Dominican (Ill.) trumps Greenville
Lynch, Tovar post goal and assist apiece in first-round win
RIVER FOREST, Ill. -- Dominican (Ill.) rolled past Greenville on Friday afternoon, topping the Panthers 4-0 in the first round of the 2011 NCAA Division III Men’s Soccer Championship.
Freshman Logan Marvin, who came into the game for just over a minute, notched what proved to be the game-winner in the 24th minute to give the Stars a 1-0 first-half advantage. Dominican was all over it opponent from the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) in the first half, ripping 14 shots and putting nine shots on frame. Nathan Haas, the Panthers’ senior goalkeeper, kept the Panthers in the match, logging eight first-half saves while the Greenville offense managed just two shots.
The score remained 1-0 in the Stars’ advantage as Greenville began to press the Stars in the second half, matching Dominican’s possession and looking to go forward. In the 68th minute, freshman Ryan Ybarra, the Northern Athletics Conference (NAC) Freshman of the Year, stabilized the Dominican attack and gave the Stars a little breathing room as he notched his team-leading 10th goal of the season to extend the lead. Ybarra dribbled past a pair of Panther defenders, weaving his way into the 18-yard box before ripping a shot past Haas.
In the 76th minute, the Panthers took down Edwin Lagunas as he looked to get dangerous in the offensive third, earning the Stars a restart from 22 yards out before Andy Lynch was able to blast a shot through the Greenville wall inside the near post to put the Stars ahead 3-0.
Seven minutes later Lio Tovar, a 2010 NSCAA All-America first-teamer, got in on the offensive attack adding an insurance goal, his ninth score of the season.
Sophomore goalkeeper Dan Cimicata made a save in each half to pick up his eighth shutout of the season.