Notebook: Mt. Olive Downs Queens
NEW YORK STATE OF MIND: Senior forward Peter Antoniades tallied seven points as he led New York Institute of Technology to a pair of victories in New York Collegiate Athletic Conference play. No. 12 NYIT has won four straight games are tied for first-place in the league standings.
Antoniades, a native of London, England, netted a goal in the Bears' 2-1 win against St. Thomas Aquinas College and followed it up with two goals and an assist in a 3-1 victory over Bridgeport to earn NYCAC Player of the Week honors. He leads the conference with 13 goals and ranks second with 29 points.
POSTON GOALS: Tommy Poston created some second-half heroics as he came off the bench after intermission to score two goals and lead No. 25 Saint Leo to a 2-1 double overtime win against No. 17 Lincoln Memorial University.
Poston, who did not play in the first half, netted his first score off a penalty kick with less than 23 minutes remaining in regulation. After Lincoln Memorial tied it up, Poston recorded the game-winning goal with 36 seconds left in the second overtime to give the Lions a key Division II South Region victory. The junior midfielder from Birmingham, England, now has three goals on the season.
Saint Leo (10-1-0) has won five straight games and is 8-0-0 in non-conference play.
SNAPPING THE STREAK: Mount Olive College junior midfielder Brandon Mills earned Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference Player of the Week after anchoring a defense that held Queens University to six shots on goal in a 2-1 win on Oct. 8.
Mills and the Trojans ended a 14-game losing streak in the series with their first-ever win against the Royals. They also snapped Queens' 41-game regular season conference unbeaten streak. The Royals had entered the contest with a 40-0-1 record in their last 41 CVAC games.
TRIPLE THE FUN: Freshman Daniel Deaderick didn't stop at just one after scoring his first career goal, but netted a hat trick as he led Carson-Newman to a 5-0 win against Catawba on Oct. 9. The midfielder from Morristown, Tenn., recorded the first of his three goals in the 74th minute of the game.
The Eagles (10-1) have won six straight matches and are in sole possession of first-place in the South Atlantic Conference standings with a 4-0 mark. Carson-Newman's win also improved the Eagles league winning streak to 16 games.
NOTABLE: Victor Pacheco scored the game-winning goal as No. 2 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville edged No. 11 Wisconsin-Parkside, 1-0, on Oct. 9. The win extended the Cougars' unbeaten streak to 30 games in Great Lakes Valley Conference regular season action ¦ Southern Connecticut State is unbeaten in its last 11 games after losing its first two contests of the season. The No. 6 Owls are the only undefeated team Northeast-10 Conference action at 7-0-2 and lead the league with 3.00 goals per game.