UConn enjoyed their promotion to the second-ranked team in the country for only a couple of hours as the Huskies fell to No. 6 Maryland 1-0 on Tuesday night. Freshman Patrick Mullins scored in the first half to hand UConn their first defeat of the season. It was the first shutout of the season for UConn, who had averaged nearly three goals per game previously.
UConn is the fourth consecutive team to be promoted to No. 2 in the NSCAA standings and then lose the following week.
No. 11 Creighton continued their dream start to the season with a 3-1 upset of No. 5 Tulsa. Ethan Finlay netted a brace and Andrew Ribeiro added a third in the second half. The Jays improve to 8-1-0 on the season and look to be a safe bet to win the Missouri Valley Conference title.
No. 4 North Carolina was facing another shock defeat when it went down early to unranked Radford. But goals from Martin Murphy, Kirk Urso, Enzo Martinez and Matt Rose turned the match into a 5-1 blowout for the Tarheels.
Check out the rest of the NCAA midweek action after the jump.
TUESDAY'S COLLEGE SCOREBOARD
No. 12 Butler 2, Evansville 1: Kyle Pateros scored with just 1:31 left on the clock to keep the Bulldogs perfect record intact.
No. 7 Virginia 2, Liberty 1: Ari Dimas converted a penalty kick with nine minutes remaining to rescue a win for the Cavaliers.
No. 19 Duke 4, Davidson 1: The Blue Devils returned to their winning ways with doubles from Ryan Finley and Cole Grossman.
No. 13 Brown 1, No. 22 St. John's 0: Evan Coleman scored the game winner for Brown just 2:10 into the game.
WEDNESDAY'S COLLEGE SCOREBOARD
No. 18 Michigan State 2, New Hampshire 0: Goals from Brent Rosendall and Domenic Barone were enough for the Spartans.
Syracuse 3, No. 24 Colgate 2 (OT): Mark Brode scored with 32 seconds left in the first overtime period to give Syracuse the win.
UNC-Wilmington 2, No. 25 James Madison 1: Etienne Boulanger broke a 1-1 tie midway through the second half to secure a Seahawks win.
No. 21 South Florida 0, Florida Atlantic 0 (2OT): Jeff Atinella recorded his seventh shutout of the season for South Florida.
No. 1 Akron 5, Oakland 0: Freshman Darren Mattocks recorded two first-half goals for the Zips in the blowout.
No. 8 Southern Methodist 3, No. 20 South Carolina 1: Arthur Ivo, Josue Soto and Zach Barnes scored for the Mustang's in the comeback victory.
No. UC-Irvine 3, UC Davis 0: Gray Bailey, Amani Walker and Spencer Thompson scored in a span of nine minutes for UC-Irvine.