Terps Takes Down No. 1 UCLA; Georgetown, Penn State And Four Other Top 25 Teams Fall
Freshman Sebastian Elney headed home a cross from Tsubasa Endoh in the 96th minute to lift sixth-ranked Maryland over No. 1 UCLA in front of a record crowd at Ludwig Field Friday night.
It was Elney’s second goal of the young season and came after an entertaining 90 minutes between the top programs. Elney was involved in the build-up to open the scoring in the 67th minute, sending a pass to Chris Odoi-Atsem the defender then crossed right into the arm of the sliding UCLA defender Michael Amick. Captain Mael Corboz buried the penalty kick to put the Terps up 1-0, but sophomore Abu Danladi caught goalkeeper Cody Niedermeier leaning the wrong way and made him pay with an 80th minute equalizer.
It was one blemish on an otherwise stellar night for redshirt junior keeper, who stepped up multiple times to keep Danladi and the Bruins off the board, finishing with six saves. One of those saves on a line-drive from outside the box denied freshman defender Malcolm Jones his second of the season.
The crowd of 8,449 was a new record for Ludwig Field, topping the 8,397 mark set against Duke in their last ACC meeting in September 2013.
Georgetown, Penn State and four other Top 25 teams fall
No. 12 Georgetown failed to score for the third game in a row and Akron midfielder Adam Najem gave Akron all the offense they needed to spoil the Hoyas home opener on Friday. Things won’t get an easier for Georgetown (0-2-1) in their next match either with top-ranked UCLA (1-1) visiting on Monday.
No. 13 UC Irvine fell 1-0 on the road to Omaha on a 23rd minute goal by Mark Moulton.
Temple scored a goal in each half to beat No. 25 Penn State for the first time since 1997 and spoil former Temple center back Robby Sagel’s return to Ambler Sports Complex. Junior transfer Justin Stoddart opened the scoring in the 11th minute cleaning up a rebound and Jorge Gomez Sanchez doubled the lead in the 56th minute. Sanchez scored on an empty net after the goalkeeper Matt Bersano’s clearance was blocked by Dinho Zwane.
The Owls outshot the Nittany Lions 16-5 in the match and Penn State barely threatened the rest of the way with their biggest attacking threat Connor Maloney out for the second half.
The 24th and 23rd ranked teams also lost Friday. South Florida conceded a 10th minute goal to Jon Gallagher and Brandon Aubrey doubled the lead with a penalty kick in the 58th minute to give fifth-ranked Notre Dame the 2-0 win. SMU got goals from Michael Cichero and Michael King but Boston College scored twice in each half to top the Mustangs and run their record to 3-0. Atobra Ampadu had a brace and Simon Enstrom and Zeiko Lewis each had a goal in an assist for the Eagles.
Draws for Virginia, Washington, Providence, UNC and UC Santa Barbara
Kay Duit headed home a Miguel Velazquez cross in the 68th minute to equalize for Tulsa and give them a point on the road against No. 2 Virginia. Riggs Lennon opened the scoring for the Cavs with a penalty kick in the 49th minute.
No. 7 Washington started their trip to Philadelphia with a scoreless draw at Penn on Friday night. The Dawgs play Drexel on Monday night.
Mac Steeves was unable to find a winner Friday as he had in the first two matches for Providence and the 8th ranked Friars ended up with a 1-1 draw with Holy Cross. Julian Gressel scored the goal for Providence off an assist from Dominik Machado and reserve Joey Devivo scored the 64th minute equalizer.
William & Mary held North Carolina to a draw in a game that saw both goals scored in the last two minutes of the first half. Ryder Bell opened the scoring for The Tribe in the 44th minute and Tucker Hume equalized for the Tar Heels a minute later.
Highly touted freshman Geoffrey Acheampong opened his scoring account for the Gauchos and Nick DePuy scored the 12th goal of his career but UC Santa Barbara had to settle for a draw with Denver. Scott Devoss and Sam Hamilton scored for the Pioneers and Kortne Ford nearly found an overtime winner – his shot hitting the crossbar.
Creighton, Clemson, Coastal Carolina, Michigan State, Stanford, Louisville, St. Louis and UMBC win
No. 3 Creighton scored two goals in the second half to top Cal State Northridge 2-1. Ricky Lopez-Espin scored on an assist from Fabian Herbers in the 58th minute to cancel out Steven Manios’ 2nd minute goal for the Matadors and Myles Englis delivered the late winner for the Blue Jays in front of 4,907 fans at Morrison Stadium.
The win was the 17th straight for a Blue Jays team over teams from California.
No. 9 Clemson got the better of its rivals South Carolina, beating the Gamecocks 3-0 on a brace from Oliver Shannon and goal from reserve TJ Casner.
No. 11 Coastal Carolina handed Charlotte their second straight loss with second half goals from Arnar Geirsson and Miguel Gutierrez.
Zach Bennett became the winningest Michigan State goalkeeper with the Spartans 4-0 win over Niagara. Ken Krolicki, Jerome Cristobal, Jason Stacy and Blake Skamiera scored for the Spartans.
Slater Meehan’s 58th minute goal held up as a winner for the 16th-ranked Cardinal, which beat Northeastern 1-0.
Freshmen Tate Schmitt and Danny Reynolds scored and Ben Strong added his first goal of the season in a 3-1 win for No. 15 Louisville over visiting Stony Brook.
Vince Cicciarelli scored a pair of goals and Filip Pavosic got the 51st minute winner in a 3-0 win for No. 14 St. Louis over Memphis.
Darius Madison scored a 59th minute winner for UMBC to top Ohio State.