Top 10 Roundup
No. 3 C.W. Post beats Wilmington (Del.) 3-1
No. 3 C.W. Post 3, No. 22 Wilmington 1
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Knotted at one-all with under seven minutes to go in regulation, junior forward Eivind Austboe netted the eventual game-winning goal, sending the third-ranked C.W. Post to a 3-1 win against No. 22 Wilmington at the Purple Knight Classic in Bridgeport, Conn. He also assisted on an insurance tally four-plus minutes after scoring the go-ahead marker.
Though neither squad found the back of the net in the opening 45 minutes of play, the Pioneers (3-0) and Wildcats (2-1) saved the show for the end. The two teams combined for four goals in the final 17:56.
C.W. Post was the first to strike. At the 72:04 mark, sophomore midfielder Per Forgaard fed senior midfielder Jonathon Watkin with a through ball up the middle of the pitch. Watkin subsequently found the back of the mesh to give C.W. Post a late 1-0 cushion. The tally was his first of the 2013 campaign.
But, Wilmington evened things up in two minutes later. Sophomore back Lance Berry converted for his third goal of the year, which tied things up at one-apiece.
The Pioneers would have the final say though, and secure their third-consecutive victory. In the 84th minute, Austboe, who entered the contest with a game-winner in each of the first two contests, put the green and gold in front for good. On the play, senior back Eirik Bjoernoe sent a cross-pass from right of the box for an Austboe volley on the left.
Overall, the Pioneers owned a 22-18 edge in shots, and a favorable 7-2 margin in corner kicks. Senior forward Cemil Turan paced all C.W. Post players with five shots (two shots on goal) on the day.
No. 2 Simon Fraser 2, Hawaii Pacific 1
BURNABY, B.C. -- No. 2 Simon Fraser remained undefeated on the young 2013 season and claimed a victory in their home opener on Thursday night, defeating the visiting Hawaii Pacific Sea Warriors 2-1 on Terry Fox Field in front of a crowd of more than 400 Clan fans.
Things went the visitors way in the early going as Hawaii Pacific opened the scoring in the 12th minute with a goal from Eric Kernsies off a free kick to make it 1-0.
The score remained that way for about 20 minutes. In the 33rd minute, immediately after entering the game, Jovan Blagojevic tied things up. Blagojevic scored the game tying goal on a header from Colin Jacques.
Just before the half the Clan took the lead when Jacques scored in the 43rd minute on a goal that would prove to be the game winner. Blagojevic and Carlo Basso were each credited with an assist on the play.
The Clan had the bulk of the chances in the second half and although they could not find the back of the net again, the one goal lead would hold up as SFU won 2-1.
Brandon Watson got his first start in net for the Clan, making three saves in his first SFU victory.
With the win, the Clan move to 3-0 in non-conference play.