North Carolina top Notre Dame; Elon improves to 7-0
Colton Storm led the way with a goal and two assists, including one on a throw-in setting up Tucker Hume at the last second of the first half, and third-ranked North Carolina topped No. 2 Notre Dame 4-2 on Friday.
Jon Gallagher opened the scoring in the 13th minute with his fourth goal of the season, but Storm found an equalizer eight minutes later with a blast from 15 yards out. After Hume’s third goal of the season at the buzzer, the Tar Heels came out firing in the second half with a pair of goals from Alan Winn in the 55th and 63rd minutes to make it 4-1 North Carolina. Mark Gormley pulled one back for the Irish in the 69th minute.
After blanking opponents through the first five games, Notre Dame has surrendered five goals in its last two and is now 4-2-1 on the season. North Carolina remains unbeaten with a 5-0-1 record.
Elon open conference slate with a win; Denver and Virginia remain unbeaten
The 20th-ranked Phoenix stretched their win streak to start the season to seven and opened their conference slate with a 3-1 win over Drexel on Friday in front of 1,500 fans at Rudd Field.
Cooper Vandermaas-Peeler had the game’s first goal and Nicholas O’Callaghan and Taylor Adler netted their first career scores in the match. Aaron Thompson spoiled the clean sheet with a goal in the 73rd minute for Drexel.
No. 15 Denver kept their unbeaten record intact with a 1-0 win over St. Louis. Cole Stevenson got the lone goal of the game in the 14th minute and the Pioneers defense limited the Billikens to only two shots and one on goal to improve to 5-0-1.
Jake Rozhansky’s first half goal was all the offense sixth-ranked Virginia needed to stay unbeaten and top NC State 1-0. The Hoos improved to 4-0-2 and 1-0-1 in the conference with the win.
Maryland and Michigan State play to scoreless draw; Louisville draws with Virginia Tech
For the second time this season, Maryland was shut out by a conference foe from Michigan as the 10th-ranked Terps played to their second scoreless draw of the season against Michigan State on Friday.
Cody Niedermeier made six saves to preserve the clean sheet for the Terps while Zach Bennett made just one save for the Spartans.
Louisville overcame a 1-0 deficit down to 10 men when substitute Shane Campbell scored on a tight angle in the 75th minute. Merlin Baus opened the scoring in the 54th minute with a goal on a free kick and Watterson Young was sent off in the 60th minute with a red card.
Virginia Tech had numerous chances to put the game away, but Theo Jamilloux came up with a number of key saves – he finished the game with six – and plays to keep the Hokies off the board and preserve the 1-1 draw for the Cards.
Washington, Stanford and New Mexico win; UCLA rebounds
After some time off and a mid-season friendly No. 9 Washington returned to action Friday night with a comeback victory over Dartmouth. The Ivy League visitors took a 2-0 lead in the first half on goals from Eduvie Ikoba and Eric Jayne, but the Dawgs responded in the second with a brace from Quentin Pearson and a 76th minute winner from James Moberg.
Tomas Hilliard-Arce scored a pair of goals and Jordan Morris, fresh off the news that he made the U.S. U-23 roster for Olympic qualifying, added a goal for the Cardinal in a 3-1 win over San Francisco.
New Mexico got a game-winning goal from someone other than Chris Wehan as Niko Hansen scored in the 64th minute to lift the 17th-ranked Lobos over Missouri State. The goal was the first of the season for Hansen and snapped a 411-minute scoreless streak for the Bears defense.
UCLA’s offense got back on track after three straight losses in a 4-1 win over Cal Poly. Cal Poly got on the board first with a goal from Adam Olsen in the first half, but Seyi Adekoya answered in the second half with a pair of goals and Michael Amick and Jackson Yueill also found the net to drive the Bruins to a 4-1 win.
Clemson tops Duke; American beats Loyola Marymount 1-0
TJ Casner responded with the game-winner a minute after Brian White had tied it for the Blue Devils to lead No. 14 Clemson to a 2-1 win over No. 16 Duke.
Oliver Shannon opened the scoring for the Tigers in the 12th minute and White and Casner’s goals came in the 54th and 55th minute.
Dale Ludwig’s sixth-minute goal held up as the winner in No. 21 American’s 1-0 win over No. 18 Loyola Marymount at the TLC Plumbing & Utility Invitational in Albuquerque.