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Rough weekend for Top 25 teams
by Paul Kennedy, September 28th, 2009 8:31AM

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MEN'S NEWS ... Fourteen teams ranked in last week's Soccer America Men's Top 25 lost this weekend. They included three upsets apiece in two of the major conferences, the ACC and Big East.

Perhaps the biggest surprise was Clemson's 1-0 win at Virginia on Saturday night. The win was get first win in seven games under interim coach Phil Hindson. Another ACC team in transition, Virginia Tech, followed suit by beating N.C. State, 2-0.

The third unranked team ACC to beat a ranked team was Boston College, a 2-0 winner over Duke. The Eagles have won five in a row and jumped into this week's Soccer America Men's Top 25 at No. 14.

Two Big East teams, Louisville and South Florida, lost for the first time this season on Friday when they dropped conference games to Notre Dame (4-0) and West Virginia (1-0), respectively. Also losing on Friday was St. John's, which fell at Connecticut, 1-0.

Weekend Results

* TOP 25 UPSETS:
Friday, Sept. 25
No. 4 California 1 (Carrasco 41) New Mexico 2 (Urbany 21, Farquharson 89).
West Virginia 1 (Sebele 92) No. 5 South Florida 0 (OT).
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).
Boston College 2 (Reddick 59, Mejia 89) No. 12 Duke 0.
Connecticut 1 (Watson-Siriboe 40) No. 22 St. John's 0.
Davidson 4 (Pilgrim 23, Caskey pen. 39, 62, Reiter 81) No. 25 South Carolina 1 (Lindsay 74).

Saturday, Sept. 26
No. 13 Virginia 0 Clemson 1 (Mattson 41).
Hartwick 2 (Roydhouse 40, Summers 75) No. 15 Dartmouth 0.

Sunday, Sept. 27
No. 14 Creighton 1
(Gjoesund 34) Portland 2 (Warner 48, Nielsen 84).
Virginia Tech 2 (Akogyeram 80, Shupp 5) No. 17 N.C. State 0.
Penn State 2 (Hertzog 53, Yeisley 80) No. 18 Michigan 0.
Cal State Bakersfield 1 (Lampart 19) No. 20 Loyola Marymount 0
Butler 2 (Pollock 52, Cardona 87) No. 25 Wisconsin-Green Bay 1 (Walls 82).

* PERFECT STARTS. Following Harvard's 1-0 loss at Wake Forest on Saturday and Stetson's 1-1 tie with Alabama A&M on Sunday, the number of unbeaten and untied teams is down to three:

-- No. 1 Akron (7-0-0) defeated Bowling Green, 6-0, to open its Mid-American season. The Zips scored all six goals in the first half. Midfielder Michael Nanchoff, who missed the entire 2008 season due to an illness, matched a 43-year school record shared by his father, George, with four assists.

-- No. 9 Monmouth (8-0-0) beat Loyola (Md.), 1-0, on Saturday and finished with a perfect non-conference record for the first time in program history. A pair of freshmen teamed up to give the Hawks the win before 1,322 fans in Baltimore. Cody Calafiore's cross found Ryan Clark for the winning goal in the 78th minute.

-- After eight wins at home, No. 25 UMBC (9-0-0) took to the road Saturday and defeated La Salle, 3-0, ending an 11-game road winless streak dating back to the 2007 season. Sophomore forward Andrew Bulls, scored a pair of first-half goals to give him 12 for the season.



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