Portland gives Oregon State first loss; VCU holds Georgetown to draw
Eighth-ranked Oregon State is no longer undefeated after a 1-0 loss to in-state rivals Portland in front of a crowd of 1,959 at Merlo Field on Thursday night.
Jordan Jones nearly opened the scoring for the Beavers in the 9th minute with an overhead kick off a mistake by Pilots goalkeeper Paul Christensen that went wide. It was the only mistake of the night for Christensen, who made seven saves to record the clean sheet under repeated duress.
Mikhail Doholis had five shots alone, four on target for the Beavers, but it was Pilots senior defender Hugo Rhoads who ultimately played the hero, scoring against the run of play on a long range blast in the 29th minute that held up as the winner for just the second victory of the season for Portland.
VCU midfielder Dakota Barnathan scored a goal with less than three minutes remaining against Georgetown to level the game at 2-2 and the two teams played to a tie after two scoreless overtime periods in Richmond on Thursday.
Alex Muyl opened the scoring with his third goal of the season for Georgetown in the 38th minute and after a Rafa Andrade Santos equalizer in the 52nd minute, Arun Basujljevic gave the Hoyas the 2-1 lead in the 60th minute. JT Marcincowski and VCU goalkeeper Pierre Gardan each made five saves in the match.
The Hoyas, ranked third in the preseason coach’s poll, fell to 2-2-2 and VCU to 2-4-1.
Oral Roberts win it in overtime; Cincinnati shuts out Green Bay; SMU roll
Struggles also continued for UC Irvine, ranked 20th in preseason, with a 2-1 double overtime loss to Oral Roberts. Ivan Canales got a late equalizer for the Anteaters and the game appeared to be heading to a tie when UC Irvine was whistled for a foul in the box and Matthew Rogers stepped in to score the game-winning penalty kick.
Alexis Derennes opened the scoring for the Golden Eagles with his second of the season in the 50th minute. With the loss, the Anteaters fall to 1-3-2 on the year.
Jack Clark and Emmanual Appiah scored a goal in each half to lead the Bearcats to a 2-0 win over Green Bay on Thursday. Alex Gill recorded three saves to register his eighth career shutout.
SMU got first half goals from Brenden Lee, Emil Cuello and Idrissa Camara to beat Houston Baptist 3-1. Erick Aragon scored an 88th minute goal for the Huskies.