Cross defending national champion Akron off of the list of unbeaten teams in college soccer.
Luis Silva's golden goal not even a minute into overtime gave No. 15 UC Santa Barbara (Fox Soccer/SBI) a riveting 3-2 win over No. 5 Akron and handed the Gauchos a landmark victory Wednesday night. Silva finished off a cross at the top of the six-yard box for his second tally of the game, sparking a celebration on the UCSB sideline.
Darren Mattocks opened the scoring for the Zips (7-1-2), putting the visitors ahead in the 15th minute with his eighth goal of the season. Akron had a handle on things until a flurry of action midway through the second half changed the complexion of the game.
Silva and Dom Sarle scored less than three minutes apart to give the Gauchos (7-3-1) a 2-1 edge in the 66th minute only to have Akron's Thomas Schmitt answer back two minutes later to level the score.
Here are a few other results from Wednesday's NCAA action:
Louisville completes comeback in OT
While one 2010 national finalist fell in overtime, the other one came out on top in the extra session, as No. 8 Louisville rallied from a 2-0 hole to defeat No. 6 Indiana, 3-2, in overtime.
Kenney Walker scored twice on the night for the Cardinals, including the game-winner off a feed from Andrew Farrell.
Indiana took a two-goal lead behind tallies from Eriq Zavaleta and Alec Purdie and carried that edge until the 73rd minute, when 2010 Hermann Trophy finalist Colin Rolfe got Louisville on the board.
Walker struck less than a minute later with Nick DeLeon playing Rolfe's throw-in to the redshirt senior, who netted the shock equalizer in Bloomington, Ind.
Northwestern holds Notre Dame to draw
Despite Duke-transfer Ryan Finley's goal, No. 7 Notre Dame was held to a 1-1 draw by Big Ten foe Northwestern.
Finley scored in the 38th minute on a shot from inside the box, and the Fighting Irish (5-2-3) held that lead until Oliver Kupe's goal 11 minutes from time brought the Wildcats (4-4-3) even.
Wednesday NCAA scoreboard
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