Top 10 Roundup
No. 1 Messiah cruises as Loras ties late; Trinity (Texas) gets win
Saturday: No. 1 Messiah 4, Medaille 0
Messiah shut out Medaille, scoring two goals in each half. Joshua Wood opened up the scoring in just the second minute of the game with a header on a cross from Jack Thompson.
Danny Brandt recorded his first career goal later in the first half by cleaning up a rebound on a shot from Bryant Myer. In the 77th minute of the game, Benji Kennel recorded his second goal in as many games on a pass from Jeremy Payne. Brian Ramirez finished off the scoring near the end of the game with a penalty kick goal.
Friday: Messiah 2, Utica 1
Messiah's season-opening game was successful. Jeremy Payne and Benji Kennel each tallied goals against Utica.
Messiah went down 1-0 when Utica's Jonathon Peterson scored. Messiah answered with a goal by Payne to tie the game.
Kennel scored off a cornerkick for the Falcons to bring the final score to 2-1.
Both teams battled for the remainder of the game but the Falcons held off the Pioneers to secure the first win of the 2013 campaign.
Saturday: No. 2 Loras 1, Wisconsin-Superior 1
Pat Langan scored a late game-tying goal for Loras, who drew Wisconsin-Superior 1-1 in a game shortened by lightning.
Langan scored with 46 seconds left in regulation to send the game to overtime. Tom Flugel sent a centering pass to Langan, who directed it past Wisconsin-Superior keeper Matt Elder.
After a scoreless first overtime, lightning caused the game to end in a tie without a second overtime.
Ben Royce scored for the Yellowjackets five minutes into the second half to give them the lead.
Friday: Loras 2, St. Scholastica 1
Tim van den Bergh scored in the 78th minute to give Loras a 2-1 victory against St. Scholastica in its season opener.
Loras trailed 1-0 entering the second half but got on the board within the first two minutes of the half on a Johnny Rummelhart goal. That set the stage later in the half for van den Bergh’s game-winning goal, which was assisted by Chris Paulino.
Tom Corcoran scored first for St. Scholastica in the 29th minute.
Loras held a 26-6 advantage in shots.
Saturday: No. 5 Ohio Northern, Rose-Hulman cancelled
Ohio Northern's game against Rose-Hulman was called due to inclement weather. It was a scoreless game for the first 26:31 before weather caused it to be delayed.
Friday: Ohio Northern 3, Franklin 1
Ohio Northern scored three second-half goals to pick up a 3-1 win against host Franklin at the Daniel Schuetz Community Classic.
After trailing 1-0 after the first half, ONU reeled off three goals in a 30-minute span to take a 3-1 lead.
Northern tied the game at 1-1 at the 51:20 mark, when sophomore Chase Mueller sent a ball into the box that senior Michael Grossnickle headed into the goal.
The Polar Bears then took the lead in the 75th minute on a goal from freshman Ran Prescott with senior Matt Fleming picking up the assist on the play.
Sunday: No. T6 Montclair State 2, Western New England 0
Montclair State scored twice in each half to earn a 2-0 win against host Western New England in the championship game of the 2013 Soccer City Shootout at Suprenant Field.
The Red Hawks improve to 2-0 on the young season, outscoring their Shootout opponents by a 6-0 aggregate. The Golden Bears fall to 1-1.
Senior co-captain Kevin Parma and freshman Ryan Dickinson represented Western New England on the all-tournament team.
Saturday: No. T6 Montclair State 4, Emmanuel 0
Ryan Morris scored twice as Montclair State won its season opener against Emmanuel 4-0.
Morris scored in both the 12th and 88th minute to bookend the scoring for the Red Hawks. In between, Pablo Zegarra and Mike Olla each scored for Montclair State.
Frank Buchel made a pair of saves before being replaced by Michael Gonzalez for the final eight minutes to preserve the shutout.
Saturday: No. T6 Wheaton (Ill.) 5, Taylor 0
Wheaton got a hat trick from Stephen Golz as it defeated Taylor 5-0.
The Thunder was up 2-0 when Golz got his first goal in the 34th minute. He then added one in the 69th minute before scoring once more in the final minute of the game.
Adam Blackman scored 1:39 into the game to get the Thunder off to a quick start. Noah Anthony then gave Wheaton (Ill.) some breathing room with another goal nine minutes later.
Derek Babb faced only one shot in the win.
Friday: Wheaton (Ill.) 4, Macalester 1
Wheaton had to wait an extra couple hours before finally kicking off its season. After severe thunderstorms rolled through the Wheaton area causing the cancellation of the Wheaton women's soccer game, the Thunder finally got started with its matchup against the Scots almost two hours after the scheduled 7 p.m. start time. Once they did get started, Wheaton wasted little time living up to its preseason ranking as the Thunder rolled to a 4-1 victory.
Wheaton outshot Macalester 26-1 on the night with a 10-1 edge in shots on goals. The Thunder attempted 11 corner kicks against just two corner tries by the Scots.
Josh Clark notched two goals, with Noah Anthony and Stephen Golz contributing one each.
Sunday: No. 8 Trinity (Texas) 1, Puget Sound 0
Trinity (Texas) finished off its opening weekend of 2013 with a 1-0 victory against Puget Sound.
Victor Araujo fired in the game-winning goal in the 80th minute, assited by Raz Forsten. His goal was the first of the young season for the Tigers.
Tigers goalkeeper Matt Cardone recorded the shutout, posting five saves.
The Tigers outshot the Loggers 20-7 overall, with 10 shots on goal.
Friday: Luther 2, No. 8 Trinity (Texas) 0
Trinity was shut out 2-0 in the season opener against Luther.
The Tigers lost their opening game for the first time since the 2009 season, despite holding a 15-6 advantage in shots taken.
Trinity gave up both goals in the first half, with Luther scoring the eventual game-winner in the 19th minute. Luther added the game's final goal with under seven minutes left in the period.
Luther's Peter Wright recorded seven saves to earn the victory for the Norse, while Matt Cardone finished with two saves for the Tigers.
Sunday: No. 9 York (Pa.) 3, North Carolina Wesleyan 0
Ninth-ranked York opened its home campaign with a solid 3-0 win against North Carolina Wesleyan.
York finished the game with a 17-7 edge in total shots including a 9-2 margin in shots on goal.
Brad Schmidt played the first 66:10 as he recorded two saves in the win. He has not allowed his goal in 156:10 of work so far in 2013. Freshman Charlie Johnson played the final 23:50 and was not forced to make a save during his first collegiate stint.
Friday: No. 9 York (Pa.) 1, Lycoming 0
York scored the game's lone goal in the 17th minute of the game to earn a 1-0 season-opening win against Lycoming.
The Spartans got the only goal they would need off the foot of senior Jake Hower as he finished off an Austin Johnson pass 16:31 into the game.
Goalkeeper Brad Schmidt recorded his second shutout in only his second York start. He faced 10 shots and recorded four saves.
Saturday: No. T10 Scranton 1, Cabrini 1
Playing its second game in warm, muggy conditions in less than 24 hours, Scranton again battled to a double-overtime draw, this time a 1-1 decision against Cabrini at Fitzpatrick Field.
The Royals again rallied from a first-half deficit to forge a draw on a day that saw plenty of sun and humidity and a few players battling cramps.
Senior midfielder Bill McGuiness scored his first goal of the season for Scranton (0-0-2) when he blasted home a direct kick from about 25 yards out a little more than eight minutes into the second half. McGuiness had a team-high eight shots as Scranton outshot Cabrini, 31-9.
Freshman goalkeeper Eric Hintz made three saves for Scranton, including one stop in the second overtime.
Friday: Scranton 2, Elizabethtown 2
Scranton rallied twice from one-goal deficits to forge a 2-2 tie against Elizabethtown in double overtime in the King’s/Scranton Classic.
Freshman defender Patrick Codispoti scored his first career goal to tie it for the Royals. His header off a corner kick by junior defender Tom O’Connor kept Scranton unbeaten in its previous nine home openers. No. 10 Scranton has not lost a home opener since 2004, going 6-0-3.
Scranton was forced to overcome a 1-0 deficit just less than 30 minutes into the match after a throw-in by Elizabethtown senior defender Kyle Volk.
The Royals with a header by senior forward John Spadaro to tie the match.
The game remained knotted at a goal apiece until Elizabethtown senior forward Luis Devia tapped in a goal.
The Royals outshot Elizabethtown, 32-13, but Blue Jays sophomore goalie Rodrigo Barrera made 11 saves.