St. Lawrence beats Geneseo State
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CANTON, N.Y. -- St. Lawrence's Sam DeMello scored three unanswered goals, including the game-winner off a set play with 2:11 remaining, helping the No. 5 Saints rally from a 2-0 deficit past Geneseo State 3-2 on Saturday.
Though the Scarlet and Brown had a 21-10 advantage in shots and a 7-1 lead in corner kicks, it was Geneseo that held a 2-0 lead in the early going thanks to Ian Mort. Mort scored back-to-back goals only 10:28 apart for the visiting team.
DeMello first got on the board for the Saints in the 43rd minute and quickly scored in the second half on a penalty kick to erase the deficit.
The game appeared to be headed for overtime, but Geneseo's Jop Smit was whistled for a yellow card when he was called for a hand ball infraction at 87:41. The call allowed the Saints to set up a direct kick from outside the box, which DeMello hooked around the wall and inside the right post to complete his hat trick and give the home team a 3-2 lead at 87:49.
No. 1 Trinity 1, Texas-Dallas 1
RICHARDSON, Texas -- For the second consecutive day, No. 1 Trinity had a 1-1 tie -- Saturday's coming against Texas-Dallas in the American Southwest Conference – Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Challenge.
Trinity got on the board first in the 54th minute when Aaron Olsen found Josh Adams who managed to get it past the UT-Dallas goalie.
UT-Dallas tied it up in the 75th minute on goal off a free kick from 25 yards off the foot of Travis White.
No. 2 Messiah 2, Catholic 1
Grantham, Pa. -- No. 2 Messiah overcame an early goal by Catholic to defeat the Cardinals on Saturday 2-1. Senior Derek Black’s first goal of the season was the game-winner in the 53rd minute.
The way the game started, it didn’t seem like the fans would have to wait even that long for the lead. The Falcons launched five shots on goal in the game’s first 10 minutes, totaling nine shots in the half. Catholic responded to the early pressure with some attacking of its own. Sophomore Earl Hamilton, the Cardinals' leader in points on the season, found his way through the Falcons’ defense on the right side for a near-post finish in the 26th minute.
Moments later, the Cardinals again were on the attack on the top of the box. The Messiah defense managed to control the possession for a quick look up the field to freshman Jack Thompson. Thompson’s shot on goal was blocked, but rebounded back to him where he found his older brother, senior Danny Thompson, for the Falcons’ first goal. The score tied the game 1-1 in the 28th minute.
In the second half, Messiah would control possession and keep the pressure on the Catholic defense. Black’s goal would come on an assist from Danny Thompson, as his pass was slotted to the right side in perfect position for Black’s chip over the charging goalie.
No. 3 Christopher Newport 2, Marymount 1
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- No. 3 Christopher Newport remained undefeated, improving to 4-0 with a 2-1 victory against Marymount (1-1-1) in a neutral site contest. Christopher Newport benefited from a Saints own goal, and then got the eventual gamewinner from senior Steven Farmer in the first half.
Late in the first half, the Captains got on the board first, with less than seven minutes remaining in the half. CNU wasted no time adding to the lead, scoring just over a minute and a half later. Junior defender Sean Moriarty sent a cross in from near the sideline and Farmer put it home with a header. It was his second goal in as many days, after scoring the equalizer in an overtime thriller on Friday night.
Marymount cut the lead in half just under four minutes into the second half when George Delgado scored an unassisted goal for the Saints in the 49th minute of action. That goal would end the scoring on the night as Marymount would be unable to catch Christopher Newport.
No. 4 Ohio Northern 3, Penn State-Behrend 0
ADA, Ohio -- No. 4 Ohio Northern used a trio of first half goals to defeat Penn State-Behrend 3-0 to win the 2011 ONU Invitational at the ONU Soccer Field on Saturday.
Sophomore Jeremy Barnes got the scoring started when he put a Greg Stawicki pass into the net in the fifth minute, tallying his third of the year.
In the 12th minute, junior Chris Matejka took advantage of a pair of excellent passes by Stawicki and senior Cory Dobkins to score his first goal of the year and push the score to 2-0.
Junior Nate Bascom rounded out the scoring in the 19th minute, when he knocked in a header off a cross from senior Abrim Mueller for his second goal of the season.