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Midweek College Soccer Wrap


The ACC is once again staking its claim as a dominant conference in men's college soccer. In the latest edition of the NSCAA College Soccer Rankings, the conference now boasts three teams in the top 5. Wake Forest, North Carolina and Maryland all clock in at No. 3, 4 and 5 respectively. Two of the three were in action this week, looking to preserve their stature.

Maryland hosted Seton Hall Tuesday, and had little trouble dealing with the Pirates in a 3-1 win at Ludwig Field. Two goals from Jason Herrick keyed the Terps as they cruised to a win. Wake Forest was also in action, easily winning 3-0 over South Carolina behind two goals from senior Zack Schilawski.

Despite the success of the ACC, no team can keep up with the red hot Akron Zips. Each week they seem to crop up here, and after a 5-1 thumping of Michigan, are worth mentioning again. Darlington Nagbe scored a hat trick, and their 14-0-0 record is the best start in program history. Michigan's goal is only the fifth conceded by the Zips in those 14 games.

No. 9 Harvard left it late against non-conference opponent Providence, but thanks to a late Andre Akpan penalty, came through with a 2-1 win. Harvard's Ivy League counterpart, No. 15 Dartmouth, couldn't best No. 13 South Florida, losing 1-0.

What did you think of college soccer matches this week? Miss any other big games? Will Akron lose at all this year?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. A correction on Akron’s stats… the Zips have only allowed three goals in 14 games – the other two goals conceded were in exhibition games that don’t count in the record (still two wins, though).

  2. Really Ives, a Jersey guy and nothing about the biggest college story of the year ?

    Small Monmouth U. at the Jersey Shore coached by Kearny native Robert Mccourt in the Top 10 and undefeated.

  3. Ives, love the NCAA coverage but whats up with not even mentioning any USL news? not full coverage but a spot story now and then, like the championship series…

    keep the college stuff coming. i like the updates of tomorrow’s developing stars.

  4. The ACC teams spend the season beating each and and taking a beating in the polls. I haven’t seen Akron yet, and they may be as good as their recoed indicates, but who have they played? We won’t really know how good this team is until the NCAA tournament.

  5. FSC Game of the Week this features a couple of really neat MVC teams, Evansville vs. Drake. Interesting tidbit… one of the better college GK in Phil Boerger is from a small town in ND. There is a player development issue for everyone to ponder.


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