[MEN'S COLLEGE: Friday]Stanford hasn't gone to the NCAA Tournament since 2009 and California hasn't made the postseason since 2010, but they made huge statements on the opening day of the 2013 men's season.
The Cardinal tied No. 1 Maryland, 3-3, while Cal defeated No. 3 Georgetown, the 2012 national runner-up, 2-0.
Stanford led the Terrapins, 2-0 and then 3-2, and had a chance to put the game away in the 86th minute but JJ Koval hit his penalty kick off the crossbar. Maryland responded almost immediately with the equalizer from Jake Pace.
In overtime, Stanford lost Brian Nana-Sinkam to a red card, but goalie Drew Hutchins came up big to preserve the tie.
Zach Batteer led Stanford with two goals -- the second on a run past three Maryland defenders. Preseason All-AmericansPatrick Mullins and Schillo Tshuma also scored for Maryland.
(WATCH:Stanford coach Jeremy Gunn's post-game interview and the Cardinal goals.)
In Berkeley, the Hoyas had plenty of possession, but Connor Hallisey scored from distance late in the first half to give the Golden Bears the lead and fifth-year senior Steve Birnbaum added a penalty kick three minutes into the second half.
Hallisey moved through midfield and blasted a shot from 25 yards out to open the scoring in the 41st minute.
“We had possession out of the back,” Hallisey said. “I just moved into a gap. I got the ball and turned, and I had no pressure. I just dribbled at the backline, and they weren’t stepping, so I just decided to take a shot, and it went in.”
The Bears doubled their lead after forward Stefano Bonomodribbled into the Georgetown box and was taken down for a penalty kick. Birnbaum -- one of three Cal co-captains -- calmly buried the ball in the back of the net for his third career goal.
-- San Diego State beat its cross-town rival, No. 20 San Diego, 5-0, for the second-largest margin of victory for the Aztecs over the Toreros in the 20-game history of their series. Seniors Kody Duff, Jordan Ongaro, Morgan Sacco, Abraham Villon and freshman Henrik Synnes each scored a goal for the Aztecs.
-- Senior Martin Ontiveros scored a pair of goals, including the game-winner in the 106th minute, to lead Furman to a 4-3 victory over No. 25 Xavier. Freshman Evan De Ycaza had knotted the match at 3-3 in the 86th minute to set up Ontiveros’ overtime heroics.
FRENCH CONNECTION.Senior attacker Goffin Boyoko scored two goals to equal his 2012 output and fellow Frenchman Achille Campion added a third goal as No. 23 UC Santa Barbara jumped out to a 3-0 lead at No. 22 Northwestern after half an hour and went on to beat the Wildcats, 3-1.
Top 25 Showdowns ...
-- No. 15 Coastal Carolina won, 1-0, at No. 12 Wake Forest in a rematch of their 2012 NCAA Tournament match the Chants also won. Matt Risher had the game's only goal late in the first half.
-- No. 5 Creighton beat No. 16 Tulsa, 2-0, before 3,204 fans at Morrison Stadium. Sophomore Timo Pitter had a goal and assist and fellow German Fabian Herbers scored in his college debut.
EMBICK DEBUT.Jared Embick has arguably the toughest job in the country, replacing Caleb Porter as Akron head coach, but he picked up a 2-0 win in the Zips' opener at the College of Charleston. Senior Aodhan Quinn, son of former U.S. international Brian Quinn, finished a beautiful combination play to break a scoreless tie in the 80th minute and freshman Adam Najem's corner kick deflected off a Cougars' defender and into the net for the second goal seven minutes later.
(WATCH: Embick's post-game interview.)
Crowd Count ...
-- No. 14 Louisville knocked off No. 20 Virginia, 2-1, in front of 4,016 spectators at Kloeckner Stadium. Louisville's Ricardo Velazco scored on a beautiful give-and-go, and Scott Thomsen responded with a free kick from 20 yards before the Cardinals broke the tie in the 62nd minute on Jimmy Ockford's header.
-- A record crowd of 3,312 fans at Engelmann Stadium watched Wisconsin-Milwaukee reclaim the Milwaukee Cup with a 2-1 victory over No. 10 Marquette on goals by Declan Rodriguez and Rami Younes.
IU UPDATE. Defending champion Indiana used a pair of unanswered scores from sophomore Femi Hollinger-Janzen and junior Patrick Doody to open the season with a 2-1 win over SMU on the opening night of the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic in Bloomington. The No. 2 Hoosiers will play No. 13 UCLA on Saturday. The Bruins and No. 7 Notre Dame played to a 0-0 tie in the first match.
James Rogers, Michael Calderon and Niko Hansen each had two goals as No. 9 New Mexico beat Villanova, 7-2.