North Carolina and Denver stay unbeaten; Pac-12 play opens
Colton Storm opened the scoring in the 85th minute and super sub Tucker Hume added a second goal two minutes later to keep second-ranked North Carolina unbeaten with a 2-0 win over Pitt in Pittsburgh on Friday night.
North Carolina’s 8-0-1 record is the program’s best start since the 1959 team opened the season 9-0.
Freshman Andre Shinyashiki gave No. 8 Denver the 1-0 lead in the 55th minute but a 74th minute equalizer from Clint Hoffar for IUPUI forced the Pioneers to settle for a draw. The draw kept Denver unbeaten for the season at 8-0-2 but snapped their 21-game home winning streak.
Oregon State and Washington post victories in Pac-12 openers
After 102 minutes of scoreless soccer, Oregon State forward Timmy Mueller delivered the golden goal to lead the Beavers to a 1-0 win over UCLA on Friday.
Danny Gavin’s diving header in the 82nd minute was the lone goal in a 1-0 win for No. 15 Washington over San Diego State and helped the Dawgs avoid a fourth scoreless draw of the season. Ryan Herman made three saves to record the seventh clean sheet of the season for the Huskies, which have conceded just four times now in nine games.
Patrick Foss free kick wins it for Virginia
Patrick Foss’s free kick from behind midfield that had the trajectory of a hail mary pass in football found the back of the net with less than two minutes remaining to lead 11th-ranked Virginia to a 3-2 win over Louisville.
The Cardinals appeared to be headed to a fourth overtime in ACC play this season when Ethan Vanacore-Decker scored in the 88th minute, but they left Charlottesville with their second straight loss instead.
Marcus Salandy-Defour, who missed all of 2014 with an injury, opened the scoring with his first goal of the season in the 32nd minute and after a Romilio Hernandez equalizer in the 60th minute, Patrick Foss scored the first of his two goals on the night.
Wake Forest, Clemson and Syracuse post wins; Northwestern stuns Maryland in overtime
No. 6 Wake Forest improved to 8-1-1 with a 5-0 win over Boston College. Freshman Jack Harrison had a brace and Tane Gent, Kevin Politz and Jared Odenbeck added goals. Goalkeeper Alec Ferrell made two saves to keep the Eagles off the scoresheet.
Fifth-ranked Clemson got goals in each half from Oliver Shannon and Diego Campos to top Virginia Tech 2-0. Andrew Tarbell made four saves to register the clean sheet.
Sophomore Julian Buescher scored twice to lead Syracuse to a 3-1 win over Duke. The victory was the fourth straight for the Orange and the second straight in ACC play.
Joey Calistri drew Cody Niedermeier out of his goal and set up Getenet Tuji for an empty net finish to complete a comeback win in double overtime for Northwestern over No. 13 Maryland on Friday afternoon. The goal was the first of Tuji’s career.
Maryland freshman Jorge Calix opened the scoring with his first career goal in the 79th minute, but Camden Buescher equalized for the Wildcats four minutes later.