No. 17 South Florida pulls off upset
Roundup: No. 1 UConn and No. 11 Notre Dame play to draw
TAMPA -- Heavy rain and a strong St. John’s defense couldn’t stop the Bulls from staying atop the Big East’s Red Division on Saturday night.
Dom Dwyer scored two goals, including the game-winner, in No. 17 South Florida's 3-2 victory against No. 9 St. John's.
USF (7-2-2, 2-0-1 Big East) won for the fourth time in its past five games (one tie) and all four victories have come against ranked opponents.
Freshman Wesley Charpie maneuvered around defenders in the 71st minute after a strong shot by Kevin Olali and patiently passed to Dwyer with the keeper pulled out of position. Dwyer smoked his shot in between defenders to give the lead and the victory to the Bulls.
No. 1 Connecticut 0, No. 11 Notre Dame 0 -- Box Score
STORRS, Conn. -- No. 1 Connecticut battled No. 11 Notre Dame to a 0-0 draw. The Huskies set a new UConn record with their ninth consecutive shutout dating back to September 9. UConn now stands at 11-0-1 (2-0-1 Big East) while The Fighting Irish are 5-2-4 (1-1-1 Big East).
Freshman goalkeeper Andre Blake made a season-high nine saves on the day. Blake has now gone over 880 minutes without allowing a goal. With nine-consecutive shutouts, the Huskies stand just two away from equaling the NCAA record of 11-consecutive games without allowing a goal. Connecticut surpassed its previous record set in 2009.
Blake came up huge for Connecticut in the 36th minute, stopping two point-blank shots from within the box in rapid succession.
Senior Tony Cascio was dangerous for the Huskies in the scoreless draw. He finished the day with four shots and two went slightly wide in the 12th and 48th minutes.
No. 3 Akron 2, Northern Illinois 0 -- Box Score
AKRON, Ohio -- No. 3 Akron defeated Northern Illinois 2-0 Saturday evening. Darren Mattocks scored both goals for the Zips.
Mattocks opened the scoring for the Zips with a header in the 16th minute. Aodhan Quinn stepped up to take a free kick for Akron and found the head of Mattocks for an early lead.
Mattocks doubled the lead for Akron in the 32nd minute. Luke Holmes played a ball in behind the Huskie defense and Mattocks ran onto it and dropped a shot inside the far post. The goal was the 10th of the season for Mattocks, who ranks in the top 10 in the nation in scoring. The Zips held a 13-3 shooting advantage for the game.
Game information and photos compiled from athletic department websites.