Top 10 Roundup
No. 3 Florida State wins two against ranked opponents
Sunday: No. 1 North Carolina 3, Kennesaw State 0
Senior forward Kealia Ohai had a goal and an assist to lead No. 1 North Carolina to a 3-0 victory against Kennesaw State at Fetzer Field. With the win, the Tar Heels finished the weekend 2-0 in the Carolina Nike Classic and improved to 4-0 on the season.
Sophomore Paige Nielsen had the game-winning goal for the Tar Heels in the last minute of the first half before Summer Green and Kealia Ohai scored second-half goals to seal the victory. The Tar Heels outshot the Owls 20-2 on the afternoon while using 24 players in the game. With the exception of goalkeeper Lindsey Harris, the other 23 players on the Carolina roster all saw at least 15 minutes in the match.
Friday: No. 1 North Carolina 2, New Mexico 1
Top-ranked North Carolina surrendered a goal to New Mexico in the 10th minute but rallied past the Lobos on second-half goals by Crystal Dunn and Caroline Lindquist to triumph 2-1 before 3,242 fans at Fetzer Field.
The game was second contest of the day in the Carolina Nike Classic, following a 1-0 win by No. 12 Duke against Kennesaw State in the opener. The Tar Heels improved to 3-0 with the win against the Lobos while New Mexico fell to 1-2 with the loss.
UNC outshot the Lobos 21-3 on the game and had a 7-2 edge in corner kicks. Ulrich finished with seven saves for UNM while Carolina had two saves. Anna Sieloff played the first 45 minutes in goal for UNC, making one save. Bryane Heaberlin played the second 45 minutes in goal and also made one save. Heaberlin earned the win in goal to improve to 3-0 on the season.
Saturday: No. 2 Stanford 1, No. 16 Portland 1
No. 2 Stanford rallied from an early deficit to earn a 1-1 double-overtime draw against No. 16 Portland in the home opener, but the result provided little contentment among the Cardinal.
Haley Rosen scored during a scramble in front of the net in the 67th minute for Stanford before 1,813 at Laird Q. Cagan Stadium. The Cardinal improved to 2-0-1 and extended its home unbeaten streak to 68, the third longest in Division I women’s soccer history.
Afterward, the evaluation was mixed. Stanford played a sluggish first half, with only one shot in the first 30 minutes. But in the second half, Stanford had 16 shots and had several outstanding scoring chances, ultimately converting only one. The Cardinal would end up with a 23-13 shooting advantage, and the edge on exciting, hard-nosed soccer. But those early minutes could not be erased.
Portland (2-0-1) took the lead in the 11th minute, on a 10-yard shot from Emily Sippel on a cross from Ellen Parker on the right. The shot came in the run of play, with Portland playing excelling in a Stanford-style possession game.
Sunday: No. 3 Florida State 1, No. 17 UCF 0, OT
Kirsten Crowley's golden goal in the 96th minute lifted No. 3 Florida State (4-0) to a 1-0 victory against No. 17 UCF (2-2) on a hot afternoon inside the Seminole Soccer Complex. The win pushed its school-record home winning streak to 21 games.
After both teams played scoreless soccer through the first 90 minutes, Florida State continued its offensive pressure into the first overtime winning back-to-back corner kicks in the 95th minute.
The second would result in the game-winner as Carson Pickett lifted the kick inside the box where Berglind Thorvaldsdottir put a shot on frame. UCF keeper Lianne Maldonado was there for the save but could not hold on to the ball as Crowley was there to put away the loose ball for the game-winner and her first collegiate goal.
Florida State out-shot UCF 9-3 during the final 50:02 including a 2-0 edge in overtime. Pickett, Hahn and Kallman paced the Seminoles with two shots each.
Friday: No. 3 Florida State 3, No. 8 Florida 0
Three opening-half goals gave No. 3 Florida State a 3-0 win against No. 8 Florida in front of a crowd of 4,279 -- the fifth largest at James G. Pressly Stadium in Gainesville, Fla.
Dagny Brynjarsdottir scored two goals in a span of two minutes and nine seconds in the first half for her first career multi-goal game, while Michaela Hahn tallied her first career multi-point game with a goal and an assist as the Seminoles defeated the Gators for the third year in a row.
The win for Florida State marked its second consecutive shutout victory against Florida and its third shutout in the last five meetings. It also marked FSU's first three-game winning streak in the series, while the three-goal margin for the Seminoles was their largest in 21 all-time meetings against the Gators.
"Every time we play the University of Florida, it's a hard fought game between two good teams," head coach Mark Krikorian said. "We capitalized on some opportunities in the first half and we were able to separate the game a little bit. In the second half we gave up a little bit of territory trying to protect the game, but Florida is a good team and they're going to win a lot of games.
Sunday: No. 4 UCLA 1, No. 7 Notre Dame 0
Fourth-ranked UCLA notched another victory, defeating the seventh-ranked Irish 1-0 to win the Notre Dame adidas Invitational in South Bend. The Bruins outshot the Fighting Irish, 20-1, and freshman Darian Jenkins continued her solid start to her collegiate career, scoring the game-winning goal in the 80th minute.
The Irish (3-1) had what looked to be the go-ahead goal in the 74th minute, but Crystal Thomas' goal was called back due to an offside call. A little more than five minutes later, Jenkins put UCLA ahead, knocking in a rebound shot in front of the goal. Ally Courtnall started the play with a shot that hit the crossbar. A Notre Dame defender mishit the clearance, and it went to Jenkins, who slid it past Notre Dame goalkeeper Kaela Little for the game-winner.
Jenkins' goal was her fourth in as many games. She has scored a goal in every game this year and leads UCLA in scoring with eight points.
Bruin goalkeeper Katelyn Rowland earned the shutout, her second solo shutout of the season.
Friday: No. 4 UCLA 2, No. 20 Marquette 1
The Golden Eagles struck first when freshman Ashley Handwork netted her first collegiate goal just 45 seconds into the contest, but No. 4 UCLA ultimately prevailed 2-1. The Bruins (3-0) evened the score at 1-1 at the 4:27 mark when Darian Jenkins scored an unassisted goal from the right wing.
The 1-1 score carried into halftime and until 60:59 when Sam Mewis took the ball from the top corner of the box and found the back of the net. It was a third consecutive shot for UCLA and gave the Bruins a 2-1 advantage.
UCLA outshot Marquette 19-13 in the game and 15-5 in the second half. Bruin goalkeeper Katelyn Rowland recorded four saves while earning the victory, including three stops in the second half.
Sunday: No. 5 Virginia 3, Richmond 0
Virginia remained undefeated in 2013, downing Richmond 3-0 at Klöckner Stadium. Senior defender Molly Menchel scored twice to lead the Cavaliers, who improved to 4-0 on the season. The Spiders fell to 1-2-1 with the loss.
Virginia took the lead in the 23rd minute as Menchel scored her first goal of the game. Senior defender Morgan Stith sent a cross into the box that Menchel headed in at the far post to open the scoring. Two minutes later Menchel struck again, one-timing a cross from junior forward Kaili Torres for her third goal of the season. It was Menchel's second career multi-goal game and Virginia took that 2-0 advantage into halftime.
The Cavaliers added one goal in the second half. Sophomore forward Makenzy Doniak scored her third goal of the season in the 56th minute. She dribbled around the keeper and scored on a breakaway set up by a through ball from freshman midfielder Alexis Shaffer, who tallied her first career assist.
Overall Virginia outshot Richmond 28-3 and had a 9-1 corner kick advantage. Senior Danielle DeLisle and junior Churchill O'Connell each played a half in goal for the Cavaliers, recording one save each. The Spiders' Devin O'Brien made eight saves at the other end.
Friday: No. 5 Virginia 5, No. 9 Penn State 1
No. 5 Virginia recorded a four-goal victory against a top-10 opponent for second consecutive game, downing No. 7 Penn State 5-1 in front of 2,609 fans at Klöckner Stadium. Five different Cavaliers scored as Virginia, which improved to 3-0 on the season.
Sophomore forward Makenzy Doniak led the Cavaliers with a goal and an assist, while senior forward Gloria Douglas and junior midfielder Danielle Colaprico each had a pair of assists.
Penn State (1-1-1) took an early lead in the seventh minute of play. Mallory Weber's cross found Maya Hayes inside the six-yard box, who tapped in her third goal of the season. It marked the first time this season that the Cavaliers have trailed. The Cavaliers responded well, scoring three goals in the ensuing eight minutes.
Virginia outshot Penn State 27-9 and had a 5-2 corner kick advantage. First-year goalkeeper Morgan Stearns made two saves for Virginia, while the Nittany Lions' Brett Eckerstrom made eight saves at the other end.
Saturday: No. 6 BYU 3, Nebraska 0
The Cougars improved to 2-0 on the season with a 3-0 victory against Nebaska at home.
Elena Medeiros started the scoring in the 42nd minute off an assist from Niki Fernandes and the squads went into halftime with BYU up 1-0.
BYU's lead doubled when Cloee Colohan scored in the 52nd minute, assisted by Colett Jepson Smith's free kick. Marissa Nimmer finished out the scoring off an assist from Kyleigh Royall in the 86th minute. All three goals were the scorers' first of the season.
Senior goalkeeper Erica Owens saved all four shots on goal she saw.
The win was BYU's first against Nebraska in program history.
Friday: No. 7 Notre Dame 4, Oakland 0
The Fighting Irish shut out the Golden Grizzlies as a part of the Notre Dame adidas Invitational.
Lauren Bohaboy scored her fourth goal of the season just 2:06 into the game from 10 yards out on the right wing of the box, off an assist from Crystal Thomas. Thomas then assisted Karin Simonian in the 48th minute, followed by a Morgan Andrews goal assisted by Lauren Bohaboy seven minutes later. Anna Gilbertson finished off the scoring in the 69th minute, assisted by Mandy Laddish.
Notre Dame out-shot Oakland 19-9 and Irish goalkeeper Kaela Little made four saves.
No. 8 Florida 4, Florida International 0
Goals from four different players gave No. 8 Florida a 4-0 win at Florida International at the FIU Soccer Complex.
Caroline Triglia provided the only score of the opening half, putting in her right-footed shot in the 36th minute. Savannah Jordan put in a spinning shot in the 52nd minute to up the freshman’s total to six goals through four matches. Then two headers off corner kicks in a five-minute span pushed the lead to 4-0. First Pamela Begič put in a score at 53:24 and then Meggie Dougherty Howard headed in a ball from almost the same spot at 58:21.
Florida’s final three goals all came from freshmen. It was the first collegiate goals for Begič and Dougherty Howard.
Sunday: No. 9 Penn State 5, La Salle 1
Penn State earned its second victory of the season with a 5-1 win against La Salle at Jeffrey Field. Senior forward Maya Hayes netted two goals for the Nittany Lions while seniors Taylor Schram and Tani Costa and sophomore Raquel Rodriguez posted one apiece. Hayes also assisted on Costa's goal, and Rodriguez and Kori Chapic assisted on Hayes' second goal.
The Nittany Lions out-shot the Explorers 21-12 and 13-3 in shots on goal.
The Blue and White improve to 2-1-1 while La Salle drops to 2-1.
Sunday: No. 10 Wake Forest, Louisville cancelled
Wake Forest's game with Louisville was cancelled due to persistent severe weather that interrupted play at Spry Stadium.
At the time of the cancellation, the Demon Deacons were leading the Cardinals 1-0 in the 53rd minute on a goal by Riley Ridgik, but because fewer than 70 minutes were played, the stats for the game will not count and it will not be included in the records for either team.
Friday: No. 10 Wake Forest 2, North Texas 1, 2OT
Just when it looked like North Texas might steal a point against No. 10 Wake Forest at Spry Stadium, Katie Stengel dashed the Mean Green's hopes.
Wake Forest's all-time leading scorer blasted a free kick from 23 yards into the back of the net in the 106th minute to give the Deacons (3-0) a 2-1 double overtime win against the visiting Mean Green (2-1).
The Demon Deacons controlled the first half and got on the board in the 32nd minute courtesy of a goal by Jackie McSally, but the Mean Green equalized just after halftime on a Karla Pineda goal in the 46th minute.
A languid second half and first overtime period followed in the stifling humidity at Spry Stadium, with neither team seriously threatening to go in front until the Demon Deacons drew a foul at the top of the box and Stengel's shot found twine.
Stengel's hot start to the season continued as the three-time All-American netted her third goal of the season, and second game-winner, to go with three assists tallied in the season opener against Kentucky. McSally, a defender, once again contributed on the offensive end by scoring the opening goal.