Florida Tech upsets No. 1 Rollins
Roundup: No. 3 Franklin Pierce holds off Saint Anselm in OT
MELBOURNE, Fla. -- Florida Tech scored in the 59th and 75th minute as the Panthers went on to upset top-ranked Rollins 2-1 on Saturday.
Both teams drew scoreless through the first 45 minutes with Rollins taking five shots and Florida Tech not recording a shot in the first half. The Panthers held the advantage on corner kicks with Florida Tech earning three to the Tars' zero.
Florida Tech carried the advantage for the first 15 minutes of the second half. The Panthers were rewarded with a goal in the 59th minute from Michael O'Farrell, who trickled the ball over the goal line. The goal was setup with two connecting passes from Hampus Rikardsson and Joe Barber.
The Panthers would strike again in the 75th minute with a soft strike from Nick Robinson, who received a 10-yard pass from Drake Hillman to setup the scoring chance.
Rollins continued to battle and turned up the pressure of the Panthers with a series of free kicks that gave Rollins new life. Ricardo King drove a hard strike to the right side of the goal in the 79th minute to draw the Tars within one goal.
The Panthers improve to 7-2 and 3-1 in conference play, while the loss drops the Tars to 7-1 overall and 3-1 in conference.
No. 3 Franklin Pierce 1, Saint Anselm 0 (OT)
MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Franklin Pierce used an overtime goal from senior Diego Tabares to pull out a 1-0 overtime win at Saint Anselm. The Ravens improve to 9-0 overall and 5-0 in the Northeast-10, while Saint Anselm dipped to 4-5-2 and 1-4-1 in league play.
Tabares scored the match's lone goal in the 96th minute off a feed from Victor Goncalves. It marked the second consecutive match the duo teamed up for a goal as Tabares scored the second goal off another Goncalves' pass in Tuesday's 2-0 win against Saint Rose.
For Tabares, it was his third goal of the season, which moved him into a tie for second place on the team in the category. Goncalves was credited with an assist on the play to add to his team-leading point total of 11 points.
No. 5 Simon Fraser 4, Seattle Pacific 3
BURNABY, B.C. – Blaine Carver scored two goals Saturday, but Seattle Pacific was unable to complete a comeback against fifth-ranked Simon Fraser, which won a 4-3 decision in a matchup of Great Northwest Athletic Conference soccer leaders at Terry Fox Field.
The Falcons (6-2-1) saw their six-game winning streak come to an end with their first loss in four league outings. Defending GNAC champion Simon Fraser (9-0) remaining undefeated, improving to 5-0 in conference action.
A sophomore forward, Carver converted a free kick at 75:15 to cap the scoring. SPU had four attempts at a tying goal, but did not find the back of the net.
No. 7 UC-Irvine 2, No. 10 UC-Santa Barbara 0
IRVINE, Calif. --- UC Irvine snapped UCSB's 16-game home win streak with a 2-0 shutout Saturday night at Harder Stadium.
Andrew Fontein finished with five saves and his fourth shutout of the season.
Miguel Ibarra earned his fourth goal of the season with Lester Hayes III scoring for the third time. Ibarra's goal was the game-winner giving him two this year.
Marco Franco tied for the team lead with four assists on the year, and Jimmy Turner got his first point of the season.