Monday, September 25, 2006

COM: Blogarithmic #146

Not good news on the area football front so far. Tivy and ITM both got spanked over the weekend . . . scores and details coming up.

From Soccer America:
Washington is only unbeaten and untied men's team

Washington is the only unbeaten and untied NCAA Division I men's team after Virginia lost at North Carolina, 2-1, on Saturday and Clemson was tied by N.C. State, 0-0, on Sunday.

The Huskies moved to 8-0-0 with a 3-1 win over visiting Oregon State. UW put the Beavers away early with three goals from Ely Allen, Kevin Forrest and Matt Fischer in a 14-minute stretch in the first half.

Scott Campbell and Eddie Ababio scored second-half goals to lead North Carolina to its win over then-No. 1 Virginia Friday night in front of 3,223 fans at Fetzer Field. It was the second time in 24 hours a Carolina team had beaten a No. 1 team at home. The Heels beat Florida State, 2-1, in women's action Thursday night. Adam Cristman scored on a header in the 83rd minute for the only goal for Virginia, which fell to 8-1-0.

Clemson dropped to 8-0-1 with the tie at N.C. State. The Wolfpack limited the highly touted Clemson offense to only three shots on goal, Tiger keeper Phil Marfuggi came up big in the first half with saves on Jorge Mora and El Hadj Cisse.

SMU moved up from No. 3 to No. 1 in the Soccer America Men's Top 25. The Mustangs (10-0-1) remained unbeaten with a 3-0 victory over Saint Louis Friday evening in St. Louis and a 2-1 win at UMKC on Sunday. In the win over SLU, SMU got goals from Jay Needham, Jeff Harwell and Mynor Gonzalez.

Once again, Maryland's youngsters came through. Freshman Jeremy Hall and sophomore Graham Zusi scored a pair of late goals for the Terrapins to lead them to a 2-1 come-from-behind win against Wake Forest on Saturday night in front of a Spry Stadium record crowd of 4,413 spectators. Hall's goal was the fourth of the season and it was the sixth for Zusi. The Terps improved to 8-1-0 with the win.

UCLA possibly lost two stars -- Maxwell Griffin, last week's Soccer America Player of the Week, and U.S. U-20 player Tony Beltran -- for the season in its 3-1 loss to California Friday. Griffin went down with a possible ACL injury, and Beltran left the game after an ankle injury flared up. Neither player played in the Bruins' 1-1 tie at Stanford on Sunday.


1. SMU (10-0-1) 3
2. Clemson (8-0-1) 2
3. Maryland (8-1-1) 5
4. Washington (8-0-0) 7
5. North Carolina (8-2-0) 8
6. Virginia (8-1-0) 1
7. Duke (8-1-1) 4
8. Wake Forest (7-2-0) 6
9. UIC (7-0-2) 10
10. West Virginia (7-1-2) 12
11. South Florida (5-2-2) 17
12. Old Dominion (7-1-1) 18
13. New Mexico (5-2-2) 22
14. Indiana (4-3-2) 20
15. Notre Dame (5-2-2) 21
16. Akron (6-2-0) 11
17. UCLA (4-3-2) 9
18. Santa Clara (5-2-2) 15
19. UC Santa Barbara (5-3-0) 14
20. San Diego (7-1-0) NR
21. South Carolina (8-1-0) NR
22. James Madison (7-1-0) NR
23. UC Irvine (6-1-1) NR
24. Fordham (5-0-2) 24
25. Brown (5-1-1) 25

WOMEN: Notre Dame claims top spot

Notre Dame moved into the top spot in the Soccer America Women's Top 25 with a 2-0 victory over previously unbeaten Louisville on Sunday.

The Irish (9-0-0) got late goals from defenders Carrie Dew and Ashley Jones to subdue Louisville in the Big East match. Notre Dame's game against Cincinnati on Friday had been called off because of lightning. The Irish were leading, 1-0, in the 50th minute. Louisville also had its game at DePaul called off because of lightning.

Notre Dame's ascension to the top spot followed then-No. 1 Florida State's first loss of the season Thursday night at North Carolina. The Seminoles bounced back Sunday afternoon with a 2-0 win over ACC rival N.C. State. Selin Kuralay and India Trotter each scored a goal.

North Carolina improved to 10-1-0 with a 6-1 win over Miami (Fla.) on Sunday. Six different players scored for the Heels, who recovered from an early 1-0 deficit to put the game away with four goals in a span of 23 minutes early in the second half.

The big women's game of the weekend took place Friday night on the West Coast, where Santa Clara came out firing from all cylinders and ran all over UCLA, defeating the Bruins, 3-0, in front of 3,471 fans at Buck Shaw Stadium. Meagan Snell scored a pair of goals in the match, while Kiki Bosio netted her first collegiate goal.

Of the six teams that began the weekend with unbeaten and untied records, only Notre Dame and Navy (10-0-0) remain perfect. Villanova's 10-game winning streak was snapped when the Wildcats were held to a 0-0 tie by Rutgers on Sunday. Central Michigan lost for the first time Friday when it fell to Ohio, 2-1. The Chippewas turned around two days later and knocked Akron from the unbeaten and untied ranks with a 1-0 victory. Old Dominion lost its first game, falling to Delaware, 3-1, in CAA action.


1. Notre Dame (9-0-0) 2
2. North Carolina (10-1-0) 4
3. Florida State (7-1-0) 1
4. Portland (7-2-1) 5
5. Santa Clara (8-2-0) 6
6. UCLA (7-2-0) 3
7. West Virginia (8-0-2) 7
8. Penn State (6-2-2) 8
9. Rice (8-0-1) 9
10. Texas (8-2-1) 11
11. Virgina (7-2-1) 16
12. Texas A&M (6-3-1) 18
13. Villanova (10-0-1) 10
14. BYU (7-1-0) 23
15. California (7-1-2) NR
16. Wake Forest (9-2-0) 14
17. Purdue (9-1-2) NR
18. Boston University (7-2-1) 25
19. Tennessee (4-3-2) 15
20. Pepperdine (6-2-2) 19
21. Florida (6-3-2) NR
22. Oklahoma State (8-1-1) NR
23. Loyola Marymount (5-1-2) NR
24. Maine (8-0-1) NR
25. Navy (10-0-0) NR
25. William & Mary (8-1-1) NR

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