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NCAA soccer: Washington region teams continue to compile victories and impressive records

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,

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.

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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