College Weekend Preview: UC-Irvine-Georgetown, Syracuse-Notre Dame headline Week 3

College Weekend Preview: UC-Irvine-Georgetown, Syracuse-Notre Dame headline Week 3

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College Weekend Preview: UC-Irvine-Georgetown, Syracuse-Notre Dame headline Week 3

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By AARON CRANFORD

UC-Irvine enter the weekend undefeated, but the Anteaters will face their biggest test to date Sunday when they pay a visit to the nation’s capital Sunday to take on the Georgetown Hoyas.

The SBI No. 6 Anteaters kicked off their East Coast road trip with a 3-2 victory over the West Virginia Mountaineers Thursday behind an Eduardo Calzada brace. However, the Anteaters are now tasked with taking on a frustrated No. 3 Georgetown side that will be looking to move past a 2-1 overtime loss to VCU.

In another Top 25 matchup, reigning national champions Notre Dame take on No. 19 Syracuse Saturday (7 p.m. ESPN3).  The No. 9 Fighting Irish, have had a rocky start to the season, with a 0-0 draw at home against Georgetown and a recent 1-0 loss to Kentucky, which leaves them with a record of 2-1-1.

Elsewhere, a Big Ten showdown between No. 8 Indiana and No. 11 Penn State will certainly be interesting, as both sides enter the match with a 3-0-1 record. Finally, in another intriguing ACC match, No. 2 North Carolina hosts Pittsburgh Friday (7 p.m.  ESPN3), with UNC forward Andy Craven looking to score another game-winning goal.

Here is a rundown of this weekend’s top college matches:

THIS WEEKEND’S COLLEGE SOCCER SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

4 p.m. – (17) California vs. Cleveland State

4 p.m. – (4) Washington vs. UConn

5 p.m. – Michigan vs. Maryland

6 p.m. – (5) Coastal Carolina vs. (24) Furman

7 p.m. – Wake Forest vs. North Carolina State

7 p.m. – (1) UCLA vs. Santa Clara

7 p.m. – (2) North Carolina vs. Pittsburgh

8 p.m. – (15) Virginia vs. Virginia Tech

9 p.m. – UNLV vs. UMBC

10 p.m. – (23) Seattle vs. Penn

10 p.m. – Cal State Northridge vs. (12) New Mexico

Saturday

6 p.m. – Winthrop vs. Charlotte

7 p.m. – (19) Syracuse vs. (9) Notre Dame

7 p.m. – Kentucky vs. East Tennessee State

7:30 p.m. – Louisville vs. Duke

7:30 p.m. – (8) Indiana vs. (11) Penn State

8 p.m. – Tulsa vs. (13) Creighton

8 p.m. – (22) Marquette vs. Drake

Sunday

12 p.m. – (3) Georgetown vs. (6) UC Irvine

1 p.m. – (7) George Mason vs. Hartwick

1 p.m. – (25) Delaware vs. Saint Peter’s

2:30 p.m. – (14) Michigan State vs. Loyola-Chicago

4 p.m. – Seattle vs. UConn

4 p.m. – California vs. Gonzaga

4 p.m. – Washington vs. Penn

7 p.m. – Cal State Fullerton vs. (10)UMBC

8 p.m. – San Diego vs. New Mexico

8:30 p.m. – UCLA vs. Cal Poly

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