College Soccer Weekend Preview

Victor Munoz

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By JAY BELL

A top tilt in the Pac-12 between previously undefeated California and UCLA highlights this weekend in NCAA College Soccer action.

SBI’s No. 1 ranked California was stunned at home last week with a 1-0 loss, the first of the Golden Bears’ season, to a San Diego St. team that improved to just 4-6-4. No. 5 UCLA is coming off of a 2-1 victory over Washington last Sunday. The Bruins must focus on holding off Stanford on Friday night first.

No. 2 Washington has a week to regroup before the team hosts Stanford and California next weekend. Another top team with the weekend off is No. 4 Akron. The Zips were the highest-ranked team to avoid a loss last week. Akron went to Ann Arbor on Wednesday and earned a 2-1 result of Michigan.

No. 3 Notre Dame was also beaten last weekend for the first time this season. The schedule does not let up for the Irish who have to go on the road to No. 7 Wake Forest on Saturday. No. 17 Virginia, the team that beat Notre Dame, hosts North Carolina on Friday. No. 11 Penn State clinched the Big Ten Championship last weekend and goes to Ohio State on Saturday. No. 12 Coastal Carolina’s 11-game winning streak was ended on Tuesday by No. 24 Elon. The Chanticleers are still undefeated in conference play and face UNC-Asheville on Saturday.

Here is a closer look at NCAA College Soccer this weekend:

COLLEGE SOCCER WEEKEND SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

6:30pm —  San Diego State vs. (1) California

7pm —  (21) Michigan State vs. Indiana

7pm — NC State vs. (8) Maryland

7pm —  Clemson vs. Syracuse

7pm —  North Carolina vs. (17) Virginia

9pm — (5) UCLA vs. Stanford

SATURDAY

1pm —  UMBC vs. UMass-Lowell

1pm —  (12) Coastal Carolina vs. UNC-Asheville

6pm — (6) Georgetown vs. St. John’s

7pm —  (10) UConn vs. SMU

7pm —  (13) New Mexico vs. Old Dominion

7pm — William & Mary vs. UNC-Wilmington

7pm —  (3) Notre Dame vs. (7) Wake Forest

7pm —  (11) Penn State vs. Ohio State

7pm — Wofford vs. Furman

7pm — UNC-Greensboro vs. (24) Elon

9:05pm — Seton Hall vs. (16) Marquette

10pm —  UC-Riverside vs. (25) Cal State-Northridge

10pm — UC-Davis vs. (20) UC Santa Barbara

SUNDAY

2pm —  South Florida vs. (9) Louisville

3pm — (15) Wisconsin vs. (18) Northwestern

3pm — South Carolina vs. (14) UAB

4pm — (5) UCLA vs. (1) California

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One Response to College Soccer Weekend Preview

  1. Charlie says:

    It was University of San Diego that upset Cal..the West Coast Conference can use some recognition these days.