College Soccer Recap: UNC Tops Louisville

College Soccer Recap: UNC Tops Louisville

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On September 6, 2011
  • College Soccer, Features

UNC downed Louisville in a big #1 vs. #2 battle. (Photo via UNC Athletic Dept.)

The three-day weekend is over and the scene in college soccer is a little different after a few big games over the weekend rearranged the top of the rankings. For the second weekend in a row big crowds came together at a few college venues to watch some top programs take on one another.

No. 2 UNC 2 – 1 No. 1 Louisville: The Tar Heels came up huge in the second half against the top rated Cardinals. Striker Billy Schuler reminded folks about how good he can be with this late second half goal to give UNC a huge win at home. The victory was revenge for the Cardinals’ victory over the Tar Heels in the 2010 semifinals. A couple MLS academy stars like FC Dallas’ Boyd Okwuonu shined for the Tar Heels in this one.

No. 4 UConn 4 – 1 No. 12 California: A hat-trick from Mamadou Diouf was more than enough for the 4th ranked Huskies to beat the Golden Bears at home. UConn looked strong in this one from start to finish.

UC Davis 2 – 1 No. 6 UCLA: Another rough match for the Bruins as they were upended by two Alexes in this one, Alex Aguiar and Alex Henry scored goals for Davis in this big upset. (UCLA also drew Santa Clara 2-2 earlier in the week)

No. 11 Notre Dame 1 – 2 Saint Louis: Ryan Findley scored for the Irish but it wasn’t enough to get Notre Dame their first win of the year. A stoppage time goal by Alex Johnston gave Saint Louis the big early season win over a ranked opponent. (ND had beaten Dayton 4-1 earlier in the week as well)

No. 3 Akron 2 – 1 Cal-State Northridge: Scott Caldwell had a goal and an assist in this one as the Zips crossed the country to get two quality results in California (they drew Cal-State Fullerton earlier in the week).

No. 23 Duke 0 – 1 No. 21 SMU: Arthur Ivo scored a stoppage time goal for the Mustangs as SMU beat Duke.