What a weekend it was for NCAA Division I men’s soccer. The final conference championships took place on Sunday, with the AAC, ACC, Big East and Big Ten championships decided in overtime or penalty kicks. SMU beat UCF 2-1 in overtime, Wake Forest knocked off Virginia 4-3 in penalty kicks, Georgetown downed Xavier 2-1 in OT, and Wisconsin beat Indiana 4-2 in PKs.
Here are the best goals from Week 11 of men’s soccer action.
Jon Bakero – Wake Forest
Top-ranked Wake Forest won the ACC Championship with a 2-1 win over No. 5 Clemson thanks to Jon Bakero’s game-winner in the 79th minute. Bakero capitalized on a failed clearance by Clemson’s goalkeeper and sent a one-timer into the goal from roughly 30 yards out.
Couldn’t make it to last night’s game? Check out the highlights and interviews from the ACC Semifinal victory over No. 5 Clemson. pic.twitter.com/K2QfdA2yTI
— Wake Men’s Soccer (@WakeMSoccer) November 9, 2017
Jon Gallagher – Notre Dame
Notre Dame advanced to the semifinals of the ACC Championship after a 2-1 win against No. 6 North Carolina. Jon Gallagher scored the game-winner – his 12th goal of the season – after a beautiful setup from teammates Jeff Farina and Felicien Dumas.
One of the best Irish goals of the season Townes to Dumas to Farina to Gallagher. ND is going back to the ACC Semis! pic.twitter.com/7LI9ypnzab
— ND Men’s Soccer (@NDMenSoccer) November 5, 2017
Francesco Moore – Indiana
Indiana’s Big Ten Tournament run came to a disappointing end as the Hoosiers suffered their first loss of the season in penalty kicks against Wisconsin in the championship game, but they cruised through the semifinals with a 4-0 win over Ohio State. Francesco Moore added the team’s third goal with an incredible volley on a corner kick.
— Indiana Men’s Soccer (@IUMensSoccer) November 10, 2017
Joe Moulden – Butler
Butler and Xavier faced each other twice, one week apart. The Bulldogs won the first match but the Musketeers took the second one in penalty kicks. Butler’s Joe Moulden, however, kept his team’s hopes alive by forcing overtime with his impressive header in the 84th minute.
GOOOOOOOOOAL! Moulden with the equalizer! pic.twitter.com/MFRXtkI07w
— Butler Men’s Soccer (@ButlerMenSoccer) November 9, 2017
Amir Bashti – Stanford
Stanford extended its unbeaten streak to nine games with a 4-0 win over San Diego State last Sunday Amir Bashti scored his third goal in four matches after gathering a pass from teammate Charlie Wehan, spinning, and flicking the ball past the goalie with the outside of his left foot.
Three goals in the last four games for Amir. Six total this season.
— Stanford Men’s Soccer (@StanfordMSoccer) November 6, 2017
Jack Hallahan – Michigan
The Wolverines won their first game in the Big Ten Tournament after defeating Northwestern 4-1. Jack Hallahan scored the game-winner in the 56th minute on a left-footed strike that found the top-left of the goal.
— Michigan Men’s Soccer (@umichsoccer) November 6, 2017
Emil Cuello – SMU
SMU knocked off No. 4 seed Temple in the AAC semifinals 4-0 and Emil Cuello got the scoring started with a goal in the 3rd minute off of a beautiful free kick. It was his first goal of the season.
— American MSoccer (@American_MSoc) November 11, 2017