The men's regular season doesn't begin until Friday, but preseason games are taken seriously. About 7,000 fans showed up at the annual National Soccer Festival in Ft. Wayne, Ind., to watch
the showcase match of the three-day tournament -- Indiana's 3-0 win over North Carolina.
"We're on the verge of something really, really good," director Terry Stefankiewicz told
the Ft. Wayne Journal
Other Division I men's scores at the Soccer Festival: IPFW-Drake 1-1, Louisville-Michigan State 2-0 and North Carolina-Akron 2-0. ELSEWHERE.
Defending national champion Wake Forest edged Furman, 1-0, on Cody Arnoux
's goal in the 36th minute. Jeff Thayer
scored twice to lead the Creighton past 2007 national runner-up Ohio State, 3-0, in Columbus. AND ALSO
Connecticut defeated Hofstra, 2-0, on goals by Shawn Nicklaw
and O'Brian White
in front of 4,500 supporters.
scored twice in Virginia's 3-0 win over Old Dominion.
*Rebuilding Virginia Tech played to a 1-1 tie with VCU. Sophomore Terry Boland
scored his first goal of the preseason.
and Jimmy Holmes
scored to give Saint Louis a
2-0 win over visiting Memphis.
and Matt Eliason
scored second-half goals as Northwestern
capped an undefeated exhibition season by coming from behind to top St. John's, 3-2.
After going without a shot in the first half, South Florida got goals from Kevon Neaves
to beat Maryland, 2-1, on the road.