ACC tourney opens; Ohio State wins Big 10 title
Julian Buescher and Chris Nanco scored a goal in each half to lead No. 15 Syracuse past NC State and into the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament on Wednesday.
The Orange improved to 11-5-2 on the season with the win and will travel to Chapel Hill to take on No. 5 North Carolina at 1 p.m. on Sunday.
In the other ACC Tournament match on Wednesday, Louisville got all of the offense it needed during a span of 47 seconds in the first half when Tim Kubel and Tate Schmitt scored in the 17th and 18th minutes.
Duke cut the lead in half with Zach Mathers’ eighth goal of the season in the 57th minute, but goalkeeper Theo Jamilloux (five saves) and the Cards defense kept the Blue Devils from equalizing despite their 15-2 advantage in shots in the final 45 minutes of play.
Louisville’s reward for advancing to the quarterfinals is a Sunday rematch with No. 1 Wake Forest, which beat them 4-2 at home last Friday.
Ohio State Big 10 champs; Radford tops Elon
No. 18 Ohio State are Big 10 regular season champions for the fourth time in school history after beating Michigan 3-1 on Wednesday night in front of 3,448 fans in Columbus.
Kyle Culberson led the Buckeyes with a pair of goals and Zach Mason’s first career goal in the 34th minute held up as the winner. James Murphy scored the lone goal for the Wolverines in the 85th minute.
Sivert Daehlie scored the eventual game-winner just 42 seconds into the match and Garland Smith added a goal in the second half to lead Radford to a 2-0 win over No. 21 Elon in a non-conference match on Wednesday.
With the win, the regular season Big South champs improve to 13-2-2 on the season.
Coastal Carolina held again; Maryland and Indiana post victories
No. 11 Coastal Carolina was held to a scoreless draw for the second time in five days by High Point on Wednesday. The Chants managed just five shots on goal in the game as their record fell to 12-1-3 on the year.
Indiana got first-half goals from Derek Creviston, Tanner Thompson and Femi Hollinger-Janzen and powered past Michigan State 4-1 on Wednesday.
Kyle Rutz cut the lead to 3-1 in the 53rd minute, but Richard Ballard scored again for the Hoosiers to make it 4-1 in the 69th minute.
Tsubasa Endoh’s 24th minute goal held up as the winner and Eryk Williamson came off the bench to score two goals in Maryland’s 3-1 win over No. 16 Rutgers.
Miles Hackett scored the lone goal for the Scarlet Knights in the 48th minute.