Wake Forest, Clemson and Stanford win; North Carolina draws Virginia
No. 2 Wake Forest scored three times in the first 17 minutes to power past Louisville on Friday night and claim the ACC regular-season title.
Hayden Partain scored the first two goals, opening the scoring with a strike from long distance and adding a second off a rebound. Jon Bakero’s pretty through-ball to Jacori Hayes created the third goal and freshman Jack Harrison put the game away with his seventh of the season in the 64th minute.
Louisville did manage what only Florida International has done this season: score twice on the Demon Deacon defense. Both Cardinals goals were on set pieces – defender Danny Reynolds headed home Jack Gayton’s corner kick in the 29th minute and Tim Kubel scored with a lovely bending free kick in the 72nd minute.
No. 3 Clemson’s offense was also clicking Friday night as they finished the regular season with a 4-1 win over NC State. Kyle Murphy, Michael Melvin and TJ Casner scored in the first half and Melvin added a second goal in the second half to lead the Tigers. Even goalkeeper Andrew Tarbell got involved in the offense with an assist and four saves.
Phillip Carmon scored for the Wolfpack after all the damage had been done in the 77th minute.
North Carolina and Virginia tie; Stanford blanks Oregon State
The night’s marquee match-up between No. 5 North Carolina and No. 18 Virginia ended in a scoreless draw. James Pyle made four saves in net for the Tar Heels and Jeff Caldwell made a pair of saves for the Cavaliers in an even match of heavyweights.
Stanford stayed unbeaten in Pac-12 play and clinched at least a share of the title with two games to play on Friday, blanking Oregon State 2-0. Slater Meehan broke the deadlock in the 81st minute and Jordan Morris made it 2-0 with his eighth goal of the season five minutes later.
Cal shuts out Washington; Boston College downs Syracuse
Washington was shutout for the seventh time this season and Christian Thierjung played the hero for the Bears again with an 88th minute goal to lift Cal to a 1-0 win.
Ed Kelly became the 19th active coach to collect 300 wins after his Boston College side beat No. 12 Syracuse on Friday.
Freshmen Trevor Devock and Simon Enstrom scored in the first half and the Eagles defense limited Syracuse to just a Kamal Miller goal in the second half to preserve the win.