By JOHN BOSCHINI
The nation's last perfect record is no more.
Top-ranked Connecticut was held to a scoreless draw by No. 12 Notre Dame in front of nearly 2,000 fans in South Bend, Indiana. The draw was the first time the Huskies failed to win in 12 tries this season while Notre Dame continued its home unbeaten run.
Th Fighting Irish dominated most of the game and were unlucky to not come away with the victory. Ryan Finley almost put Notre Dame up before halftime but Andre Blake saved his point-blank shot. Blake denied Finley again 12 minutes before time and neither team could produce a goal in overtime.
Notre Dame ended the game with a 9-4 advantage in terms of shots on goal as the Irish played their seventh overtime game of the season.
In other college action:
CAVALIERS BACK ON TRACK WITH MARYLAND UPSET
Maryland suffered its first loss of the season as the Virginia Cavaliers took a small step towards becming competitors in the ACC with a 2-1 victory. Ryan Zikhan scored off a nice pass from Will Bates. Zikhan returned the favor for Bates’ goal in the 84th minute for what turned out to be the game-winning score. Maryland’s goal came from Casey Townsend, his 12th of the season, but it wasn’t enough to salvage a result.
SOUTH FLORIDA DOWNS ST. JOHN’S IN SHOOTOUT
Dom Dwyer bagged a brace on a rain-soaked evening in Florida as South Florida solidified their hold on the Big East’s Red division with a 3-2 victory over St. John's. Pablo Battuto Punyed gave the Storm an early lead before Leston Paul equalized midway through the first half. Dwyer scored his first just before halftime and again late in the second half to cancel out St. John’s 50th minute equalizer.
CREIGHTON STAY HOT WITH WIN OVER HOOSIERS
Dion Acoff scored just before halftime and Brian Holt made four saves in a shutout as Creighton moved to 10 wins on the season with a 1-0 victory. Indiana drops to 6-3-2 as the Hoosiers are trying to find some consistency.
What did you think of this weekend's games? Is UConn still the best team in the country despite the draw? Concerned for Maryland's season or impressed with Virginia? Can Creighton break the top three?
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