Top 10 Roundup
New No. 3 Stevens posts big win; Ohio Northern dominates
No. 3 Stevens Institute 5, NYU-Polytechnic 0
HOBOKEN, N.J. -- No. 3 Stevens Institute continued its hot start to the season with a 5-0 victory against NYU-Polytechnic in the Ducks' home opener on Wednesday night.
The Ducks cracked 24 shots, 14 of which were on frame, while limiting the Blue Jays to a lone effort on goal which senior goalkeeper Paul Killian did not have to move to stop.
Stevens improved to 3-0-0 with the shutout and raised its goal ratio to 14:1, while NYU-Polytechnic fell to 0-2-0.
Stevens got on the board almost immediately as junior midfielder Quinn Conner scored in the second minute.
Rupp found another Duck with a low cross in the 24th minute as sophomore forward Carson Pryor shook off his defender directly in front of the net and tapped the ball in for the 2-0 lead.
Sophomore midfielder Colin Phillips made it 3-0 in the 35th minute.
Sophomore wing Joe Cellitti got on the board just two minutes later as he won a ball from a scramble in front of the net following a pair of rebounded shots and punched it through the fray to give Stevens the 4-0 lead heading into halftime.
Even as NYU-Polytechnic pressed higher up the field in the second half, Stevens continued to hold its edge and found another goal in the 66th minute as senior wing Christian Grapel scored.
No. 4 Ohio Northern 4, Anderson (Ind.) 0
Junior Zack Myers scored two goals to lead the No. 4 Ohio Northern men's soccer team to a 4-0 victory against Anderson (Ind.) on Wednesday afternoon.
The Polar Bears now stand at 2-0 on the season, while the Ravens fall to 1-2 overall.
Myers put ONU on the board first at the 24:48 mark, Kinkopf added a goal in the 35th minute, by taking a pass from freshman Dustin Lorenzo and beating the keeper to the lower right.
Myers would add his second goal of the match by dribbling into the box and blasting a goal into the back of the net. Sophomore Shintaroh Itoh picked up the assist on the play.
Freshman Ryan Prescott closed out the scoring at the 83:56 mark by scoring from inside the box off of a pass from junior A.J. Vergara.
Freshman Evan Bader (2-0) picked up his first career shutout by making one save in goal.
Chris Maloney (1-1) made seven saves on the evening for Anderson.
The Polar Bears held a 17-8 advantage in shots, including a 11-1 margin in shots on goal.
No. 8 Amherst 4, New England College 1
HENNIKER, N.H. -- Christopher Martin finished with two goals and an assist to lead eighth-ranked Amherst to a 4-1 season opening victory against New England College.
First-years factored into the scoring on all four goals, with Elliot Cassutt finding the back of the net just before the half and Andrew Orozco assisting on Martin’s second tally. Sophomore standout Nico Pascual-Leone also got into the act with a goal and an assist.
Amherst finished with a decisive 16-4 shot advantage. Bull, who led the nation in both goals-against average (0.15) and save percentage (.917) as a rookie, needed to make just one save to up his career mark to 16-0-2. Senior counterpart Robert Millard logged the majority of the minutes in net for New England, making all four of the team’s saves.