No. 2 Notre Dame 1, Virginia Tech 0
BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Late in the game, Notre Dame a goal was scored by senior forward Harrison Shipp in the 90th minute gave the second-ranked Fighting Irish a 1-0 win against Virginia Tech on Friday evening in Atlantic Coast Conference action at Thompson Field.
Notre Dame (7-0-4, 4-0-3) controlled much of the match and produced the win to remain undefeated this season. The Fighting Irish outshot the Hokies 23-13, including 9-1 in shots on goal. The Irish earned 10 corner kicks compared to five for the hosts. The game seemed like it was heading to overtime as both teams approached the 90th minute scoreless.
That is when Shipp delivered his goal. The senior captain possessed the ball when he had it temporarily deflected away by a Virginia Tech defender but he stuck with it and placed his shot past diving Hokie goalkeeper Kyle Renfro and into the lower right corner of the netting from 20 yards away for his third game-winning goal of the campaign. Shipp leads the Irish in goals (6) and assists (5) this season. He is the reigning ACC player of the week and College Soccer News national player of the week after notching a two-goal effort in last Saturday's 2-1 overtime win at Clemson.
UC Santa Barbara 2, No. 4 Cal State Northridge 1
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- The Gauchos fought back from an early deficit to claim a 2-1 overtime win against No. 4 Cal State Northridge on Friday night, as Achille Campion's 100th minute penalty conversion gave UCSB its second consecutive golden goal win at Matador Soccer Field.
Now on a four-game win streak, UCSB improved its record to 8-4 with the win while remaining a perfect 3-0 in conference play. Cal State Northridge fell to 10-2 with the loss and dropped its first Big West points of the season, as they now hold a 2-1 record in the conference.
The Matadors, ranked fourth in the country, are the highest ranked opponents to be defeated by the Gauchos this season. UCSB is now 2-1 against ranked opponents in 2013 after defeating No. 19 Northwestern in August and falling to No. 14 UCLA in September.
No. 5 Maryland 3, No. 23 Virginia 3
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Senior Patrick Mullins paced the Terps with two goals as No. 5 Maryland notched a 3-3 tie at No. 23 Virginia on Friday night.
The match featured a feverish first half of scoring, highlighted by six goals in the initial 27 minutes of play. Maryland (5-2-5, 4-0-3 ACC) headed to its second consecutive double-overtime battle after drawing at No. 2 Notre Dame three days ago in Indiana.
Mullins notched his third goal in two matches after providing the Terps with the lone goal Tuesday. Tsubasa Endoh also notched a goal in the draw, Maryland’s fifth in 2013.
The Terps utilized a season-high seven substitutes in Friday’s potential rivalry finale. Freshmen Suli Dainkeh and Chris Odoi-Atsem saw the majority of action at centerback after replacing Dakota Edwards and Alex Crognale midway through the first half.