Jordan Morris goal lifts Stanford over Louisville, Georgetown upset
No. 8 Stanford and No. 18 Louisville appeared to be headed to a scoreless draw Monday night when in the blink of an eye Ty Thompson and Jordan Morris linked up to send the Cardinal back home with their first W of the year.
Thompson fed the streaking Morris a perfect ball down the middle of the field with only one man to beat in the 81st minute and the junior did all the rest shielding off Tim Kubel and beating keeper Nick Jeffs to his left for the team’s first goal of the season.
In a game where chances were at a premium on both ends, Morris ultimately showed why he is such a special player but also rescued his team from a disappointing opening week after they were on the losing end of a 1-0 scoreline at UC Santa Barbara Friday night.
Louisville created a flurry of chances in the remaining 9 minutes of the game as they pushed forward for an equalizer, but the Cardinal back line held firm absorbing the pressure and Andrew Epstein recorded his sixth career clean sheet.
Georgetown upset by South Florida
No. 3 Georgetown will be happy to get out of Florida after starting their season with a scoreless draw and a 2-0 loss to South Florida in a game that was played Monday morning because of inclement weather on Sunday.
Brandon Riley and Kendan Anderson scored for the Bulls in their first upset over a top-10 team since 2011 and the first over a No. 3 team since 2008.
The Bulls opened the scoring in the 28th minute off a corner kick by Lindo Mfeka that defender Brandon Riley headed home and nearly scored a second off a set piece seven minutes later off Nazeem Bartman’s free kick. Hoya center back Joshua Yaro made a stunning goal line clearance, coming seemingly out of nowhere to deny Kendan Anderson a goal after Bartman’s kick caromed off the left goal post.
The Bulls did get a second goal when Anderson, a junior from Jamaica, scored his first career goal from about 12 yards out off a pass from Atsou Ayah.
Tabor scores golazo, Boston College wins derby and San Diego cruise again
South Carolina senior forward Jeffrey Torda scored an absolute stunner of a goal in the 62nd minute of the Gamecocks’ 4-2 win over Georgia Southern on Monday. Torda’s scissor kick goal came off a long free kick from Ryan Arambula and held up as the winner in the game.
The goal is worth watching more than once.
Boston College freshman Simon Enstrom’s brace led the Eagles to a 3-2 win over crosstown rivals Boston University on Monday night in front 7,379 fans at Nickerson Field. The freshman from Sweden score in the 16th minute and broke a 2-2 tie in the 80th minute in just his second collegiate game.
Sophomore Idrissa Bangura opened the scoring for the Eagles less than two minutes in, but the hosts capitalized on a BC defensive miscue to equalize through Anthony Viteri three minutes later. Enstrom’s first goal put BC in front again and his second canceled out another equalizer by Terrier junior forward Felix De Bona in the 73rd minute.
San Diego followed up their 3-0 upset of No. 16 Cal with another 3-0 win over UC Riverside on Monday night.
Darragh Vieyra opened the scoring on a free kick in the 30th minute and Merlin Hoeckendorff and Keegan Smith added second half goals for the Toreros. Goalkeeper Thomas Olsen needed only one save to record a second straight clean sheet, a first for the Toreros to start a season since 2009.