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College Weekend Preview: Creighton vs. Georgetown, Louisville vs. Clemson headline week 9

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By AARON CRANFORD

SBI No. 7 Creighton and Big East Offensive Player of the Week Fabian Herbers will host No. 15 Georgetown Saturday, and they will be searching for their first win against a ranked conference foe this season.

The Blue Jays only have one loss on the year, but they were defeated by Saint Louis midway through and drew against Xavier Sunday. Only one of their wins has come against ranked opposition, and that was against Stanford in their opening match in August .

They have a tough four days ahead, as they play the Hoyas and No. 8 Marquette, but Herbers will try to lead his side after scoring in both matches last weekend. The Hoyas have not looked like their former self in their past two matches, suffering losses to both Providence and Seton Hall, but they will be looking to bounce back Saturday.

Friday, No. 23 Louisville faces off against Clemson, who topped No. 13 Coastal Carolina during the week (ESPN3, 7:30 p.m.). Since losing four consecutive matches, the Cardinals have rebounded, winning three in a row and topping Syracuse last Friday.

Clemson ended the Chanticleers eight-game winning streak Tuesday and will now hope to ruin the Cardinals momentum.

Marquette and Xavier will meet in another marquee Big East matchup Saturday. The Golden Eagles have struggled as of late, winning only once in their last five matches. Conversely, the Musketeers are eager to stretch their good form. They are unbeaten in eight games played.

Finally, No. 2 UCLA, who claimed first place in the Pac-12 with their second win over Washington Thursday, will play a side, Oregon State, they dominated Sunday.

The Beavers won during the midweek against San Diego State, but they must face star midfielder Leo Stolz, who provided another assist against the Huskies and will surely be a harder task for them to handle.

Check out a rundown of this weekend’s top college matches:

THIS WEEKEND’S COLLEGE SOCCER SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

6:30 p.m. — Virginia vs. Wake Forest

7 p.m. — (10) Charlotte vs. UAB

7 p.m. — Boston College vs. (19) North Carolina

7 p.m. — Air Force vs. Utah Valley University

7:30 p.m. — (23) Louisville vs. Clemson

8 p.m. — UMKC vs. Seattle

8 p.m. — Incarnate Wood vs. UNLV

SATURDAY

12 p.m. — Lafayette vs. (21) American

1 p.m. — Loyola (Maryland) vs. Boston University

1 p.m. — Seton Hall vs. Providence

6 p.m. — Winthrop vs. High Point

7 p.m. — Dayton vs. (11) Saint Louis

7 p.m. — (24) Maryland vs. Santa Clara

7 p.m. — Akron vs. Western Michigan

7 p.m. — (20) George Mason vs. (14) Davidson

7 p.m. — Connecticut vs. SMU

7 p.m. — College of Charleston vs. Delaware

7 p.m. — UNC Wilmington vs. Hofstra

7 p.m. — NC State vs. (3) Syracuse

7 p.m. — (5) Notre Dame vs. Virginia Tech

7:05 p.m. — (8) Marquette vs. Xavier

7:30 p.m. — South Carolina vs. (25) Kentucky

7:30 p.m. — South Florida vs. Memphis

8 p.m. — (7) Creighton vs. (15) Georgetown

9 p.m. — (17) New Mexico vs. Old Dominion

10 p.m. — (6) UC Irvine vs. Cal State Fullerton

SUNDAY

12 p.m. — Michigan vs. (1) Indiana

1 p.m. — (18) Michigan State vs. Northwestern

2 p.m. — Houston Baptist vs. UNLV

2 p.m. — Oregon State vs. (2) UCLA

2 p.m. — (12) Penn State vs. Wisconsin

3 p.m. — Air Force vs. Seattle

6 p.m. — (4) Washington vs. San Diego State

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