Defending conference champion Indiana, Michigan, Penn State and Rutgers won their 2021 Big Ten men's openers. The Big Ten, which features nine teams in men's soccer, is playing a conference-only schedule.
NCAA Division I Men (Friday, Feb. 19) Big Ten: Indiana 3 Wisconsin 0. -- Victor Bezerra scored twice late in the first half. Michigan State 0 Rutgers 2. -- Jackson Temple set up senior transfer Ritchie Barry and freshman Colin Beasley for goals in their Scarlet Knight debuts. Penn State 3 Maryland 2. -- Freshman Peter Mangione led the Nittany Lions with one goal and one assist in his first match. Northwestern 1 Michigan 4. -- The Wolverines rallied with four goals in 23 minutes in the second half.
Non-conference: Albany 1 Syracuse 1. Dayton 2 Bowling Green 3. -- Senior Chris Sullivan led the Falcons with a goal and a pair of assists. Duke 0 Kentucky 1. Georgetown vs. James Madison (postponed) Hofstra vs. Fairleigh Dickinson (postponed) Jacksonville 0 FAU 4. Marshall vs. West Virginia Tech (postponed) St. Bonaventure 2 Gannon 1. -- Luca Nicastro's golden goal won the game for the Bonnies. Presbyterian 4 Erskine 1.
Defending women's champion Stanford rallied from a goal down to beat Pepperdine, 2-1, in a hastily arranged friendly.
Freshman forward Victoria Romero scored on a rebound of her own shot in the 71st minute to put the Waves on the verge of beating Stanford for the second year in a row, but the Cardinal rallied for two goals in the last seven minutes.
Sierra Enge scored the equalizer in the 83rd minute and Civana Kuhlmann converted a penalty kick in the 87th minute after Madison Haley, the No. 7 pick in the 2021 NWSL College Draft, was fouled in the penalty area.
NCAA Division I Women (Friday, Feb. 19) Big Ten: Rutgers 3 Penn State 2. -- Amirah Ali scored to late goals in a comeback victory.
Southland: Abilene Christian vs. Lamar (postponed) Houston Baptist vs. Central Arkansas (postponed) Incarnate Word vs. McNeese State (postponed) Nicholls vs. Stephen F. Austin (postponed) Southeastern Louisiana vs. Sam Houston State (postponed) Texas A&M-Corpus Christi vs. Northwestern State (postponed)
Summit: Denver 3 Oral Roberts 0. -- Junior Natalie Beckman scored the opener and assisted on two second-half goals. North Dakota State 1 Western Illinois 0. Omaha 5 North Dakota 0. -- Hannah Heinemann scored twice for the Mavericks. UMKC 3 South Dakota 2.
Non-conference: Alabama 2 Columbus State 0. Angelo State vs. UTEP (canceled) Auburn 5 Kennesaw State 0. -- Freshmen Olivia Candelino, Marissa Arias, Maddie Simpson and Hannah Waesch scored their first collegiate goals. ETSU vs. Lipscomb(postponed) Florida vs. FAU (postponed) Georgia Southern vs. North Florida (postponed) Grambling State vs. North Texas (canceled) LSU 1 Southern Mississippi 0. -- Molly Thompson's goal handed the Golden Eagles their first loss of the season. Delaware State vs. Mount St. Mary's (postponed) ODU vs. Liberty (postponed) Sacramento State 1 Oregon 1. Stanford 2 Pepperdine 1. The Citadel 1 Jacksonville 0. Washington State 3 Idaho 0.