Top 10 Roundup
Rockhurst suffers home loss; Southern New Hampshire wins
No. 4 Mercyhurst 2, No. 11 Charleston 1
ERIE, Pa. -- Junior Fernando Martinez scored less than a minute into overtime to lead No. 4 Mercyhurst to a 2-1 victory against No. 11 Charleston on Sunday.
The Golden Eagles (1-1) were the first to get the advantage by scoring at the 30:47 minute of the first half. Charleston's Jules Gabbiadini tallied his first goal of the season after beating goaltender Mikko Sarkkinen to the right corner of the net.
Less than two minutes later, the Lakers (1-1) received a corner kick opportunity and scored the equalizer. Sophomore Sten Marcson sent the corner kick to the top of the goaltender's box to give junior Ryan Lund the perfect opportunity for a header into the right-bottom corner of the net. Lund evened the score at the 33:24 mark into the first half.
The second half was scoreless, forcing overtime. Mercyhurst outshot Charleston 24-6 in the first 90 minutes.
Mercyhurst did not waste any time as the Lakers crashed the Charleston defense at the whistle. On the offensive side, Martinez dribbled through the defense from right to left and quickly shot the ball underneath goaltender Fabian Veit. The goal marked Martinez's first of the season.
Sarkkinen played 90:45 in net, picking up his first win of the season after making three saves in net. Veit took the loss for Charleston after allowing two goals on nine shots on target.
No. 14 Northeastern State 1, No. 6 Rockhurst 0
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- For the first time since October 2010, Rockhurst suffered a loss at home. The sixth-ranked Hawks lost to No. 14 Northeastern State 1-0 on the hottest day (101 degrees) of the year Sunday at RU's Bourke Field.
The RiverHawks scored the winning goal with a little less than seven minutes remaining in regulation. Paul Samia found an open net on the right side from 3 yards out after a shot by teammate Jordan Schoker rebounded off Rockhurst senior keeper Ryan Bass.
Rockhurst (1-1) went into the game with a 25-0-2 record at home since losing to Bellarmine on Oct. 10, 2010. The Hawks went undefeated at home in 2011 (12-0-1) and 2012 (10-0-1).
Nick McDonald and Paolo Scoppola led the Hawks with three shots apiece. Mark Magee and Chi Ngwefang both added two shots. Rockhurst outshot Northeastern State 16-6, including having a 7-0 advantage in the first half.
The RiverHawks (2-0) picked up their first victory over a ranked opponent since Sept. 22, 2006, which was a 2-1 decision against No. 25 Christian Brothers.
Sophomore goalkeeper Eric Shephard (2-0) registered his second consecutive clean sheet, stopping all five shots on goal. Bass, despite making four incredible saves, suffered the loss for Rockhurst.
No. 7 Southern New Hampshire 2, Dowling 1
MANCHESTER, N.H. –- Pierre Omanga scored with 12:33 remaining in regulation to lift seventh-ranked Southern New Hampshire to a 2-1 win versus Dowling on Sunday afternoon at Larkin Field. Both teams now stand at 1-1 on the season.
On the eventual game-winner, Omanga took a pass from the top from Christian Rodriguez and took a touch to the left of the Golden Lion goal. He shot to the near left post, and his attempt deflected off Dowling keeper Chris Freidl and into the goal for Omanga's first goal in a Penmen uniform.
Southern New Hampshire took a 1-0 lead in the 25th minute as it was awarded a penalty kick, which Mohamed Toufik converted. The hosts' lead was short-lived, as Sean Collins scored for Dowling 2:35 later following a scramble in front of the Penmen goal. Eric Rosales assisted on the tally, Collins' second of the season.
Dom DiMaggio made one stop in net for Southern New Hampshire, while Friedl notched four saves as the Penmen outshot the Golden Lions 16-8, including a 12-5 advantage in the second half.