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Friday College Recap: Duke and UCLA fall, UNC ties BC and more

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Duke's woeful form continues as the No. 19 Blue Devils fell to unranked UC-Santa Barbara 2-0. Cole Grossman netted a double for The Guachos while goalkeeper Sam Hayden recorded his fourth-straight shutout. Duke has now won only once in their previous five games and are in danger of falling out of the rankings for the first time this season.

UCLA was upset 2-1 by Stanford. Bobby Warshaw converted a penalty kick in the 23rd minute to give Stanford the early lead. Kelyn Rowe equalized in the second half but Dersu Abolfatchi netted the game winner six minutes from time.

No. 3 North Carolina was held to a 1-1 draw by No. 18 Boston College. The Eagles took an early lead courtesy of a Conor Fitzpatrick but the goal was negated by Alex Dixon's second-half headed goal. Neither team could find a breakthrough in the extra periods and the Tar Heels fail to win for the first time in ACC play.

No. 12 Monmouth continue to struggle as the Hawks were held to a 1-1 draw by Long Island. Jakeen Johnson scored for Long Island in the 29th minute and the Blackbirds were looking for a surprising upset. But Anthony Vazquez scored off a corner kick to salvage a draw for the Hawks.

A couple of second-half goals from Andres Cuero and Will Mayhew secured a fifth-straight win for No. 23 Charlotte. No. 6 Virginia needed overtime to slip by Virginia Tech with a golden goal by Greg Monaco. The Cavaliers are now 2-1-1 in conference play.

A.J. Soares, Chris Ortega and Servando Carrasco scored for No. 10 California as the Golden Bears extend their winning streak to four games with a 3-0 win over San Diego State. No. 14 Tulsa failed to win for a third-straight game with a 1-1 draw with Marshall.

6-foot6 goalkeeper salvaged a tie for No. 24 Loyola Marymount with a headed goal with a minute left in regulation for a 1-1 tie with Santa Clara


  1. Also, that wasn’t Hayden’s fourth straight shut out. He allowed a goal in the last game he played, at Cal State Fullerton 😉

  2. That was exactly my first thought when I read this. My second was, no wonder UCSB doesn’t get ranked. Even when they’re on national tv no one watches. The media can’t even get who scored the goals right.

    Seriously though, Cal Poly looked better than Duke… Duke was really unimpressive.

  3. saw the game at BC. Not a bad game given the horrible cold windy and wet conditions. Breakdown by BC squad with only 10 men on field lead to Tar Heel goal which was a tap-in not a header. Once again impressed by BC’s central mid Bekker. The boy is smooth, technically sound and plays football. Best player on field this day


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