Top 10 Roundup
No. 2 Saginaw Valley ties, No. 5 Regis wins
No. 1 Lynn 2, Lee 0
CLEVELAND, Tenn. -- Another goal within the first 10 minutes of play catapulted Lynn to a 2-0 victory against Lee, helping the Fighting Knights claim the Olive Garden Invitational Trophy. Anthony Desperito was named the tournament’s most valuable player after recording a goal and two assists while Jake Furman was honored as the most offensive player with two goals in two games. Lynn improves to 2-0 on the season.
The Blue & White were able to silence a packed and rowdy crowd with an early goal for the second consecutive match. Although not credited with an assist, midfielder Adam Hutchinson started the play with a sharp ball down the middle of the field to Desperito. The senior forward turned to face goal and slipped a pass through the Flames (1-1-0) two central defenders, which Yannick Braeuer was able to run on to. Braeuer took one touch and let loose a shot past a diving Tom Halsall in net within the ninth minute of play. It marks his third goal in his last five games.
Lynn’s offensive pressure continued for much of the half but provided no fruit until the 30th minute. Furman and Michael O’Neill combined on a set of passes on the right sideline where O’Neill found himself alone at the right corner. His cross was perfectly placed in the six-yard box for Desperito but his first two attempts were saved point-blank by Halsall. The third shot, though, nearly ripped through the back of the net to put LU on top 2-0.
Lee fed off the crowd to start the second half but was turned away at every turn by the defensive back four of Jason Sangha, Javier Mochon, Simon Gubisch and O’Neill. The foursome limited the Flames to just two shots, none of which was on frame, for the clean sheet.
Lynn outshot Lee 18-2 but was even 3-3 in corner kicks.
No. 2 Saginaw Valley State 2, Wisconsin-Parkside 2
SOMERS, Wis. -- Saginaw Valley State posted a 2-2 tie on the road in the final match of its weekend road trip at Wisconsin-Parkside.
It didn't take the Cardinals long to get going in the match, taking an early 1-0 advantage as sophomore Tyler Channell used a feed from senior Lachlan Savage to score 8:07 into the contest. It was Channell's first goal of the season and Savage's first helper of 2013.
The Rangers knotted things up at the 39:05 minute mark in the first period, as Elliott Schultz found the back of the net to make the score 1-1.
That's where the score would remain as both teams headed into the half combining for 22 shots.
Only 5:47 into the second frame, Saginaw Valley got a score when a Parkside defender headed the ball into his own goal, giving the Cardinals the upper-hand at 2-1.
Jorge Ontiveros scored for the Rangers at the 59:32 marker, tying the contest at two goals apiece.
Both teams combined for only two shots in the overtime periods, both coming from SVSU players. The Cards couldn't capitalize on either of those shots, ending the contest at the 2-2 final score.
No. 3 Simon Fraser 4, Holy Name 3
SAN FRANCISCO -- Simon Fraserwrapped up their non-conference trip to California with a 4-3 win against the Holy Name Hawks on Saturday afternoon.
The Clan opened the scoring in the 17th minute when Chris Bargholz, playing in his first game of the season, scored to make it 1-0 with the assist going to Marco Voegeli.
Soon after, Ryan Dhillon scored an unassisted goal and it looked as though the Clan were in the driver's seat, but the Hawks responded.
Holy Names pulled within one goal when David Norton scored an unassisted goal and the home side tied the match in the 29th minute when Jamie Phillips scored.
The score remained tied until halftime but the Clan jumped back out in front with two quick goals to start the half.
First, Lucas Ferritto made it 3-2 for SFU with a goal in the 47th minute and Juan Sanchez gave the Clan some breathing room with a goal in the 48th minute.
SFU would need that insurance goal as Holy Names pulled within one in the 76th minute with another goal from Norton but that was as close as the Hawks would get, as SFU took their second win in as many games 4-3.
Scott Shewfelt got the start and the win, making two saves in the match.
No. 5 Regis 3, St. Mary's (Texas) 2
DENVER -- Regis (1-0) opened its season with a 3-2 victory against St. Mary's (Texas).
The Rangers started off the match with two big goals in the second minute and ninth minute, before giving two up to the Rattlers of St. Mary's (Texas) to make it an even score.
It would not be until the 80th minute of the game that RU would put the last goal in off a corner kick to snag the win.
Starting strong right out of the gate, Northern Ireland duo Mark Kelly (senior) and Martin Maybin (junior) connected to score the first goal. Kelly passed the ball in to Maybin on the left of the keeper outside the 18-yard box, who sent the ball to the right of the Rattler's goalie for the 1-0 goal.
Seven minutes later, Kelly earned the ball again about 40 yards out from the opposition's goal. He passed over to freshman transfer Jake Gilchrist-Dudley who broke from his defender, dribbled a few steps and beat the keeper to the right to go up 2-0.
STMU evened the score with two goals later in the first half, first scoring off a good run by Rattler Alexis Santamaria in the 16th minute and again off a free ball 36 yards out in to STMU forward Jack Wolf in the 24th minute.
Then the Rangers earned a corner kick opportunity that junior Davey Hewitt of which would take advantage. Hewitt sent a well-placed ball in to freshman Louis Barrow at the right of the 18-yard box, and the defender headed the ball towards the goal. Kelly nicked the ball to send it closer and junior transfer Arnthor Kristinsson finished the job, heading the ball past the goalie's left to bring in his first career game-winner for Regis.
No. 8 LIU Post 3, Adelphi 2
GARDEN CITY, N.Y. -- It was another brilliant effort for junior forward Eivind Austboe on Saturday, tallying two goals and an assist, as eighth-ranked LIU Post clipped Adelphi 3-2 at Motamed Field in Garden City, N.Y. Austboe now has nine points through the first two games.
It didn't take the Pioneers (2-0) long to get on the board. At the 10:27 mark, freshman back Johannes Forgaard put home an Austboe feed from point-blank range to give the visitors a 1-0 edge. The play originated off a corner kick by sophomore midfielder Matias Ruiz.
Just a minute later, Austboe tallied his second goal of the year, when he tapped in a Cemil Turan feed into the lower right side of the netting. That doubled LIU Post's advantage to 2-0.
That duo teamed up again for a tally in the 27th minute. After Turan hit the post on the initial opportunity, Austboe had the put-back, making it a 3-0 contest. The Pioneers would take that lead into the locker room.
During the second half, the Panthers (1-1) stormed out of the gate, notching two goals in the first 20:22, to cut the deficit to one. Sophomore midfielder/forward Alejandro Penzini accounted for both of the markers.
That was as close as AU got though, as senior keeper Marco Jorgensen stopped the two remaining attempts on net. Jorgensen finished with a game-high six saves. On the other hand, freshman goalie Sergio Reyes turned aside a pair of shots for the hosts.
For the contest, the Panthers owned a 22-11 clip in shots, and a 7-6 margin in corner kicks. Adelphi's Juan Aguiar led all players with six shots (four SOG).
No. 9 Rollins 5, Embry-Riddle 1
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- No. 9 Rollins started their season on high note Saturday night in Daytona Beach with a convincing 5-1 win against Embry-Riddle. Philipp Schad recorded a pair of goals in the victory.
Rollins registered the opening goal of the match in the 25th minute when senior captain Rob Crowley converted a penalty spot.
The intensity then boiled in the 39th minute as Embry-Riddle’s leading goal scorer from last season Veit Couturier was shown consecutive red by the referee, leaving the Eagles to fend with 10 men for the rest of the match.
The Tars took a two-goal advantage into halftime after Schad tracked down an errant Eagles back pass to the goalie and slotted it into the net in the 40th minute.
Rollins then struck again coming out of half as Brett Durrance flicked on a Skyler Russell cross over the Eagles keeper to increase the lead to 3-0.
Embry-Riddle scored their only goal of the match in the 60th minute but the Tars answered back with Schad’s second score of the night a minute later to push the score to 4-1.
The Tars extended the lead to 5-1 in the 83rd minute after Rafa Faria redirected a Russell cross into the opposing net on a short-corner set piece.
Rollins outshot the Eagles 24-5 on the night.
Senior goalkeeper Keneil Baker notched two saves in the contest.