Top 10 Roundup
Northeastern St. gets first loss; No. 8 Rockhurst gets shutout win
Midwestern State 2, No. 5 Northeastern State 1
TAHLEQUAH, Okla. -- Fifth-ranked Northeastern State fell 2-1 in overtime to Midwestern State on Friday night at DeLoache Field.
The RiverHawks (5-1-3) took the lead early in the second half, but the Mustangs (6-3-1) battled back and were able to hand NSU its first loss of the season.
Sophomore midfielder Crosby Lee put the home side on top 1-0 in the 52nd minute after neither team was able to break through in the opening half. Junior midfielder Jordan Schmoker played a ball over the top to the left of the goalkeeper box, and Lee used his back heel to flick the ball into the far side of the net.
MSU's Andrew Power equalized in the 86th minute after an initial shot was saved by NSU goalkeeper Eric Shephard.
The intense game needed overtime, and it was the visitors who would put their stamp on the proceedings.
Following a flurry by NSU, MSU's Ben Clarvis took a run along the left side. He sent a cross through the goal mouth right to Len Smith, who tapped the ball into the back of the net for the golden marker.
Midwestern State outshot the home side 20-14, and the visitors led in corner kicks, 6-4.0
No. 6 UC San Diego 1, Cal State Bernardino 0
LA JOLLA, Calif. -- Andisheh Bagheri’s 74th-minute penalty-kick goal lifted sixth-ranked UC San Diego by Cal State San Bernardino 1-0 in California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) action on Friday night at Triton Soccer Stadium.
With a seventh consecutive shutout victory, UCSD moved to 9-1-1 overall and 7-1-1 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). The Tritons maintained their one-point lead atop the CCAA South Division over Chico State (9-2, 7-2 CCAA), itself a 2-0 winner at Cal Poly Pomona on Friday.
UCSD has gone 673:59 without surrendering a score, the program’s longest shutout streak of the Division II era (since 2000). The seven-game win streak is UCSD’s longest since a nine-gamer in 1996.
Bagheri powered in his spot-kick attempt at 73:49 to the right of Coyote goalkeeper Roberto Gonzalez. Junior striker Alessandro Canale was clattered into by a defender from behind as he rose to try and head a right-sided cross from Cory Wolfrom toward the far post.
It was Bagheri’s fourth goal of the year, with a team-best three of them now of the game-winning variety. The senior midfield general, currently a UCSD graduate student, also beat California Baptist with a penalty kick, that one in overtime, in the Tritons’ season opener in Riverside back on Sept. 5. This is the second time this season that Bagheri notched the lone goal in a 1-0 home win for UCSD, having done the same thing against Sonoma State on Sept. 29 with a 31st-minute free kick.
No. 8 Rockhurst 2, Maryville 0
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Eighth-ranked Rockhurst defeated Maryville 2-0 at home on Friday night.
The first goal of the game for Rockhurst came in on an own goal from Maryville when a defender kicked the ball into the net. The goal was scored in the first half.
Sean Verbanic scored the final goal of the game to bring the score to 2-0.
Rockhurst's record is now 9-1-1 on the season and Maryville falls to 1-9.