No. 1 UConn and No. 2 Creighton both fall

[COLLEGE MEN: Weekend] After No. 1 Connecticut on Saturday, No. 2 Creighton lost on Sunday, dropping a 3-2 decision in overtime to William & Mary at the Stihl Classic.

Jeff Bombelles scored the golden goal in the 107th minute to complete the comeback for the Tribe, which had tied the match at 2-2 in the 82nd minute on a goal by Chris Albiston.

Josh West had put W&M ahead in the fourth minute before the Bluejays came back on goals by freshman Marvin Iskra in the 11th minute and Sean Kim in the 64th minute.

-- Connecticut had suffered its first loss of the season as the Huskies dropped a 1-0 decision to visiting Bradley on Zach Kovacevic's penalty kick 150 seconds into the match. The loss was the Huskies' first at home in the regular season in 40 games.

The early penalty kick was awarded when senior forward Chris Olivera was clipped by UConn keeper Andre Blake while trying to run onto a ball flicked into the penalty area by defender Grant Bell. The goal snapped Blake’s 293-minute scoreless streak.

Though UConn outshot Bradley, 7-3 in the first half and 20-6 overall, the Huskies did not manage to put a shot on goal until the 68th minute. Bradley goalkeeper Brian Billings made five saves to record his third shutout of the season and 16th of his career.

Unbeaten and untied ...
Cal State Northridge (6-0-0)
Army (5-0-0)
Clemson (5-0-0)
Dayton (5-0-0)
UMBC (5-0-0)

FOUR-GOAL WEEKEND. Sophomore Joey Calistri followed up his hat trick performance in a 4-0 win over Green Bay with the game-winning goal for Northwestern in its 2-0 win over No. 10 Butler to help the Wildcats capture the NIU Tournament Title.

Calistri, who scored in the first goal in the 11th minute, has scored six goals in Northwestern's last three games. Junior defender Nikko Boxall added his first goal of the season as the Wildcats improved to 4-1-0.

Upsets ...

-- No. 8 UAB suffered its first setback of the season when it dropped a  1-0 loss to East Tennessee State on own goal in the 62nd minute. ETSU finished with a 17-8 edge in shots.

-- Behind two goals from Pedro Ribeiro along with a goal each from Agust Arnarson and Ricky Garbanzo, Coastal Carolina handed 15th-ranked UNC Greensboro a 4-2 loss.

-- Memphis rallied for goals by Kenneth Kauker and Shane Keely in the 81st and 86th minutes to beat No. 21 Charlotte, 2-1.

ACC ACTION. No. 4 North Carolina and No. 18 Maryland played to a 2-2 tie in ACC action in Chapel Hill. Sophomore Schillo Tshuma scored two goals for Terrapins sandwiched around a Raby George penalty kick and Omar Holness goal from 50 yards for UNC.

-- No. 5 Notre Dame got goals from Evan Panken, Andrew O’Malley and Patrick Hodan and went on to beat No. 25 Syracuse, 3-0, in a battle of ACC newcomers.

-- No. 16 Wake Forest scored three goals in the first 55 minutes and held off a Virginia comeback attempt in the final 10 minutes for a 3-2 win at Spry Stadium. Luca Gimenez had a goal and an assist, Michael Gamble and Sean Okoli also scored while Andy Lubahn contributed a pair of assists for Wake.

Top 25 Action ...

-- No. 18 Cal State Northridge improved to 6-0-0 with a 3-2 win over No. 7 New Mexico Sunday night at the TLC Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Lobo Invitational. The Lobos had a 22-8 edge in shots, but Northridge won on goals by David Turcios, Brian Behrad and Sagi Lev-Ari.

-- No. 11 VCU beat No. 13 Akron, 1-0, on sophomore Dennis Castillo's header in the 75th minute in front of 3,319 fans at FirstEnergy Stadium. Akron outshot VCU 28-3, but just seven of the Zips' shots were on goal.

BROTHER ACT. Cristian Mata scored two goals and Omar Mata netted the game-winner to give No. 17 Tulsa a 3-2 overtime win over Hartwick at the SMU Classic.
1 comment about "No. 1 UConn and No. 2 Creighton both fall".
  1. James Froehlich, September 16, 2013 at 11:31 a.m.

    Last time I looked, Clemson was in the ACC. Please have your crack reporters note that Clemson beat NC State 1 - 0 this weekend.

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