Oct. 10, 2010

Courtesy of Stevens Athletics

Sophomore forward Victor Daza notched the game-winner and junior midfielder Zach Bowman scored in the 77th minute to help lift the No. 5 Stevens Institute of Technology mens soccer team to a 2-0 win over Empire 8 rival Ithaca College on Saturday afternoon at Carp Wood Field in Ithaca, N.Y. The win pushes the Ducks to 8-0-2 overall and 3-0-1 in the Empire 8, while Ithaca falls to 2-6-3 (1-3-0 Empire 8). Stevens has yet to allow a single goal against in 2010.

Once again, the Ducks defense was stingy, holding the opposition scoreless for a 13th-straight game dating back to November of 2010, and goalkeeper Zach Carr recorded the 48th shutout of his career, making three saves.

Stevens outshot Ithaca 16-9 for the game and 10-3 in the second half. Ithaca ended the contest with a 4-3 edge in corners.

Daza tallied his fourth goal of the season and second game-winner in the 16th minute on an assist from senior midfielder Nolan Sandberg. Sandberg found Daza with a long ball and the sophomore ripped a shot from 16 yards out that found the back of the net.

The Ducks, who dominated possession and field position, put the game away with 13:57 remaining in the second half. Daza put a shot on goal that was stopped by Ithaca keeper Justin Parlapiano (Stafford Springs, Conn.), but the rebound caromed to Bowman who was able to put in home for the score.

The Stevens defense has a scoreless streak of 1,236:19 and Carr is third in NCAA Division III history in consecutive time in goal without a goal against.

Stevens will return to action on October 13 with a contest against long-time rival the United States Merchant Marine Academy at 8 p.m. All the action will be webcast live at www.Empire8.tv.