College soccer in the Washington region continues to enjoy an excellent year, with the following 11 teams combining for an 80-11-9 record:
Maryland (men): The Terrapins, No. 1 in the coaches’ poll and Soccer America rankings, improved to 6-0-1 (3-0-0 in ACC) with a 2-0 victory over Virginia Tech. The score was close, the match was not: 18-5 on shots, 8-0 on corner kicks. Sasho Cirovski’s clan is averaging 3.29 goals per match and will host Georgia State (3-4-0) in a non-conference game on Monday night at Ludwig Field.
Georgetown (men): Freshman Brandon Allen scored in the fifth minute of overtime as the Hoyas (8-0-1) defeated Rutgers, 1-0, in their Big East opener. Keon Parsa, starting in place of injured top-choice keeper Tomas Gomez, stopped a penalty kick in the 74th minute.
Virginia (women): The Cavaliers (9-1-1) stretched their unbeaten streak to 10 with a 1-0 victory at Clemson — their seventh shutout of the season. Next up is an ACC showdown Thursday at Maryland.
Maryland (women): Despite relying on 11 freshmen and sophomores in their regular rotation, the Terrapins are the surprise leaders in the nation’s best conference with a 3-0-1 mark (7-2-2 overall). Senior Becky Kaplan scored her ninth goal of the season in a 2-1 victory at Wake Forest.
George Mason (men): The Patriots (7-1-0) rebounded from an upset loss to Navy by defeating UNC Wilmington, 2-0, in their CAA opener. They’ll visit Old Dominon on Thursday (Fox Soccer) in their only away match during a 10-game stretch.
Georgetown (women): At 4-0-0 in the Big East, the Hoyas (10-1-1) are off to the best start in conference play in program history. The latest victory was a 1-0 result over Providence, moving them into sole possession of first place in the league’s National Division.
Old Dominion (men): After a showdown with Maryland early in the week was halted because of inclement weather, the Monarchs had a stormy outing against Drexel — a staggering 4-1 loss that dropped their record to 6-1-0.
Virginia Tech (women): Following nine consecutive victories, the Hokies (9-2-0) dropped ACC matches this past week to North Carolina and Boston College.
Navy (women): Ashlynn Soellner scored with 27 seconds left as the Midshipmen (10-1-0) defeated Boise State, 2-1, and extended the nation’s longest winning streak to 10. They haven’t lost since the opener against Maryland. Next: tonight at Howard (0-9-2).
Virginia Commonwealth (men): The Rams (4-0-2) remained in place after the postponement of a James Madison CAA match. They will host Virginia (4-3-1) on Tuesday.
Navy (men): With a 4-2 victory over Lafayette, the Midshipmen (4-2-1) recorded their largest goal haul in a Patriot League game in seven years. After visiting Pittsburgh on Tuesday, they will face Army on Sunday afternoon at the Philadelphia Union’s PPL Park in Chester, Pa.
The Howard Bison watch: The men’s and women’s teams are a combined 0-19-2.