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24 Mar 2020, 09:21

What went down in the fourth week of college soccer? The aim each week is to bring you five stories that defined the week in college soccer or help navigate the long road to the Womens College Cup.And sometimes to point out goals like this.South Alabama takes down No. 1 Florida StateWhat a difference a year makes. When South Alabama played Florida State in the second round of the NCAA tournament a year ago, the Jaguars trailed by a goal after 116 seconds. They trailed by four goals after barely 10 minutes. A 5-0 loss appeared, in the end, almost merciful.So on the surface, South Alabamas 1-0 win over top-ranked Florida State that began the past week seems like one of the more surprising results in recent memory. After all, no one in a Seminoles uniform had lost to an opponent other than Duke, Florida, UCLA or Virginia, the only teams to beat Florida State since 2012. And on a day that saw the Seminoles outshoot South Alabama 28-3 and force Jaguars goalkeeper Justice Stanford to make eight saves, the whole thing might come off as an anomaly, a hiccup in the normally smooth order of college soccer.Yet over the past decade, Florida States nonconference losses usually proved indicators of the quality of opposition. And if South Alabama was fortuitous to win the day on the strength of Charde Hannahs first-half goal, the program doesnt look much like a fluke in the long run. Led by Hannah, the Jaguars this season returned their six leading scorers from a team that went 18-3-2 a season ago. They won at Ole Miss on Sunday. Even their losses so far this season, in double overtime at both Auburn and Mississippi State, hardly constitute meaningful regression.That Florida State has plenty to offer was clear in a 3-0 win over No. 17 Connecticut later in the week (although goals were again hard to find in Sundays 1-0 overtime win against Troy). So while the names make the Labor Day stunner sound like the upset of the season, hindsight may once again prove it nothing more than the Seminoles stumbling against a very good opponent.Georgetown (and the country) serves notice to ACCFrom an exhibition a week ago against the under-20 national team from Papua New Guinea, not a noted power, to a 3-2 upset against No. 3 Virginia, it was quite a seven days for Georgetown. And that despite ceding the favorite two goals before Sundays game was even 10 minutes old.Yet by halftime, on the strength of goals from Taylor Pak, Amanda Carolan and Rachel Corboz (her seventh in as many games), Georgetown had surged ahead to stay.Virginia hadnt lost a regular-season nonconference game since the 2012 season, let alone surrendered a two-goal lead, but there may be a lesson in that. Florida State lost. Duke lost at home. Notre Dame came away from an admittedly difficult Bay Area trip with two draws but no wins, and North Carolina soundly lost the finale of its California road trip at USC.Granted, North Carolina also won at UCLA. Florida State beat Connecticut. Notre Dame had reason to be proud of Sundays draw. And with the ACC season starting this week, the league is still the best bet in the country in which to catch a quality game. But not the only place this year.Stanfords ascension runs aground ... for nowStanford couldnt quite complete a perfect weekend that would have made No. 1 a foregone conclusion. By most accounting, the second-ranked Cardinal enjoyed a productive weekend with a commanding 4-1 win over No. 10 Minnesota and a 2-2 draw with No. 20 Notre Dame. But a world-class free kick from Notre Dame freshman Jennifer Westendorf, a low line drive that might still be traveling if not for the net, highlighted a second half that disrupted what had been a smooth Stanford operation through one and a half games.No matter what the polls say Monday, Stanford has the means to be No. 1 when it matters, because there may not be another team that can match what the Cardinal have in the middle of the field with All-American Andi Sullivan and freshman Tierna Davidson. Sullivan scored her own highlight-reel free kick against Minnesota, while Davidson scored her first career goal, but its the control they exert in all the space from box to box that marked much of the weekend.West Virginia makes its case for No. 1Like Stanford, No. 4 West Virginia showcased a concentration of talent in one area of the field that could well lead a team to a national championship. But in the case of the Mountaineers, it was the all-Canadian back line that so impressively put its imprint on a 3-1 win at No. 6 Duke.That starts, of course, with Kadeisha Buchanan. Even on a day that took a physical toll on the World Cup and Olympic veteran -- Buchanan was in the middle of several collisions and was briefly forced to the sideline in the second half with what looked like a leg injury -- she stood out on a field with plenty of talent. But it isnt just Buchanan. Left back Amandine Pierre-Louise scored the first goal after a long run forward with the ball and a strike from distance, but she and right back Ashley Lawrence, another Canadian international more familiar in a midfield role, effectively pinned down Duke with their ability to not only defend in wide space but attack out of it.South Florida snowbirds roll onFlorida State lost. Virginia lost. Stanford tied. Heck, even George Washington lost to Liberty on Sunday. It wasnt a great week for maintaining perfection, as in unbeaten and untied records. But it wasnt a complete bust. Central Michigan, UC Santa Barbara and Wake Forest each won two games to maintain perfect starts. Now 7-0-0, Central Michigan already has more wins than it did the entire 2015 season. Or the 2014 season. A year after she led the team with four goals, sophomore Alexis Pelafas is vying for the national lead with nine goals in six appearances.Best of the unbeaten and untied, however, is No. 14 South Florida. With a roster that reads like one of those most often associated with the team in Tallahassee (Ghana, Iceland, Jamaica, Mexico and Norway represented), USF is 7-0-0 and hasnt allowed a goal the past two weeks. The best import of all for Canadian-born coach Denise Schilte-Brown at the moment is one of her own, freshman and Quebec product Evelyne Viens coming off a four-goal weekend. Air Force 1 Sp Italia . Durant finished with 24 points and 13 rebounds, Jackson matched his career high with 23 points on 10-of-14 shooting and Lamb scored 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting, lifting the Thunder to a 94-88 win over San Antonio and snapping the Spurs 11-game winning streak. Air Force 1 Mid Just Do It . - After leading the Saints to a fourth playoff appearance in five seasons, Drew Brees expressed confidence in the direction of his team and, perhaps more importantly, showed a willingness to listen to contract proposals if the team needs his help getting under the NFLs salary cap. http://www.airforce1outletitalia.it/scon...-nere.html . -- Charlie Graham stopped 67 shots as the Belleville Bulls edged the visiting Guelph Storm 6-5 on Saturday in Ontario Hockey League action. Sf Air Force 1 Mid Bianche . Speaking to the Chicago Tribune at baseballs Winter Meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Boras called the former home of the Expos a "tremendous environment" for baseball. Air Force 1 Alte Victorious Minotaur . LOUIS -- Attorneys for the St. LOS ANGELES -- Madison Bumgarner is one of the best pitchers in baseball. Just not this year against the Los Angeles Dodgers.Rob Segedin homered and later left to meet his pregnant wife at the hospital for the birth of his son, and the Dodgers roughed up Bumgarner again to beat the San Francisco Giants 9-5 on Tuesday night.Bumgarner gave up a season-high five runs and nine hits in five innings while striking out seven.Hes yet to get a win in three starts against the Dodgers this season. San Francisco trails Los Angeles by two games in the NL West.I didnt feel like it was too terribly bad, but it seemed like every time I did miss, they put the bat on the ball, found a hole, put it in the gap, whatever, Bumgarner said. It was just a rough one.Corey Seager, Justin Turner and Adrian Gonzalez combined for eight hits and four RBI, and the banged-up Dodgers extended their division lead on the same day they tied a major league record by placing their 27th player on the disabled list.Segedin and Andrew Toles homered for the second straight game after getting their first big league homers in a 19-8 win over Cincinnati on Monday.Segedins wife, Robin, is expected to give birth to the couples first child, a boy, at any time. Segedin started in right field on Tuesday and batted seventh. In the eighth inning, he was replaced in the outfield, ran to the dugout, got high-fives from his teammates and left for the hospital.After we made that double switch, he made a beeline to the hospital, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. Im not sure her current status, but she was getting close. He was moving pretty quickly. I dont even know if he showered.Bumgarner (12-8) is 0-2 with a 5.63 ERA in three starts against the Dodgers this season. Gonzalez hit a two-run single to center with the bases loaded against Bumgarner in the fifth to break a tie.I dont get concerned about that with Bum. Theres nobody tougher than Bum, Bochy said. They just did a good job.Kenley Jansen allowed a homer to Denard Span but still got his 36th save.Seager, an MVP and Rookie of the Year candidate, extended hhis hitting streak to 14 games by going 3 for 4 with a walk and three runs scored.dddddddddddd Gonzalez extended his hitting streak to 16 games.The Dodgers and Giants still play eight more times this season, including the last three games of the regular season.Bumgarner allowed five earned runs and nine hits in five innings. He struck out seven, but the fifth inning was his demise. The Giants bullpen, which has struggled of late, allowed four runs.Dodgers starter Kenta Maeda (13-7) allowed three runs and six hits in five innings and issued a career-high four walks while striking out four.With two outs in the fifth, he intentionally walked Brandon Crawford, then struck out Hunter Pence. He yelled and punched his glove before handing off to the bullpen.The Giants Angel Pagan extended his hitting streak to 19 games.TRAINERS ROOMGiants: Outfielder Gregor Blanco went on the disabled list with a right shoulder injury. His shoulder has been bothering him since May.Dodgers: LHPs Brett Anderson (blister on left index finger) and Scott Kazmir (neck, back) both went on the disabled list, pushing the teams season-long total to 27 players on the list. That ties the 2012 Boston Red Sox for the most in a season.ROSTER MOVESGiants: The Giants purchased the contract of OF Gorkys Hernandez and added him to the 40-man roster.UP NEXTDodgers: LHP Rich Hill (9-3, 2.25) is scheduled to make his first start for Los Angeles on Wednesday after being acquired from Oakland in the deal that also gave them Josh Reddick on Aug. 1. Hill was on the disabled list with a blister on his left middle finger. The veteran last faced the Giants on Aug. 22, 2007 as a member of the Chicago Cubs.Giants: RHP Johnny Cueto (14-3, 2.90) will make his fourth start against the Dodgers this season. In the three previous games, Cueto has gone 2-0 with a 3.63 ERA. The Giants All-Star right-hander earned his first win of the second half in his last start against the Mets on Friday. ' ' '

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