Top 10 Roundup
UNC-Pembroke hands Lander first loss, Notre Dame (Ohio) falls
No. 1 LIU Post 6, Nyack 1
NYACK, N.Y. -- Top-ranked LIU Post recorded five goals in an 11-minute stretch in the first half to beat Nyack 6-1 in a non-conference duel on Wednesday at Mosley Field in Nyack, N.Y. Five different players accounted for the Pioneers' tallies in the win.
Senior back Eirik Bjoernoe got his fourth goal in as many contests at the 21:12 mark to commence the scoring. His shot deflected off Nyack junior back Thomas McDonald, and into the back of the mesh.
Then, in the 26th minute, sophomore midfielder Matias Ruiz tickled the twine to double LIU Post's cushion. Sophomore back Carl Lystad was credited with the assist. Lystad finished the match with a game-best seven points, off two goals and three assists.
Shortly after, junior forward Eivind Austboe, Lystad and freshman forward Johann Kristjansson scored 2:45 apart to put the game out of reach. Austboe's tally came off an unassisted effort, and was his team-leading 15th of the season.
In the 37th minute, the Warriors (4-6-1) recorded their lone goal of the tilt. Graduate back Alex Schmidt struck the netting, off a feed from Marco Likos.
Between the pipes, senior goalkeeper Marco Jorgensen and junior netminder Mathias Spinnars finished with one save each for the Pioneers (11-0). Their counterpart, Tom Lohman, knocked aside three shots for the visitors.
North Carolina-Pembroke 3, No. 3 Lander 0
PEMBROKE, N.C. -- Third-ranked Lander suffered its first defeat of the season on Wednesday night when the Bearcats lost to North Carolina-Pembroke 3-0 in a Peach Belt Conference game at University Field. UNCP improves to 6-4 overall and 3-3 in the PBC, while Lander slips to 6-1-1, 3-1.
The Braves took a 1-0 lead at 2:15 when Rico Laitinen scored off a corner kick on a double assist by Payne Clark and Sam Miles. UNCP stretched the lead to 2-0 after Miles found the back of the net on a double assist from Laitinen and Reece Rooney. Clark gave the Braves a 3-0 advantage on a header at 77:50, assisted by Miles.
Lander outshot the Braves 20-9 and led in corner kicks 5-3.
Bearcat goalkeeper Barrett Nielsen and UNCP's Ryan Hanson had two saves each.
Charleston (W.Va.) 3, No. 4 Notre Dame (Ohio) 2
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Notre Dame (Ohio) suffered only its second defeat of the season, falling 3-2 at Charleston (W.Va.).
The Falcons (9-2-0) fell behind early on as Charleston scored from a deflected shot in 20th minute. The Golden Eagles doubled their lead in the 27th from the penalty spot. The Falcons responded and were rewarded in the 35th minute when Martin Lange was on target on a free kick from 20 yards out.
Charleston restored its two-goal cushion almost immediately into the second half, scoring from a break down the right hand side in the 46th minute. NDC continued to press and worked hard to create opportunities but were unable to force a break through until the 89th minute when Adam Mitchell sored his tenth goal of the season. The Falcons still had time to create one more opportunity but the shot went wide.
The loss to the Golden Eagles is the first Mountain East Conference loss of the season for the Falcons and only their second loss of the season.
No. 5 Northeastern State 0, Rogers State 0
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. -- Fifth-ranked Northeastern State earned its third shutout of the season with a 0-0 draw with Rogers State on Wednesday night at DeLoache Field.
The RiverHawks (5-0-3) outshot the Hillcats (3-5-1) by a 29-12 margin, but neither side was able to crack the defense for 110 minutes.
Redshirt freshman goalkeeper Jackson Biles (2-0-1) recorded his first-career clean sheet after stopping all three shots faced in the contest. His most impressive save came in the 99th minute when Garron Hayes headed a corner kick on frame. Biles snatched the ball out of the air and made sure the visitors would not get on the board.
RSU keeper Joey Arnold (3-3-1) finished with eight saves and also earned a shutout.
The best opportunity for either team to score came in the 80th minute when the referee pointed to the spot after a foul inside the Rogers State penalty area. Sophomore forward Joel Mendoza attempted the penalty kick, but he missed high.
Sophomore midfielder Crosby Lee led NSU with five shots, but none were on frame. Four other RiverHawks attempted four shots. Kaspars Kokis led the Hillcats with four shots, while Danko Kenjic had three.