William & Mary upsets No. 1 team … again

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William & Mary has done it again.

Nine days after upsetting then-No. 1 Creighton, the Tribe men’s team upended top-ranked North Carolina, 1-0, on the road Tuesday night to stretch its unbeaten streak to four.

Jackson Eskay, a sophomore forward from Urbana High School in Frederick County, Md., scored in the 73rd minute as William & Mary (4-2-1) edged the Tar Heels (3-1-3). Both Eskay’s parents and grandparents graduated from the university. His father Bo played for the Tribe in 1986-87 and coaches in the FC Frederick youth club.

It’s been an unusual season in Williamsburg: a season-opening loss at home against St. Francis (Pa.), a weather-influenced cancellation at nationally ranked Connecticut, an 0-2-0 record at home but 3-0-0 away (1-0-1 neutral site).

The roster includes 11 players from the Washington area.

The Tribe will open the league campaign in the Colonial Athletic Association on Saturday against Drexel (4-2-1) in Philadelphia.

In other college action …

George Gelnovatch, who succeeded Bruce Arena as Virginia’s coach in 1996, earned his 250th career victory as the Cavaliers routed previously unbeaten Providence, 4-0.

Maryland needed a second-half goal to draw at home with Old Dominion, 1-1.

Tonight in Catonsville, UMBC (7-0-0) carries the highest coaches’ poll ranking in program history into a non-league match against George Mason (4-1-1).

Video of William & Mary vs. North Carolina from Chapel Hill:

Steven Goff is The Post’s soccer writer. His beats include D.C. United, MLS and the international game, as well as local college basketball.

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Steven Goff · September 24, 2013