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NCAA Friday roundup: UNC Tops Duke, UCSB drops Harvard, and more


No. 4 North Carolina nicked a vital ACC road win with a 1-0 victory over the Duke Blue Devils in a matchup between two fierce rivals. 

The Tar Heels enjoyed the better of the play throughout the evening, with the exception of some dangerous forays from standout Duke striker Ryan Finley. Bruno Castro notched the winner for the Tar Heels.

In the most notable upset so far this weekend the sixth-ranked Harvard Crimson were humbled, 2-0, by unranked UC-Santa Barbara. It was the first win of the season for a Gauchos squad that came into the regular season highly ranked before stumbling out of the gate.

Here's a rundown of how the rest of the Top 25 did on Friday.:


No. 5 Monmouth 2, Seton Hall 1: Senior Ryan Kinne scored twice for Monmouth as the Hawks improved to 5-0 on the season.

Villanova 1, No. 22 Pennsylvania 0: An eighth-minute goal off a Daniel Gonzalez header was enough for Villanova to secure the upset.

No. 19 Michigan State 1, Marquette 0: Cyrus Sadee's first goal of the season turned out to be the game winner for the Spartans.

No. 8 Connecticut 3, Kentucky 0: Tony Cascio, Jossimar Sanchez and Max Wasserman all scored in a comfortable win for the Huskies.

No. 13 Boston College 4, Boston University 0: Conor Fitzpatrick, Karl Reddick, Charlie Rugg and Edvin Worley all got on the scoresheet for the Eagles. 

Brown 2, No. 24 Indiana 1: A pair of second half goals from Rob Medairos and Sean Rosa gave Brown the come from behind victory.

No. 1 Akron 3, Cal State Northridge 0: The Zips won their home opener in front of 4,200 fans at the newly renovated Lee Jackson field. Perry Kitchen, Darlington Nagbe and Chad Barson all scored.

No. 20 St. John's 3, Hartford 0: Omar Edwards gave St. John's the lead in only the second minute while Tadeu Terra got his fourth goal of the season in the 22nd minute.

No. 3 Tulsa 4,. Saint Louis 1: Goals from Ashley McInnes, Chris Taylor, Austin Neil and Matt Boullt moved Tulsa to 5-0 on the season, the best start in school history.

No. 23 Penn State 2, Air Force 0: The Nittany Lions survived the elevation of Colorado Spring with goals from Mark Fetrow and Corey Hertzog. 

No. 17 UCLA 0, Cal Poly 0: Cal Poly drew the UCLA Bruins in front of 8,717 supporters, the 10th largest in NCAA history.


What did you think of these results? Any of them surprise you?

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  1. Still Blows to me HA! Academy players will be better in the long run they’ll take it to the next level! Tell that to Messi,Xavi,Iniesta, and a whole lot more.


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