No. 1 Virginia 3, No. 9 Notre Dame 2, 2OT
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Junior midfielder Morgan Brian's golden goal in the 101st minute lifted top-ranked Virginia to a 3-2 double-overtime victory against No. 9 Notre Dame in front of a school-record 2,838 fans at Klöckner Stadium on Thursday night. The Cavaliers (13-0, 7-0) remain the nation's only unbeaten and untied team, while the Fighting Irish fall to 9-3-1 overall and 5-2-1 in their inaugural ACC season.
Senior forward Gloria Douglas also scored for the Cavaliers and junior midfielder Danielle Colaprico added a pair of assists.
The Cavaliers took the early lead, striking in the fourth minute of play. A cross from Colaprico toward the far post was headed in by Douglas for her second goal of the season. The Irish drew even in the 25th minute as Elizabeth Tucker knocked in a rebound of a Morgan Andrews header that went off the post. The game remained tied at 1-1 at intermission.
Virginia retook the lead in the 50th minute on an own goal by Notre Dame. Senior defender Molly Menchel sent a cross into the box that Brian went for, but it deflected off Irish defender Rebecca Twining and into the net. Notre Dame would rally to tie the game again in the 73rd minute on Tucker's second goal of the night, third of the season. Taylor Schneider sent a ball into the box that deflected off Tucker making a run and into the net.
After the teams played a scoreless first overtime, Virginia struck early in the second overtime for the game-winner. After a Colaprico shot was deflected out for a corner kick, she took the corner and sent a well-placed ball towards the top of the six-yard box. Brian took the service and headed a shot that crossed the line before a Notre Dame defender was able to save it.
Overall, Virginia outshot Notre Dame 21-13 and had an 8-3 corner kick advantage. First-year Morgan Stearns made six saves for the Cavaliers, while Kaela Little made nine for the Irish.
No. 2 UCLA 2, No. 5 Stanford 1
Second-ranked UCLA snapped a seven-match losing streak to Stanford, defeating the fifth-ranked Cardinal 2-1 in double overtime on freshman Lauren Kaskie's first goal of the season.
Kaskie's game-winner at 105:08 came as a result of great team play and possession by the Bruins. Kaskie, who had just entered the game in the last minute of the first overtime, actually started the play in the back third after taking control of the ball on a turnover. She passed back to Megan Oyster, who sent the ball forward to Sarah Killion. Killion found Sam Mewis, who passed to Darian Jenkins at the top of the box. Jenkins sent the ball to Chelsea Stewart, who was alone on the left side, but as defenders closed in, she passed back to Jenkins at the top of the box. Jenkins slotted the pass to Kaskie, and the freshman sent a left-footed shot from the edge of the box high over Stanford goalkeeper Jane Campbell for the game-winner.
UCLA (11-1-1, 3-0-1 in the Pac-12) outshot Stanford (9-2-1, 2-2-0) in the match 21-13. Rowland had five saves, while Campbell had seven.
No. 3 Florida State 1, Syracuse 0, OT
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Dagny Brynjarsdottir's golden goal in the first overtime period gave No. 3 Florida State (11-0-3, 6-0-2 ACC) a 1-0 victory against Syracuse (5-8-1, 1-6-1 ACC) on Thursday night at the SU Soccer Stadium.
The win kept the Seminoles unbeaten on the year running their streak to 14 games, tying the record set last year when FSU opened the 2012 campaign with 14 consecutive victories.
The goal came off a long throw-in by Megan Campbell as the junior defender heaved the ball inside the 6-yard box that bounced once before finding the head of Brynjarsdottir, who put the ball into the back of the net for her fifth goal of the season, third game-winner and first career golden goal.
Florida State finished the game out shooting Syracuse 14-4, while maintaining an 8-0 advantage in corner kicks. Brynjarsdottir led all players with four shots including three shots on goal.
FSU keeper Kelsey Wys was once again strong in goal for the Seminoles as she played every minute on Thursday night making two saves to earn her ninth shutout of the season.
No. 4 North Carolina 3, NC State 0
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Crystal Dunn scored a pair of goals and Amber Munerlyn had a goal and an assist as fourth-ranked North Carolina beat NC State 3-0 in on Thursday night at rainy Fetzer Field.
A crowd of 1,142 braved the elements as the Tar Heels won their fourth consecutive game to improve to 11-2 overall and 5-2 in the ACC. With six regular-season games remaining plus the ACC Tournament, UNC has already exceeded its win total from a year ago when it entered the NCAA Tournament 10-5-2. The Wolfpack fell to 6-8 with the loss and 1-7 in the ACC.
Dunn tallied her 10th and 11th goals for the Tar Heels and Munerlyn racked up her first career points as Carolina outshot the Wolfpack 26-1 and had a staggering 20-0 edge in corner kicks. Mackenzie Stelljes went the whole way in goal for NC State, making five saves.