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Maryland beats North Carolina -- again
by Paul Kennedy, September 26th, 2009 1:15AM

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MEN'S NEWS ... A record Ludwig Field crowd of 6,946 fans watched No. 8 Maryland beat No. 2 North Carolina, 1-0, in a rematch of last year's NCAA Division I championship game.

Maryland has now beaten North Carolina four times over the last two seasons -- all by shutouts. UNC had the edge in play, but the Terrapins won on Kevin Tangney's header in the 89th minute. Billy Schuler had a chance to put Carolina ahead, but he missed a penalty kick in the second half.

Tangney, a player who has missed two full seasons due to a pair of ACL tears, has emerged as one of the leaders on a very young Maryland team. "That was one of the best moments of my 17 years here and not because we won the game against a great opponent but in the player that found the way to get the game-winning goal," Maryland coach Sasho Cirovski said. "With all that he has been through, I rarely talk about a single player after a game, but you have a gulp in your throat when he scored that goal and had that celebration because you know what he's gone through. He's made of the best stuff on earth."

GAME OF THE DAY
Sept. 25 in College Park, Md.
Maryland 1 North Carolina 0. Goal: Tangney 89.
Maryland -- MacMath, Kemp, White, Tangney, Lee, Kassel, Rodkey, Yates, Forbess, Townsend, Herrick. Subs: Saint Cyr, Cortes, Oduaran, Woodberry.
North Carolina -- Haggerty, Graye, McKinney, Loyd, King, McCarty, Brown, Urso, Farfan, Dixon, Schuler. Subs: Lebo, Martinez, Walters.
Referee: Andrew Chapin.
Att.: 6,946.

* TOP 25 SETBACKS. In Big East play, West Virginia and Notre Dame handed No. 5 South Florida and No. 7 Louisville their first losses, respectively. No. 4 California fell to New Mexico, 2-1. No. 11 UC Santa Barbara lost at San Diego State, 4-2. No. 12 Duke, No. 22 St. John's and No. 25 South Carolina also lost to unranked teams.

* G20 FEVER. Visiting DePaul was not deterred by all kinds of security details in place for the G20 Summit in Pittsburgh to beat host Pitt, 1-0, on Steffen Vroom's goal in Big East action on Friday. "There were roadblocks everywhere, and we had to take a detour to the game," said DePaul coach Craig Blazer. "There were all kinds of policemen and security forces in the streets. Some of the leaders from Germany and their delegation were staying in our hotel. There were SWAT teams in our hotel."

(Click here for more Friday night men's results as well as the weekend Top 25 schedule.)

* FRIDAY'S TOP 25 SCOREBOARD:
ACC: No. 8 Maryland 1 (Tagney 88) No. 2 North Carolina 0.
San Diego 1 (Feld pen. 62) No. 3 UCLA 2 (Hollingshead 10, Nakazawa pen. 48).
 No. 4 California 1 (Carrasco 41) New Mexico 2 (Urbany 21, Farquharson 89).
Big East: West Virginia 1 (Sebele 92) No. 5 South Florida 0 (OT).
Big East: Notre Dame 4 (Thomas 49, Perry 60, Dike 75, Brovsky 77) No. 7 Louisville 0.
San Diego State 4 (Reza 21, 60, Wallace 31, Tott 75) No. 11 UC Santa Barbara 2 (Silva 27, Nonni 46).
ACC: Boston College 2 (Reddick 59, Mejia 89) No. 12 Duke 0.
Washington 0 No. 14 Creighton 1 (Finlay 25).
Big Ten: Wisconsin 0 No. 16 Indiana 1 (Bruin 57).
(Game drew a crowd of 1,703, largest Badger crowd since the 1997 season.)
Big East: Connecticut 1 (Watson-Siriboe 40) No. 22 St. John's 0.
Big Ten: No. 23 Northwestern 2 (Eliason 45, O'Neill 84) Drake 2 (Kuhn 27, Webb 86).
Davidson 4 (Pilgrim 23, Caskey pen. 39, 62, Reiter 81) No. 25 South Carolina 1 (Lindsay 74).
Horizon: Wright State 1 (Kercher 89) No. 25 Wisconsin-Green Bay 4 (Walls 5, Grable 22, Banks 66, Patterson 78).
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Big East
Marquette 1 Cincinnati 0
Pittsburgh 0 DePaul 1
Providence 1 Syracuse 0
Seton Hall 1 Rutgers 2 (OT)
(Ibrahim Kamara scores early in the second overtime period.)

Big South

Liberty vs. Winthrop-postponed

CAA
Old Dominion 3 Delaware 0

Horizon
Butler 1 Wisconsin-Milwaukee 0
Cleveland State 1 Loyola (Ill.) 0
Detroit 0 Valparaiso 1

Non-Conference
Appalachian State 3 Mercer 0
Bradley 4 Central Arkansas 0
Buffalo 2 Robert Morris 0
(Buffalo captures its 300th all-time victory.)
Cal State Northridge 0 Denver 0
Dayton 3 SIU-Edwardsville 0
Evansville 4 Western Illinois 2
(Purple Aces win their fifth straight game.)
Furman 3 Lipscomb 0
Houston Baptist 1 Missouri State 0
Jacksonville 1 Alabama A&M 2
Manhattan 1 LIU 3
(Freshman Jakeem Johnson has second straight two-goal game.)
Marist 3 Seattle 1
Portland 2 Cal Poly 0
St. Mary's 2 UC Davis 1
SMU 1 UAB 1
Stetson 5 College of Charleston 4 (OT)
(Hatters improve to 6-0-0 by rallying from 3-1 and 4-3 down.)
UC Irvine 2 Princeton 1
Wofford 1 Belmont 2
Western Michigan 5 Canisius 3

* TOP 25 SCHEDULE:
Saturday, Sept. 26
Mid-American: No. 1 Akron vs. Bowling Green
ACC: No. 9 Wake Forest vs. No. 6 Duke
Loyola (Md.) vs. No. 10 Monmouth
ACC:  No. 13 Virginia vs. Clemson
Hartwick vs. No. 15 Dartmouth
Rhode Island vs. No. 21 Boston University

Sunday, Sept. 27
No. 3 UCLA vs. UNLV
No. 4 California vs. Air Force (Stanford Nike Classic in Berkeley)
Big East: Pittsburgh vs. No. 5 South Florida
Big East: Marquette vs. No. 7 Louisville
No. 11 UC Santa Barbara vs. UC Irvine
No. 14 Creighton vs. Portland (Husky Fever Classic)
ACC:  Virginia Tech vs. No. 17 N.C. State
Big Ten: Penn State vs. No. 18 Michigan
No. 19 Michigan State vs. No. 24 Ohio State (TV: Big Ten Network, delay, 4 pm ET)
Cal State Bakersfield vs. No. 20 Loyola Marymount
Big East: Providence vs. No. 22 St. John's
Big Ten: No. 23 Northwestern vs. SIU-Edwardsville
Horizon: Wright State vs. No. 25 Wisconsin-Green Bay

* EARLIER TOP 25 RESULTS:
Thursday, Sept. 24
No. 20 Loyola Marymount 1 (Bernardio 87) UC Riverside 0.

Wednesday, Sept. 23
New Hampshire 0
No. 6 Harvard 1 (Rogers 60).
No. 9 Wake Forest 2 (da Luz 7, Bone 53) Elon 1 (Wyatt 20).
No. 18 Michigan 5 (Meram 40, 50, 58, Saad 50, Fuzetti 62) Bowling Green 1 (Weston 10).
No. 21 Boston Univ. 2 (Dorman 14, O'Neal 17) Holy Cross 0.
No. 24 Ohio State 1 (Verkoff pen. 82) IUPUI 0.

Tuesday, Sept. 22
No. 2 North Carolina 2
(Loyd 33, Schuler 98) East Tenn. State 1 (Hoek 33).
No. 8 Maryland 1 (Herrick 45) St. Peter's 0.
No. 12 Duke 2 (Finley 73, Grossman 109) UNC Wilmington 1 (own goal 57) (OT).
No. 13 Virginia 2 (Tchani pen. 6, Barlow 92) George Washington 1 (Burke 79) (OT).

Monday, Sept. 21
No. 25 Wisconsin-Green Bay 4 (Banks 26, 32, Ksenidi 58, Znaty 68) North Florida 1 (O'Neill 69).

Soccer America Men's Top 25
TEAM (2009 RECORD) PREVIOUS
1. Akron (6-0-0) 1
2. North Carolina (5-0-1) 2
3. UCLA (4-1-0) 6
4. California (5-2-0) 8
5. South Florida (5-1-1) 9
6. Harvard (6-0-0) 12
7. Louisville (5-1-1) 13
8. Maryland (4-1-1) 7
9. Wake Forest (4-1-1) 3
10. Monmouth (6-0-0) 16
11. UC Santa Barbara (5-2-1) 19
12. Duke (5-2-0) 11
13. Virginia (5-1-0) 25
14. Creighton (2-1-1) 4
15. Dartmouth (4-1-1) 5
16. Indiana (4-2-1) 10
17. N.C. State (4-1-1) 22
18. Michigan (7-1-0) 24
19. Michigan State (4-1-1) NR
20. Loyola Marymount (5-2-0) 18
21. Boston University (5-2-1) 14
22. St. John's (2-2-3) 15
23. Northwestern (3-1-3) 25
24. Ohio State (4-0-3) NR
25. South Carolina (4-2-1) NR
25. Wisconsin-Green Bay (6-0-2) NR

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