College Soccer Weekend Recap

College Soccer Weekend Recap

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On August 29, 2011
  • College Soccer, Features

WVU opened up their season with a big win over Virginia. (All-Pro Photography/Dale Sparks photo)

Men’s college soccer got off to a bang this past weekend with plenty of quality games across the board. We got out first #1 vs #2 battle of the year and the defending national champions Akron opened up with a big win to show they still have a lot to prove.

Here’s a quick recap of some of the bigger games from this past weekend.

No. 1 Louisville 2 – 0 No. 2 UCLA

The Bruins had no luck in their rematch with the Cards. The two top ranked teams showed off their defenses in this one. Louisville was gifted an own-goal early and then Colin Rolfe gave the Cards an insurance goal to start the second half. The Cards cruised to a 2-0 win to open the season in front of nearly 8,000 people.

No. 3 UNC 3 – 1 UNC-Wilmington 

The Tar Heels got goals from Enzo Martinez, Billy Schuler, and Rob Lovejoy to open up the season.

No. 5 Akron 5 – 0 Cleveland State

Darren Mattocks scored two goals and an assist in a big 5-0 win for the Zips in their season opener. Freshman Will Trapp looked real dangerous at times and the Zips looked like their normal selves against the only team to beat them a season ago.

No. 7 SMU 2 – 3 William and Mary

The Mustangs had trouble shutting down Nicolas Abrigo in this 3-2 loss to William and Mary. Abrigo had two goals while SMU got goals from Emmet Kumeh and Aaron Simmons.

No. 17 WVU 1 – 0 No. 11 Virginia

WVU got a first half goal from Eric Schoenle to kick their season off with a big 1-0 win over UVA. The Mountaineers keeper Pat Eavenson got his first career shutout in the win.

Other results:

No. 5 Connecticut 2 – 0 St. Francis (N.Y.)

Denver 0 – 1 No. 6 Creighton

No. 8 Maryland 3 – 0 St. John’s

No. 9 Notre Dame 0 – 0  No. 18 Indiana

No. 10 UC Santa Barbara 3 – 1 Seattle

UNC Greensboro 3 – 2 No. 12 Duke

No. 13 Wake Forest 0 – 2 No. 16 USF