Men's College Soccer: What's in the news ...

1. Top-ranked North Carolina needed second-half goals from Mauricio Pineda and Alex Rose to tie Creighton, 2-2, in its season opener. Creighton, which jumped out to a 2-0 lead after half an hour on goals by Yudai Tashiro and Dominic Briggs, was playing its first game under new head coach Johnny Torres, the 1997 Hermann Trophy winner who worked an as assistant for the  Bluejays for 12 years before replacing Elmar Bolowich in the offseason.

2. Xavier registered the biggest home win in its history when it beat No. 2 Akron, 2-0, on goals by freshman Karsen Henderlong and Samson Sergi. The Musketeers needed six saves from keeper Matthew Rosenberg to hold off the Zips. Xavier posted wins over No. 1 Creighton and No. 2 Notre Dame on the road during the 2015 season.

3. Saint Louis University drew a crowd of 5,942 at Hermann Stadium, its campus facility, for its 3-2 loss to Notre Dame. The Irish were led by St. Louis native Jack Lynn, who broke a 1-1 tie in the 65th minute with the go-ahead goal and fed Aiden McFadden with a through ball for the third goal two minutes later.
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