Only three days after knocking off second-ranked UConn, the No. 6 Maryland Terrapins made an emphatic statement with a 7-0 demolition of Virginia Tech on Friday night. A double from Jason Herrick was supplemented by goals from Matt Kassel, Casey Townsend, Patrick Mullins, Paul Torres and a Virginia Tech defender. It was the third-straight victory for the Terrapins against ranked opponents, winning by a combined score of 10-0. They improve to 7-2-1 and 3-1-1 in the ACC. The Hokies are in free fall, losing three straight and have not scored in 305 minutes.
No. 4 North Carolina survived a hefty challenge from struggling Wake Forest to maintain their lead in the ACC, holding on for a 1-0 victory. Michael Farfan put the Tarheels ahead in the 21st minute with a cool finish in the top-right corner. Wake Forest nearly equalized with five seconds left on the clock but a fingertip save by sophomore keeper Scott Goodwin kept North Carolina perfect in conference play and five points clear of second-place Maryland. It was the first conference loss of the season for Wake Forest, who have dropped to 5-5-1 overall.
No. 19 Duke's poor form continued with a scoreless draw to North Carolina State. The Blue Devils have won just once in their last four games and face a west-coast road trip to take on UC Santa-Barbara next week.
No. 17 Boston College suffered a draw of their own to an ACC opponent, a 1-1 result against lowly Clemson. The Tigers got on the board early, taking the lead in the eighth minute, but Edvin Worley scored with 20 minutes remaining to equalize for BC. Neither team could break through in the overtime period and the Eagles fall to 1-1-2 in the ACC.
No. 10 Monmouth remains undefeated in the Northeast Conference after a 4-0 rout of Farleigh Dickinson. Senior Ryan Kinne scored a double while Anthony Vazquez and Ryan Clark added goals of their own.
No. 14 California finished off Friday's action with a 5-0 thrashing of Oregon State. Junior Ted Jones scored his first goal for California in the 16th minute. A.J. Soares scored twice while Ted Jones and John Fitzpatrick added goals. California hasn't lost in over a month but face four ranked opponents in their next five games.