No. 3 North Carolina thumps OSU
Roundup: No. 4 Maryland, No. 10 Notre Dame also win easily
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- No. 3 North Carolina rolled past Oregon State on Friday night as the Tar Heels found the back of the net five times in the second half for a 5-1 win against the visiting Beavers. Billy Schuler picked up his second and third goals of the season as UNC overcame a 1-0 halftime deficit.
The Tar Heels dominated possession in the first half but were unable to find the back of the net during the first 45 minutes as Oregon State used a goal in the 18th minute to take a 1-0 lead into the break.
Billy Schuler almost gave the Tar Heels an early lead in just the fourth minute when Enzo Martinez fed a perfect through ball to the junior forward but Schuler's touch would go off the post and rebound to a Beaver defender.
No. 1 Louisville 2, Wake Forest 0
WINSTON SALEM, N.C. -- Top-ranked Louisville topped Wake Forest 2-0 on Friday evening in Spry Stadium. The match kicked off at 10:15 p.m. after a weather delay, more than two hours past the scheduled game time. The Cardinals improve to 2-0-0 on the season while the Demon Deacons fall to 0-2-0 on the year.
After a scoreless first half Louisville turned up the offensive pressure in the second stanza. Michael Roman gave the Cardinals a 1-0 lead when he headed the ball inside the near post in the 64th minute. Buck Tufty had another shot blocked in the 67th minute and Roman had his shot saved in the 70th minute. Ryan Smith continued the offensive flurry with a shot on goal in the 72nd minute.
Colin Rolfe then notched his second goal of the season on a through ball from Smith in the 84th minute to put the Cards up 2-0. Wake Forest pressured the Cardinal defense the final five minutes of the match but were unable to break through.
No. 4 Maryland 4, Stanford 0
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- No. 4 Maryland needed only 22 seconds to net its first of four goals in a 4-0 rout of Stanford in front of 7,178 fans at Ludwig Field on Friday night.
The crowd, which ranked as the second most in Ludwig Field history, and a live FOX Soccer Channel audience were treated to four first-half goals by the Terps (3-0-0), including two from senior Casey Townsend.
Sophomore forward Patrick Mullins started off the night with a bang after receiving a pass from John Stertzer just after the opening kickoff. Mullins slashed through the attacking third and beat Stanford goalkeeper Jason Dodson from the top of the 18-yard box to put the Terps ahead in the first minute.
No. 9 UC Santa Barbara 3, Duke 2 (OT)
DURHAM, N.C. -- Sophomore Dominick Sarle's golden goal in the 99th minute propelled No. 9 UC Santa Barbara to a 3-2 victory against Duke on Friday evening in the Gauchos' opening match of the Duke/Nike Classic, which is being held at the Blue Devil's Koskinen Stadium.
Nick Palodichuk and Andrew Wenger tallied goals in a losing effort for the Blue Devils while Sam Garza and Luis Silva notched goals for the Gauchos in an exciting back-and-forth contest.
With the win, UCSB improves to 2-0 on the season while the Blue Devils fall to 1-2. The Gauchos now hold a 4-0 all-time series record against Duke.
No. 10 Notre Dame 4, Dayton 1
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- No.10 Notre Dame used a strong offensive effort, which included two goals from junior forward Ryan Finley, to defeat Dayton 4-1 on Friday evening.
Notre Dame (1-0-1) also received goals from sophomore forward Harrison Shipp and junior midfielder Dillon Powers.
Early pressure from the Fighting Irish resulted in six corner kicks in the first half. Notre Dame outshot Dayton 13-7 in the opening period and 25-13 for the match. The Irish gained five more corner kicks (8-3) than the Flyers.
Game information compiled from respective athletic department websites.