The Washington region continues to enjoy some of the most successful college soccer in the nation this fall. Nine teams have combined for 64 victories, five losses and five draws:
Maryland (men): The Terrapins (5-0-1) continue to score goals at a blistering pace, and they needed it Friday to edge North Carolina State, 3-2. Soccer America’s top-ranked team is averaging 3.5 goals per match against good competition. Big showdown Tuesday: Maryland at Old Dominion at 7 p.m. in Norfolk.
Virginia Tech (women): The Hokies (9-0-0) defeated North Carolina State, 3-0, for a program-record sixth consecutive shutout. They’ve outscored the opposition 20-2 and will visit North Carolina on Thursday (7 p.m. ET, ESPN3.com).
Old Dominion (men): In preparation for Maryland, the Monarchs (6-0-0) upset Creighton and defeated Drake to win Creighton’s tournament. English forward Tim Hopkinson has seven goals.
Georgetown (men): Andy Riemer recorded a hat trick as the Hoyas (7-0-1) defeated winless Penn, 3-1. Big East play begins Saturday against Rutgers.
Virginia (women): With Coach Steve Swanson and midfielder Morgan Brian back from the Under-20 Women’s World Cup, the Cavaliers moved to 8-1-1 with a 2-2 draw against North Carolina.
George Mason (men): The Patriots (6-0-0) are off to their best start in 27 years after edging UMBC, 2-1.
Georgetown (women): The Hoyas improved to 8-1-1 (2-0-0 in the Big East) with a 1-0 victory over Rutgers.
Maryland (women): With a 4-1 victory over Clemson, the Terrapins (6-2-1) secured a 2-0 start in the ACC for the first time in 15 years. They had upset UNC on Thursday.
Navy (women): The Midshipmen (9-1-0) scored twice in 102 seconds midway through the second half to defeat James Madison, 3-2, and then routed VMI, 5-0, for their ninth consecutive victory.
Others of note: The James Madison men (3-2-1) upset North Carolina and the Virginia Commonwealth men rose to 4-0-2 ahead of their visit to JMU on Tuesday. The Virginia men (3-2-1) are unbeaten in their last three matches after drawing with nationally ranked Xavier, 1-1.
The problems continue at Howard, where the men and women are a combined 0-16-2.