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College Rewind: UConn stays perfect, ACC powers need overtime and more


Make that eight straight games without conceding a goal for the No. 1-ranked (Fox Soccer/SBI) Connecticut men's soccer team.

Carlos Alvarez scored in the fifth minute, and UConn's defense posted its eighth straight clean sheet to lift the Huskies to a 3-0 victory over Manhattan Tuesday night.

Juho Karppinen and Stephane Diop added insurance goals for UConn (11-0), which is three games shy of the NCAA record for consecutive shutouts. Freshman goalkeeper Andre Blake has gone more than 770 minutes without conceding, last doing so in a 4-1 win over California on Sept. 4. 

That streak will be put to the test Saturday afternoon, when the Huskies face No. 7 Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind.

In other Tuesday NCAA men's soccer action:

Stertzer lifts Maryland in OT

John Stertzer scored twice on his 21st birthday, including the game-winner in overtime, as No. 2 Maryland survived a scare from Rutgers and won, 2-1, Tuesday night.

Stertzer headed the Terrapins (11-0-1) in front in the 20th minute off a corner from Jereme Raley, but Rutgers (4-5-1) found the equalizer less then two minutes later, when Sam Archer put home a rebound.

With Maryland up a man after Rutgers' Robin Brown was sent off, Stertzer found the golden goal from short range off service from senior defender Alex Lee. Stertzer now has nine goals on the season. His previous high was two, which he accomplished in both his freshman and sophomore seasons.

Lovejoy nets OT winner for UNC

Rob Lovejoy scored four minutes into overtime to help No. 3 North Carolina escape with a come-from-behind, 2-1 victory over UNC-Asheville.

Billy Schuler provided late heroics for UNC (9-1-1) with a 75th-minute equalizer, firing home a rebound off a corner kick to give the Tar Heels new life.

Bryan Bartels gave Asheville (2-6-2) a shock lead with a shot from distance in the 57th minute.

Tuesday NCAA scoreboard

No. 10 St. John's 0, Brown 0

No. 11 South Florida 2, Florida Gulf Coast 0

No. 17 Northern Illinois 1, Marquette 0 (2OT)

No. 18 Furman 3, Georgia Southern 1

No. 19 Penn State 2, Penn 0

Wednesday NCAA schedule

No. 7 Notre Dame vs. Northwestern, 7 p.m.

College of Charleston vs. No. 24 Coastal Carolina, 7 p.m.

No. 6 Indiana vs. No. 8 Louisville, 7:30 p.m.

Wisconsin vs. No. 4 Creighton, 8 p.m.

Tulsa vs. No. 21 SMU, 8 p.m.

No. 15 UCSB vs. No. 5 Akron, 10 p.m., Fox Soccer Channel

Cal State Fullerton vs. No. 22 UC-Irvine, 10 p.m.


Impressed by UConn's shutout streak? Surprised that UNC and Maryland both needed OT against unranked opponents? Who do you think will win Wednesday's Indiana-Louisville and UCSB-Akron matches? 

Share your thoughts below.


  1. Ives,

    At leas give the Akron UCSB game a separate post instead of burying it at the end of this one! A lot of people are interested in seeing Akron but may not yet be fants of the college game ergo they wont click on the link to this page.

  2. UC Irvine v. CSUF will be wet and dirty

    (wow, that didn’t sound right….it’s raining and these rivals like to kick each other)


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