No. 2 Maryland rolls past BC
Roundup: No. 5 Creighton, No. 7 Louisville, shut out opponents
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- No. 2 Maryland passed its first conference test Friday night with a 4-0 rout of No. 8 Boston College at a festive Ludwig Field.
Sophomore Patrick Mullins scored twice and goalkeeper Will Swaim secured his third shutout of the season as the Terrapins outshot the Eagles, 18-4. Head coach Sasho Cirovski, who was honored before the game for earning his 300th win on Sept. 4 against Radford, has led the Terps to their first 5-0 start since 2004.
It only took 10 minutes for the Terps to score on Boston College (4-1-0) as Sunny Jane looped a ball to senior Casey Townsend at the top of the box. Townsend settled the pass with his chest and volleyed a low shot past Eagles goalkeeper Justin Luthy to score his team-high fifth goal of the season.
No. 3 Connecticut 1, Tulsa 0
STORRS, Conn. -- No. 3 Connecticut hit the road for the first time in 2011 and defeated Tulsa 1-0 in the second game of the Hurricane Classic. Sophomore Mamadou Doudou Diouf netted his fifth goal in three games to give UConn the first road victory of the season. Freshman goalkeeper Andre Blake recorded three saves to earn his second shutout of the season.
In a physical contest with both teams picking up yellow cards, the Huskies entered a hostile environment and held the hosting Tulsa Hurricanes to just three shots on net.
Diouf netted the game winner in the 25th minute off a well-placed feed from junior captain Stephane Diop.
No. 5 Creighton 1, Fordham 0
OMAHA, Neb. -- No. 5 Creigton logged its fourth consecutive shutout victory to start the season as the Bluejays dealt visiting Fordham a 1-0 loss in front of 4,242 fans at Morrison Stadium Friday night.
Senior goalkeeper Brian Holt made six saves in goal, and a first-half goal by junior Jose Gomez was all the offense Creighton needed in improving to 4-0-0 on the year.
No. 6 UC Santa Barbara 2, No. 12 West Virginia 0
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Sophomore David Opoku scored his fourth goal in as many games on Friday night as he helped lead No. 6 UC Santa Barbara to a 2-0 win against visiting No. 9 West Virginia at Meredith Field at Harder Stadium.
A crowd of 3,136 showed up to cheer on the Gauchos as they improved to 4-0 on the season, marking their best start since 2009 when they also won their first four games. The Mountaineers, meanwhile, fell to 2-2 overall.
Opoku scored his third game-winner of the season in the 23rd minute. Junior Sam Garza crossed the ball on a Gaucho corner to the left post where Opoku was waiting just a few feet off of the goal line. He headed the ball straight back into the Mountaineer goal to give UCSB a 1-0 advantage.
No. 7 Louisville 2, IUPUI 0
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - No. 2 Louisville defeated IUPUI 2-0 Friday evening in Cardinal Park. The Cardinals improve to 3-1-0 on the year while IUPUI falls to 1-3-1 on the year. The Cardinals extended their home unbeaten streak to 25 with the win.
Michael Roman got the Cardinals on the board in the 54th minute. Walker crossed the ball toe Ryan Smith who found Roman in the middle of the field and slipped the ball past the keeper in to the lower right of the net.
In the 78th minute, Colin Rolfe was taken down just outside the box and the Cards were awarded a free kick in which Paolo DelPiccolo got the ball behind the keeper and Austin Berry tapped it in for an insurance goal in the 82nd minute.
No. 9 UC Irvine 3, Wisconsin 2 (2OT)
MADISON, Wisc. -- Everett Pitts gave the No. 9 Anteaters their second consecutive two-overtime victory with a rebound goal in the 106th minute to take Big Ten Badgers of Wisconsin down 3-2.
UCI (5-0-0) controlled the first half, but couldn't find the net. It fired seven shots including four in the final ten minutes.
No. 10 Indiana 3, Bucknell 2
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- A pair of goals from senior Alec Purdie and a late score for freshman Eriq Zavaleta kept No. 10 Indiana (3-0-1) undefeated for the 2011 season with a 3-2 win against Bucknell (2-2-0) Friday night at the Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament in South Bend, Ind.
The Hoosiers staked an early 2-0 lead but saw that evaporate late in the second half.
With the game tied at 2-2, Zavaleta was in the right place at the right time to pick up the rebound in a scrum in front of the net in the 77th minute. Harrison Petts sent in a corner kick that bounced through to Caleb Konstanski before finding its way to Zavaleta who calmly slotted it home from two yards out. It was Zavaleta's third goal of the season.