American University's undefeated soccer team, ranked eighth in the nation by Soccer America, yesterday won its fifth game this season, 4-0, at Georgetown.
David Nakhid of American scored twice in the first half and Glen Buchanan and Michael Brady scored in the second half to leave the Hoyas 0-4.
American is ranked 12th by the Intercollegiate Soccer Association of America.
"I like to see a team earn that ranking, so I push my players," said AU's coach, Pete Mehlert. "I think we're in the mid to late teens (in the national ranking), but I guess you deserve to have that ranking anytime you have a healthy Mike Brady."
Georgetown's coach, Keith Tabatznik, played for Mehlert at American in 1979 when the Eagles advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals before losing to Clemson, 1-0. He agreed with Mehlert after watching the Eagles. "I've seen them and Virginia (ranked as high as first) and I'd be hard-pressed to see two teams who could compete better nationally," he said. "What AU has is a lot more flair up front than the '79 team."
The flair for goal scoring became obvious after Georgetown's defense pressured AU early in the first half, then could not sustain the intensity.
"Against teams this much better, we try not to lay back," Tabatznik said. "But I don't think any team could keep up that kind of pressure."
As the Hoyas tired, the field opened up. Nakhid's first goal came after 16:39 when the ball bounded to him off a Georgetown player and he beat goalie Bob Thompson.
Nakhid's second goal came at 33:52. "I saw some space," said Nakhid, a junior midfielder from Trinidad. "I made a run into the last third of the field and Serge (Torreilles) chipped it into the space. I took it on my chest and put it in."
Buchanan, a senior from Annandale, scored the third goal at 48:03 when he converted Brady's pass.
Brady beat Thompson at 55:42 on a penalty kick.
*Maryland 8, Maryland-Baltimore County 0: Gary Furlong and Jack Copetti each scored two first-period goals in Baltimore as the Terrapins (4-1) kept up the offensive pressure all game and outshot the Retrievers (1-2), 19-3.
*Johns Hopkins 1, Catholic 0: Dave Gallo scored the game's only goal with four minutes left in regulation at Raymond Dufour Field.
*Virginia 2, UCSB 0: Todd Hitt, a junior from Yorktown High School, and George Gelnovatch scored against the University of California at Santa Barbara. The top-ranked Cavaliers (6-0) have five shutouts.
*Philadelphia Textile 1, George Washington 0: In Philadelphia, Guy Furfara scored with an assist from Mike Orfanos in the first half to make the Rams 3-1. The Colonials (3-2) outshot Textile, 11-8.