Creighton score late to stay perfect; North Carolina rallies
Noah Franke scored with three minutes left to keep No. 1 Creighton’s perfect season intact on Saturday night in front of 3,888 fans at Morrison Stadium.
The late winner came after Filippo Ricupati tied the game in the 78th minute on a bicycle kick. The goal was just the fifth conceded this season by the Blue Jays. Fabian Herbers opened the scoring with his 10th goal of the season in the 9th minute.
With the win, Creighton improves to 12-0-0 and 3-0-0 in Big East play.
No. 2 North Carolina rallied from their first halftime deficit of the season to top No. 22 Syracuse 2-1.
Defender Miles Robinson opened the scoring in the 22nd minute for the Orange heading home a ball from Liam Callahan.
But Tucker Hume, making his first career start for the Tar Heels, found an equalizer with his sixth of the season in the 74th minute and senior Alex Olofson blasted home the winner after a poor clearance by the Orange defense in the 83rd minute.
The Tar Heels improved to 10-0-1 overall and 5-0-0 in ACC play with the win.
Denver stays unbeaten; Georgetown and Notre Dame win
Reagan Dunk scored on a set piece in the 49th minute and Dan Jackson made four saves to preserve the clean sheet and keep No. 9 Denver unbeaten at 10-0-2 in a 1-0 win over Oral Roberts.
No. 12 Georgetown got goals from senior forward Brandon Allen and senior defender Cole Seiler to top No. 21 Butler 2-0.
Eric Dick made 12 saves to keep Butler within striking distance while freshman JT Marcinkowski made 4 saves to secure his fourth clean sheet of the season and extend the Hoyas unbeaten streak to seven.
Seventh-ranked Notre Dame blew a two-goal lead in regulation but picked up the win in dramatic fashion on a golden goal from sophomore forward Jeffrey Farina to top Duke 3-2.
Patrick Hodan scored in the 15th and 55th minutes to give the Irish the 2-0 lead but Duke responded with goals from Brian White and Brody Huitema on a deflected free kick to tie it up and nearly won it in regulation.
Elon and Hofstra win 1-0 games; Old Dominion shuts down New Mexico
James Brace’s 20th minute strike held up to give No. 13 Elon its 10th win of the season over non-conference opponent Lipscomb. Phoenix goalkeeper Matthew Jegier made three saves to record the shutout.
Junior defender Harri Hawkins broke a scoreless tie in the 109th minute to lift No. 14 Hofstra to a 1-0 victory over Delaware. Patric Pray made five saves to secure the clean sheet and the Pride improved to 4-0-0 in Colonial Athletic Association play and 9-3-0 overall.
No. 11 Old Dominion got goals in each half and shut down New Mexico’s offense to win 2-0. David Macsicza and Ivan Militar scored the goals and Alex Tiesenhausen made two saves to register the shutout.
Nick DePuy scores another game-winner for UC Santa Barbara
Nick DePuy picked up a game-winning goal in overtime to lead UC Santa Barbara to a come from behind win over Cal State Fullerton.
The goal, a header off a Geoffrey Acheampong cross, was the junior forward’s 12th of the season and 7th game-winner. He’s tied for second in the nation in goals and is first in game-winning goals.
Julian Okai opened the scoring for Cal State Fullerton in the 77th minute but the Gauchos responded right back with a penalty kick goal from Kevin Feucht in the 78th minute.