Creighton improves to 7-0; Elon upended by South Carolina
Top-ranked Creighton’s perfect season continued without a hitch Tuesday night with a 2-0 win over Northern Illinois.
Timo Pitter scored the game-winner in the 62nd minute and Fabian Herbers added his sixth goal of the season on a penalty kick in the 82nd minute. Blue Jays goalkeeper Connor Sparrow made three saves to preserve the clean sheet and extend his scoreless streak to 433 minutes dating back to September 4.
In seven games, the Blue Jays are outscoring opponents 15-1.
Eighth-ranked Elon’s perfect season was snapped by South Carolina on Tuesday night.
The Gamecocks took the lead in the 31st minute on a goal from Kevin Walker and after a 50th minute equalizer from Eduardo Alvarez, Danny Deakin scored the game-winner in the 71st minute and added a second goal to put the game away in the 88th.
Wake Forest top Akron; Notre Dame blitzes Michigan State
A Michael Gamble penalty kick was the difference in a battle of ranked teams in Ohio on Tuesday night between No. 15 Wake Forest and No. 9 Akron.
The senior forward buried his chance from the spot after a handball was whistled in the box in the 51st minute. The teams traded goals in the first half with Jon Bakero opening the scoring for the Demon Deacons in the 21st minute and Richie Laryea equalizing nine minutes later.
No. 14 Notre Dame bounced back from two straight losses with an outburst of goals to beat Michigan State 4-0 on Tuesday afternoon.
Max Lachowecki opened the scoring just two minutes into the match and goals from Jon Gallagher and Thomas Ueland made it 3-0 at halftime. An own goal in the 55th minute was the lone score of the second half.
The uncharacteristic performance for a typically stout defense marked the first time this season the Spartans have allowed more than one goal in a match this and the first time since September 2010 that a Michigan State team conceded four goals.
Boston College hand UConn their first loss; Kentucky score six
Boston College got three first half goals and held on in the second half to give UConn their first loss of the season on Tuesday.
Zeiko Lewis led the offense with a first-half brace and Trevor Davock also scored for the Eagles. Alex Sanchez got the goal for UConn in the 64th minute to make it 3-1.
Kentucky scored five times in the second half to beat Eastern Illinois 6-0 on Tuesday night. The sensational Napo Matsoso led the offense with a goal and an assist and Stefan Stojkovic and Grant Mook each had braces in the game. Hampus Agerstrom also scored in the Wildcats’ most lopsided win in seven years.
Alex Ridsdale overhead kick lifts Xavier; UMBC and Louisville win
Senior Alex Ridsdale scored the eventual game-winner on a bicycle kick 49 seconds into the match and sophomore Matt Vasquenza added a goal to lead Xavier to a 2-0 win over IPFW.
You can see highlights of Ridsdale’s goal HERE.
Senior Darius Madison started and finished a comeback win for UMBC with a goal that cut the 2-0 lead for George Washington in half just before halftime and gave the Retrievers the 3-2 lead with a penalty kick in the 68th minute.
Tobi Adewole and Eddie Painter scored for George Washington and Kennedy O’Shea scored the equalizer in the 54th minute.
Senior Ben Strong had a goal and a pair of assists and freshman Tate Schmitt recorded a brace to lead Louisville to a 4-0 win over Memphis. Sophomore Tim Kubel added a goal and sophomore Andrew Brody was credited with a pair of assists. With the loss, the Tigers fell to 0-5-1 on the season.