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College Soccer Weekend Rewind

Leo Stolz

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By MICAH McVICKER

For the first time in over three decades — since 1979, to be exact — the Cal State-Northridge Matadors have opened a season, 7-0-0.

The No. 5 ranked team in the most recent SBI’s Top 25 poll topped UNLV on Friday, 2-1 to win their seventh straight, but lost their first of the season against No. 6 UCLA, 4-2, with Victor Chavez and Leo Stolz each scoring two goals for the Bruins.

On Sunday, Fairleigh Dickinson sophomore forward Simon Doherty broke a string of just under 557 consecutive shutout minutes by Northwestern’s defense. The Wildcats won the game however, 2-1, to extend their winning streak to six games prior to the start of Big Ten play next weekend.

Elsewhere in college soccer action, Akron defeated Bowling Green 1-0 in Northeast Ohio in the MAC opener for both teams. Senior forward Reinaldo Brenes scored in the 44th minute as the Zips  pushed their NCAA record-setting conference unbeaten streak to 48 matches (45-0-3). Akron also defeated BGSU for its 15th consecutive win against the Falcons.

COLLEGE SOCCER WEEKEND REWIND

(SBI Top 25 ranking in parentheses)

Friday

(1) California 3, Colgate 0. (RECAP)

(2) Washington 5, Florida Gulf Coast 0. (RECAP)

(5) Cal State Northridge 2, UNLV 1. (RECAP)

Virginia Tech 0, (9) North Carolina 0 (2OT). (RECAP)

(10) New Mexico 0, Drake 1. (RECAP)

(14) Northwestern 3, St. Mary’s 0. (RECAP)

East Tennessee State 0, (19) Furman 5(RECAP)

(20) Tulsa 4, Valparaiso 0. (RECAP)

(22) Wisconsin 5, IPFW 1. (RECAP)

(23) Elon 0, William & Mary 1 (2OT). (RECAP)

Indiana 2, Brown 1. (RECAP)

Saturday

Boston College 1, (3) Notre Dame 1 (2OT). (RECAP)

(4) Creighton 1, vs. (12) St. John’s 0 (2OT). (RECAP)

(7) VCU 0, (24) Coastal Carolina 1. (RECAP)

(8) Akron 1, Bowling Green 0. (RECAP)

Pittsburgh 0, (13) Wake Forest 2. (RECAP)

UConn 2, (15) St. Louis 1. (RECAP)

(16) Clemson 1, Maryland 3. (RECAP)

(17) UAB 4, Mercer 0. (RECAP)

Sunday

(1) California 3, College of Charleston 1. (RECAP)

(2) Washington 1, Georgia State 1 (2OT). (RECAP)

(5) Cal State Northridge 2, (6) UCLA 4. (RECAP)

(11) Georgetown 3, Princeton 2. (RECAP)

(14) Northwestern 2, Farleigh Dickinson 1. (RECAP)

Western Michigan 0, (18) UW-Milwaukee 2. (RECAP)

(21) Butler 3, Brown 0. (RECAP)

(22) Wisconsin 0, Gonzaga 2. (RECAP)

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