Two unbeaten teams may have stayed that way with a win during the week, but a handful of ranked sides weren’t so lucky.
Fourteen of the SBI College Soccer Top 25 went to battle this week, and five suffered defeat while two tied.
In the week’s biggest surprise, SBI No. 6 Virginia fell for the second consecutive time, losing, 1-0, to American Tuesday. A first half tally from Joe Iraola, his first of the season, helped the Eagles to victory. The Cavaliers now only have three regular season games remaining and are on a two-game losing streak after falling to Boston College last Friday.
No. 1 Creighton and No. 2 North Carolina continued their impressive seasons to date. The Bluejays went on the road Wednesday and secured a 1-0 win, thanks to Fabian Herbers finding Timo Pitter for the game’s lone goal.
The Tar Heels needed some last-minute heroics to claim victory in Chapel Hill Tuesday, but a late goal from sophomore forward Alan Winn, his second of the evening, kept North Carolina’s unbeaten record intact.
In the Big East, No. 10 Georgetown coolly defeated Marquette, 3-0, Tuesday. Forward Brandon Allen, midfielder Arun Basuljevic and substitute forward Melvin Snoh provided the game’s goals.
In a SBI Top 25 battle, No. 22 Elon toppled No. 17 UNC Wilmington on the road, 2-1. A 64th-minute strike from senior midfielder James Brace helped the Phoenix edge the Seahawks. The win is Elon’s third in a row.
Here is a rundown of the results from college soccer’s top teams during the week:
(2) North Carolina 3, College of Charleston 2. (RECAP)
(6) Virginia 0, American 1. (RECAP)
(15) Syracuse 3, Bowling Green 0. (RECAP)
Winthrop 1, (25) Radford 0. (RECAP)
North Carolina State 2, South Carolina 1. (RECAP)
Butler 0, (1) Creighton 1. (RECAP)
(8) Coastal Carolina 2, Campbell 1. (RECAP)
(10) Georgetown 3, Marquette 0. (RECAP)
Sacramento State 5, (14) UC Santa Barbara 2. (RECAP)
St. John’s 0, (16) Xavier 0. (RECAP)
(17) UNC Wilmington 1, (22) Elon 2. (RECAP)
(20) Hofstra 2, Northeastern 1. (RECAP)
(23) New Mexico 1, Valparaiso 1. (RECAP)
(24) New Hampshire 1, Binghamton 2. (RECAP)