Stanford held to scoreless draw; Akron wins fifth straight
Third-ranked Stanford, still missing star forward Jordan Morris on international duty, was held to a scoreless draw by No. 17 Washington on Friday in one of two Pac-12 games that ended in a draw.
Six-foot-seven senior goalkeeper Ryan Herman was the difference in the match, making 11 saves to preserve his seventh clean sheet of the season. The scoreless draw was the fourth of the season for Washington, which is 5-2-4 and 1-1-1 in conference play.
No. 16 Oregon State and Cal had four goals between them in their 2-2 draw. After Jaime Velasco’s opener in the 22nd minute, Cal responded with a pair of goals from Spencer Held in the 35th minute and Samuel Ebstein in the 43rd to take the lead at halftime. Jordan Jones’ equalizer in the 61st minute secured the point for the Beavers.
Akron wins fifth straight; Maryland tops Penn State
Eighth-ranked Akron opened MAC play with a 2-1 come from behind victory over Buffalo on Friday. Russell Cicerone got the Bulls on the scoreboard early with a penalty kick after he was dragged down in the box in the third minute.
The goal was the ninth of the season for Cicerone. Brad Ruhaak got the Zips on the board just before halftime and Victor Souto converted a penalty kick for the game-winner in the 84th minute.
No. 25 Maryland came back from a two-goal deficit on the strength of sophomore George Campbell’s hat trick to beat Penn State on Friday.
Drew Klingenberg and Connor Maloney each scored in the first half-hour to spot the Nittany Lions to a 2-0 lead, but Tsubasa Endoh pulled one back in the 33rd minute for the Terps and Campbell added three unanswered goals to shock the home fans before Maloney added a second goal in the 64th minute.
Clemson, Boston College and South Carolina win
Fifth-ranked Clemson scored three unanswered goals in the second half to power past Louisville for their 10th win of the season. Iman Mafi opened the scoring in the 32nd minute and Kyle Murphy gave the Tigers a lead they wouldn’t relinquish after Tim Kubel equalized for the Cardinals.
Austen Burnikel and Thales Moreno added second half goals that put Clemson up 4-1 before Daniel Johnson made it 4-2 in the 83rd minute. Clemson improved to 10-1-2 overall and 3-1-1 in the ACC while Louisville fell under .500 to 4-5-3 and 0-2-3 in conference play.
Simon Enstrom scored in the 34th and 59th minutes to lead Boston College to a 2-1 win over 10th-ranked Virginia. Freshman Jean-Christophe Koffi scored the lone goal of the game for Virginia in the 86th minute. The Eagles improved to 3-2-0 in ACC play and 8-3-1 overall.
Danny Deakin’s first half double held up for No. 15 South Carolina in their fourth straight win to start Conference USA play. Deakin scored in the beginning and end of the first half and Ramon Whittaker pulled one back for FAU in the 79th minute.
Wake Forest held to scoreless draw; Utah Valley picks up 10th win
Sixth-ranked Wake Forest was held to a scoreless draw on a night that belonged to the goalkeepers. Alec Ferrell made seven saves for the Deamon Deacons and his counterpart Alex McCauley made six.
No. 23 Utah Valley improved to 10-2 with a 1-0 win over Texas Rio Grande Valley. Paul Hoffmeister scored the lone goal of the game.
In other WAC action, No. 19 Seattle dropped its first conference match with 3-1 loss to Houston Baptist. Michael Roberts scored his sixth goal of the season for the Red Hawks 17 seconds after Darrell Johnson had given Houston Baptist the lead, but that was as close as Seattle would get in the loss.