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College mid-week roundup: Butler nets five, Virginia held to a draw and more

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No. 9 Butler broke its streak of narrow victories with an emphatic 5-0 trouncing of Bowling Green on Wednesday night. More encouraging for the last remaining perfect team in Division I? For the first time in nearly a month, a goal came from a Bulldog forward. Austin Oldham, Ben Sippola, Julian Cardona, Adam Glanzer and Tyler Pollock provided the goals for Butler, who's rain-soaked victory was witnessed by only 225 fans. 

No. 6 Virgnia was held to a scoreless draw by recently unranked James Madison. James Madison held a 22-9 shot advantage but neither team really threatened to score a breakthrough. The result comes only three days after the Cavaliers posted 10 goals on Alabama A&M. 

Check out the rest of NCAA's midweek action after the jump


No. 18 Boston College 3, Holy Cross 0: Edvin Worley netted a brace and Charlie Rugg added a goal for the Eagles.

No. 17 Pennsylvania 1, American University 0 (2OT): Michael Kozak scored 13 minutes from time to secure a victory for Penn.

No. 4 Maryland 3, Lehigh 0: Freshman Sunny Jane scored his first career goals with a double for the Terps. 

No. 3 North Carolina 2, Liberty 0: Enzo Martinez and Martin Murphy scored for the Tar Heels. 

No. 20 South Carolina 1, North Carolina State 0: Bradlee Baladez scored less than a minute into the second half for the game winner. 


No. 5 Connecticut 2, Providence 0: Alan Ponce scored a goal and provided an assist while Josh Ford recorded his 45th shutout for the Huskies.

No. 21 Michigan State 5, Western Michigan 0: The Spartans blew out their in-state opponents with goals from Jeff Ricondo, Cyrus Saydee, Tim Kreutz and a Brent Rosendall.

No. 22 South Florida 1, DePaul 0: Jeff Attinella secured his fifth-straight shutout to give head coach George Kiefer his 100th career victory.

No. 24 Loyola Marymount 2, San Diego 1 (OT): David Ponce scored two minutes into overtime to keep LMU perfect in the West Coast Conference.

No. 2 Louisville 3, Cincinnati 1: Charlie Campbell scored a double and Nick DeLeon added a goal of his own.

No. 1 Akron 2, Penn State 1: A penalty kick in the 107th minute by Michael Nanchoff rescued a win for the top-ranked Zips. 

No. 25 College of Charleston 2, UNC-Greensboro 1: UNCG's Hakan Ihan scored with five minutes left of regulation to force a tie with Charleston.

UIC 1, No. 16 Ohio State 0: Derek Huffman scored on the half-hour mark to defeat the Buckeyes. 


  1. hahaha calm down Dylan… I just expected the number 1 team in the nation to look a little better than what I saw on Saturday. BUT like I said it could of just been a bad game for them.

  2. Stealing jerseys- lack of class
    Taunting fans- lack of class.

    Never said one was better than the other, one just seems a bit outside the realm of what normally goes on at a sporting event.

  3. No, you’re right Chicago-Scott. You clearly know more about college soccer than the guys who coach the teams who play. If they had only been at that NIU game they might change their minds.

  4. By the psu fans??? How about 3 idiots who did not care about the game at all.
    Wanna call the Akron players classy for celebrating as a team right in front of the student section for both their goals? Classy… Guess they couldn’t handle happy valley :p

    But it was SO evident why Akron is #1… Their possession and speed from the back right into attack, either on the wings or down the middle was almost effortless … Penn State’s defense held up though, but could not generate anywhere near as much possession.

    Great game with a great environment… Both teams have bright futures for sure.

  5. Akron had 1 shot on goal (which went in) until about the 65th minute when they finally got their second shot on goal. By the end of the game they had 4 to NIU’s 8.. and that was after NIU had pushed everyone up to find an equalizer.

    I don’t see how I’m twisting reality.. I’m not saying NIU is better but from watching that game, Akron does not seem like a team that should be #1 in the nation.

  6. Like I said.. from watching the NIU game they didn’t seem like they should be ranked #1 in the nation.. Maybe it was a bad game but from THAT game they didn’t seem too impressive to me.

  7. Hard to believe someone could think they didn’t deserve to be #1 in the nation! The Zips haven’t lost a regular season game since September 12, 2008. And haven’t been beaten on the field by a team since November 30, 2008.

  8. Akron barely got by NIU over the weekend with a 1-0 win.. NIU also dominated all but the first 10 mins. They are a good team, but hard to believe they are number 1 in the nation.

  9. The Akron PSU game was an interesting one. Akron dominated the first half while PSU dominated the second. It was clear that the Zips aren’t the same team when they can’t get Sarkodie up the field.

  10. Was at the Virginia vs. JMU game. First off JMU is ranked, they’re #25 in the country. Also, in your report you said no team had a chance at a breakthrough… Not true, Virgina had 2 clear chances (one by Ownby, one by Span) that were handled by the JMU goalie. On the other side of the ball, Diego Restrepo basically stood on his head in goal, with 3 world class saves to keep JMU off the scoresheet.

    You can see for yourself, highlights of the game are here:

    Very impressed with JMU, if it wasn’t for Restrepo they would have def pulled off the upset. Virginia defensively is still one of the best in the country, but the offense is missing Barlow, Tchani and Villanueva from last year’s team. Didn’t help that Will Bates had to come off early in the 1st half with what looked like a knee proble. Hopefully it’s nothing serious.

    Gotta beat the Hokies on Friday and get on a roll, Go Hoos!


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