Georgetown stays perfect in Big East; Denver stays unbeaten
Brandon Allen scored in the 74th minute to lead No. 7 Georgetown to a 2-1 comeback win at Villanova Saturday afternoon and clinch a share of the regular season Big East crown.
The senior scored his fourth game-winner of the season and 21st of his career on a give-and-go with Arun Basuljevic. Villanova took the lead in the 19th minute on a Sean Sheridan penalty kick, but the Hoyas finally made good on their numerous chances with an equalizer from Bakie Goodman in the 26th minute.
With the win, the Hoyas improved to 8-0 in conference play with only No. 1 Creighton left to play on Thursday. The Blue Jays rebounded from their first loss of the season with a 3-1 win over Providence Saturday night to improve to 7-1 in conference.
Fabian Herbers opened the scoring with his 13th of the season in the 9th minute and assisted on Ricardo Perez’s game-winner in the 33rd minute and added a second assist on Ricky Lopez-Espin’s 87th minute strike. Julian Gressell gave the home crowd hope when he cut Creighton’s lead in half in the 58th minute, but that was all the offense the Friars could muster.
Denver stays unbeaten; SMU shuts down Temple; Coastal Carolina held to draw
Cole Stevenson scored in the 82nd minute to keep No. 8 Denver unbeaten with a 1-0 win over Eastern Illinois. Stevenson’s shot was one of 13 on goal in the match for the Pioneers; Eastern Illinois goalkeeper Mike Novotny saving the other 12.
No. 10 Coastal Carolina was limited to two shots on goal and settled for a scoreless draw with Radford, which improved to 7-1-1 in the Big South Conference; the Chants to 6-1-1.
Stanton Garcia scored in the 48th minute and assisted on Brenden Lee’s 73rd minute goal to lead 9th-ranked SMU to a 2-0 win over Temple. Michael Nelson made five saves to preserve the clean sheet for the Mustangs.
Old Dominion falls; Notre Dame blows out Pitt; Kentucky wins in overtime
No. 13 Old Dominion and South Carolina traded goals in the first four minutes, but South Carolina’s two second half goals were the difference in a 3-1 win for the Gamecocks.
Jeffrey Torda’s 67th minute strike held up as the winner and Danny Deakin added an 88th minute goal after Tyler Edwards’ fourth minute equalizer and Asa Kryst’s opener in the second minute.
Five different players scored for 14th-ranked Notre Dame in a 5-0 blowout of Pitt. Jon Gallagher opened the scoring in the 19th minute and the Irish added four second half goals. Evan Panken, Brandon Aubrey, Mark Gormley and Jeffrey Farina scored the goals in a 13-minute span.
Kyle Parker scored the first conference goal on Kentucky to tie the game with less than a minute left, but Noah Hutchins won it in overtime with a 106th minute strike for the 16th-ranked Wildcats. Hampus Agerstrom opened the scoring in the 57th minute.
UConn beat South Florida in OT; Rutgers, Elon and Cal Poly win
Abdou Thiam scored in the 96th minute to lift UConn to a 2-1 win over No. 11 South Florida. Andrew Geres gave the Huskies the lead in the 17th minute, but Nazeem Bartman’s 82nd equalizer forced overtime.
Mitchell Taintor scored in the 39th minute and No. 21 Rutgers kept Omaha off the board for a 1-0 win. David Greczek made three saves to preserve the clean sheet.
Nathan Diehl broke a stalemate in the 109th minute to lead No. 19 Elon to a 1-0 win over College of Charleston.
Chase Minter scored twice in the first half and Matt Lagrassa and Ishmail Seremba added second half goals to lead No. 20 Cal Poly to a 4-2 win over Sacramento State. Goalkeeper Wade Hamilton made eight saves to limit Sacramento State to two goals. Brad Bumgarner scored in the 20th minute and Cylus Sandoval in the 45th.
Monmouth held to draw; Ohio State beats 10-man Maryland; Dartmouth edges Harvard
No. 22 Monmouth came back twice to stay unbeaten in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference play with a 2-2 draw with Marist. Marist led in the third minute through Connor Preece and regained the lead in the 49th minute with a Cameron Harr goal.
Miguel Alves tied the game in the 16th and 55th minutes.
Yaw Amankwa scored the lone goal in the 43rd minute of No. 23 Ohio State’s 1-0 win over Maryland. Buckeyes goalkeeper Chris Froschauer made five saves to keep the Terps off the board. Terps forward Sebastian Elney was sent off with 15 minutes to go for a second yellow card.
Amadu Kunateh broke a deadlock in the 99th minute to lift No. 24 Dartmouth to a 1-0 victory over Harvard. The Big Green improved to 5-0 in Ivy League play and 9-4-1 overall. Goalkeeper Stefan Cleveland to record the shutout.