We’re back with the best men’s soccer goals of the week from Week 2. Last week featured a full slate of exciting matches, including the top three teams in the latest United Soccer Coaches poll suffering their first losses of the season. Unranked Tulsa upset No. 1 Stanford, Georgia State beat its highest-ranked opponent – No. 2 Wake Forest – in program history, and N.C. State knocked off No. 3 Clemson.
Other notable games include the Demon Deacons’ bounce-back game in their ACC opener to defeat No. 8 Louisville, and the scoreless draw between No. 4 Indiana and No. 5 Maryland.
Here are the best goals from Week 2.
Charlie Wehan – Stanford
Stanford started its season 4-0 after defeating SMU 3-1 on Thursday. After the Cardinal fell behind 1-0, Charlie Wehan scored the game-winner – the first goal of his career – after a freshman-to-freshman connection from Logan Panchot.
— Pac-12 Network (@Pac12Network) September 8, 2017
Jon Gallagher – Notre Dame
Notre Dame senior forward Jon Gallagher had a heroic individual performance in the Fighting Irish’s 3-1 victory over Boston College in their ACC opener. He scored all three goals after halftime – twice on free kicks and once on a header.
Pinpoint runs to set up free kicks
Stellar passing to find the open man
Hat trick earned
A team effort led to tonight’s three goals pic.twitter.com/GPouc3wddh
— ND Men’s Soccer (@NDMenSoccer) September 9, 2017
Tate Schmitt – Louisville
Tate Schmitt scored his first goal of the season – the 13th of his career – on this beautiful header in Louisville’s 3-1 loss to Wake Forest.
— LouisvilleMensSoccer (@UofLmenssoccer) September 10, 2017
Cam Lindley – North Carolina
Cam Lindley’s second goal of the season gave the Tar Heels a 2-1 victory in their ACC opener against Pitt. He capitalized on an errant pass from Pitt’s back line with a 25-yard strike from the right side of the field. You can watch the play below beginning at the 0:19 mark.
— UNC Men’s Soccer (@UNCmenssoccer) September 10, 2017
Sergi Nus – Virginia
The Cavaliers began Week 2 with an exciting overtime win against UNC-Wilmington on Monday. After taking a 1-0 lead in the first half, UNCW forced overtime, where Sergi Nus headed in the game-winner off of a corner kick. You can watch the game-winner below beginning at the 2:00 mark.
— UVA Men’s Soccer (@UVAMenSoccer) September 5, 2017
Mauro Cichero – SMU
The Mustangs capped off the SMU Tournament with a 3-0 win over Cornell. Mauro Cichero scored what proved to be the game-winner in the 23rd minute.
This Mauro Cichero guy… #NCAASoccer
— NCAA Soccer (@NCAASoccer) September 5, 2017
Jakov Basic – UMass-Lowell
UMass-Lowell knocked off Harvard 3-0 and the River Hawks scored their last goal in the game’s final minute. Jakov Basic made a long run into the box, settled the ball with his right foot after receiving a cross from Duran Lee, setting up a left-footed blast that went over the goal keeper’s head. You can watch the sequence below beginning at the 1:21 mark.
— UMass Lowell Soccer (@RiverHawkMSOC) September 5, 2017
Achara – Georgetown
Georgetown defeated UCLA 1-0 in the Hoyas’ third shutout of the season and second victory over a ranked opponent. Sophomore forward Achara scored the match’s only goal in the 12th minute after he took advantage of a misplayed ball from the Bruins’ keeper.
Easy money for Achara scoring his 5th goal of the year. Hoyas up 1-0 early vs. #15 UCLA. pic.twitter.com/mcnJIMdLMF
— Georgetown Soccer (@GUHoyasMSoccer) September 4, 2017
Andrew Gutman – Indiana
The surging Hoosiers, ranked No. 4 in the latest United Soccer Coaches poll, defeated South Florida 3-0 on Sept. 3. Andrew Gutman scored the game-winner in the 14th minute after a pretty give-and-go with Thomas Warr.
GOAL!! Great build up and finish for No. 7 @IUMensSoccer
Gutman works the give-&-go in the box for an easy finish.
— Indiana On BTN (@IndianaOnBTN) September 4, 2017