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Rough opening night for Top 25 teams
by Paul Kennedy, September 2nd, 2009 8AM

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MEN'S NEWS ... No. 1 North Carolina opened the season Tuesday with a 5-0 victory over UNC Asheville, but few other Top 25 teams had it as easy on opening day.

Two Top 25 teams fell at home to unranked teams -- No. 17 Loyola (Md.) to Villanova and No. 20 Cal Poly to UNLV, both by 1-0 scores -- while No. 6 Creighton, No. 11 Northwestern and No. 24 Boston University all had to settle for ties.

No. 16 UC Irvine pulled the night's best comeback, going down at Santa Clara, 2-0, on a pair of goals by former U.S. U-17 star Mykell Bates before rallying to win, 3-2, on Amani Walker's golden goal.

TOP 25 RESULTS:
Tuesday, Sept. 1
No. 1 North Carolina 5 (Urso 22, 86, Dixon 61, Martinez 80, McCarthy 86) UNC Asheville 0.
No. 5 Wake Forest 1 (Schilawski 73) William & Mary 0.
No. 6 Creighton 0 Loyola (Ill.) 0.
No. 10 Notre Dame 5 (Brovsky 26, Perry 50, Dike 64, 71, 77) No. 21 Michigan 0.
Wisconsin-Green Bay 3 (Banks 69, Raymonds 74, Basty 80) No. 11 Northwestern 3 (Eliason 29, 39, Bellizzi 71).
No. 15 UC Santa Barbara 3 (Hedevag 7, Nonni 10, 89) Cal State Bakersfield 1 (Coppieters pen. 37).
Santa Clara 2 (Bates 2, 43) No. 16 UC Irvine 3 (Bagby 64, Garcia 81, Walker 104) (OT).
No. 17 Loyola (Md.) 0 Villanova 1 (Soroka 83).
No. 18 South Florida 2 (Gonzalez 24, Boggs 31) UCF 1 (Simmons 76).
No. 20 Cal Poly 0 UNLV 1 (Marshall). (OT)
No. 22 Tulsa 2 (Albertson 77, Parada 87) Missouri State 0.
Massachusetts 1 (DeNormandie 42) No. 24 Boston Univ. 1 (Taylor 65).

Here is this week's Top 25 schedule.

Elsewhere ...

* Graceland's 4-0 victory over Western Illinois was a major victory for NAIA soccer. Canadians Diego Gonzalez and Roger Thompson teamed up for Gonzalez's first goal after two minutes and it was all downhill from there for WIU. Jamaican Andre Sharpe, Gonzalez (again set up by Thompson) and Ian Christensen added goals in the second half. "The team has gelled well early in the season," said Graceland coach Aldemar Angel Monroy. "We've got some really good newcomers and some seasoned returners that have helped to mold us."

* Virginia Tech and Clemson, two ACC powers, facing transition years, both lost on Tuesday. Virginia Tech trailed, 2-0, at UMBC after only 26 minutes and lost, 3-1, in Mike Brizendine's debut as Hokie head coach following Oliver Weiss's resignation. After seven losses, Gardner-Webb finally beat Clemson, 1-0, when John Sargent lobbed Tigers keeper Joseph Bendik in the 34th minute. Tiger assistant Phil Hindson took over as interim head coach following Coach Trevor Adair's resignation in June.

* Saint Louis University coach Dan Donigan is fuming after the Billikens fell to New Mexico, 3-0, at home. "This was obviously a disappointing way to begin the season," he said. "We can't make those simple, fundamental mistakes that are preventable against a tough team like New Mexico. This is an unacceptable performance by our team, and we are not going to forget this."

-- Xavier canceled its match with Radford on the recommendation of the Cincinnati Health Department. Xavier students have been experiencing mild influenza-like symptoms and the university is canceling or postponing many major events.

-- Getting his first collegiate goal in Stetson's 1-0 win over Northwood was Matt Hoskins, son of new USL chairman Rob Hoskins.

Hat trick heroes:

-- Bright Dike scored the last three goals in No. 10 Notre Dame's 5-0 win over No. 21 Michigan in the first game at Alumni Stadium that drew 1,818 fans.
-- For the second straight season, Liberty's Darren Amoo scored three goals on opening day, this time in a 10-1 win over Division II Concord.
-- Arie Muniz led the Appalachian State onslaught with a hat trick in the Mountaineers' 10-0 win over Division III Emory & Henry.
-- Despite a second-half hat trick from redshirt junior Riley Phelps, Coastal Carolina fell to the College of Charleston, 4-3.

OTHER RESULTS:
Tuesday, Sept. 1
EAST
Adelphi 0 Georgetown 0.
Army 2
(Robertson 63, Connolly 70) NJIT 1 (Warfving 64).
Binghamton 3
(Manscuk 47, Sailar 55, Tiedt 80) Syracuse 2 (Perevegyencev 25, Woodruff 52).
Bucknell 2 (O'Brien 16, 73) LaSalle 1 (Sepe 7).
Canisius 0 Drexel 1
(Assumpcao 41).
Colgate 1
(Leach 12) LIU 0.
Duquesne 1
(Patterson 99) Niagara 0 (OT).
Fairleigh Dickinson 1
(King 1) Manhattan 0.
Iona 1 (Paszek 18) New Hampshire 0.
Lehigh 2
(Schram 49, Gazda 73) Stanford 1 (Gunther 5).
Marist 1
(Morales 78) Delaware 0.
(Red Foxes draw 1,087 fans for opening win.)
Monmouth 1
(Barbieri 80) Seton Hall 0.
Penn State 5 (Yeisley 18, 20, Braga 32, Cost 35, Vera 85) St. Francis (Pa.) 0.
Rhode Island 1
(Crooks 58) Boston College 0.
Rider 0 Lafayette 1
(Brown 14).
Robert Morris 1
(Colosumo 88) Pittsburgh 3 (Brode 68, McDade 73, Fuschetti 87).
Sacred Heart 0 Providence 1 (Ritter 108) (OT).
Stony Brook 0 Hofstra 1 (Barea 1).
Towson 3
(Mangione 8, Bermudez Roa 11, Spivey 26) Rutgers 4 (Bourdeau 8, Kamara 51, 61, Salmon 59).
UMBC 3 (Rothe 17, Bulls 27, Houapeu 53) Virginia Tech 1 (Gilson 80).
Vermont 0 Siena 1 (Tavernese 63).

SOUTH
Appalachian State 10 (
Bridges 7, Muniz 8, 11, 63, Regan 13, 64, Sassano 17, Mbamala 53, Durland 67, Latigue 80) Emory & Henry 0.
Centenary 2
(Bergman 6, Assi 29) William Carey 2 (Fairbairn 79, Rogers 86).
Clemson 0 Gardner-Webb 1 (
Sargent 34).
College of Charleston 4 (Flatley 6, Nagy 38, Yearwood 51, Bello 73) Coastal Carolina 3 (Phelps 62, 65, 79).
Duke 2
(Grossman pen. 70, 84) James Madison 0.
Eastern Tennessee State 2
(McCue 73, Hoek 78) Wofford 2 (Kelli 58, Rubinchik 62).
Elon 0 High Point 1 (Okiomah 49).
(Crowd of 1,400 largest ever at Rudd Field.)
FIU 0 Florida Gulf Coast 1
(Raudales pen. 68).
Furman 1
(Howard 76) Presbyterian 0.
Liberty 10 (Amoo 23, 53, 61, Bullock 29, 59, Aseweh 48, 58, Probst 72, Scheck 78, Nino 90) Concord 1 (Ryan 84).
Lipscomb 1 (Chamberlain 88) Berry 1 (Weeg 24).
Mercer 1 (Ong'Ango 73) Alabama A&M 2 (Kamya 73, Kassaye 83).
N.C. State 3 (Boyd 17, Bouemboue 31, DeFreitas 87) Winthrop 1 (Luk 88).
Old Dominion 2 (Foglesong 4, Emmanuel 86) Longwood 0.
South Carolina 3 (Brettschneider 30, own goal 50, Morrissey 57) Charlotte 1 (Gross 78).
Stetson 1 (Hoskins 77) Northwood 0.
UAB 0 Oakland 1 (Dreshaj 75).
UNC Wilmington 3
(Harrison 16, Guderian 49, 67) Campbell 1 (Cardenas 24).
USC Upstate 1 (Grana 85) Georgia State 2 (Minyono 53, Majluf 66).
VMI 0 Mt. St. Mary's 4
(Kem 77, Pathroff 79, Hendrie 84, Detzel 90).

MIDWEST
Bowling Green 2
(Hepple 13 Jurtovski, 71) Marshall 0.
Cleveland State 3 (Williams 12, Boyer 64, Adkins 87) St. Bonaventure 0.
Dayton 2
(Popella 45, Watkins 60) Cincinnati 5 (North 8, Weightman 11, Stelmak 59, 86, Albert 64).
Drake 2
(Webb 80, 89) DePaul 0.
Eastern Illinois 0 Valparaiso 2
(Bullard 4, 61).
Evansville 0 SIU-Edwardsville 1 (own goal 78).
IPFW 0 Butler 2
(Hedges 68, Gatzky pen. 88).
IUPUI 2
(Garcia 68, Lindemann 97) Detroit 1 (Dreshaj 73). (OT)
Marquette 1 (Mallace 85) Wisconsin-Milwaukee 0.
(For second year in a row, Calum Mallace wins Milwaukee Cup.)
Northern Illinois 1 (Karsten 15) Bradley 2 (Bigelow 77, Cutshaw 83).
Saint Louis 0 New Mexico 3
(Ejdemyr 36, Davis 51, Wilson 62).
Western Illinois 0 Graceland 4 (Gonzalez 2, 51, Sharpe 48, Christinsen 79).
Xavier vs. Radford
(canceled because of flu outbreak)

WEST
Cal State Northridge 0 San Diego 2
(Delgado 73, Ochoa 85).
San Diego State 1 (Steres 21) Loyola Marymount 2 (Baca 22, 56).
San Francisco 4 (Burke 7, Englund 34, Chinn 47, Levi 49) UMKC 1 (Perez  43).
San Jose State 4
(Yniguez 34, Monjaras 41, Cukar 61, Castro 88) UC Davis 1 (Joslin 18).
St. Mary's 1
(Newquist 15) Sacramento State 1 (Alvarez 5).
Washington 1
(Moore 49) Seattle 0.



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