CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Penn State used two goals by Maya Hayes, including the game-winner in the 66th minute, to top seventh-ranked Virginia 3-2 on Sunday afternoon at Klöckner Stadium. Hayes also scored the Nittany Lions first goal of the game and Taylor Schram notched three points on the day for Penn State who handed the Cavaliers their first loss of the season.
Following the halftime whistle in a 2-2 game, the No. 7 Cavaliers took control of play for the opening moments of the second half. Although they were controlling possession, the Cavs couldn’t keep Penn State at bay as Hayes ran loose again and scored off a Schram cross in the 66th minute for a 3-2 lead. The two-goal showing was Hayes’s fourth multi-goal game in the past six matches. Hayes notched her 11th and 12th goals of the season — the most by a Penn State player since 2009 when Katie Schoepfer and Danielle Toney scored 14 and 13, respectively.
For the match, Virginia out-shot Penn State 17-11 including an 8-4 advantage in the opening stanza. Erin McNulty recorded seven saves for the Nittany Lions while Virginia goalkeeper Chantel Jones saved a pair of shots for the Cavs. Corner kicks were nearly even (UVa 5-4) as were fouls (PSU 10-9). Penn State tallied four assists on the day and continued it streak of assisted goals as every tally this season has seen a helper accompany it.
Texas A&M 4, No. 1 North Carolina 3 (OT) — Full Recap
DURHAM, N.C. — Freshman Shea Groom netted the game-winning goal in overtime Texas A&M upset No. 1 North Carolina 4-3 on Sunday afternoon at Koskinen Stadium in the final day of the Duke Nike Classic.
The Aggies tallied two goals in the final 20 minutes of regulation to send the game into overtime tied 3-3 where Groom finish off the No. 1 Tar Heels with her goal just 30 seconds into the final period.
“Obviously, I’m really happy for our girls,” head coach G Guerrieri said. “I just couldn’t be more proud of them for the fight that they put in today. To be able to beat North Carolina after being down two goals in the second half and to come back to score 3 in 21 minutes for the win was a remarkable statement by our players.”
No. 2 Stanford 2, No. 11 UC Irvine 0
PALO ALTO, Calif. — Chioma Ubogagu and Teresa Noyola scored within two minutes of each other in the second half to lift No. 2 Stanford to a 2-0 victory against No. 11 UC Irvine and capture the four-team Stanford Nike Invitational on Sunday.
Stanford (6-0-1) had trouble solving the zone pressure of UC Irvine (5-1-1) in the first half, but emphasized quick buildups and a faster style of play in the second stanza which paid dividends on the goals that came in the 71st and 73rd minutes.
Ubogagu broke the deadlock after taking a long pass from outside back Annie Case at the top of the penalty area and freed herself among several defenders before firing a left-footed shot to the upper right corner. Moments later, Noyola met a UCI clearance with a shot from 15 yards that again reached the upper corner of the net.
Aly Gleason, a junior, made her first career start at goalkeeper — replacing Emily Oliver who suffered a minor knee injury Friday — and earned the shutout.
No. 3 Maryland 0, James Madison 0 (2OT)
HARRISONBURG, Va. — James Madison (3-2-2) battled third-ranked Maryland (6-0-2) to a scoreless double-overtime tie on Sunday evening at the JMU Soccer Complex.
Dukes’ redshirt freshman goalkeeper Kate Courter finished with a career-high 10 saves to get her fourth shutout in seven games this season. Maryland senior goalkeeper Yewande Balogun made five saves.
Maryland took 25 shots, 10 of them on goal, while JMU took eight shots, with five on those on goal.
No. 4 UCLA 4, Fresno State 1
LOS ANGELES – After a close first 45 minutes, the fourth-ranked UCLA women’s soccer team scored three unanswered goals in the second half to register a 4-1 victory against Fresno State in a non-conference showdown at Drake Stadium on Sunday evening. It culminates a weekend sweep for the Bruins, who also downed SMU 1-0 on Friday evening.
UCLA (6-0-1) struck early in Sunday’s match, taking a 1-0 lead on Sydney Leroux’s fifth goal of the year. A quick exchange at midfield between freshman Samantha Mewis and sophomore Jenna Richmond resulted in a run by Richmond toward the goal. After drawing several Bulldog defenders, Richmond laid the ball off to her left where Leroux ran onto it, eventually finishing from about 15 yards out.
No. 4 Oklahoma State 2, San Diego 1
LOS ANGELES — Kyndall Treadwell’s goal in the 70th minute lifted fourth-ranked Oklahoma State to a 2-1 win against San Diego on Sunday afternoon at McAlister Field to give the Cowgirls the Trojan Invitational title. With the win, OSU improved to 9-0-0 on the season and is one win shy of matching the best starts to a season in program history, which came in 2002 and 2003 when each of those teams started 10-0-0.
After a scoreless first half, the Cowgirls broke through in the 58th minute. Krista Lopez beat the defense down the near side and delivered a cross that Taylor Mathews headed off the crossbar. The ball bounced to Megan Marchesano, who delivered her third goal of the season to give OSU a 1-0 advantage.
The lead did not last long as just over eight-minutes later an OSU foul resulted in a free kick for the Toreros from just outside the top of the 18-yard box. And they would convert the opportunity as Natalie Garcia delivered a shot to the upper post to tie the match at 1-1. The goal was just the second the Cowgirls have allowed this season and first in the last seven games.
OSU would answer just under four minutes later when Treadwell blasted a 25-yard shot that deflected off a USD defender and into the back of the net for what proved to be the game winner.
No. 5 Florida State 4, Mercer 0
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Fifth-ranked Florida State put the finishing touches on its non-conference regular season schedule with a 4-0 shutout against Mercer on Sunday afternoon in front of a crowd of 872 at the Seminole Soccer Complex.
Freshmen Kristin Grubka and Jamia Fields paced the Seminole offense with a goal and an assist each for their first career multi-point performance to push FSU’s win streak to six in a row. Tiana Brockway and Tiffany McCarty also found the back of the net on Sunday with Ines Jaurena and CC Cobb picking up assists.
With the victory, the Garnet & Gold extended their home unbeaten streak to 14 games (13-0-1). It has been over a year since FSU suffered its last loss inside the friendly confines of the Seminole Soccer Complex.
The Seminoles limited the Bears to just four shots on the afternoon including one in the first half to registered their fifth shutout of the season and third at home. FSU’s Kelsey Wys started in goal and played the entire first half to earn the win as she moved to 6-1-0 on the year. Taylor Vancil started the second half and made a save in over 42 minutes of action, while Monterae Carter finished the game between the posts and recorded a save.
No. 8 Notre Dame 1, No. 17 Santa Clara 1
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Senior All-America forward and Hermann Trophy candidate Melissa Henderson scored for the sixth time in the past four matches, as No. 8 Notre Dame held the upper hand for much of its contest at No. 17 Santa Clara before settling for a 1-1 draw on Sunday afternoon before a crowd of 1,145 fans at Buck Shaw Stadium.
After SCU’s Sarah Jackson scored in the 30th minute, the Fighting Irish drew level at 62:17 mark when sophomore forward Rebecca Twining chipped a dangerous ball from the left channel into the penalty area, where Henderson was racing in from the top of the box. SCU goalkeeper Bianca Henninger couldn’t handle the ball cleanly as Henderson arrived almost simultaneously and the ball trickled free behind the SCU defense. Henderson then had a simple tap-in on an empty net for her team-leading seventh goal of the season.
Notre Dame (3-3-1) had a sizeable shot advantage (22-10), as well as a 9-6 margin in shots on goal. The Fighting Irish also earned six of the seven corner kicks in the match, while Santa Clara (3-0-4) had a 14-10 edge in fouls. There were three yellow cards handed out during the afternoon, with two going to the Fighting Irish (one to Twining, one to the Notre Dame bench) and one to SCU (Jackson).
No. 9 Florida 5, Florida Gulf Coast 0
GAINESVILLE, Fla — Five different Gators scored on Sunday afternoon as No. 9 Florida posted a 5-0 victory against Florida Gulf Coast in the first-ever meeting between the two teams.
In Florida’s last outing on Friday, the Gators lost 3-2 to No. 5 Florida State. UF head coach Becky Burleigh wanted to see how the Gators would come out after Friday night’s battle.
“The big question in this game was going to be, “How do we bounce back after such an emotional game like Friday?” and I thought that we responded really well,” Burleigh said. “To come out with four goals in the first half, and to dominate the way we did, was a really good testament to the leadership on our team.”
The four goals in the opening half were the most for the Gators since its 7-1 win versus Mississippi State on Oct. 1, 2010, when UF also scored four in the first 45 minutes.
No. 10 Duke 2, UNC Greensboro 0
DURHAM, N.C. — Led by two second-half goals, the sixth-ranked Blue Devils claimed the 2011 Duke Classic title with a 2-0 blanking of UNC Greensboro on Sunday afternoon at Koskinen Stadium.
The Blue Devils netted goals by sophomore Kaitlyn Kerr and junior Erin Koballa on their way to improving to 7-1 on the season, while UNC Greensboro fell to 1-5. With her two goals and two assists on the weekend, Kerr was named the Duke Classic MVP.
“Was it great, no it wasn’t great, but it was a win — and we won the tournament,” Duke head coach Robbie Church said. “Anytime you play in a tournament with North Carolina and Texas A&M and you can win the tournament that means you have done a fantastic job. We are very, very happy to do that. We are extremely happy to be 7-1. One more nonconference game and then we open up ACC play this weekend. I am happy where we are and glad we figured it out in the second half.”
Other members of the Duke Classic All-Tournament team include: Crystal Dunn (UNC), Chelsea Jones (Texas A&M), Kelly Cobb (Duke), Amber Brooks (UNC), Kelsey Kearney (UNCG), Natasha Anasi (Duke), Merritt Mathias (Texas A&M), Stephanie Partenheimer (UNCG), Meghan Streight (Texas A&M), Courtney Jones (UNC) and Koballa (Duke).
Game information and photos compiled from athletic department websites.