Top 10 Roundup
SUNY Geneseo takes down Brockport; York wins big
No. 1 Ohio Wesleyan 3, No. 10 DePauw 1
GREENCASTLE, Ind. -- Junior midfielder Colton Bloecher scored twice and senior back Peter Jacobi tallied the game-winning goal to give top-ranked Ohio Wesleyan a North Coast Athletic Conference win against 10th ranked DePauw on Saturday in Greencastle, Ind.
The win increased Ohio Wesleyan's record to 14-0-0, continuing the Bishops' best start since 2005.
The first 75 minutes of play was a fierce defensive battle that saw both teams combine for a total of 9 shots.
Ohio Wesleyan outshot DePauw 10-7. Junior Colin Beemiller recorded 3 saves in the Bishop goal. Pezzuto made five saves for DePauw.
No. 2 Rutgers-Camden 0, Montclair State 0
CAMDEN, N.J. -- It was a game fitting of two of the top programs in the New Jersey Athletic Conference. Rutgers-Camden and Montclair State didn’t disappoint. The two teams battled for 110 minutes on Saturday afternoon before settling with a 0-0 double-overtime deadlock in the Scarlet Raptors’ homecoming game.
Rutgers-Camden improves to 12-0-2 overall and 4-0-2 in the NJAC, extending its two-year undefeated string to 26 games (21-0-5). The 26 consecutive games without a loss ties for 16th place on the all-time NCAA Division III list with Nebraska Wesleyan (Sept. 1, 1999-Sept. 17, 2000). The Raptors’ last defeat was a 4-3 decision in the first overtime at Montclair State on Sept. 29, 2012.
The Red Hawks stand at 10-2-2 overall and 2-1-2 in the NJAC, extending their own unbeaten string to four games (3-0-1). They are 18-10-5 in the all-time series against Rutgers-Camden, including 7-2-1 in the past 10 games.
While the Scarlet Raptors extended their overall unbeaten streak, they saw their home winning streak snapped at 13 games. Rutgers-Camden hadn’t lost or tied at home since a 1-0 defeat against Rutgers-Newark on Sept. 15, 2012.
In a matchup between two potent offenses, it was strong defensive play that ruled the day. While Montclair State held a 33-20 advantage in shots and both teams took six corner kicks, the defenses kept most opportunities to a minimum.
T3 Messiah 3, Elizabethtown 0
ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. -- Messiah won 3-0 against the Blue Jays giving head coach Brad McCarty his 100th win with the team. Goals for the Falcons came from Jeremy Payne in the first half, and Josh Wood and Robby Johnson in the second.
Messiah outshot Elizabethtown in the game 27 to two and held the advantage in corners 12-1.
T3 Amherst 3, Colby 1
WATERVILLE, Maine -- Two goals from Christopher Martin propelled Amherst to a 3-1 NESCAC road win on Saturday against Colby.
The Jeffs (8-0-2, 6-0-2 NESCAC) unbeaten streak has reached 30 games following the win against the Mules (4-6, 0-6 NESCAC).
At the 70th minute, Amherst put the game out of reach when first-year player Andrew Orozco hit a wide open Tommy Haskel as Haskel slid it past the Colby keeper to give the Jeffs a 3-0 lead.
Colby got on the board at the 82:02 mark off a penalty kick from Tim Stanton.
Amherst held a 16-9 advantage in shots and 5-4 edge in corner kicks.
Puget Sound 2, No. 5 Pacific Lutheran 1
TACOMA, Wash. -- Puget Sound handed its cross-town rivals and fifth-ranked Pacific Lutheran its first loss of the season 2-1 at Peyton Field Saturday afternoon.
A first half that saw very few offensive chances saw its first goal in the 43rd minute when Sean Ryan put back an errant Pacific Lutheran clearance. Ryan one-timed the loose ball from about 15 yards out and sent it over Pacific Lutheran goalkeeper Joe Rayburn and off the crossbar into the back of the net. The goal was Ryan's fifth of 2013.
In the 57th minute, Rigoberto Loreto played a corner kick that Taylor Jackson headed into the upper left-hand corner past a diving Nate King to level the score.
After offensive chances from both sides, Pacific Lutheran was whistled for a foul in their own 18-yard box and Puget Sound was awarded a penalty kick. Carson Swope calmly slotted it into the side netting, giving the Loggers a 2-1 advantage with just 11 minutes to play.
The win keeps Puget Sound a perfect 7-0-0 in conference play while Pacific Lutheran drops to 4-1-2 in the Northwest Conference.
SUNY Geneseo 2, No. 6 Brockport 1
GENESEO, N.Y. -- SUNY Geneseo senior forward Craig Schackner scored the game-winning goal in the 86th minute as the Knights handed No. 6 Brockport its first loss of the season 2-1 in State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) action on Saturday at Saratoga Field.
Senior forward Ryan Yurchak dribbled the ball down the left side and over midfield before feeding a through ball to Schackner, who headed toward the Golden Eagle goal. Brockport goalkeeper Casey Sullivan, who entered the match ranked second nationally with a .933 save percentage and had only allowed four goals in 11 appearances this fall, came off the goal line and attempted to smother the ball before Schackner could get a shot off. Schackner was just able to get enough foot on the ball to slip a shot past the charging Sullivan from inside the penalty box for the decisive goal and break the Knights' three-match winless streak.
Geneseo (6-6-2, 3-2 SUNYAC) opened the scoring in the 15th minute after senior back Pat Lynch converted a penalty kick into the middle of the goal after Sullivan dove to the right. The Knights were awarded the PK after Sullivan took down sophomore forward Stanley Egbuchulam in the left corner of the penalty box as he was dribbling toward the goal.
Brockport (8-1-3, 3-1-1 SUNYAC) found the equalizer in the 71st minute after Bobby Ross heaved a throw-in from the right side of the field all the way into the penalty box, where Peter Dilorenzo was able to head home a shot from six yards out into the right corner of the goal.
Knights' sophomore keeper Logan Calvey made six saves on the afternoon to earn the victory, whle Sullivan totaled three saves to take his first loss of the season.
T8 York (Pa.) 4, Marymount 0
ARLINGTON, Va. -- York (Pa.) remained hot with its eighth consecutive win as it downed Marymount 4-0 in Capital Athletic Conference play on Saturday in Arlington, Va.
The Spartans, who are ranked second in the country according to D3soccer.com and eighth in the NSCAA poll, improve to 12-1 overall and 4-0 in the CAC. The loss drops the Saints to 4-10 overall and 0-4 in the conference.
The Spartans wasted little time in getting on the board as sophomore Ryan Donahue collected a loose ball in the box and he finished the chance just 7:05 into the game.
York added to the lead just 1:47 later as Jake Hower fed Taylor Brummitt off a corner kick. Brummitt blasted a shot home for his third goal of the year as the Spartans asserted control of the contest.
York struck for a third goal just prior to the half as Austin Johnson scored with 1:57 remaining before the half.
The Spartans continued their steady play in the second half. The Green and White closed out the scoring when Weaver found the back of the net for his fourth goal of the year in the game's 65th minute. Christopher Gillespie earned the assist on the goal.
York finished the game with a 29-4 margin in total shots including a 13-2 edge in shots on goal. York also had a 10-1 advantage in corner kicks.
T8 Wheaton (Ill.) 0, Elmhurst 0
ELMHURST, Ill. -- The eighth-ranked Thunder played to a scoreless draw on Saturday night against Elmhurst. Despite a lopsided shot advantage (24-7) and possession edge, Wheaton (Ill.) could not find a way to put the ball in the back of the net and earned its first draw of the season. The tie snaps a four-game winning streak for the Thunder and moves Wheaton to 9-3-1 on the season and 2-0-1 in the CCIW. Elmhurst moves to 8-2-2 overall and 1-0-1 in CCIW play.
Wheaton's best chance came in the 16th minute when a header by Jordan Golz hit the crossbar off a corner kick but bounced down without crossing the goal line and was scooped up by Elmhurst keeper John Reglin. Reglin recorded seven saves in the match.
Elmhurst answered quickly with its best opportunity of the match just a couple minutes later when Derek Babb used a full extension dive to thwart an attempt from Michael DeLong. Babb made three saves of his own in the match.
Wheaton owned a 6-1 advantage in shots during the overtime periods. Halfway through the first overtime, Stephen Golz found space for a bending left foot by Reglin was up for the challenge and elevated to make the save.