By IVES GALARCEP
California’s hold on the top spot on college soccer grew much tighter after the Golden Bears’ latest signature victory against a top opponent.
The Golden Bears beat UCLA, 3-2, on Sunday, with junior forward Stefano Bonomo providing the game-winning goal in overtime to help Cal keep pace with Washington atop the Pac-10.
In the Big East, Marquette jumped to the top of the conference after pulling off a mild upset in a 1-0 victory vs. Creighton. Golden Eagles striker C Nortey scored his team-leading seventh goal of the season, while goalkeeper Charlie Lyon recorded four saves to earn his sixth shutout of the season.
Upsets continued to abound around the country, with Xavier beating Georgetown and Wofford upending Elon.
The final perfect record in the nation saw its first blemishes as previously unbeaten and untied Dayton settled for a pair of draws as the Flyers opened Atlantic-10 play with ties vs. George Washington and Fordham.
Here is a rundown of how the top teams in the country fared over the weekend:
COLLEGE SOCCER WEEKEND RESULTS
Virginia Tech 0, Notre Dame 1. (RECAP)
Cal State Northridge 1, UC Santa Barbara 2 (OT). (RECAP)
Virginia 3, Maryland 3 (2OT). (RECAP)
Coastal Carolina 2, vs. VMI 0. (RECAP)
Wake Forest 1, Clemson 1 (2OT). (RECAP)
Dayton 0, George Washington 0 (2OT). (RECAP)
St. Louis 2, Fordham 0. (RECAP)
Marquette 1, Creighton 0. (RECAP)
UMBC 0, Albany 0 (2OT). (RECAP)
Xavier 2, Georgetown 1. (RECAP)
Old Dominion 3, UAB 2 (OT). (RECAP)
Louisville 3, Rutgers 1. (RECAP)
Boston College 1, North Carolina 2. (RECAP)
Northwestern 0, SIU-Edwardsville 0 (2OT). (RECAP)
Wofford 2, vs. Elon 1 (OT). (RECAP)
Seton Hall 0, Butler 2. (RECAP)
Villanova 2, St. John’s 0. (RECAP)
Valparaiso 0, UW-Milwaukee 1. (RECAP)
DePaul 0, Providence 1 (2OT). (RECAP)
Davidson 0, Furman 2. (RECAP)
UConn 3, Memphis 0. (RECAP)
UCLA 2, California 3 (OT). (RECAP)
Michigan State 1, Ohio State 1 (2OT). (RECAP)
Dayton 1, Fordham 1 (2OT). (RECAP)
VCU 3, Rhode Island 1. (RECAP)
Tulsa 3, Charlotte 2 (OT). (RECAP)
Cal State Northridge 3, Cal Poly 1. (RECAP)