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