Women's Week 5: Just five teams still unbeaten

The ranks of the unbeaten and untied went from three to one and the ranks of the unbeaten went from 13 to five. At 8-0-0 with all its wins by shutouts, Rutgers is the only unbeaten and untied team after Tulsa and Washington State lost. Two ACC battles of unbeatens saw North Carolina beat Virginia Tech, 2-1, and Clemson edge Notre Dame, 1-0.

Unbeatens:
8-0-0 Rutgers
8-0-1 North Carolina
7-0-1 Clemson
7-0-1 Virginia
6-0-2 Cornell

No. 2 North Carolina got goals from Joanna Boyles and New Zealand international Katie Bowen to hand No. 5 Virginia Tech its first loss of the season Saturday night in Blacksburg. With a shot from distance, Murielle Tiernan claimed her seventh goal in only 425 minutes of action for the Hokies, who are 8-1-1.

Claire Wagner’s 102nd-minute goal gave No. 13 Clemson a 1-0 win over No. 3 Notre Dame to keep the Tigers unbeaten at 7-0-1. It was the first loss of the season for Notre Dame and its first loss to Clemson since it moved to the ACC.

Besides Rutgers, which beat Maryland, 1-0,  on Samantha Valliant's second-minute goal in its Big Ten opener, No. 1 Virginia and Cornell are also unbeaten.

The Cavaliers dominated Syracuse, 5-0, in their ACC opener, outshooting the Orange, 20-1. Junior Kristen McNabb led Virginia with a pair of goals.

Junior Elizabeth Crowell's team-leading third goal of the season gave the Big Red a 1-0 win over Binghamton on Sunday afternoon. The Big Red is now 6-0-2 and still has not given up a goal this season. Its shutout streak is at 884 minutes, spanning 10 games back to Nov. 1, 2014.

It's been a rough season for perennial power Portland, but the Pilots, who entered Sunday with a 2-6-0 record, gave their fans a lot of cheer about as they handed Washington State its first loss after seven wins. Noelle La Prevotte set up Parkes Kendrick for the first goal and scored the second herself. Tulsa, which began the week as the third unbeaten and untied team, lost at Oklahoma, 2-1, on Friday.

Women's Week 5, Beaten Unbeatens:
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
Northern Colorado 3 (Morris 19, Castillo 22, Braden 80) Wyoming 1 (Ramer 15). Att.: 950.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
No. 9 BYU 1 (A.Hatch 13) Oregon State 0. Att.: 3,449.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
Oklahoma 2 (Rayfield 7, Bowman 63) Tulsa 1 (Holmes 31). Att.: 1,122.
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 19
No. 13 Clemson 1 (Wagner 102) No. 3 Notre Dame 0. Att.: 563.
No. 5 Virginia Tech 1 (Tiernan 48) No. 2 North Carolina 2 (Boyles 21, Bowen 81). Att.: 1,773.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

Portland 2 (Kendrick 24, La Prevotte 53) No. 25 Washington State 0. Att.: 2,039.
Georgia State 1 (Ruffule 75) Davidson 3 (Joss 40, Isaac 50, Finke 56). Att.: 200.
No. 14 Texas Tech 2 (Murphy 9, 108) No. 24 USF 1 (Carter 54). Att.: 887.
1 comment about "Women's Week 5: Just five teams still unbeaten".
  1. Todd Scheuble, September 21, 2015 at 8:45 a.m.

    What about the Lady Gophers fantastic week on the road in the Big 10? 2-1 win at#20 Ohio State on Thursday followed up by shutting out #4 Penn State at Jeffery Field. Minnesota is now 7-1-2 on the year.

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