Top 10 Roundup
No. 1 Heels win top-three matchup, No. 2 Seminoles draw
No. 1 North Carolina 1, No. 3 UCLA 0
DURHAM, N.C. -- Crystal Dunn’s goal in the 79th minute proved the difference as North Carolina defeated UCLA before 1,805 fans at the Duke Nike Classic. The Tar Heels improved to 5-0 with the victory while UCLA fell to 4-1.
Carolina outshot the Bruins 23-6 on the night but a brilliant effort by Bruin goalkeeper Katelyn Rowland kept the Tar Heels off the scoreboard until Dunn notched her fifth goal of the season and second game-winner at 78:40. Megan Brigman sent a ball from the right side to Brooke Elby 20 yards out. Elby slipped the ball through a pair of defenders to Dunn who one touched it and then buried a shot from 12 yards out into the lower right corner.
Prior to that, Rowland had kept the Tar Heels at bay all night, including a pair of brilliant saves on Tar Heel shots in the first half. In the 20th minute, Rowland tipped away a shot by Dunn which was headed into the upper right corner of the frame. In the 29th minute, the Tar Heels almost took the lead as after a UCLA foul, Alex Newfield sent a shot which seemed destined for the upper left 90 only to be stabbed over the end line by Rowland. Carolina outshot the Bruins 13-2 before haltime.
With 20 minutes to play, Kealia Ohai hit the right post for the Tar Heels. Two minutes later, UNC goalkeeper Bryane Heaberlin dove to her right to save a shot by Rosie White, the best scoring opportunity of the night for the Bruins. Dunn’s fifth goal followed a little less than seven minutes later.
The Bruins had two shots in the last three minutes of the game but could not earn the equalizer as UNC improved to 9-0 all-time against the Bruins.
Carolina had an 11-1 edge in corner kicks and Anna Sieloff and Bryane Heaberlin combined on the shutout with two saves in the second by Heaberlin, who is now 5-0 on the season as the goalkeeper of decision. Rowland finished with seven saves for UCLA.
No. 2 Florida State 1, Oklahoma State 1, 2OT
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A late second half goal by Jamia Fields kept No. 2 Florida State (4-0-1) unbeaten on the year as the Seminoles escaped with a 1-1 tie against Oklahoma State (3-0-2) in front of a crowd of 1,278.
In what looked like an end to FSU's school record home win streak, Jamia Fields saved the night scoring the equalizer with a minute and nine seconds left in regulation to tie the game at one and force overtime.
"I just knew that Dagny - or someone - would get on the end of it," Fields said. "And if I could just be there by the keeper to get the knockdown, or get lucky like I did, I knew I would get a chance. I'm glad I got that goal."
Kelsey Wys started the scoring play as the Seminoles brought all 11 players forward in an effort to score the game tying goal. The senior keeper lofted a ball inside the 18-yard box where Dagny Brynjarsdottir headed the ball in front of the net to Fields who headed the ball in for the score. The goal was Fields' second of the season, while it marked the fourth career assist for Wys. The assist for Brynjarsdottir was her first in 2013.
No. 4 Stanford 4, Loyola Marymount 0
STANFORD, Calif. -- Freshmen Stephanie Amack and Megan Turner scored their first collegiate goals to help spark No. 4 Stanford to a 4-0 nonconference victory against Loyola Marymount before 1,549 at Laird Q. Cagan Stadium.
Amack and Turner were part of large-scale substitutions in the latter stage of the first half that added energy to the Cardinal attack. Stanford struck for its first three goals within a 10-minute span bridging each half, all with six freshmen on the field, including four off the bench.
Amack scored from close range in the 42nd minute after a deflection off a defender deep in the box. Shortly after fifth-year senior Courtney Verloo scored on a 25-yard free kick into the upper right corner, Turner converted Verloo’s cross into a first-touch score in the 52nd minute.
Taylor Uhl, a junior transfer from Minnesota, scored her first goal at Cagan Stadium in similar fashion, knocking in a cross from Sydney Payne to complete the scoring. It was her second goal of the season.
No. 5 Virginia 6, Rutgers 0
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Virginia won a battle of undefeated teams Friday at Klöckner Stadium, downing Rutgers 6-0 in the Virginia Nike Soccer Classic. The Cavaliers improved to 5-0-0 with the victory, while the Scarlet Knights (4-1-0) suffered their first loss of the season.
Virginia controlled possession from the start, but couldn't find the opening goal until the 30th minute. After a corner kick was cleared out of the box, senior defender Shasta Fisher sent a ball back into the area that Brian redirected with her head off the far post and in for her third goal of the season. The advantage remained 1-0 until the Cavaliers doubled the lead with 38 seconds remaining before halftime. Senior midfielder Annie Steinlage threaded a ball to sophomore forward Brittany Ratcliffe, who turned and fired in her team-leading fifth goal of the year.
The Cavaliers came out strong in the second half as Colaprico scored twice right after intermission. In the 53rd minute, she collected a ball in the midfield and fired a left-footed shot from 25 yards out that grazed the bottom of the crossbar and in for the third goal of the night. Six minutes later, Brian delivered a long cross to the far post that Colaprico volleyed past the charging keeper for her second goal of the night and third of the season.
Virginia closed out the scoring with a pair of goals in the final 15 minutes. In the 77th minute, a clearance was intercepted by Shaffer, who one-timed a blast from the top of the 18 for her first career goal. Less than four minutes later Fry would score her first goal of the season, with a long-range shot of her own from nearly 25 yards.
Overall Virginia out-shot Rutgers 19-2 and had a 6-0 corner kick advantage. First-year goalkeeper Morgan Stearns made one save to post her second shutout of the season, while Jessica Janosz made two saves at the other end for Rutgers.
No. 6 BYU 1, Utah 0
PROVO, Utah -- No. 6 BYU handed Utah its first loss of the season after a late penalty kick goal from freshman forward Ashley Hatch in the 88th minute won the game 1-0.
The win moves BYU to 4-0-0 and gives BYU an early edge in the Deseret First Duel. Utah fell to 1-1-2 on its season.
The goal was Hatch’s third in her first four games and was the first allowed by Utah this season. Hatch also pulled even with Rachel Manning for the team lead in goals. The Cougars also broke the attendance record for the second time in a week with 5,402 fans.
No. 7 Wake Forest 1, Washington 0
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Katie Stengel scored directly from a corner kick to lead No. 7 Wake Forest to a 1-0 win against Washington in the first game of the Nike Portland Invitational at Merlo Field in Portland, Ore.
In one of the rarer plays in soccer, Stengel bent a corner from the left side directly on frame in the 11th minute. Washington goalkeeper Megan Kufeld failed in her attempt to punch the ball away, but it wouldn't have mattered - the ball was already across the line for Stengel's fourth score of the year.
Aubrey Bledsoe notched her second shutout of the season and the 27th of her career in net for Wake Forest (4-0), making four saves, including a key one on Washington's Lindsay Elston with less than ten minutes remaining.
After tallying their only goal on a set piece, the Demon Deacons fended off Husky side that that relied heavily on set pieces in the attack. The Deacon defenders did well to clear two Washington corner kicks in the waning minutes of the game.
No. 9 Baylor 2, Missouri 1
No. 7 Baylor (5-0-0) took down Missouri (3-2-0) with a 2-1 decision at Texas A&M's Ellis Field on Friday afternoon. The win extended the Bears' program-record unbeaten streak to 26 matches and tied the program record for best start to a season (1996, '98, 2002).
Kat Ludlow gave Baylor the early lead as she scored in the 26th minute off a corner kick by Bri Campos, the Bears' first set piece goal of the season. Then in the second half, Natalie Huggins scored in the 55th minute from the left corner of the box to the right side of the goal for her second game-winning goal of the season.
Missouri's Reagan Russell scored off a scrum in the box from eight yards out in the 79th minute for the first goal against Baylor this season and in 477 minutes, dating back to last season.
No. 10 Florida 3, Oklahoma 0
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Goals from a trio of players gave No. 10 Florida a 3-0 win against Oklahoma. Weather delayed the start of Friday’s match one hour.
When play did begin, the Gators scored quickly. Sophomore Pamela Begić headed in Florida’s first goal at 8:55, marking her second consecutive match with a goal. The next two goals were the first of their Gator careers for sophomore Lauren Smith and freshman Brooke Sharp. Smith picked up the ball just above the box after a Sooner deflection off Lindsey Cooper’s cross.
She took three touches and then hit a left-footed diagonal ball to the far post at 59:05. Florida’s third goal started when freshman Savannah Jordan danced along the end line to bring the ball toward the Sooners’ goal.
Three OU players tried to clear the ball, but the final touch put the ball just above the six-yard box. Sharp took a step and then used her left foot to place the ball in the far post netting.