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Villanova’s Offensive Production
Through nine games the Wildcats have scored 20 goals (2.22 per contest). In 2011, they totaled 23 goals in 21 outings. VU has outscored its opponents 11-4 in the second half. Eleven Wildcats have registered at least one point this season.
Making Hoya History
Georgetown has won four games in a row and are off to the best start in program history with a 9-0-1 record. Georgetown’s No. 5 ranking in the NSCAA poll ties the highest in program history. The Hoyas snapped James Madison’s 15-game home unbeaten streak on Tuesday downing the Dukes 1-0 at University Park in Harrisonburg, Va.
Connecticut at Home
UConn extended its home unbeaten streak to 31 games, the second longest active unbeaten streak in the nation (UNC, 32) and the sixth longest in NCAA history. Penalty kick results count as ties in the official NCAA record book. UConn’s offense has come to life in the past two weeks, scoring 11 goals in the last three games. Connecticut scored just six goals in the opening five games. UConn is outscoring the opposition, 17-2. The Huskies have won the BIG EAST opener for seven straight seasons and have gone 13-2-1 under Ray Reid in BIG EAST Conference openers.
Marquette Remains Perfect
Marquette is currently one of four teams in Division I men’s soccer to begin the season with a perfect record. The Golden Eagles have won nine consecutive regular season matches, the second-longest streak in the nation behind High Point (11). They have out-scored their opponents 16-2 in their last seven matches.
Syracuse in BIG EAST Opening Games
SU improves its record in BIG EAST openers to 11-13-4 after defeating Seton Hall 1-0 on Sept. 22. The victory marks the first win in a BIG EAST opener since 2008, when the Orange defeated Marquette 1-0.
Two Undefeated Teams Fall in Conference Play
St. John’s saw its season-opening unbeaten streak end at eight games (5-0-3) with a 3-0 loss to No. 2/3 Connecticut on Sept. 22. The eight-game unbeaten streak to begin the season was the best since opening 8-0-2 in 2008. St. John’s, which has played two top-10 opponents in its last three games, is 0-1-1 against ranked teams this season. Notre Dame dropped its BIG EAST opener at Louisville 2-1. It was the first loss of the season for the Fighting Irish, who are 7-1. The setback snapped Notre Dame’s five-game win streak in BIG EAST openers.