Five seeds lost on Tuesday in the second round of the NCAA Division I Men's Tournament. No. 4 Michigan State fell to UIC in a shootout. No. 9 UNC Greensboro, No. 10 Connecticut, No. 12 Notre Dame
and No. 15 UC Santa Barbara also fell. For reports on all the games ... #2 MARYLAND 2 GEORGE MASON 0.
Freshman Casey Townsend
and senior Graham Zusi
each scored in the win over D.C. area rival George Mason. Townsend split a pair of Patriot defenders to
score his 11th goal of the campaign. Zusi gave Maryland its second just before the half after heading home a ball from Jeremy Hall
Freshman keeper Zac MacMath
secured his 15th consecutive win this season (the Terps have won 12 in a row).
"I am very pleased with the way we played," Maryland coach Sasho Cirovski
said. "George Mason is
a very good team and a very hot team and I think that second goal before halftime really took the wind out of their sails and it was a very important goal for us ... I am real happy to get the first
win under our belt." #3 ST. JOHN'S 1 BOSTON UNIVERSITY 0.
Sophomore Sverre Wegge Gundhus
scoreless tie with a goal off a one-two with Nelson Becerra
in the 83rd minute to give the third-seeded St. John's the win. NOTABLE.
Goalie Neal Kitson
set a new school-record with his 15th shutout of the season. #4 MICHIGAN STATE 0 UIC 0 (UIC wins on PKs).
For the second consecutive game, 110 minutes of play between the Flames and their NCAA Tournament opponent ended in a scoreless affair.
UIC won the PK session by a 3-2 count over the Big Ten champion Spartans. NOTABLE.
The loss marked the end of Joe Baum
's career after 32 seasons as the Spartans' head coach. Baum ends his MSU career with an all-time record of 320-227-54. The Spartans' 13 wins this season tied a program high.
"I have so much respect for [Michigan State head coach] Joe [Baum], his staff and his team," said UIC coach John Trask
. "It's not just that Joe's a good soccer friend, he's a very good friend. To see him retire on a day like today, it's bittersweet." #6 INDIANA 2 SAINT LOUIS 0.
An early goal from John Mellencamp
-- a shot from 30 yards out that bent inside the left
post -- led the way for the Hoosiers to knock off SLU, making its record 45th NCAA Tournament appearance. A key for Indiana was the return of defensive midfielder Brad Ring
, who had missed the last five games due to injury. NOTABLE.
Indiana is now 10-0-1 when scoring the first goal. It is
0-6-0 when it gives up the first goal.
"I was on the edge for most of the game," said IU coach Mike
, "even though I felt like my team did an excellent job today. Our boys played like IU soccer players tonight. #7 CREIGHTON 2 TULSA
The Bluejays needed only 36 seconds to get on the board as Golden Hurricane goalkeeper Tyrel Lacey
had a loose ball go off his hands and bounce
right to Andrei Gotsmanov
, who put it in for his team-leading 10th goal of the season. The Bluejays added to their lead in the 35th minute on a goal by Seth Sinovic
Tulsa came into the game with a 16-game road unbeaten streak. #8 SOUTH FLORIDA 2 HARVARD 1
Transfer Zak Boggs
scored a pair of goals to power USF past Harvard.
The Bulls improved to 10-0-1 at the USF Soccer Stadium this season and have allowed only four goals on their home pitch. QUOTABLE.
"One of Zak's best qualities is scoring goals," said USF coach George Kiefer
, "and he took his two chances
well tonight." #9 LOYOLA (MD.) 1 UNC GREENSBORO 2 (OT).
The Spartans, the only team in the NCAA Tournament with a losing record (10-11-2),
won their second game of the tournament on the road. Corey Maret
won the game with a goal 131 seconds into overtime after Nirav Kadam
evened things up in the 74th minute. NOTABLE.
Loyola assembled a national-best 27-match unbeaten streak before
losing its last two games. It fell to Fairfield in the MAAC Tournament final. QUOTABLE.
"It was a game of two halves. I think we really played
well in the first half [11-1 advantage in shots] and maybe we could have capitalized on a few more opportunities, but UNC Greensboro really stepped it up in the second half, so congratulations to
them," Loyola coach Mark Mettrick
said. #10 VIRGINIA 0 CONNECTICUT 2.
Israeli Dori Arad
scored on a header in the 30th minute and freshman Tony Cascio
scored his first collegiate goal to give UConn the
win in Charlottesville. The game marked the seventh in a row UConn has played without 2007 Hermann Trophy winner O'Brian White
, whose status UConn will not
comment on but who is believed to be injured. Virginia was without freshman stars Chris Agorsor
and Tony Tchani
lost for the season with injuries. NOTABLE.
The match was only the second between the storied programs. #11 MICHIGAN 2 UC DAVIS 1. Jake Stacy
and U.S. U-20 Peri Marosevic
put the Wolverines ahead by two
goals before UC Davis scored on a consolation goal by Chris Leer
with just 2:50 remaining in the contest. NOTABLE.
The game was the first played on the competition field at the new U-M Soccer Complex.
#12 NOTRE DAME 1 NORTHWESTERN 2. Oliver Kupe
picked a fine time to record the first two goals of his
collegiate career, tying the match midway through the second half and then getting the game-winner with just 74 seconds remaining in regulation. QUOTABLE.
"Oliver really stepped up and made two big plays," Wildcat coach Tim Lenahan
said. "He gave them some problems with his athleticism.
This is a great win for us and a great win for this program." #13 NORTH CAROLINA 1 JACKSONVILLE 0.
A 56th-minute goal from freshman forward
was all the offense Carolina would need. NOTABLE.
The win snapped a five-game losing
skid for the Tar Heels dating back to Oct. 25. QUOTABLE.
"We just needed to find a way to survive this game and move on, and the guys did,"
said UNC coach Elmar Bolowich
. "I give them a whole lot of credit. We kept our course and kept pressing away. In the second half we finally got rewarded with
a goal from Billy and an assist from Cameron [Brown]
." #14 UC IRVINE 3 CAL POLY 0.
beat their Big West rival with goals from transfer Irving Garcia
in the 59th and 71st minutes and Rafael Macedo
74th minute. The match was stopped in the 73rd minute after Cal Poly's Derek Brown
was injured and needed medical attention, causing a 25-minute break in
The match, played during random bursts of torrential downpours, drew a sold-out crowd of 2,500 -- the first in Anteater Stadium
history. #15 UC SANTA BARBARA 2 CALIFORNIA 3 (OT).
Cal went up two goals in the rain at Harder Stadium, saw its lead disappear in the
space of two minutes in the second half and then won the game on Andrew Wiedeman
's second goal of the game. NOTABLE.
It was the first time that UCSB ever lost a NCAA Tournament match at Harder Stadium. The Gauchos ended their season with a six-match winless streak, the longest in more than