No. 5 Wake Forest streaks on
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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Wake Forest scored twice on corner kicks and goalkeeper Aubrey Bledsoe made four saves as the No. 5 Demon Deacons shut out No. 13 Virginia 2-0 on Sunday afternoon at Spry Stadium.
The Deacons remained undefeated for the ACC season, moving to 11-1-1 (4-0-1 ACC) and preserving their spot atop the conference standings. With 13 points through its first five ACC contests, Wake Forest is off to the best conference start in school history. Virginia dropped to 8-3-2 (2-2-1 ACC).
On the first corner kick that she had taken all season, Riley Ridgik produced Wake Forest's first goal in the 22nd minute, picking out Ally Berry who headed the ball into the net at the back post to give the Deacons a 1-0 advantage.
Shasta Fisher came close to evening the game for the Cavaliers just before halftime, cracking a shot from the top of the box that clattered off of the right post.
Jackie Logue doubled the Deacon lead in the 63rd minute. Ridgik sent another corner kick into the box that Kim Marshall headed on goal. Virginia goalkeeper Chantel Jones was there to make the save, but the rebound went to Logue, who put the ball into the net to make the Wake Forest margin 2-0.
Virginia's Morgan Brian tried to break up the shutout in the 76th minute, unleashing a rocket that was stopped by Bledsoe to maintain the clean sheet and earn her eighth shutout of the season -- tied for the second-most in a season in school history.
No. 1 Stanford 1, Washington 0 OT
SEATTLE -- It was just the second time this season that No. 1 and undefeated Stanford had been taking to overtime but the Cardinal snuck past UW in the 94th minute for a 1-0 victory on Sunday afternoon at Husky Soccer Field.
Washington falls to 4-4-3 on the year and 0-2-1 in conference play while Stanford improves to 11-0-1 and 3-0-0.
The Huskies held their own against a ranked team for the second consecutive game after taking No. 21 Cal to overtime on Friday and ending in a draw.
Stanford took 23 shots in the game, 10 on goal while Husky keeper Jorde LaFontaine-Kussmann made nine saves.
There were several great shots taken by both teams as UW had nine shots, two on goal each by Kelli Stewart and Hillary Zevenbergen .
The lone goal came from Cardinal All-American Teresa Noyola, her sixth of the year, in the 94th minute on an assist by Mariah Nogueria. It was a cross from the left side of the field and Noyola headed it into the right corner.
No. 3 UCLA 1, No. 23 Oregon State 0
LOS ANGELES -- Third-ranked UCLA notched its third consecutive shutout on Sunday afternoon, as the Bruins posted a 1-0 victory against No. 23 Oregon State in Pac-12 action at the North Athletic Field. With the win the Bruins improved to 10-0-1 overall and 3-0 in the Pac-12.
Senior forward Sydney Leroux scored the game's only goal in the 17th minute when she went on a run down the right side of the field after receiving a pass from freshman Caprice Dydasco. It appeared that Leroux was going to cross the ball, however she slipped it behind OSU goalkeeper Coleen Boyd and into the back of the net. The goal ended a three-game scoreless streak for Leroux, who continues to lead the Bruins in scoring with 15 points on the season (seven goals, one assist).
UCLA's defense was spectacular as usual, allowing just three OSU shots on the day. It marks the team's seventh shutout in 11 matches this season. Freshman goalkeeper Katelyn Rowland played the entire 90 minutes in goal, picking up her seventh win of the season.
No. 4 Duke 1, Virginia Tech 0
DURHAM, N.C. -- One staple for fourth-ranked Duke this season has been its standout defense and once again the back line was solid on Sunday as the Blue Devils downed Virginia Tech 1-0 at Koskinen Stadium.
Duke goalkeeper Tara Campbell registered her ninth shutout of the year, which matched the Blue Devil single-season record for shutouts in a season. With the win, Duke improved to 12-1-1 overall and 4-0-1 in Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) action. Virginia Tech dropped to 8-4-1 and 0-3-1.
Virginia Tech took all four of its first half shots in the opening 25 minutes of play. Then, in the 30th minute, Duke freshman Kelly Cobb took her only attempt of the match that was blocked. Only 15 seconds later, the Blue Devils took the lead, 1-0.
Redshirt freshman Kim DeCesare sent a high pass down the middle of the pitch that landed on the head of senior Chelsea Canepa in the box. Canepa headed the ball to the feet of sophomore Kaitlyn Kerr, who used her right foot to tally her fourth goal of the season. Kerr notched her second game-winning goal of the year.
Neither team mounted much of a scoring threat over the final 45 minutes except for a blast from just outside the box by Duke sophomore Mollie Pathman in the 86th minute that went off the crossbar. The ball bounced back in front of the goal but no Blue Devil was there to pounce on the rebound.
For the match Duke outshot Virginia Tech 14-6, including an 8-2 advantage in the second half. Kerr led the Blue Devils with three shots, while Lester and Weinberg each attempted two. Cobb was held to a season-low one shot.
No. 6 Memphis 2, East Carolina 0
GREENEVILLE, N.C. -- Memphis collected its eighth shutout of the season and topped East Carolina (5-4-1, 0-3-0 C-USA) 2-0 at the East Carolina Soccer Stadium on Sunday.
No. 6 Memphis (12-0-0, 4-0-0 C-USA) grabbed a 1-0 lead in the 26th minute and benefited from a misplay by East Carolina defender Kendall Booth. Lady Tiger defender Christie Kline booted the ball from midfield to the 18-yard box and Booth yanked the clearing header into her own net for the Memphis goal.
Rasheeda Ansari scored in the 63rd minute to increase the Memphis lead to 2-0. Kelley Gravlin passed the ball to Christabel Oduro on the left side and Oduro served the ball to the center of the box where Ansari put it away for the goal. It was Ansari's fourth goal of the season and Gravlin notched her fourth assist of the season on the play. Oduro records her third assist of the season and leads the team with 13 points.
Memphis goalkeeper Elise Kuhar-Pitters was not tested in the match until the 85th minute, but the redshirt-senior made the stop to preserve the clean sheet. Kimmy Cummings found a seam in the Memphis defense and fired the shot on frame, but Kuhar-Pitters dove and made the save.
The Lady Tiger defense limited the Pirates to just three shots in the match and Memphis held a 13-3 shot edge. Natalia Gomez-Junco paced the offensive attack with four shots, two on frame. Gravlin also posted two shots on frame for the Lady Tigers.
No. 7 Boston College 4, Clemson 0
CLEMSON, S.C. -- Stephanie Wirth scored two goals and Kristen Mewis had two assists in leading fifth-ranked Boston College to a 4-0 victory against Clemson on Sunday afternoon. With the win, Boston College is now 9-0-2 overall and 4-0 in the ACC. Clemson falls to 5-7 overall and 0-5 in league play.
Boston College scored first in the 37th minute. On a corner kick, Mewis sent a corner kick in the box. Zoe Lombard headed the ball forward, and Wirth was there and headed the ball into the goal from two yards out.
The Eagles struck again with one minute remaining in the first half. Alaina Beyar sent a though ball to Stephanie McCaffrey creating a one-on-one situation with the Clemson goalkeeper Morgan Hert. McCaffrey fired a shot into the net from 16 yards out for her third goal of the season.
Boston College scored two goals midway in the second half. In the 61st minute, Victoria Dimartino crossed the ball from the left into the box and Rachel Davitt slid into the ball and sent an eight-yard shot into the goal for her second tally of the season.
Boston College scored its fourth goal at the 70:23 mark. Mewis sent a through ball to Wirth creating a one-on-one situation with Clemson's goalkeeper Hert. Wirth fired a shot from 12 yards out near the right post for her second goal of the game and the year.
No. 9 Florida State 2, North Carolina State 0
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Ninth-ranked Florida State (9-4-0, 2-3-0 ACC) returned to its winning ways Sunday afternoon blanking NC State (8-4-2, 0-3-2 ACC) 2-0 for the Seminoles first ACC shutout of the season.
The Seminoles scored in each half thanks to goals by Ines Jaurena and Tiffany McCarty, while Taylor Vancil kept the Wolfpack off the scoreboard making two saves in 90 minutes to record her second shutout of the season and first of her career in the ACC.
FSU continued its dominance against NC State as the Seminoles pushed their win streak to 11 consecutive and are now unbeaten in their last 13 games against the Wolfpack (11-0-2). The Seminoles have outscored the Wolfpack 33-9 during the span with four shutouts. NC State's last win in the series dates back to 1998.
NC State's only real scoring threat in the second half came in the 78th minute when Paige Dugal fired a shot just high of the crossbar from about 30 yards out.
FSU finished the game out shooting NC State 20-5.
No. 10 Marquette 4, Cincinnati 0
CINCINNATI, Ohio -- Four different players scored for the No. 10 Marquette (12-2-0, 5-1-0 Big East) as the Golden Eagles pulled away for a 4-0 league victory at Cincinnati (5-5-4, 1-3-2 Big East) on Sunday afternoon.
Sophomore Cara Jacobson opened the scoring at the 33:32 mark, finishing a cross from junior Rachel Brown from five yards out. Sophomore Vanessa Legault-Cordisco’s tally seven minutes later was her first of the campaign and gave Marquette a 2-0 advantage at the intermission.
A seven-minute span late in the second half produced two more goals as sophomore Emily Jacobson found the back of the net from 12 yards out and senior Lindsey Page headed home a strike to cap the day’s scoring at the 82:47 mark. Freshman Mary Luba assisted on both of the scores following halftime, her first two helpers of the 2011 campaign.
Senior netminder Natalie Kulla was forced to make just one save on the afternoon and collected her 52nd career victory and 38th shutout. Marquette finished with a 22-13 advantage in shots and forced UC goalkeeper Kristina Utley to make seven saves. The Golden Eagles have now recorded eight shutouts on the year.
Game information and photos compiled from athletic department websites.