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Big Win for Louisville
Louisville defeated No. 15/17 Wake Forest 3-2 at home in double-overtime on Sept. 11. Senior Ryan Smith scored the gamewinner in the 105th minute off an assist from Marlon Hairston.
DePaul Picks Up a Win
Brian Schultz made the most of his instant replay. After a back-heel kick in front of the Loyola Chicago net was deflected by goalkeeper Peter McKeown, Schultz knocked in the rebound to give DePaul a 2-1 victory over its intra-city rival at Wish Field.
Providence (1-4-1) will be looking for a win today when the Friars host Holy Cross at 3 p.m. PC is coming off a 1-0 loss to No. 24/NR Brown on Sept. 3 in the Ocean State Classic.
Notre Dame jumped from No. 17 from last week’s NSCAA poll to No. 8 after starting the season 5-0-0. The Irish are back in action on Friday when they host Michigan State at 7 p.m. ET. Connecticut (4-0-1) leads the BIG EAST in the NSCAA poll at No. 4. St. John’s (5-0-1), USF (4-1-0 and Georgetown (5-0-1) are at No. 10, 11 and 12, respectively, while No. 17 Marquette (5-0-0) rounds out the league’s ranked members. Louisville and Syracuse both received votes.
This Weekend’s Tournaments
No. 11/15 USF is competing in the Akron Tournament this weekend, while Syracuse will be playing at the UNLV Nike Invitational. The Bulls will play Butler on Sept. 14 at 4:30 before competing against host Akron on Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. The Orange will play at UNLV on Friday at 10 p.m. and match up against Cal State Fullerton on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.