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Union Academy in College: Week 5

Connor Maloney scores a pair of game-winners, Jared Martinelli goal wins one for Temple and Zack Steffen registers two clean sheets in week five of college soccer action.

Jared Martinelli, Temple University
Jared Martinelli, Temple University
By Matt Ralph

Covers games through 9/29/14

Penn State's incredible run to start the season continued in week five, and sophomore forward Connor Maloney was a big reason why yet again. Maloney scored a pair of goals and added an assist in a mid-week win over Penn, and then scored the lone goal in a 1-0 road victory at Michigan on Sunday afternoon.

The Michigan winner was Maloney's seventh of the season, which leads the Big Ten and is tied for third in the nation. Four of his goals have been winners, and he's also assisted on a game-winning goal for the 8-0-1 Nittany Lions. You can see video of Maloney's goal in the Michigan game below.

Brandon Savino fired in his second goal of the season for Penn State in the Penn game, and played all 90 minutes of the Michigan game. Michael Gonzalez made his second appearance of the season for the Nittany Lions in the Penn game, coming off the bench to play for 18 minutes.

Temple's season has been a far cry from that of Penn State's, but a Jared Martinelli goal did help the Owls secure a much needed conference win over Cincinnati on Saturday - their first victory since a 3-0 win over Sacramento State in the opening weekend. The goal was Martinelli's second of the season and the 17th of his career.

Maryland goalkeeper Zack Steffen registered two clean sheets on the week, and the Terps returned to the win column with a pair of victories over Dayton and Wisconsin. Steffen made three saves in the Dayton win but wasn't challenged with any shots on goal in the Wisconsin win.

Shane Campbell has been a stalwart on the back line for Louisville this season, but in their Friday night game against Pittsburgh he showed how dangerous he also can be from set pieces on the offensive side of the pitch. Campbell scored on a free kick in the 14th minute and assisted Louisville's fourth goal with a free kick outside the 18 in the 50th minute. Check out the highlight video below.

Indiana sophomore defender Billy McConnell registered the first point of his college career, assisting on the Hoosiers fourth goal in a 4-2 win over UCF.

Doyle Tuvesson
recorded an assist on Lehigh's first goal in a 2-1 win over American on Saturday. The freshman forward has two goals and an assist now in eight starts for the 5-3 Mountain Hawks.

Defender Andrew Herr and the Michigan State back line picked up two more clean sheets with a 1-0 win over Bowling Green and the nation's leading goalscorer Pat Flynn (12 goals) and a scoreless draw against Rutgers. The Spartans have conceded just once in eight games and boast a 5-1-2 record.

Darius Madison's goal drought continued as Virginia dropped a pair of games to Davidson and Syracuse, a goal against Davidson their only output. The Cavaliers offense sputtered out of the gate with Madison injured through the first three games and has yet to recover. Virginia has scored only seven goals in eight games, been shut out twice and scored more than one goal once in a win over UAB.

North Carolina suffered a second consecutive loss to Notre Dame on Friday with Colton Storm making a brief 12-minute cameo off the bench after starting the first seven games of the season for the Tar Heels.

Georgetown opened Big East play with a 2-0 win over Butler on Saturday. Keegan Rosenberry started on the back line and helped the Hoyas secure their second straight clean sheet and fourth of the season. Melvin Snoh and Brett Campbell both made appearances off the bench.

Zach Herstek, Colton Amidon and George Mason remained unbeaten with a 3-0 win over UMBC to stretch their record to 7-0-1.