Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Top 25 teams fall by the wayside
by Paul Kennedy, August 31st, 2009 8:30AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

WOMEN'S NEWS ... It was not a good weekend for teams in the Soccer America Top 25. Nine lost to unranked teams.

-- Duke fell twice, losing to UNC Greensboro, 1-0, and UCF, 3-2, at the Carolina Nike Invitational. The Blue Devils outshot UNCG, 22-5, but couldn't win in a game delayed 69 minutes because of lightning. Against UCF, Duke lost starting center back Nicole Lipp in the 25th minute with an injury and did not return. Coach Robbie Church took the blame for the loss, saying he failed to readjust his defense after Lynnea Pappas equalized in the 85th minute. Less than two minutes later, Stacie Hubbard scored the winner on a UCF corner.

-- USC fell to 0-2 after losing to St. John's, 2-1, on Sunday. (Two days earlier, the Trojans lost to Mexico's national team, 2-0, in an exhibition.) Sunday's defeat was USC's first at McAlister Field since 2006. The Trojans lost despite playing with a player advantage after Courtney Lane was red carded in the 54th minute for a foul that led to the tying goal on a penalty kick by Megan Ohai. Raelynne Lee later gave St. John's the win.

-- The highest ranked team to lose was Texas A&M. It took Sylvia Forbes only four seconds to score for Purdue, and the Boilermakers went on to win, 3-2, before 6,589 fans. "We're upset with the result, but you can't take anything away from Purdue," said A&M coach G Guerrieri. "They played great."

-- Other wins by unranked teams over Top 25 teams: BYU-Connecticut (1-0), Utah-Santa Clara (1-0), Georgia-Minnesota (2-0), Hofstra-Richmond (1-0), Colorado College-Washington State (2-1).

* Here is this week's Soccer America Women's Top 25.

* As a precaution, Stanford assistant coach Jay Cooney decided to drive his own car to the No. 2 Cardinal's game at Cal Poly, and it's a good thing he did. He got the call after he had driven for about an hour that his wife, Greta, was in labor. He turned around, missing Stanford's 2-1 win, and made it in plenty of time for the birth of their second son, Hayes, at 6:25 p.m. Hayes' numbers were as healthy as the Cardinal's: 20.5 inches, 7 pounds, 13 oz.



No comments yet.

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




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent College Soccer Reporter
O'Neill named interim head coach, Lindholm joins staff    
[MASSACHUSETTS: Men] Devin O'Neill, the top men's assistant the past two years at Massachusetts, has been ...
Suspensions handed down following hazing incident    
[NEW MEXICO: Women] New Mexico women's soccer coach Kit Vela was suspended for a week without ...
Donnelly leaves with AD's blessing for U.S. Soccer    
[SIU EDWARDSVILLE: Men] SIU-Edwardsville men's head coach Scott Donnelly resigned on the eve of the 2014 ...
Bears' Onumonu is difference in Bay Area derby    
[SANTA CLARA-CALIFORNIA: Women] No. 23 California gained revenge for its loss to Bay Area rival Santa ...
Terriers upset Eagles with another comeback win    
[BOSTON UNIV.-BOSTON COLLEGE: Women] Boston University erased a 1-0 halftime deficit to defeat No. 13 Boston ...
Cardinal has lots of positives to take home    
[STANFORD-DUKE: Women] Two days after beating No. 4 North Carolina, 1-0, in overtime, No. 7 Stanford ...
UCLA cruises again, Florida State pulls away in heat    
[WOMEN'S ROUNDUP: Sunday] No. 1 UCLA posted its second consecutive 3-0 win, downing UC Irvine two ...
College soccer on the air    
[2014 SCHEDULE] The men's season kicks off Friday with Maryland in action at Louisville in a ...
Cardinal finally beats Tar Heels in 13th attempt    
[NORTH CAROLINA-STANFORD: Women] Well, the 13th time was the charm for Stanford. That's how many games ...
Seminoles win on blast with one second to spare    
[FLORIDA STATE-PORTLAND: Women] The clock at Seminole Soccer Complex showed one second remaining in regulation when ...
>> College Soccer Reporter Archives