For the second time in eight days, No. 3 Virginia beat a West Coast power. The Cavs (4-0-0) downed No. 10 UCLA, 1-0, Monday night on German star Yannick
's goal from 10 yards off Nico Colaluca
's corner kick in the 88th minute. It was the Cavaliers' fourth straight shutout, while the Bruins
fell to 0-2-1. On Aug. 27, Virginia beat No. 12 UCSB, 1-0.
"This was a big win for us," UVa head coach George Gelnovatch
said. "This game had a
playoff feel to it. We had a great crowd, and we were able to score late after having several quality chances. This game along with our UCSB game has really prepared us for conference play. We
couldn't have started off things a better way." Stephen King
continued his hot start for defending champion Maryland. The junior midfielder had a
goal and an assist as the No. 4 Terrapins defeated Louisville, 2-1, Monday night in front of 2,231 fans at Ludwig Field. King, who opened the scoring in the 11th minute, has four goals and four
assists in four games. Sophomore Graham Zusi
scored a fantastic goal for his third goal of the season for the Terps, who started three freshmen and five
sophomores against Louisville.
"It was good for our team to be in a tough game," Maryland coach Sasho Cirovski
said. "We are young. We're going to
make some mistakes, we'll learn from them, and next time I think we'll be able to close out the game a little better."
No. 15 Santa Clara remained unbeaten with a 4-1 win over Niagara
Monday at the UC Irvine Classic. Three of the Bronco goals were scored by freshmen. Tournament MVP Jeff Cosgriff
scored in his third consecutive match.
Former U.S. U-17 Amaechi Igwe
and Sean Danzeiser
notched their first collegiate goals. Jamil Roberts
, younger brother of L.A. Galaxy defender Troy Roberts
, provided the game-winner.