[WOMEN'S ROUNDUP: Sunday]No. 1 UCLA posted its second consecutive 3-0 win, downing UC Irvine. In wins over Maryland and Anteaters, the defending champions have outshot their opponents, 44-1.
UCLA goalkeeperKatelyn Rowland, who has yet to have to make a save, tied the school record with her 38th career shutout. Sam Mewis had a goal and an assist, and forwards Taylor Smith and Darian Jenkinseach scored a goal for the Bruins.
“The first half we were a little bit stagnant and slow, but in the second half we did a better job of being a little more creative,” said UCLA head coach Amanda Cromwell. “It was tough, though, because they had a lot of numbers behind the ball, and the seams weren’t quite there that we’re used to seeing."
-- No. 2 Florida State got a goal and assist from Marta Bakowska-Mathews and Kristin Grubka and two assists from Carson Pickett in a 4-1 win over Minnesota on a sweltering Sunday afternoon at the Seminole Soccer Complex.
-- Freshman Megan Buckingham scored her first career goal in the 73rd minute of play to lift No. 4 North Carolina to a 1-0 women’s soccer victory over Ohio State before 2,422 fans at Fetzer Field. The goal was the first for the Tar Heels in 172 minutes to start the season.
-- Senior Lauren Bohaboy scored two goals and sophomore Morgan Andrews added two assists as No. 11 Notre Dame earned a 3-0 victory over Oakland in new head coach Theresa Romagnolo's regular-season debut at Alumni Stadium.
-- No. 19 UCF, whose opener at FGCU was canceled because of bad weather, edged Miami, Fla., 2-1, on a pair of goals by Tatiana Coleman in a match at the UCF Soccer Complex, where temperatures reached 106 degrees.
"I don't like to make a lot of excuses but today was pretty brutal," UCF head coach Tiffany Roberts Sahaydak.
-- Having to wait two extra days before opening the 2014 season when New Mexico canceled Friday's opener in the wake of a hazing investigation, No. 22 Texas Tech took little time to pull away from Oral Roberts, scoring two goals in the first 12 minutes on their way to a 5-0 victory in front of 1,811 fans, the third-largest crowd in school history, at the John Walker Soccer Complex.
-- No. 25 South Carolina push its home winning streak to 12 games, the longest in school history. with a 2-0 win over Samford on goals by junior Raina Johnson and sophomore Paige Bendell.
Women's Top 25 Scoreboard:
#1 UCLA 3 UC Irvine 0
#2 Florida State 4 Minnesota 1
#4 North Carolina 1 Ohio State 0
Davidson 0 #5 Virginia Tech 4
#6 Florida 2 South Florida 0
#10 Duke 0 #7 Stanford 2
#8 Texas A&M 1 Stephen F. Austin 0
#9 Penn State 2 Syracuse 0
#11 Notre Dame 3 Oakland 0
#12 Marquette 0 Northwestern 1
Boston University 2 #13 Boston College 1
#15 Georgetown 0 Long Beach State 0
#16 West Virginia 3 Missouri 2
N.C. State 1 #18 Portland 2
#19 UCF 2 Miami, Fla. 1
#20 Santa Clara 1 #23 California 2
#21 Wisconsin 2 Tennessee 1
#22 Texas Tech 5 Oral Roberts 0
#24 San Diego State 2 UC Davis 0
#25 South Carolina 2 Samford 0
Note:The Soccer America Women's Top 25 will appear each Tuesday during the regular season.
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