College Soccer Weekend Rewind: Pac-12 starts season in style

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By IVES GALARCEP

The Pac-12 Conference kicked off the 2013 season in impressive fashion, knocking off multiple national powers and serving notice that the West Coast is going to have a say in determining a national champion this season.

UCLA, Stanford and California all went unbeaten despite each playing multiple powerhouses.

Cal, ranked N0 27 in the SBI Pre-Season Top 40, posted victories against Georgetown and Maryland, the top two teams in the country, while Stanford posted a 1-0-1 mark against those same opponents.

UCLA’s young squad grew up quickly, earning a scoreless draw vs. Notre Dame before posting a 1-0 overtime victory against defending national champion Indiana. Victor Chavez scored the golden goal to give the SBI No. 5 Bruins the victory over the No. 3 Hoosiers.

The post-Caleb Porter era began well for head coach Jared Embrick and the Akron Zips, who posted a pair of shutout victories to start the season, including a 1-0 triumph vs. Furman on Sunday.

The Labor Day weekend means there area some quality match-ups on Monday, with SBI No. 21 St. John’s taking on No. 16 Virginia and No. 17 Coastal Carolina facing No. 13 North Carolina in a match originally scheduled for Sunday before inclement weather forced a postponement.

Here is a rundown of all the weekend’s results featuring top college teams

COLLEGE SOCCER WEEKEND ROUNDUP

FRIDAY

(1) Maryland 3, (19) Stanford 3. (RECAP)

(27) California 2, (2) Georgetown 0. (RECAP)

(3) Indiana 2, (23) SMU 1. (RECAP)

(4) UConn 1, St. Francis (NY) 0. (RECAP)

(5) UCLA 0, (7) Notre Dame 0. (RECAP)

(6) Akron 2, College of Charleston 0. (RECAP)

Milwaukee(8) Marquette 1. (RECAP)

(9) Saint Louis 3, Oral Roberts 1. (RECAP)

(40) UCSB 3, (10) Northwestern 1. (RECAP)

(11) Creighton 2, (22) Tulsa 0. (RECAP)

(17) Coastal Carolina 1, (12) Wake Forest 0. (RECAP)

(13) North Carolina 1, Monmouth 0 (OT). (RECAP)

(14) New Mexico 7, Villanova 2. (RECAP)

(15) Louisville 2, (16) Virginia 1. (RECAP)

UAB 4, (18) VCU 0. (RECAP)

(20) Washington 1, Gonzaga 0. (RECAP)

(21) St. John’s 2, NJIT 1. (RECAP)

(24) Duke 1, Rutgers 1. (RECAP)

SUNDAY

(27) California 3, (1) Maryland 2 (OT). (RECAP)

(2) Georgetown 2, (19) Stanford 0. (RECAP)

(5) UCLA 1, (3) Indiana 0 (OT). (RECAP)

(7) Notre Dame vs. (23) SMU 1. (RECAP)

(6) Akron 1, Furman 0. (RECAP)

Green Bay 3, (8) Marquette 3. (RECAP)

(11) Creighton 3, Cal Poly 0. (RECAP)

(12) Wake Forest 3, Monmouth 0. (RECAP)

(17) Coastal Carolina vs. (13) North Carolina (Rescheduled for Monday 10:30am)

(22) Tulsa 3, Drake 0. (RECAP)

(24) Duke 2, Northeastern 0. (RECAP)

MONDAY

(4) UConn vs. William & Mary, 7pm

(10) Northwestern at DePaul, 2pm

(21) St. Johns at (16) Virginia, 7pm

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8 Responses to College Soccer Weekend Rewind: Pac-12 starts season in style

  1. Dan says:

    Let’s go Hoyas and Bluejays

  2. S says:

    Why wasn’t South Carolina mentioned?! Screw you

  3. UCLA HistoryTraditionGlory says:

    huge week for the Pac12!

  4. BL says:

    Georgetown actually best Stanford.

  5. Cheekimonk says:

    I realize they weren’t in your preseason Top 40, and not repped on your 1st, 2nd, or 3rd All-American Teams, but UAB just nabbed the #1 spot in the BennettRank rankings after whomping VCU 4-0 at VCU and High Point 5-1. No love?

    They play Indiana at home (Birmingham, AL…I know – hope – you knew that) Friday night so perhaps next week…

  6. Peyton says:

    I’d vote for NASL stories, but nice roundup.