Join Now  | 
Home About Contact Us Privacy & Security Advertise
Soccer America Daily Soccer World Daily Special Edition Around The Net Soccer Business Insider College Soccer Reporter Youth Soccer Reporter Soccer on TV Soccer America Classifieds Game Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalk Soccer America Confidential Youth Soccer Insider World Cup Watch
RSS Feeds Archives Manage Subscriptions Subscribe
Order Current Issue Subscribe Manage My Subscription Renew My Subscription Gift Subscription
My Account Join Now
Tournament Calendar Camps & Academies Soccer Glossary Classifieds
1. Englishmen lead West Virginia past Irish
October 19th, 2006 4:04AM
Subscribe to College Soccer Reporter

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED


It was supposed to be a duel between No. 5 West Virginia's Jarrod Smith (14 goals) and No. 7 Notre Dame's Joseph Lapira (19 goals), but Englishmen Dan Stratford and Andy Wright were the heroes Wednesday night for the Mountaineers in the much-anticipated Big East showdown.

To the delight of a sellout crowd of 2,153 fans at Dick Dlesk Soccer Stadium, West Virginia overcame an early Irish lead and won, 2-1, on goals by Stratford and Wright to improve its record to 13-1-2. Notre Dame (11-4-2) had a seven-game winning streak snapped with the loss.

"We shattered the attendance record by a thousand," said first-year West Virginia coach Marlon LeBlanc, "and I think it proves that we're catching on in this community."

Stratford knotted the game in the 17th minute on a shot from 22 yards off a pass from Wright. Eleven minutes into the second half, Wright won the game with arguably the Mountaineers' best goal of the season, connecting from 12 yards to finish off a sequence that also involved Stratford and Smith.

Lapira, the NCAA Division I leading scorer, had his seven-game goal streak snapped. Cory Rellas scored Notre Dame's only goal.

"This was a very close game," said Notre Dame coach Bobby Clark. "We played okay. We scored early and then they got back into it. Their second goal was very good. It was a good combination play."

#1 SMU 1 SOUTH CAROLINA 1 (OT).For the second straight game, the Mustangs (13-0-3) had to settle for a tie. They gave up the tying goal with 16 seconds remaining in regulation when Ayo Akinsetepounced on a loose ball in the box and scored with Mustang goalkeeper Matt Wideman out of position. Manuel Mariel scored in the 34th minute for SMU, which remains the only unbeaten team in the NCAA Division I men's ranks.

#5 WAKE FOREST 3 UNC GREENSBORO 0.Ryan Solle opened the scoring for Wake from the penalty spot in the 19th minute after being taken down by Icelandic defender Henning Jonasson, who was red carded on the play. Within 15 minutes, the Demon Deacons (13-2-1) had put the game with goals by Zack Schilawski(snap header) and Steven Curfman (swerving shot from 25 yards). Junior Brian Edwards broke his own single-season record with his 10th shutout.

#11 CLEMSON 3 UNC ASHEVILLE 1. Jamaica internationalDane Richards scored one goal, his 10th of the season, and assisted on another for the Tigers, who are now 11-3-1. Brazilian Frederico Moojenopened the scoring for Clemson with his ninth goal of the year.

DEPAUL 0 #21 CINCINNATI 1.Omar Cummings' goal in the 64th minute was the difference for the Bearcats, who lead the Big East's Red Division with 19 points with one match remaining.
 
#25 SOUTH FLORIDA 1 LOUISVILLE 1 (OT).Frank Jonke evened the score in the 86th minute, a quarter of an hour after Hunter West had put South Florida ahead. The Bulls have qualified for the Big East Tournament, while Louisville has a precarious hold on the fifth and final spot in the Red Division.


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

    ARCHIVES
    FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

    Recent College Soccer Reporter
    USL: Brandt leaves Navy for struggling Riverhounds    
    Dave Brandt, the winningest active coach in Division I men's soccer, quit his job as Navy's ...
    Jordan Morris carries Stanford to first men's title    
    In what could be his farewell game, Jordan Morris showed why he is the first collegian ...
    Finalists named for MAC Hermann Trophy awards    
    The finalists for the MAC Hermann Trophy awards are Georgetown forward Brandon Allen, Creighton forward Fabian ...
    NSCAA names NCAA Division I Men's All-America Teams    
    NCAA Division I runner-up Clemson led all teams with four players on the NCAA Division I ...
    Six collegians in Canada team at Natal tournament    
    West Virginia All-Americans Kadeisha Buchanan and Ashley Lawrence and Rebecca Quinn, who helped Duke reach the ...
    Stanford-Akron: More than Morris on show    
    Stanford, led by heralded U.S. international Jordan Morris, faces Akron, winner of the 2010 NCAA title ...
    Clemson-Syracuse: ACC rivals face off in rubber match    
    No. 2 seed Clemson and No. 6 Syracuse square off in a battle of ACC teams ...
    Pfeiffer and Grand Valley State crowned champions    
    Pfeiffer claimed its first NCAA Division II men's title and also the first title in 29 ...
    Scoreboard: Small College Tournaments    
    Six champions will be crowned on Saturday: NCAA Division II Men (Pfeiffer-Cal Poly Pomona), NCAA Division ...
    Clemson survives shootout to reach Men's College Cup    
    No. 2 seed Clemson beat Maryland, 3-1, in a shootout after their game ended 1-1 to ...
    >> College Soccer Reporter Archives