ROANOKE, Va. — Richard Stockton (2‐1) played its third game in three days and upset No. 2 Lynchburg (1‐1) 1‐0 at the Roanoke Invitational.
Pat Rafferty scored an early goal and Stockton earned its first shutout of the season in a defensive battle in which the teams combined for only 11 shots.
Rafferty scored the only goal of the match, his second of the season, just 10:41 after the opening kickoff. Rafferty’s tally was assisted by Sal Pistone and came on a Stockton corner kick. The goal also was scored on Stockton’s first shot of the game.
Lynchburg, the 2010 NCAA runner‐up, outshot the Ospreys 7‐4 in the game, but Stockton goalie Tim Brett stopped all six shots on goal for his first shutout of the season. The Ospreys also played the final 22 minutes with a man advantage after Lynchburg’s Jordan Clark received his second yellow card of the game and was ejected.
No. 1 Messiah 1, Hiram 1
DELAWARE, Ohio — Freshman Jeremy Payne’s first career goal in the 70th minute brought Messiah back from a 1-0 deficit and forged a 1-1 tie with Hiram at the Fred Myers Invitational.
The Terriers fired first with a score from Ryan Kramerz at the 25-minute mark in the first half. Messiah came roaring back, outshooting Hiram 14-4 in the second half and 28-8 overall.
Ohio Northern 1, No. 3 Wisconsin Oshkosh, 0
ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. — Ohio Northern upset No. 3 Wisconsin-Oshkosh 1-0 in day one of the Roger Taylor Classic. With the win, the Polar Bears improve to 2-0 on the season, while UW-Oshkosh falls to 0-1.
ONU scored 3:45 into the game, as senior Christian Huelsman knocked the ball in off assists by juniors Nate Bascom and Chris Matejka. The goal was Huelsman’s second of the season, while Matejka picked up his second assist of the year and Bascom recorded his first.
Junior Mac Church was able to stifle all of the Titans’ offensive chances, recording six saves en route to his second straight shutout. UW-Oshkosh outshot the Polar Bears 13-8, but were unable to capitalize on any of their chances.