College Rewind: UConn downs Louisville in 2OT, Duke and Carolina draw and more

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By JOHN BOSCHINI

The top-ranked Connecticut Huskies added another impressive win in their perfect start with a thrilling 1-0 double overtime victory against No. 8 Louisville.

Junior captain Stephane Diop pounced on a rebound created by Carlos Alvarez's shot and rocketed a shot home from the left side of the penalty box 1:02 into the second overtime. This is the sixth one-goal game UConn has won in their perfect 10-0-0 start. Louisville, on the other hand, fall to a disappointing 6-3-0 and the Cardinals are winless in two conference games.

Neither team had many chances in the first half but Louisville squandered a chance to win late in the second half. Kenny Walker sent his penalty kick well over the crossbar in the 82nd minute to preserve Andre Blake's eigth shutout of the season.

In other weekend action:

Duke, UNC DRAW IN TOBACCO ROAD RIVALRY

There is no shortage of drama when the two bitter rivals get together and Friday's 2-2 draw did not disappoint. Riley Wolfe scored with seven minutes remaining to salvage a draw for Duke as the Blue Devils slowly get back on track after a rough start. Duke went ahead early with Nick Palodichuk's goal but an own goal and Billy Schuler's seventh goal of the season gave No. 3 North Carolina the lead midway through the second half before Wolfe's equalizer. UNC had their shutout streak snapped at four games. 

ST. JOHN'S DOWN NOTRE DAME IN CONFERENCE MATCHUP

Dave Masur celebrated his 350th win with No. 10 St. John's in dramatic fashion as the Red Storm downed No. 7 Notre Dame 2-1 in overtime. Andres Vargas opened the scoring for St. John's but Leon Brown equalized for the Fighting Irish with 10 minutes to play. Daniel Herrera's didn't come until the final minute but his one-timed shot blasted into the net for a golden goal.

CENTRAL FLORIDA PUTS FOUR PAST STRUGGLING SOUTHERN METHODIST

Southern Methodist continue to struggle with a 4-2 loss to Central Florida on Saturday. McKauly Tulloch bagged a double for Central Florida while Eduardo Jiminez and Nick Robson added goals. Damian Rosales and Ben Hill scored in a losing effort for the Mustangs.

WEEKEND SCOREBOARD

FRIDAY

No. 4 Creighton at No. 2 Maryland

NC State 2, No. 9 Boston College 1

No. 14 UCLA 1, California 0 (OT)

Oregon State 2, No. 16 Washington 1

SATURDAY

No. 5 Akron 3, Western Michigan 0

Providence 1, No. 11 South Florida 1 (2OT)

No. 12 New Mexico 2, UNLV 1

No. 22 UC-Irvine 2, No. 15 UCSB 0

Buffalo 2, No. 17 Northern Illinois 1 (2OT)

UNC Greensboro 2, No. 18 Furman 0

Michigan 2, No. 19 Penn State 1

Massachusetts 2, No. 25 Bradley 1

SUNDAY

Wisconsin 2, No. 6 Indiana 0

No. 14 UCLA 2, Stanford 0

Lipscomb 2, No. 20 East Tennessee State 1

No. 24 Coastal Carolina 3, Liberty 1

DID NOT PLAY

No. 23 UNC-Charlotte

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What did you think of this weekend's results? Impressed with UConn's blazing start? Can Duke turn their season around? Is Maryland now the clear favorite for the ACC title?

Share your thoughts below.

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5 Responses to College Rewind: UConn downs Louisville in 2OT, Duke and Carolina draw and more

  1. Shane says:

    UNC v. Duke was quite a game. Really high paced and two nice opportunities created by UNC with two of the nicest back heels I’ve ever seen

  2. Dinho says:

    UC Irvine goes to SB and comes away with a 2-0 victory… First loss at home for UCSB in 16 games (not surprising, that is a TOUGH place to play).

    And, no love from SBI…? Come on!

    Zot Zot!

  3. ec says:

    Stunning atmosphere at Duke-UNC. Went with a friend and had a great time, standing room only and they brought out the pep band and cheerleaders. Impressed with the talent on the field, and the back heel goal was the real deal. It would be awesome if more college teams brought out their band (and had them play more during the game, come on UNC)

  4. Rob218 says:

    Come on Ives give Maryland it’s due. They deserve to be #1. Yeah, UCONN hasn’t lost yet, but Maryland’s wins have been more impressive and against better competition.

    Make it happen!

  5. Dennis says:

    St Johns needed nearly all of 2 OTs to defeat Princeton; they scored with only 6 seconds left. I guess they like to leave things for late.

    Princeton has gotta be the unluckiest team, they have out-shot opponents in nearly every contest while going 1-5-2 (except oddly in the one game they won).