Marquette Remains Perfect
MU senior forward Andy Huftalin scored the golden goal in the 108th minute, his team-leading fourth goal of the season, to give No. 10/7 Marquette a 2-1 double-overtime victory over Wisconsin on Sept. 26 in nonconference action at Valley Fields. The Golden Eagles are 9-0-0. MU remains one of three teams in NCAA Division I with perfect records going into the last weekend of September, along with High Point and Cornell. The Golden Eagles, who are 17-3-1 in their last 21 matches, also boast the nation’s second-longest regular-season winning streak, having won their last 10 regular-season contests going back to last season.
Notre Dame’s Win
A goal from senior defender Grant Van De Casteele in the 71st minute proved to be the gamewinner as No. 8/9 Notre Dame topped No. 11/10 Indiana 1-0 on Sept. 26 at Bill Armstrong Stadium.
DePaul Picks Up a Top-25 Win
Two second-half goals by senior Antonio Aguilar and a strong defensive effort lifted DePaul to its first shutout of the season—a 2-0 victory over cross-town Northwestern, ranked No. 18 in both national polls, on Wednesday night in Evanston. The Blue Demons handed the Wildcats their first loss of 2012.
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. 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.