No. 14 Virginia rolls No. 6 Maryland
Roundup: Wake Forest opens with a win in first conference game
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Virginia opened ACC play with a 4-1 victory against No. 6 Maryland at Klöckner Stadium. The Cavaliers, who won their ACC opener for the eighth time in nine seasons, improve to 7-1-1 overall (1-0 ACC). The Terrapins suffered their first loss of the season, falling to 6-1-2 overall (0-1 ACC).
Caroline Miller scored twice to lead the Cavaliers, as she posted her second multi-goal game of the season.
Virginia took the lead in the 14th minute of play. Molly Menchel's cross found Gloria Douglas at the top of the six-yard box, who trapped it and slotted it past the keeper for her fourth goal of the season. The Cavaliers took that 1-0 lead into halftime.
No. 1 Stanford 2, Portland 0
PORTLAND, Ore. - Goals are beautiful things, especially the 22-yard strike that Kristy Zurmuhlen blasted into the net to ice Stanford's 2-0 victory against Portland on Thursday night.
But Stanford women's soccer has different dimensions of beauty. There are the goals of course, but there is also the possession. That's what Cardinal soccer is all about - controlling play, being patient, setting the tempo, and taking the opponent out of its rhythm.
Stanford (7-0-1) did all those things to Portland, plus striking at the right times to quiet the boisterous crowd of 3,410 at Merlo Field. Teresa Noyola provided the spark with a goal and an assist.
No. 2 Oklahoma State 2, BYU 1 (OT)
STILLWATER, Okla. -- Colleen Dougherty scored a goal in the 99th minute to lift Oklahoma State to a 2-1 victory against BYU in overtime.
Oklahoma State controlled much of the first half but was held off the scoreboard by BYU goalkeeper McKinzie Olson until the last four minutes before halftime. Elizabeth DeLozier headed in her third goal of the season to put the Cowgirls on the board first. Olson tabbed four saves in the first half, seven in the game.
A goal from BYU freshman Jaiden Thornock in the 86th minute evened the score at 1-1 to force the game into overtime. The goal was Thornock’s second of the season.
No. 13 Wake Forest 2, No. 3 Florida State 0
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Wake Forest took the first step toward defending its ACC championship Thursday, getting two goals from Katie Stengel to shut out No. 3 Florida State 2-0 at Spry Stadium in its ACC opener. The Seminoles are the highest-ranked team that the Deacons have defeated since 2004.
Stengel, the ACC's leading scorer with 10 goals, struck first with under two minutes remaining in the opening period to send the Deacons (7-1-0, 1-0-0 ACC) into the locker room with a lead and then picked up an insurance goal in the 57th minute. A pair of defenders played the key roles in the scores, with Alisha Woodson playing a 30-yard ball to Stengel to set up the first goal and Jackie Logue delivering the cross that Stengel headed in for the second.
No. 5 Duke 3, College of Charleston 0
DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke closed non-conference action with a 3-0 blanking of College of Charleston at Koskinen Stadium. The Blue Devils registered three goals across the first 35 minutes of action on their way to notching their sixth shutout of the season.
The Blue Devils improved to 7-1 on the year and will next host Florida State to open Atlantic Coast Conference action. College of Charleston dropped to 4-4.
Freshman Kelly Cobb registered her sixth goal of the year to open the scoring in just the fourth minute. Sophomore defender Natasha Anasi sent a great feed down to Cobb that went off the head of a Cougar defender and to the feet of Cobb.
No. 8 Marquette 3, Pittsburgh 0
MILWAUKEE -- Marquette opened Big East conference action with a 3-0 win against Pittsburgh at Valley Fields. Maegan Kelly, Lindsey Page and Kate Reigle each registered goals in the Golden Eagles' fourth consecutive win.
Kelly opened up the scoring with a goal in the 24th minute to score her ninth goal of the season. Page then added her goal in the 31st minute to put the Golden Eagles up by two goals in the first half. Senior Natalie Kulla made two saves to hold the Panthers scoreless.
Marquette improved to 8-1 (1-0 Big East) for the season while the Panthers dropped to 1-6-2 (0-1 Big East).
Game information and photos compiled from athletic department websites.