Creighton won the men's competition at the Westfield Insurance Cup, 3-1 on penalty kicks, over Clemson in Sunday’s final. The teams had played to a 2-2 tie. Clemson twice took the lead on
goals by Tate Parrish
and Michael Brooks
, but the Bluejays equalized, first through Tyler Stansberry
’s penalty kick and then Irishman Alan O’Hara
’s own goal. Host Akron beat Indiana, 1-0, in the third-place game.
The women's championship game also went to a shootout, where Cincinnati prevailed over Wright State.
In other men's preseason action:
-- Before 6,118 fans in Ft. Wayne, Ind.,
Indiana, ranked No. 14 in the Soccer America Men's Preseason Top 25, beat defending NCAA champion Maryland, 1-0, on reserve Brian Ackley
’s goal, his
second game-winner in preseason. Indiana keepers Chris Munroe
and Chay Cain
combined for eight saves to keep the
No. 4 Terrapins scoreless.
-- No. 15 Duke and No. 8 Connecticut tied, 1-1, on Saturday at Koskinen Stadium. Kyle Helton
scored for the Blue Devils,
who had an 8-2 advantage in shots for each half. Jamaican O’Brian White
scored for UConn to give the Huskies an early lead.
-- A pair of
second-half goals by Hunter West
and Jordan Seabrook,
coupled with a solid outing by goalkeeper Dane Brenner, led No.
9 South Florida to a 2-0 victory over No. 25 Saint Louis, 2-0, on Saturday at SLU's Hermann Stadium, site of the 2007 Men's College Cup.
-- No. 16 New Mexico, last year’s NCAA
Division I runner-up, beat the 2005 NCAA Division II champion Ft. Lewis, 4-2, in Durango, Colo. Norwegian senior Lars Loeseth
led the Lobos with a goal and
an assist. Ft. Lewis star John Cunliffe
scored twice for the Skyhawks.