Second-half goals from Anna Maria Gilbertson
carried No. 16 Notre Dame to a 2-0 win at Virginia Tech on Thursday night, the first ACC win for new Irish coach Theresa Romagnolo
. The loss was
the Hokies' first defeat of the season after 10 wins and left Virginia, a 5-0 winner over Wake Forest, and Texas Tech as the only unbeaten and untied teams in the Women's Top 25.
-- No. 2
Virginia improved to 1-0-0 with a 5-0 victory over Wake Forest. U.S. international Morgan Brian
led the Cavaliers with two goals and an assist. Sophomores Meghan Cox
and Morgan Reuther
and junior Emily Sonnett
Junior forward Cheyna Williams
scored two goals in the first three minutes of the second half to break open a close game and lead No. 6 Florida State to a 6-0
win over ACC newcomer Louisville.
-- Freshman forward Megan Buckingham
scored on header in the 77th minute to lift No. 8 North Carolina to a 2-1
victory at No. 23 before a crowd of 1,853 fans. Buckingham’s game-winner, her second of the season, came nine minutes after Clemson had tied the game on a goal by Salma Anastasio
. UNC had led 1-0 since the fourth minute on a goal by Joanna Boyles
11 Pepperdine wrapped up non-conference play at 9-1-1 thanks to a 1-0 overtime victory over Cal State Fullerton. Lynn Williams
scored the golden goal, her
seventh goal of the year.
-- A goal from Shade Pratt
lifted Maryland to a 1-0 victory at No. 13 Iowa. The Hawkeyes suffered their first Big
Ten defeat after three wins.
-- No. 15 DePaul is still undefeated at 8-0-2 but let a two-goal lead slip away and had to settle for a 3-3 tie with Georgetown in their Big East
opener. Elise Wyatt
's second goal gave the Blue Demons a 3-1 lead in the 57th minute but the Hoyas rallied on two goals by Sarah Adams
. Women's Top 25 Schedule:
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
#2 Virginia 5 Wake
Forest 0 #3 Virginia Tech 0 #16 Notre Dame 2
#6 Florida State 6 Louisville 0 #23 Clemson 1 #8 North Carolina
Cal State Fullerton 0 #11 Pepperdine 1 #13 Iowa vs. Maryland
#15 DePaul 3 Georgetown 3 Nebraska 1 #17 Rutgers 1 FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
#19 Arizona State vs. #1 UCLA Utah vs. #4 Stanford
#5 Florida vs. #21 Georgia Texas vs. #7 Texas Tech
#10 Penn State vs. Northwestern LSU vs. #12 Texas A&M
Indiana vs. #14 Wisconsin Arizona vs. #19 USC
#20 South Carolina vs.
Missouri Baylor vs. #22 Kansas
Ohio State vs. #24 Illinois TCU vs. #25 West Virginia
Women's Top 25 Results: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
#10 Penn State 7 Bucknell 0