College Soccer

Sunday College Rewind: Syracuse survives OT thriller, Notre Dame dominant, and more


Credit Syracuse Athletics

The SBI No. 2 ranked Syracuse Orange held off a resilient St. John’s squad, 3-2, in double overtime on Sunday night at SU soccer stadium. It’s the second time in a week the Orange were pushed to the brink following last Sunday’s double overtime win over Loyola-Marymount in the Central New York Classic.

After a highly-contested first half, Syracuse sophomore defender, Miles Robinson opened the scoring for the Orange in the 43rd minute. St. John’s equalized, and later took the lead, in the second half with goals coming from Alistair Johnston, and Harry Cooksley. With nine minutes remaining in regulation though, Robinson scored his second of the match for the Orange, forcing the extra period. Syracuse sophomore Jonathan Hagman scored the winner, and his first career goal, for the Orange in the 105th minute, to improve the Orange to 4-0.

No. 4 Notre Dame dismantled No. 24 California in the finale of the Adidas/IU Credit Union Classic,  5-0, on Sunday afternoon in Bloomington, Indiana. Scoring just 38 seconds into the match, Evan Panken tallied his second goal of the year for the Irish. Team leading goal scorer, Jon Gallagher, scored his fourth of the season in the first half, and Thomas Ueland had a brace for Notre Dame, scoring a goal in each half. Notre Dame’s victory over California is the largest win for the Irish since 2009 when the Notre Dame blanked Michigan, 5-0, at Alumni Stadium.The Irish are also unbeaten in 10 matches at the Adidas/ IU Credit Union classic (7-0-3.) Up next for Notre Dame will be a visit from Virginia Tech, Friday night in South Bend, Indiana.

In the finale of the Adidas/IU Credit Union classic No.6 ranked Indiana and No.7 Stanford played to a 0-0 draw. The Hoosiers remain unbeaten to begin 2016 (3-0-1) and will host No.4 ranked Maryland in Bloomington, Indiana Friday night.  Stanford, the reigning College Cup champions, remain without a win to begin the season (0-1-3.) In their next fixture, the Cardinal host San Jose State Saturday night in Stanford, California.

Here are the remaining results from Sunday.


(2) Syracuse 3, St. Johns 2 (RECAP)

(6) Indiana 0, (7) Stanford 0 (RECAP)

(8) Boston College 1,  Villanova 2 (RECAP)

Illinois-Chicago 1,  (11) Denver 2 (RECAP)

Gonzaga 4, (12) Seattle 2 (RECAP)

(13) Notre Dame 5,  (24) California 0 (RECAP)

(16) UC Santa Barbra 1, St. Mary’s (CA) 0 (RECAP)

(19) SMU 1, American University 3 (RECAP)

(21) Utah Valley 1,  Bradley o (RECAP)

(23) Charlotte 5,  Rutgers 0 (RECAP)

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