Top 10 Roundup
No. 5 Lindenwood secures second regular season title in a row
No. 1 LIU Post 2, Mercy 2
BROOKVILLE, N.Y. -- Trailing 2-0 with just 16 minutes to go in regulation, No. 1 LIU Post scored a pair of goals in a nine-plus minute span to send the game into extra time, and settled for a 2-2 tie versus Mercy Saturday in Brookville, N.Y.
In the 84th minute, freshman forward Johann Kristjansson drilled a Cemil Turan pass into the left-side netting for the equalizer. That would send the contest into overtime, where neither squad was able to secure the sudden victory between the pair of 10-minute sessions. As a result, LIU Post and Mercy finished in a 2-2 deadlock.
Overall, the Pioneers owned a commanding 28-9 advantage in shots, and an 8-3 edge in corner kicks.
No. 2 Rollins 5, Eckerd 0
WINTER PARK, Fla. -– The second-ranked Tars scored at least five goals for the fourth game in a row on Saturday, blanking Eckerd by a score of 5-0.
Rollins is now averaging just below four goals per game (3.89), tops in all of Division II.
With the win, The Tars improved to a perfect 15-0-0, 6-0-0 in the SSC, while Eckerd falls to 4-9-2, 2-4-0 in conference.
Five different players scored in the victory, led by Grant Blackhurst who scored his ninth, second most on the team. Marten Mueller, Tosan Popo, Walker Hume and Alex Bisbee each added a score as well.
In goal, Keneil Baker and Anthony White combined for the shutout, registering three saves between the two of them while Alexander Starzynski and John Damasco split time for Eckerd, allowing the five scores and collected 14 saves.
No. 3 Young Harris 5, UNC-Pembroke 2
YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. -– Senior Niall McCabe played a part in every goal as No. 3-ranked Young Harris College wrap up its first Peach Belt Conference regular-season title as the Mountain Lions took a 5-2 decision against UNC-Pembroke Saturday afternoon at the Frances Wood Wilson Soccer and Lacrosse Field.
The Mountain Lions won their 11th consecutive match as they improved to 13-1-0 overall and 7-0-0 in the Peach Belt while the Braves fell to 7-7-1 and 3-4-1. It the first regular-season PBC title in the program's history.
Young Harris outshot UNCP 16-8. Ryan Hanson tallied seven saves for the Braves while Pedro Ozi had two for the Mountain Lions.
No. 4 Simon Fraser 7, Montana State-Billings 0
BURNABY, B.C. -- No. 4 Simon Fraser recorded its third consecutive win on Saturday afternoon on Terry Fox Field, defeating the Montana State-Billings Yellowjackets 7-0.
It was the third consecutivgame the Clan have won 7-0 as SFU has outscored opponents 21-0 over their last three matches.
Brandon Watson played the bulk of the game in goal, making one save before he was relieved by Toscanny Pandu-Oesman who played the final 12 minutes, preserving the shutout.
The win marked the 100th victory for Clan's coach Alan Koch since he took the helm of the SFU men's soccer program in 2008.
No. 5 Lindenwood 4, Upper Iowa 1
No. 5 Lindenwood wrapped up their second-consecutive MIAA regular season conference title on Saturday afternoon after beating Upper Iowa 4-1. The Lions have now won the regular season title their first two years in the conference.
Lindenwood got the scoring going in the first half when Aris Nukic scored his 11th goal of the season off a free kick. The goal was the only one of the opening half.
It didn't take the Lions long to extend their lead in the final half. Just one minute into the half, Tiago Baptista Pereira scored his first goal of the season to give the home team the 2-0 lead.
Upper Iowa would cut into the Lions lead at the 65 minute mark after a penalty kick goal. It would take Lindenwood just a minute to regain the two goal advantage after Franz Husbands scored his first goal of the season. Mitchell Hunt would wrap up the scoring in the game late in the final half. The goal was his first of the year.
Alexander Tiesenhausen started in goal for the third consecutive game and stopped all but a penalty kick by the Peacocks.
The Lions improved to 14-0-1 overall and 6-0-1 in the MIAA.
No. 6 Notre Dame (Ohio) 4, Concord 0
ATHENS, W.Va. –- No. 6 Notre Dame (Ohio) defeated the Mountain Lions from Concord 4-0 to claim the Mountain East Conference regular season conference championship.
The Falcons produced an up-tempo performance to score twice in each half to move to 10-1-0 in the MEC and 13-2-0 overall.
Junior forward Adam Mitchell scored his 13th goal of the season in the 57th minute when he connected onto a Tom Owens free kick. Owens then completed his impressive return with his second goal of the game in the 72nd minute.
The Falcons led the Mountain Lions in both shots (16-8) and corner kicks (4-3).
No. T7 Saint Leo 3, Florida Tech 2
SAINT LEO, Fla. -– After 99 minutes of play, No. T7 Saint Leo defeated the visiting Florida Tech Panthers in a thrilling overtime 3-2 win Saturday night from University Soccer Field. The win improved the Lions' record to 12-1-1 on the season and furthered their postseason hopes.
With less than 10 minutes left in the match, the Lions tied the game at 2-2 and kept their hopes alive. Senior Edgar Herrera collected his second assist of the game in the 82nd minute when he sent a solid pass to senior Chris Lavie, who blasted a rocket into the back of the Panthers' net. With the score tied, Saint Leo and Florida Tech continued to fight until regulation time expired, sending them into a golden-goal overtime period.
With a 10 minute overtime clock winding down, the Lions pushed hard, forcing penalties and clock stoppage. In the 98th minute, Florida Tech's Ricky Menendez was issued a red card, forcing the Panthers' to play one man down for the remainder of the match.
No. 10 Southern New Hampshire 3, Le Moyne 0
MANCHESTER, N.H. –- No. 10 Southern New Hampshire wrapped up the outright Northeast-10 Conference regular season title with a 3-0 men's soccer victory versus Le Moyne on Senior Day Saturday afternoon at Larkin Field. The Penmen won their 14th consecutive game to improve to 14-1 overall and 12-0 in the NE-10, while the Dolphins are now 9-6 and 6-5 in the league.
SNHU's 14-game winning streak matches the second-longest in program history. The Penmen last won 14 in a row in the 2011 season.
Southern New Hampshire got on the board just past the game's 20-minute mark. Junior Miguel Carneiro collected a clear attempt by a Le Moyne defender following a long throw-in and fired it through a crowd past Dolphin keeper Matthew Silva for his second goal of the season. The Penmen made it 2-0 50 seconds before halftime when junior Joe Mahr popped a ball over the top of the defense that sophomore Ryan Simpson put home for his third goal of the season.
Senior Pierre Omanga made it 3-0 in the 61st minute when he stole the ball from a Le Moyne player at midfield, dribbled through two defenders, and fired into the left side for his 14th goal of 2013. Omanga has scored in each of the last four contests.
Senior Dom DiMaggio played the first 81:25 in goal for Southern New Hampshire and made one save before giving way to Eddie Legg who finished off the shutout and did not face a shot. Silva made four saves as the Penmen outshot the Dolphins 14-6.