Top 10 Roundup
No. 3 Stevens Institute ties, No. 1 Messiah scores five in win
No. 1 Messiah 5, Gettysburg 1
GRANTHAM, Pa. -- In a game cut about nine minutes short by a thunderstorm, five different Falcons scored goals in the 5-1 win against Gettysburg. Messiah went into the half up 1-0 and turned up the heat in the second half, scoring four goals in less than 22 minutes. The lone first half goal was scored after many chances by Josh Wood while he was in the box, putting a move around his defender and sliding it past the keeper.
Jeremy Payne scored his second of the year in the 51st minute after passes from Drew Frey and Mike Kovach. Aaron Myers and Zack Bosshard scored thier first goals of the season for the third and fourth goals in the 55th and 72nd minutes of the game, respectively. Finally, goal number five was put away by Bryant Myer in spectacular fashion from outside the box on a free kick, blasted to the left-side upper 90.
Gettysburg was able to get just their second goal of the season as the final score of the game in the 74th minute of the game by Brooks Taylor on a breakaway, slotted past keeper Aaron Hennigan.
The win improves the Falcons' undefeated record to 5-0 this season, while the Bullets drop to 0-4 on the year.
No. 2 Williams 1, Westfield State 0
WILLIAMSTOWN, MA -- Williams junior Matt Muralles scored the game-winning goal in the 82nd minute to give the Williams (2-0-0) a 1-0 win against Westfield State (2-1-1) at Cole Field, Wednesday afternoon.
The lone goal in the second half came off of a free kick out of the midfield from Williams College junior Andrés Burbank-Crump, who lofted the ball into the box, where Muralles was waiting with a glancing header to beat the Owls' senior goalkeeper Kris Carrington.
The goal was a long time coming for the Ephs, who had been heavily pressuring the Owls' goal for a large part of the game, outshooting the Westfield 28 to four with 11 corners to the Owls' none. Nine of the Eph shots were on goal, while only one by Westfield was on target.
No. 3 Stevens Institute 1, TCNJ 1
EWING TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- Sophomore forward Carson Pryor scored in the 88th minute to force overtime as No. 9 Stevens Institute played to a 1-1 tie with The College of New Jersey on Wednesday night.
The Ducks remain unbeaten at 3-0-1 while TCNJ is now 3-1-1.
Stevens burst out of the gates, winning three corner kicks and a header in the box within the first three minutes. The Ducks kept up the pressure on both ends of the field as they had another shot blocked and sent another header over the crossbar before the Lions had their first chance, forcing two saves of senior goalkeeper Paul Killian in quick succession.
Neither team could break through, however, and the game remained scoreless at halftime. TCNJ took the lead in the 67th minute when sophomore midfielder Matthew Ziegler one-timed a long cross from senior midfielder Sean Casey into the upper corner of the net.
Stevens mounted a furious attack in an attempt to equalize, ripping five more shots and winning another two corners before Pryor finally came through. The transfer ran onto a through ball and smashed it off the post, but followed his shot and knocked in the rebound to force overtime.
Both teams had their chances in overtime as the Ducks cracked three more shots and won another two corners, but the Lions put the only pair of shots on goal, in the 92nd and 107th minutes, both of which Killian stopped.
No. 7 York (Pa.) 3, Alvernia 0
READING, Pa. -- No. 4 York (Pa.) netted a trio of goals Wednesday afternoon registering a 3-0 triumph against Alvernia in Reading, Pa. With the non-conference victory, the Spartans improve to 4-0 on the young season while the Crusaders drop to 3-2.
Brendan Saberton found the back of the net first for the Green and White as he finished off a rebound in the 35th minute of play. Coming on just six minutes earlier as a substitute, Saberton made the most of his opportunity as he tallied f
ollowing Chris Weaver's attempt that was initially saved, putting the Spartans up 1-0.
Just seven minutes later, Weaver again found himself in the middle of the action yet this time he picked up the goal. Jake Howrer played in a quality service to Weaver who finished for the second time this season.
Owning a 2-0 lead at the break, senior Taylor Brummitt netted the third of three goals for the Spartans in the 54th minute. Powering his attempt from well outside, Brummitt recorded goal No. 1 of his senior campaign by finding the upper right corner.
For the game, York outshot their hosts 18-5 while owning a 6-2 advantage in corners. Goalkeeper Brad Schmidt secures the victory as he manned the pipes for 82:47 of the contest. Charlie Johnson relieved Schmidt for the final 7:13, securing the clean sheet. Matt Wells and David Giannini registered a total of four saves for the Crusaders.
No. 8 Amherst 4, Curry 1
MILTON, Mass. -- Four different Jeffs found the back of the net as the ninth-ranked Amherst men’s soccer team scored a decisive 4-1 non-conference victory against Curry.
Extending its unbeaten streak to 23 matches dating back to last season the Jeffs have outscored their opponents 10-3 in 2013 en route to a 3-0-0 start. Falling to the Purple & White for the second time in as many years, the Colonels dropped to 2-2-0.
Amherst finished with a commanding 30-11 shot advantage and a 9-3 edge in corner kicks. Goalkeeper Thomas Bull ’16 made five saves for the Jeffs. Barber finished with 14 stops.
No. 9 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 2, Pomona-Pitzer 1
CLAREMONT, Calif. -- Ian Shelton scored with 4:54 left in the second overtime as Claremont-Mudd-Scripps defeated Pomona-Pitzer 2-1 on Wednesday afternoon.
With the win, CMS improves to 2-2 overall and 1-0 in the SCIAC, while Pomona-Pitzer drops to 1-4 overall and 0-2 in league play.
The evenly-played game featured 15 shots apiece, although the Sagehens put more of theirs on target. Choi had eight saves for the Stags, while Brady had three for Pomona-Pitzer.