Another week of the men's soccer season is in the books. Indiana claimed the top spot in the latest United Soccer Coaches poll, then proceeded to tie No. 18 Michigan at home. Some of the notable matches of the week include No. 8 North Carolina's 2-1 defeat of No. 23 Duke, and a pair of unranked Cincinnati-based schools – Xavier and Cincinnati – taking down top-15 opponents – No. 9 Georgetown and No. 13 Kentucky, respectively – with 1-0 wins.
Here are the best goals from Week 3 of men's action.
Jon Gallagher – Notre Dame
Jon Gallagher scored the third and final goal just before halftime in Notre Dame's shutout victory against N.C. State, when he beat the Wolfpack's back line, then flicked the ball into the goal with the outside of his right foot.
Farina Casey Farina Gallagher— ND Men's Soccer (@NDMenSoccer) September 16, 2017
Tanner Roberts – N.C. State
Tanner Roberts scored twice in N.C. State's 2-1 win against Longwood and the first was scored off of a beautiful header off of a set piece.
Eli Crognale – Maryland
The first goal of Eli Crognale's collegiate career gave Maryland a 3-0 advantage against Rutgers. He intercepted an errant pass from the Scarlet Knights' keeper, then one-timed the ball into the back of the net.
Samson Sergi – Xavier
Xavier improved to 7-2-1 against the United Soccer Coaches' top 10 since 2010 thanks to Samson Sergi's golden goal off of a corner kick in overtime, sending No. 9 Georgetown packing with a 1-0 loss.
Drew Skundrich – Stanford
Drew Skundrich's second goal of the season proved to be the game-winner in Stanford's 1-0 win against San Francisco. He displayed tremendous timing and flexibility in chipping the ball over the keeper's head.
Mohamed Thiaw – Louisville
Mohamed Thiaw showed incredible poise, patience and touch in his game-winner on the road against No. 7 Syracuse.
Alan Winn, Mauricio Pineda – North Carolina
The Tar Heels downed their in-state rival, Duke, 2-1 on Saturday thanks to a pair of goals scored off of corner kicks. Alan Winn headed in North Carolina's first goal by the near post, then Mauricio Pineda scored the game-winner late in the first half.
Down go the Devils! Check out the highlights from tonight's win over Duke pic.twitter.com/0KKzltLABF— UNC Men's Soccer (@UNCmenssoccer) September 17, 2017
Hassani Doston, Matthias Bender – Oregon State
Oregon State fell 3-2 on the road against Syracuse but the Beavers scored a pair of beautiful goals against the Orange. Hassani Dotson scored the first goal of the game when he possessed the ball on the left side of the box, made a move to his right, and then fired a shot past the keeper. The Beavers later tied the game on a free kick from Matthias Bender.