Creighton, Denver and Butler stay unbeaten; Rutgers scores eight
Even against one of the top defenses in the country, top-ranked Creighton look invincible on Tuesday night, scoring as many goals in the first 31 minutes of their game against Missouri State as teams had scored against them through the previous seven games.
Timo Pitter opened the scoring in the 20th minute and Fabian Herbers, Fernando Castellanos and Evan Waldrep (the first of his career) all added first half goals to lead the Blue Jays to their ninth straight win to start the season and their seventh shutout.
Through nine games this season, the Blue Jays have now outscored opponents 23-3.
While Creighton is the only team with a perfect record still intact, the Blue Jays do still have some company in the ranks of the unbeaten.
One of those teams, Denver, has risen all the way to No. 8 in the coach’s poll.
The Pioneers hosted No. 17 South Florida on Tuesday night and came away with a win thanks to a 73rd minute free kick from junior Karsten Hanlin.
The other, Butler, hasn’t yet cracked the top 25, but stretched their unbeaten streak to eight games with a 3-2 win over Evansville. Vincent Mitchell played the hero again for the Bulldogs with a later winner after David Goldsmith’s second of the game tied things up in the 59th minute. Chris Shuck put the Aces in front in the 55th minute and Mark Gonzalez opened the scoring in the 24th minute.
Rutgers explodes for eight goals; Clemson and Syracuse post non-conference wins
Rutgers tied the record for most goals Yurcak Field on Tuesday with a complete dismantling of Loyola. Fifth-year senior JP Correa scored the game-winner six minutes in and dished out three assists to lead the Scarlet Knights. Jason Wright had a brace and Miles Hackett, Erik Sa, Mitchell Taintor, Sugor Al awwad and Olisa Eze all added goals.
Senior forward T.J. Casner scored in his fifth straight game to lead No. 5 Clemson to a 4-0 win over Gardner-Webb. The game-winner in the seventh minute was his fourth of the season and sixth goal overall. Kyle Murphy, Diego Campos and Thales Moreno all added goals in the second half.
Syracuse’s defense didn’t allow a shot on goal for the second straight game and Chris Nanco and Ben Polk scored a goal in each half to lead the Orange to their third straight victory over Colgate.
Notre Dame tops Marquette; Brody Huitema and Xavier Rajpaul score golazos
Second half goals from Michael Shipp, Max Lachowecki and Jon Gallagher led 7th-ranked Notre Dame to a 4-2 win over Marquette.
David Selvaggi opened the scoring for the Golden Eagles in the 7th minute, but Patrick Hodan’s first goal of the season made it 1-1 going into halftime. C. Nortey gave Marquette the lead in the 67th minute, but Shipp kick-started the Irish offense with the equalizer in the 74th minute.
Brody Huitema uncorked a pretty scissor kick in the 39th minute of Duke’s 2-2 draw with Davidson. You can see the goal HERE.
Howard hasn’t had a whole lot to celebrate this season with an 0-9-1 record but Xavier Rajpaul’s goal from way out against UMBC will be talked about in years to come. The junior from Trinidad & Tobago tied the game in the 53rd minute with his strike, but the Bison fell 2-1 on an own goal in the 66th minute.
— Howard Athletics (@HUBisonSports) September 30, 2015