College weekend roundup: Akron upset, Penn wins Ivy League clash and more

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By JOHN BOSCHINI

Cleveland State's shocking defeat of top-ranked Akron highlighted a weekend full of upsets as nine schools lost or were drawn by lower-ranked opposition.

Cleveland State toppled the formerly indomitable Zips with a wild six minutes late in the second half for a 2-1 upset. Aslinn Rodas received a cross from Caleb Eastham and blasted a shot home from 18 yards out in the 79th minute. Michael Nanchoff equalized for Akron from the penaly spot just three mintues later but Cleveland completed the upset two minutes later with a goal from Jordan Hart. Akron is now in danger of surrendering the No. 1 ranking which it has held since the preseason rankings.

Wake Forest took a small step towards stability with a 4-3 upset over No. 18 Boston College in a game that saw seven goals scored in the second half. Andy Lubahn netted a hat trick for the Deacons after an own goal put Wake Forest down just after the restart. Boston College drop to 1-2-4 in conference play while Wake Forest improve to 4-2-1 in the ACC but will most likely need to win the ACC tournament to sneak into the postseason.

A first-half strike from freshman standout Stephen Baker gave No. 14 Pennsylvania a 1-0 victory over No. 13 Brown in a crucial Ivy League matchup. Ben Berg kept his eighth shutout of the season as the Quakers remain perfect in conference play.

Check out the rest of the weekend's results after the jump.

SATURDAY

Michigan 3, No. 23 Michigan State 2 (OT): Michigan State erased a two-goal defecit but Harmoody Saad's volley gave Michigan the overtime victory.

No. 7 Butler 2, Detroit 0: First-half goals from Matt Hedges and Adekunle Oluyedun kept the Bulldog's undefeated season intact.

No. 4 North Carolina 2, East Tennessee State 1 (OT): Enzo Martinez scored four minutes into overtime as the Tar Heels survived a road scare.

No. 22 Tulsa 5, Florida International 1: Ashley McInnes netted a double for the Golden Hurricanes while Austin Neil, Omar Mata and Matt Boullt added goals of their own. 

No. 17 William & Mary 0, Hofstra 0 (2OT): William & Mary extended its unbeaten streak to 10 games on the back of Andrew McAdams sixth shutout of the season.

No. 20 Princeton 1, Cornell 0: Matt Sanner scored just before the hour mark as Princeton stays perfect in Ivy League play.

No. 2 Louisville 3, Villanova 1: Louisville finished the season unbeaten with a goal from Paolo DelPiccolo and a brace from Colin Rolfe.

St. John's 2, No. 24 South Florida 0: St. John's earned the third seed in the Big East tournament with goals from Tadeu Terra and Kyle Hoffer.

No. 9 Creighton 2, SIU Edwardsville 2 (2OT): The Blue Jays surrendered a two-goal lead and had to settle for a draw against SIUE.

No. 5 Southern Methodist 2, Kentucky 0: Southern Methodist claimed the C-USA title with goals from Josue Soto and Zach Barnes. 

No. 19 UC-Santa Barbara 0, No. 7 UC-Irvine 0: UCSB survived its seventh overtime match of the season to claim a draw against UC-Irvine.

SUNDAY

No. 6 Connecticut 2, Pittsburgh 0: A Juho Karppinen brace gave the Huskies a victory in their Big East finale. 

Temple 2, No. 16 Charlotte 1 (2OT): Tyler Witmer scored a golden goal in double overtime to give the Owls the road victory.

No. 12 Monmouth 3, Robert Morris 0: RJ Allen, Ryan Kinne and Ryan Clark gave Monmouth the win.

No. 10 California 2, Washington 1 (2OT): Davis Paul got his second game-winner in as many games with a golden goal in double overtime.

No. 25 Indiana 3, Northwestern 2: Indiana overcame a 2-0 deficit courtesy of a Will Bruin brace and a Joe Tolen game winner.

Santa Clara 2, No. 21 Loyola Marymount 1: LMU surrendered an early lead and Santa Clara scored twice within 90 seconds for the win.

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7 Responses to College weekend roundup: Akron upset, Penn wins Ivy League clash and more

  1. Rory says:

    Louisville: the next number one team in the country.

  2. Dakota says:

    I was at the ETSU-NC game and let me just say ETSU deserved the win. NC’s first goal was off-sides. They played a short corner and ETSU stepped up. The ball was played back to the original corner taker leaving him off-side. He then put in a cross that ended up in the back of then net. Regardless of the result our local talent, and several of my former team-mates, put in a good showing against a lucky North Carlina team. Look out for my boy Geno.

  3. Rachna says:

    Davis Paul didn’t score in Sunday’s game for Cal. The Golden Goal was scored by Hector Jimenez.

  4. Rachna says:

    the article you linked is from Friday’s win over OSU

  5. dinho says:

    Heard the UCI v. UCSB game was a snoozer, both teams playing for the tie? Anyone have any insight?

  6. Charles says:

    Will Bruin, great American striker or greatest American striker?

  7. adam says:

    3 shots on net a piece sounds pretty awful to me. The box score claims there were only 1000 people there, too? How odd. UCSB really should’ve been pushing hard for a win to get a tournament seed, so I find it hard to believe that they’d play for a tie.