Last year, Wake Forest opened the season with s school record seven straight wins en route to its first national title.
This year, the Demon Deacons are 8-0-0 after beating Maryland, 4-2,
Friday night in front of a Ludwig Field record crowd of 6,500.
Wake twice came back from one-goal deficits in the first half on goals by Marcus
and Ike Opara
, and it broke the game open with goal from Zack Schilawski
and Austin da Luz
in the first 15 minutes of the second half.
Goalie Akira Fitzgerald
made a career-high five saves. CARDINALS RULE.
Under third-year coach Ken Lolla
, Louisville continued its rise in the Soccer America Top 25 with a
miracle comeback against Notre Dame on Sunday afternoon at Cardinal Park.
Louisville's Austin Berry
headed home the game winner in the 95th minute
to lift the Cardinals past then-No. 4 Notre Dame, 2-1, in Big East action. Overtime followed Aaron Clapham
's penalty kick in the final minute of
The result snapped Notre Dame's seven-game unbeaten streak.
"I am extremely proud of our guys because they never gave up," said Lolla. "We gave up a soft goal early
in the second period and they never hung their heads or gave up. We earned a penalty kick and it was a good goal by Aaron Clapham. I think Austin was determined to make up for the goal he gave up
and he did just that with the game-winner." Bright Dike
scored the lone goal for the Irish.
"I thought we opened the game well," said
, "but I didn't feel it was one of our better games." HURRICANE FELLS SMU.
Tulsa came up a
goal to SMU in the third minute, but that did not deter the visiting Golden Hurricane, who dominated the remaining 87 minutes, scoring four goals, two in each half, for a 4-1 win.
had great practice all week long, and the guys did what we had talked about," Tulsa coach Tom McIntosh
said. "We had good movement, and good one-on-one
defense. We gave away an early goal, but we combined well and took advantage of our chances for the win. This was a great start to conference play, but we have a long way to go and we have to keep
getting better." Justin Chavez
, Jeovahnni Sandez
, Kyle Corrie
scored for Tulsa. GAUCHO TURNAROUND.
Last week, UC Santa Barbara lost to Wake
Forest, 6-2, in a performance that Coach Tim Vom Steeg his players were "not playing at a level high enough to beat anybody." On Saturday, UCSB recovered to win, 2-1, at Indiana.
Steeg called the victory a "huge, huge win" as UCSB was paced by
goals from Alfonso Motagalvan
and Chris Pontius
(fourth goal in three games) and a sterling game in goal by Kristopher Minton
(only second start of the season). SACRED HEART SHOCKER
. The biggest upset of the weekend came at Sacred Heart, where the Pioneers downed Dartmouth, 1-0, on Jason