College Soccer Weekend Wrap

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One unbeaten fell over the weekend while another kept their record intact in another busy weekend for college soccer. A month after entering the top 10 for the first time in school history, Monmouth University saw their unbeaten record end after a 13-0-1 start to 2009. Severe rain prior to the match left the field in poor condition in their 2-0 loss to St. Francis University.

The nation's other unbeaten school, Akron University kept their streak alive with a win against Buffalo. Teal Bunbury accounted for the game's only goal as the Zips maintained their unblemished record with a 1-0 win. Two higher profile games — against Penn State and Michigan State — await in the next week as they surge closer to a unbeaten regular season. Still, hard to know how good these Zips are until they hit the tournament.

A high profile, top 5 match-up between two ACC powerhouse went the way of the Carolina based school as Wake Forest edged rivals Maryland by a 1-0 score. A Wake penalty in the game's sixth minute stood up as the only goal. There's a three-way tie at the top of the ACC between those two schools and North Carolina. Elsewhere in top 10 action, No. 8 Louisville beat Rutgers 2-0, and No. 9 Charlotte could only managed a 2-2 draw against Fordham.

There was an upset out West as No. 2 UCLA fell to Stanford, 2-0. The loss snapped the Bruins' 10-game unbeaten streak, as none of their 16 shots found the back of the net. State counterparts UCSB avoided the upset trap against Cal State Fullerton, as the Gauchos cruised 2-0 behind two first half tallies.

What did you think of this weekend's results? What other games were out there to make not of?

Share your thoughts below.

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13 Responses to College Soccer Weekend Wrap

  1. Landis says:

    Thanks for repping Louisville, Ives!

  2. Tim says:

    Ives are you doing a match commentary for the U17 game?

  3. DC Josh says:

    ESPNU video feed lagging. But the anthems were just played and the teams are getting ready to kickoff.

  4. DC Josh says:

    so I’m using this as match commentary for US/Spain.

    GREAT ball to McInerney and a Spainish defender takes him out JUST outside the box, red card.

  5. DC Josh says:

    McInerney hits it into the wall, pitiful free kick.

  6. g-loff says:

    Fifa.com has a live commentary going for those who can’t watch the video at work…

  7. DC Josh says:

    shocker, McInerney scores.

  8. g-loff says:

    McInerney scores!!! Think it came off of a corner.

  9. DC Josh says:

    luis gil’s first touch: ball gets lost in between his feet and is tackled away.

  10. Rob says:

    Well… at least ya mentioned Monmouth this time around

  11. DC Josh says:

    Spain is starting like the US MNT typically does.

    US looks very good so far, they aren’t maintaining possession very long, but are going for the through ball very quickly. Defensively, nothing to worry about so far.

  12. Clayton says:

    Ives, how do we get mens soccer scholarships in the Pac 10, Big 12, and SEC??? Kids competing for TUITION would change the game of soccer in this country FOREVER. Can we get David Beckham to go coast to coast to every college town with a scroll to get signatures on a petition for these schools? The Big 10 and ACC can do it, why not the rest? Most of the schools already have outstanding facilities for womens programs.

  13. gerald says:

    It would help if some those schools didn’t have 80+ scholarships for football. Remember we still have Title IX to deal with