For the first time in the history of its men's program, Liberty defeated North Carolina, 1-0. Noah Holmes scored the game-winning goal with a a shot off the right-side post following a pass by midfielder Marko Mitrevskiin the 52nd minute. The Flames (4-0-1) have not allowed a goal in five games.
NCAA Division I Men (Thursday, Feb. 25) Non-conference: Belmont 0 Central Arkansas 0. High Point vs. Davidson (postponed) Kentucky 1 Akron 1. Mount St. Mary's 3 La Salle 5. North Carolina 0 Liberty 1.
Kendra Pasquale scored two goals, one in each half, to lead Illinois to a 3-0 win over Iowa. The Fighting Illini are the only Big Ten team to open with a 2-0-0 record. NCAA Division I Women (Thursday, Feb. 25) Big Ten: Illinois 3 Iowa 0. -- Kendra Pasquale led the Fighting Illini with two goals, one in each half. Indiana 1 Rutgers 0. -- Senior Melanie Forbes' goal in the 94th minute gave the Hoosiers the overtime victory. Michigan 2 Minnesota 0. Michigan State 2 Nebraska 0. -- Danielle Stephan set up Miranda Hart and Abby Gardiner for goals. Northwestern 1 Penn State 4. Ohio State 2 Wisconsin 1. Purdue 3 Maryland 2. -- Nicole Kevdzija won the game in overtime after Chloe Woodbeck evened the score with a second left in regulation. Horizon: Purdue Fort Wayne 3 Cleveland State 2.
WAC: Dixie State vs. Grand Canyon (canceled) UT Rio Grande Valley 2 Chicago State 0. Utah Valley 2 New Mexico State 0. Non-conference: Appalachian State 1 Davidson 0. College of Charleston 1 Clemson 4. Drexel 1 Villanova 0. George Mason 0 Georgetown 2. Georgia 2 Kennesaw State 1. Hofstra 5 Fairleigh Dickinson 1. -- Senior Lucy Porter scored twice for the second consecutive game. Liberty 1 Western Carolina 0. Mississippi 1 Samford 0. Missouri 1 Creighton 0. NJIT vs. La Salle (canceled) Northeastern 2 UMass-Lowell 0.
Saint Joseph's 1 Seton Hall 2. St. John's 3 Sacred Heart 0.