Women's Week 1: UCLA and Florida fall on the road

No. 4 Florida and No. 6 UCLA, both NCAA Division I quarterfinalists in 2014, dropped games on the opening weekend of the women's season. Two days after winning at UCF, the Gators dropped a 1-0 decision in overtime at Ohio State. On Friday night, the Bruins fell, 1-0, at Long Beach State before a 49er record crowd of 2,232 fans.

Women's Top 25 Results, Week 1:
SUNDAY, AUGUST 23
No. 1 Florida State 1 No. 13 USC 0.
-- In a rematch of the 2007 national championship game, the Seminoles prevailed on a goal by Isabella Schmid, putting away a blocked shot from Cheyna Williams, to win the Lobo Invitational.
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No. 2 Virginia 8 UNCW 0.
-- Makenzy Doniak scored in the second minute and later added three assists as Virginia won its season opener with four goals in each half. Meghan Cox added two goals, while Alexis Shaffer contributed a goal with an assist.


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Ohio State 1 No. 4 Florida 0.
-- Ohio State knocked off Florida on Nichelle Prince’s overtime game-winner for its second win of the season. After the game went into overtime scoreless, Lindsay Agnew took advantage of a Gator turnover and slotted a through ball to Prince, who finished at the far post from 12 yards for the game-winner in the 95th minute.
What They're Saying:  “We were focused in on the strength of our defending all preseason and it showed today. Our team was making sure we were playing for one another and that’s what we did today.” --  Ohio State head coach Lori Walker
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No. 5 Penn State 4 Loyola Marymount 2.
San Diego 0 No. 6 UCLA 1.
Darian Jenkins
scored in the 103rd minute and give the Bruins their first win of the season. Despite outshooting USD, 18-5, in regulation, UCLA was shut out for the first 90 minutes for the second game in a row.
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No. 7 North Carolina 7 Fresno State 0.
-- Summer Green and Annie Kingman each scored twice as the Tar Heels scored the most goals in a game in almost five years. Also adding goals were Alexa Newfield, Alex Kimball and Emily Bruder.
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No. 8 Notre Dame 3 Toledo 0.
No. 9 West Virginia 1 No. 10 Virginia Tech 2.

-- Candace Cephers scored on a penalty kick in the 62nd minute to break a 1-1 tie. The loss was WVU’s first since a 2-0 defeat to Duke on Aug. 29, 2014, in Morgantown and snapped a program-record 20-match unbeaten streak.
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New Mexico 0 No. 11 Texas Tech 1.
No. 12 DePaul 0 Utah 0.

No. 15 South Carolina 2 Oklahoma 1.
Hawaii 1 No. 16 California 5.
Arielle Ship's first hat trick gave the Golden Bears a slip of the Outrigger Resorts Classic.
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No. 17 Kentucky 0 San Diego State 2. The Aztecs dominated the action in the first half and were rewarded in the 15th minute when Angela Mitchell scored her second of the season on Leah Pruitt’s second assist in as many games. Milan Moses added the second goal in the second half.
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Louisville 1 No. 18 Washington 2.
No. 19 UCF 3 Jacksonville 0.
College of Charleston 0 No. 20 Clemson 2
No. 21 St. John's 1 Towson 0.
No. 22 Texas A&M 3 Northwestern State 0.
No. 23 Georgetown 0 William & Mary 3.
-- William & Mary got on board in the ninth minute with a goal from Rachel Moore and then took a 2-0 lead with 49 seconds left before halftime when Nicole Baxter converted a penalty kick.
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No. 24 Wisconsin 2 North Dakota State 1.
-- The Badgers won in overtime for the second time in three days as Rose Lavelle delivered the game-winner with just 19 seconds remaining in the first overtime period.
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No. 25 Pepperdine 1 N.C. State 0.
The Waves won their second straight overtime victory to start the season on a goal by Mexico youth international Taylor Alvarado in the 92nd minute.

Elsewhere ...

Texas keeper Abby Smith scored from her own box to give the Longhorns a 1-0 win in their season opener against Miami, Fla., on Sunday at the Charleston Nike Classic in Charleston, S.C. Smith’s punt in the 61st minute landed between the defense and keeper, bounced and rolled into the goal.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 21
New Mexico 1 No. 1 Florida State 3.
-- The Seminoles started five freshmen -- Megan Connolly, Holly Fritz, Kaycie Tillman, Natalia Kuikka and Macayla Edwards -- and Kuikka scored the first goal in 12th minute.
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Hawaii 1 No. 3 Stanford 2.
-- Late goals by Andi Sullivan and freshman Alana Cook rescued the Cardinal after it had fallen behind in the 31st second.
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No. 19 UCF 0 No. 4 Florida 2.
--Freshman Mayra Pelayo scored on her first shot, a left-footed 22-yard strike, and a header from Savannah Jordan in the 61st minute pushed the Gators lead to 2-0 before 1,126 fans in Orlando.
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No. 5 Penn State 2 Hofstra 1.
Long Beach State 1 No. 6 UCLA 0.
-- Rebuilding after suffering heavy losses -- six players were selected among the first 19 picks of the 2015 NWSL Draft -- UCLA dropped its 2015 opener at Long Beach State in front of a 49er record crowd of 2,232. The 49ers scored the game-winner midway through the second half on a shot by Vania Robles. The Bruins' best chance came when an Amber Munerlyn shot hit the crossbar in the 83rd minute.
What They're Saying: "If you look at the stats, I think we should have won, but I don't think we necessarily deserved to win. We didn't have the fight and the grit that we needed to have. It turned into a grind-it-out kind of game, and we didn't grind it out." -- UCLA head coach Amanda Cromwell.
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No. 7 North Carolina 3 Weber State 0.
-- Alexa Newfield, who transferred from Georgia in 2013 but has been plagued by injuries, tallied a pair of goals, her first in a Tar Heel uniform, on the opening day of the Carolina Nike Classic before 3,088 fans at Fetzer Field.


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No. 8 Notre Dame 6 Valparaiso 0.
No. 9 West Virginia 2 SIU-Edwardsville 0.
Indiana 1 No. 10 Virginia Tech 2.

No. 11 Texas Tech 0 No. 13 USC 1
Cincinnati 1 No. 12 DePaul 2.
-- Ana Greik, who had been denied by the post earlier in the second half, scored the winning goal with 50 seconds left in the Blue Demons’ dramatic 2-1 victory over Cincinnati.
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No. 14 BYU 2 No. 16 California 0.
-- The Cougars won on goals by Elena Medeiros and Ashley Hatch with two of their three shots in the game.
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No. 15 South Carolina 4 Northeastern 1.
-- Chelsea Drennan tallied a career-high four points (one goal, two assists) for the No. Gamecocks, who drew a crowd of 5,875.at Stone Stadium.
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No. 17 Kentucky 1 No. 18 Washington 0.
Stony Brook 0 No. 21 St. John's 1.
No. 20 Clemson vs. Texas-canceled.
Rice 2 No. 22 Texas A&M 4.
-- The Aggies rallied from 2-1 down at the half on three goals off Haley Pounds corner kicks, two by McKayla Paulson and the third by freshman Kate Hajdu, who also scored in the first half.
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James Madison 3 No. 23 Georgetown 4.
No. 24 Wisconsin 2 Western Michigan 1.
-- McKenna Meuer scored the game-winning goal in the 106th minute, flicking in a long throw-in from Micaela Powers for the decisive header.
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No. 25 Pepperdine 1 Cal State Northridge 0.

Elsewhere ...

Junior Brittney Reed scored six goals to lead Kennesaw State to a 12-0 drilling of Alabama A&M at Fifth Third Bank Stadium.

Women's Top 25 Schedule, Week 2:
MONDAY, AUGUST 24
No. 3 Stanford vs. No. 14 BYU, Outrigger Resorts Soccer Classic, Tuesday, 1 a.m. ET



“I just held the ball in my hands for a half-second, watched everyone head up field, and then hit it long,” Smith said. “The wind was at my back, and the keeper was high. Alexa Adams pressed on and the ball landed behind the defender.”

Smith had three saves as the Longhorns outshot the Hurricanes 19-6, including 11-4 over the final 45 minutes.

Texas is 3-0-1 in season openers under coach Angela Kelly.

“There are still a ton of things that we need to work on,” Kelly said. “As our schedule would have it, we’re going to be really battle tested over the next week and a half, but that’s exactly the way we planned it. Miami was a great opponent today.”

The Longhorns will face seventh-ranked North Carolina on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Mike A. Myers Stadium.

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