College soccer weekend roundup: Louisville claims Big East title and more

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By JOHN BOSCHINI

For the second straight game, No. 2 Louisville snatched victory in double overtime to clinch the Big East regular-season title with a 2-1 victory over No. 19 South Florida.

Kenny Walker put the Cardinals ahead in the 30th minute with a blast from 30 yards out. T.J. Rohen equalized for USF with 19 minutes left in regulation. Two minutes into the second overtime, Nick DeLeon scored his second golden goal in as many games with a header past Jeff Attinella.

Lousiville clinch the Big East with a 7-0-0 conference record and improve to 12-0-2 overall on the season.

No. 12 California avenged their loss to No. 11 UCLA last Sunday with a 1-0 overtime victory against its in-state rivals.

Davis Paul scored the lone goal in 99th minute with a hard shot past UCLA keeper Brian Rowe. With the win, California takes control of the race for the PAC-10 title with a 5-1-1 conference record. UCLA are still hot on their heels with a 9-2-0 record in conference play.

UC-Irvine posted seven goals against Cal-State Fullerton on Saturday. Spencer Thompson, Joel Bagby, Amani Walker, Corey Attaway, Zach Olow, Brett Berman, and Zlatan Kuckovich all got on the scoresheet for the Anteaters. UC-Irvine sits at 5-0-1 in the Big West conference and look likely to claim the regular-season title.

No. 1 Akron captured MAC conference title by defeating Western Michigan 2-1 at Jackson field in Akron. Michael Nanchoff converted a penalty kick five minutes into the second half and Ben Speas added an insurance goal in the 70th minute. Oliver Mayer pulled one back for Western Michigan 30 seconds later but it amounted to little more than a consolation.

Check out the rest of the weekend's action after the jump:

SATURDAY

Penn State 2, No. 25 Ohio State 1 (OT): Senior Treavor Gelsinger scored in the 97th minute in his final home game for the Nittany Lions.

No. 10 Creighton 2, Central Arkansas 0: Ethan Finlay and Dion Acoff scored for the Blue Jays.

Marshall 4, No. 18 South Carolina 1: Devin Perkins, Anthony Virgara and Mat Butler scored in the first 10 minutes for the Thundering Herd.

No. 15 Pennsylvania 2, Yale 0: Christian Barreiro converted a penalty kick in the 68th minute after Yale's goalkeeper received a red card.

No. 3 Maryland 3, Wake Forest 1: Paul Torres, Casey Townsend and Matt Kassel scored for the Terps. 

No. 17 Tulsa 1, UAB 0 (2OT): Justin Chavez scored four minutes from the end of overtime to rescue a victory for Tulsa.

No. 6 Southern Methodist 3, Memphis 0: Juan Castillo, Arhur Ivo and Leone Cruz scored for the Mustangs.

SUNDAY

Indiana 3, No. 16 Michigan State 0: Will Bruin celebrated his 21st birthday with a brace for the Hoosiers

No. 13 Monmouth 3, Bryant 0: Monmouth stayed unbeaten in conference play with goals from Erkko Puranen, Chase Barbieri and Ryan Kinne.

No. 7 Butler 2, Loyola (MD) 1: Kyle Pateros and Austin Oldham scored as the Bulldogs keep pace with Akron and Louisville as the only undefeated teams in college soccer.

No. 23 Princeton 2, Harvard 1: Princeton increase their winning streak to eight games with a game-winning goal by Matt Sanner.

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9 Responses to College soccer weekend roundup: Louisville claims Big East title and more

  1. EDB says:

    the IU v Mich State wasn’t even close :( on senior day at msu too

  2. rory says:

    Let’s go Cardinals! Go UL!

  3. skawars1 says:

    Watched first half of the Princton v Harvard. Never let Taylor Twelman commentate again. Glen, Glen! Did you see that Glen.

  4. otergod says:

    HOO-HOO-HOO HOOSIERS!

  5. Juan Carlos says:

    How can you say that UC Irvine look likely to claim the regular-season title when UCI is in second place in the Big West, two points behind UC Santa Barbara? Keep in mind they haven’t played each other yet.

  6. adam says:

    Still very interested to see what MSU can do against Akron next week.

  7. adam says:

    This match is monstrous, too. That’s gonna be a romper.

  8. UC Santa Barbara is fun soccer to watch. 7 wins in a row, 10 goals in their last 3 games. The match with Irvine should be fantastic.

    Watched their game against Duke, thought it was near total dominance.

  9. Dinho says:

    As a former UC Irvine Anteater, I can say that UCI’s season only just starts on Saturday. They’ve played no one with any quality yet, so the UCSB game wil be a big test. We’ll see. Should be fun.