left to Dagny Brynjarsdottir. She sent it back to McCarty, who was entering the box. McCarty scored her second goal of the match and her team leading sixth goal of the season from six yards in the 72nd minute.
No. 1 North Carolina 2, UNC Greensboro 0
DURHAM, N.C. — Ranee Premji and Bianca Gray scored goals in the last 11 minutes of the first half to lift top-ranked North Carolina to a 2-0 victory against UNC Greensboro Friday afternoon in the Duke Nike Classic at Koskinen Stadium. The Tar Heels improved to 5-0 on the season with the victory while the Spartans fell to 1-4.
Tar Heel head coach Anson Dorrance made liberal use of his bench Friday as 21 different Carolina players saw action, all playing at least 23 minutes. Freshman Caitlin Ball made her first career start, stepping in for the injured Satara Murray in the flat back three and playing 52 minutes.
No 10. Duke 7, Texas A&M 2
DURHAM, N.C. — After allowing two late tallies in the first half to even the score, 2-2, Duke registered five unanswered goals to close the match with a 7-2 stomping of national power Texas A&M on Friday afternoon on the first day of the Duke Nike Classic at Koskinen Stadium.
With the victory, the Blue Devils improve to 6-1-0 on the year, while Texas A&M drops to 3-4-0. Duke will next host UNC Greensboro on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 2:30 p.m., while the Aggies will take on top-ranked North Carolina at 12:00 p.m., to close the Duke Nike Classic.
No. 4 Oklahoma State 1, USC 0
LOS ANGELES — Oklahoma State got a goal from Elizabeth DeLozier in the 56th minute as the Cowgirls knocked off host USC, 1-0, at the Trojan Invitational Friday at McAlister Field.
With the win, the Cowgirls remained perfect on the season as they improved to 8-0-0. The shutout was their seventh of the season, and OSU has now outscored its opponents 20-1 on the year.
No. 7 Virginia 0, Washington State 0 (2OT)
CHARLOTTESVILLE — Virginia had its six-game win streak come to an end with a 0-0 draw with Washington State Friday on the first day of the Virginia Nike Soccer Classic at Klöckner Stadium. The Cavaliers, who entered the game leading the nation in scoring with 26 goals, outshot the Cougars 19-4, but couldn’t find the back of the net.
“We knew Washington State was very organized defensively and would be hard to break down,” said head coach Steve Swanson. “While we had a majority of the possession, we didn’t do enough with the chances we created. We need to be a little more crisp with our passing and take advantage of controlling the ball for most of the game.”
No. 7 UCLA 1, SMU 0
LOS ANGELES – Senior forward Sydney Leroux punched in her third game-winning goal of the season on Friday evening, as the fourth-ranked UCLA women’s soccer team downed SMU, 1-0 in a non-conference showdown at Drake Stadium. With the win, the Bruins remain undefeated on the season at 5-0-1, while the Mustangs move to 3-3 on the year.
Leroux put UCLA on the board just 10 minutes into Friday’s contest, as she ran onto a long pass played up through the middle by sophomore Jenna Richmond. With just one defender to beat, Leroux cut to her left before unleashing a left-footed shot to the right corner from about 15 yards out. SMU goalkeeper Courtney Webb made a diving attempt at the ball, however Leroux’s shot was placed too perfectly. It marked Leroux’s team-leading fourth goal of the season.
No. 2 Stanford 2, No. 8 Notre Dame 1
STANFORD, Calif. – In what could be described as more saga than soccer, Stanford scored twice in the final 10 minutes to rally past Notre Dame 2-1 in a lightning-interrupted epic Friday night.
Mariah Nogueira’s 88th-minute header provided a measure of satisfaction after last season’s NCAA championship loss to the Irish, and capped a night that began with the energy of a sellout crowd on the opening night of an expanded Laird Q. Cagan Stadium.
Game information and photos compiled from athletic department websites.