The Hoos successfully handled a tough weekend, winning two home games 1-0. On Friday night, the Hoos took care of the Hokies on Scott Thomsen’s 74th minute goal, and then on Monday evening, they got a 76th minute goal from Sam Hayward.
On the season, the Hoos have now scored 5 goals in 5 games. And they’ve given up just 1 goal. Obviously, the defensive effort has been wonderful. But the lack of offensive output is scary. At some point, the Hoos are going to have to score some goals.
Against the Hokies, the Hoos dominated possession, but could not generate scoring opportunities. Against the Rams, the Hoos were the dominant team early, creating several chances and half-chances, but not being able to put the ball away. After ceding control of the match for a while, they took over late and scored their lone goal.
The VCU win, in particular, looks very good. VCU was coming off a road win over then #6 (and current #13) Georgetown. VCU is not in the polls, but is in the "also receiving votes" section.
The Hoos season continues this weekend as they face #5 in the country and defending national champion Notre Dame Fighting Irish at noon on Saturday. This game will be televised on ESPNU.
Notre Dame has scored 7 goals in 5 games, which isn’t all that much better than the Hoos. Sounds like it might be a defensive game.