Notebook: Keep 'Em Coming
KEEP 'EM COMING: Lincoln (Pa.) University's Oluwafemi Badejo is the one of the hottest scorers in the nation after netting a pair of hat tricks against Montgomery County Community College and Juniata College last week.
|Lincoln University's Oluwafemi Badejo has been a scoring threat this season. (Lincoln U.)|
Lincoln has won five of its last six games led by Badejo's eight goals in the last four contests. The Lions are 6-0 when scoring at least three goals in a game, and have won 14 straight matches when netting a trio of scores.
MAKING HISTORY: New York University continues to make program history as the Violets have climbed up the National Soccer Coaches Association of America/adidas poll for the third straight week. Three weeks ago, No. 8 NYU earned its first Division III national ranking since becoming a member in 1982.
The Violets have blanked six straight foes after posting a 5-0 win against City College of New York on Sept. 28. NYU also extended its shutout streak to 557:63 and improved its unbeaten streak to eight games.
NYU's only loss of the year was a season-opening setback to Richard Stockton in overtime.
MILESTONES: Despite a 2-1 loss to Montclair State on Sept. 28, senior forward Chris Rosenthal had his name etched in the New Jersey City University record books.
Rosenthal, the reigning New Jersey Athletic Conference Player of the Week, scored a first-half goal for the Gothic Knights, setting a new school record with 88 points. The native of Kearny, N.J., also tied NJCU's career mark for goals with 37 - a record that has stood since 1971.
Senior midfielder Johan Gonzalez assisted on Rosenthal's goal, improving his own all-time record to 27 assists.
STILL PERFECT: Second-ranked Salisbury University posted a 2-1 win against St. Mary's College on Sept. 28 as the Sea Gulls improved its perfect record to 9-0-0.
The Seahawks did, however, do something no other team could accomplish this season as Salisbury allowed its first goal of the year to end a streak of 814 scoreless minutes. SU accomplished the feat despite losing its starting and backup goaltenders to injury earlier in the season.
The Sea Gulls are also undefeated in Capital Athletic Conference action at 4-0-0.
NOTABLE: No. 4 UC Santa Cruz roughed up rival Cal State East Bay, 4-0, on Sept. 23, as the Slugs' head coach Paul Holocher earned the 100th career victory. Holocher's record now stands at 100-22-8 in seven seasons at the school ... Ohio Wesleyan junior forward Kevin Lehman netted the game-winning goal in double overtime as the Bishops downed Ohio Northern, 3-2, on Sept. 27. No. 5 OWU improved to 10-0-0 with the victory ... No. 9 Emory has posted five straight shutouts, and allowed a goal in just one game this season as sophomore Keith Meehan and senior Rohit Agarwal have rotated starting in the net.