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College Round-up: Maryland tops Duke, UNC edges UVA and more

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It was another weekend of important conference matchups in the ACC while a number of NCAA powerhouses looked to get off on the right foot in their respective conferences.

In a game well publicized for its pro potential, No. 8 Maryland edged No. 9 Duke 2-0 in front of a record 7,260 fans at Ludwig Field. Matt Kassel got the Terrapins off to a good start by converting a penalty kick in the 34th minute. Jason Herrick was taken down inside the box by Andrew Wenger to draw what was probably a soft penalty. Seven minutes later, Patrick Mullins added an insurance goal with a well-taken rebound. Neither team really threatened in the second half save a Mullins' bullet that was denied by the post. Maryland improves to 5-2-1 overall and 2-1-1 in the ACC. Duke falls to 4-2-3 overall and 1-2-1 in the ACC.

Elsewhere, No. 2 North Carolina defeated No. 4 Virginia 1-0 in a matchup of national title hopefuls. A shot directly from a corner kick by Kirk Urso provided the Tar Heels with a bizarre game winner. It was the first victory in Charlottesville, VA since 1977 for North Carolina, who improved to 4-0 in conference play. Virginia fall to 1-2-1 in conference play and are in danger of falling out of the ACC regular-season title race early.

On Saturday, Southern Methodist fell to Central Florida 2-1 for their first loss of the season. Andrew Quintana scored the game winner for UCF to hand the Knights their first victory over a top-10 ranked team in the school's history. The loss for Southern Methodist means that no team ranked in the top five won all of their games this week.

Check out the rest of Friday and Saturday's results after the jump.

FRIDAY'S COLLEGE SCOREBOARD

No. 3 Connecticut 1. Marquette 1: Tony Cascio put the Huskies up early but Ryan Robb equalized 10 minutes from time. 

Oregon State 2, No. 22 San Diego State 1: Oregon State opened up conference play with a win thanks to goals from Travis Sanchez and Roberto Farfan.

No. 1 Akron 3, Florida Atlantic 0: Kofi Sarkodie netted a brace and Michael Nanchoff added a goal as the Zips continued their impressive defensive form.

No. 15 Boston College 4, North Carolina State 3: Charlie Rugg, Sacir Hot, Stefan Carter and Conor Fitzpatrick all scored for the Eagles in what turned out to be a shootout.

No. 13 Creighton 1, Eastern Illinois 0: Jose Gomez's goal was enough to give Creighton a victory in their first conference game of the season.

No. 20 UCLA 1, No. 23 Washington 0: An early goal from Joe Sofia was enough for the Bruins to dispatch the Huskies.

No. 10 Monmouth vs. Quinnipiac: Postponed`

SATURDAY'S COLLEGE SCOREBOARD

Georgetown 1, No. 21 West Virginia 0: Ian Christianson converted his second PK of the season and the Hoyas earned their first conference win of the season.

No. 25 James Madison 2, Northeastern 2 (2OT): Oliver Blum had a PK saved in the second overtime period and the Huskies held on to earn a draw.

No. 17 Brown 3, Columbia 0: Jon Okafor, T.J. Popolizio and Austin Mandel got on the scoresheet for Brown. 

No. 6 Louisville 2, St. John's 1 (OT): J.T. Murray scored a golden goal in the first period of overtime to secure a win for the Cardinals.

No. 12 UC-Irvine 1, Drake 1 (2OT): Gray Bailey and Christian Hernandez scored for Irvine and Drake respectively. 

No. 7 Tulsa 2, Memphis 1: Justin Chavez and Ashley McInnes gave the Golden Hurricanes an early, two-goal advantage.

No. 16 California 3, Stanford 0: John Fitzpatrick scored a brace and Servando Carrasco scored for the Golden Bears. 

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