Top 10 Roundup
Lander defeats Clayton State; LIU Post rolls
No. 1 LIU Post 3, Bridgeport 0
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- On Saturday, top-ranked LIU Post recorded its 12th consecutive win, defeating Bridgeport 3-0 at Knights Field in Bridgeport, Conn. Freshman forward Johann Kristjansson tallied the deciding marker with 2:49 left in the opening half.
Kristjansson got LIU Post (12-0, 5-0 ECC) on the scoreboard first, via their lone shot on goal of the first period. Senior forward Cemil Turan picked up the assist. After sending a through ball, off a long run, to the middle of the 18-yard box for Kristjansson.
The Purple Knights finished the contest with a 14-12 shot advantage.
Early into the second half, the Pioneers doubled up on their lead. Junior forward Eivind Austboe found the back of the goal, off a corner kick by senior back Eirik Bjoernoe. The tally for Austboe was his 16th of 2013.
In the 81st minute, sophomore midfielder Per Forgaard capped off the scoring. He ripped an 18-yard shot from the top of box into the mesh.
Between the pipes, senior goalie Marco Jorgensen registered two saves for LIU Post. On the other hand, junior Agustin Prados made four stops for Bridgeport.
No. 2 Rollins 2, Barry 0
WINTER PARK, Fla. -- No. 2 Rollins improved to a perfect 11-0-0, 3-0 in the SSC on Saturday night, downing Barry 2-0 at Barker Family Stadium.
The unbeaten streak of 11 to open the year is the Tars’ best since 2009 when they started the year 15-0-1.
Rafa Faria and Grant Blackhurst scored in the win, Faria scoring his team leading ninth goal of the year while Blackhurst recorded his fifth.
Keneil Baker picked up his third shutout of the season in the win, playing 90 minutes and collecting a pair of saves. Johnny Rodriguez played the full 90 minutes in goal for Barry, allowing the two goals and recorded eight saves.
Rollins outshot Barry, 22-5, including a staggering 14 shots to one in the first half. The Tars also took 10 corners compared to the Buccaneers’ two.
No. 3 Lander 3, Clayton State 2, OT
GREENWOOD, S.C. -- Robert Seaton scored the winning goal from just inside the box on Saturday afternoon to lead No. 3 Lander to a 3-2 Peach Belt Conference victory against rival Clayton State at the Jeff May Complex.
Lander improves to 7-1-1 overall and 4-1 in the PBC, while Clayton State drops to 7-2-2, 2-1-1.
Clement Dauchy and Kevin Durand gave Lander a 2-0 lead when they both scored unassisted goals at 20:25 and 25:41 respectively.
The Lakers Alhagi Touri single-handedly put Clayton State back in the game when he scored his first goal off an assist from Casey Shultis at 44:38, then knotted the game at 2-all on a penalty kick at 58:57.
Seaton's game winner came at 91:47.
Lander outshot the Lakers, 15-10, and led in corner kicks, 3-1.
Clayton goalkeeper Nick Punter grabbed six saves, while Lander's Barrett Nielsen had four.
No. 4 Notre Dame (Ohio) 1, Wheeling Jesuit 0
SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio -- Notre Dame (Ohio) continued its unbeaten record at home with a 1-0 victory against Wheeling Jesuit on Mueller Field.
The Falcons (10-2-0) needed a lot of patience and perseverance as the Cardinals produced a strong defensive performance.
NDC controlled possession in the first half and out shot the Cardinals by eight shots to four. However neither team was able to create a clean-cut opportunity and the game remained scoreless at the half.
However, it wasn't until the 73rd minute that the Falcons finally got the breakthrough. Adam Mitchell created some space for himself down the left-hand side and was able to provide a great ball across the box, which was met by Martin Lange who added the finishing touch. Lange now has five goals on the season.
Goalkeeper Jan Skorupinksi recorded his tenth victory of the season and combined with his defense for the Falcons sixth shutout of the season.
No. 7 St. Edward's 3, Rogers State 1
CLAREMORE, Okla. –- Daniel Riley scored two early goals to help the Hilltoppers capture their seventh consecutive victory with a 3-1 win against Rogers State. St. Edward's improves to 7-1-1 and 3-0 in conference play.
Riley scored the first goal of the game just 13 minutes into the match. Anderson McDaniel provided the assist as Riley knocked in the goal from about six yards out. This was Riley's team-leading eighth goal of the season.
Riley was back at it again just nine minutes later scoring his ninth goal of the season and second for the game. Karl Dezoeten took the cornerkick that was awarded to the Hilltoppers and Riley was in position to head it into the back of the net for the score. St. Edward's then led 2-0.
Rogers State responded with a goal during the 36th minute of action. Mitchell Sowerby scored his first goal of the season to cut the lead to 2-1. Kaspars Kokis and Necas Collins had a pair of one-touch passes that eventually found Sowerby for the goal.
Jason Aiken countered with a goal of his own just 28 seconds after Rogers State got on the board. Aiken scored his second goal of the season off a Haiden Stiles cross that was headed into the net by Aiken. The Hilltoppers led 3-1 going into halftime.
St. Edward's had several chances to increase its lead during the second period, but couldn't find the back of the net. The Hilltoppers outshot the Hillcats 8-3 in the second period and 20-5 for the match.
No. 9 Simon Fraser 2, Western Washington 0
BURNABY, B.C. -- Simon Fraser defeated the Western Washington Vikings 2-0 on Saturday at Terry Fox Field.
"I was very happy with our back four and goalkeeper Brandon Watson," head coach Alan Koch said. "Collectively, they nullified Western Washington's attack all night long and were full value for the shutout."
The Clan came out firing in the match, outshooting the Vikings 12-3 in the first half and 16-6 overall. Eight of the Clan's shots were on goal.
In the 12th minute, Alexander Kleefeldt opened the scoring for the Clan when he scored on a header off a cross from Alex Rowley. That was all the scoring that would take place in the first half, as the two sides went to the locker rooms with SFU leading 1-0.
The Clan added to their lead in the 60th minute when Jules Chopin gave the home side an insurance goal, scoring unassisted off a giveaway.
Brandon Watson got the start in net for the Clan, earning the shutout.
The win improves the Clan's record to 6-1 in Great Northwest Athletic Conference play and 10-1 overall.
No. 10 Saint Leo 1, Nova Southeastern 1, 2OT
FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- It may have finished with a tie score, but it might feel like a win for 10th-ranked Saint Leo as the Lions scored a goal with just three minutes left in regulation to fight for a 1-1 draw with Nova Southeastern. The Lions tallied their first tie of the season in the Sunshine State Conference game on Saturday night.
Before the Saint Leo last-minute magic, the lone goal for NSU came from David Robles. The score came in the 29th minute, when Juan Rodriguez crossed the ball to Robles at the top right corner of the box. Robles' solid strike put the Sharks ahead for the remainder of the first half.
The Sharks played a physical second half and maintained their lead for the majority of the period. However, Saint Leo would equalize in the 87th minute on a goal by Chris Lavie. Lavie scored from right in front of the goal on a cross from the left side to send the Lions' bench into a frenzy.
Overtime was a back-and-forth struggle for both teams, with Saint Leo taking the edge is shots, 6-5. However, the home team pressed right down to the wire and nearly scored in the final minute of play. As an exclamation on the night, Nova Southeastern had two shots on goal in the 120th minute that required diving saves from Schoenhuber.
Saint Leo took its first draw of the season, after entering the match going unbeaten outside of a loss to undefeated No. 2 Rollins. Saint Leo needed six saves against NSU, the Lions' second highest mark this year.