Updated full release for Sept. 4, 2012
SU On the Rise
Syracuse defeated Colgate 6-0 on Sept. 3. The six-goal output marks the most goals scored in a game by an Orange side since 1994 and SU’s third win of the 2012 campaign. The three victories match last season’s win total, which was not achieved until Oct. 22. Syracuse’s win against Binghamton on Aug. 28 marked the first time that the Orange have started a season with consecutive shutouts. Rookie goalkeeper Alex Bono allowed his first goal of the season at the 6:50 mark, ending his shutout streak at 186:50.
Matheson Leading UConn Off the Bench
For the second straight match, sophomore Allando Matheson came off the bench to lead No. 5/1 UConn to victory. Matheson scored the game’s only goal as UConn won at Michigan State 1-0 to improve to 3-0 on the season.
Seton Hall Takes the Match in Extra Time
Sophomore midfielder Andrew LoManto scored just 44 seconds into overtime to lift Seton Hall to a 2-1 win over Rider University on Sept. 3.
BIG EAST Record-Breaking Unbeatens
Georgetown (4-0) is on its best start since 2008, when the team went 5-0. Marquette remained perfect on the season with a pair of shutouts over the weekend to improve to 4-0-0 overall, the team’s best start since 2000. Notre Dame is off to a 3-0 start for the first time since the 2004 campaign. St. John’s is unbeaten through its first four games (3-0-1) for the first time 2008, when the squad was also 3-0-1 in its four matches.
St. John’s Scores at the Gamecock Classic
St. John’s has scored at least two goals in three of four games this season. The Red Storm placed four players on the Gamecock Classic All-Tournament Team. Jack Bennett, who was the Offensive MVP, was joined by Rafael Diaz, Tim Parker and Jamie Thomas.
Irish Holding Strong
Notre Dame has not been shut out in any of their first three games for the first time since the ’04 season.
Georgetown On A Roll
The Hoyas, who moved into No. 21 in the national rankings, went 3-0 last week winning each contest by one goal and allowing just one goal for the week.
Villanova Offensive Early
Villanova has 10 goals in its first three games. Last season, the Wildcats tenth goal came in their 10th game of the season, at Seton Hall. On the defensive end, the two goals surrendered by Villanova have both come on penalty kicks.