After three consecutive weeks at No. 2, LIU Post earned the top ranking Tuesday in the latest poll. The Pioneers, who sport a record of 10-0 overall, are just one of two remaining unbeaten squads in the country. Rollins, the other spotless squad, climbed one spot as well this week to second.
Last weekend, LIU Post captured decisive wins against East Coast Conference opponents Roberts Wesleyan and Daemen. The Pioneers blanked the Redhawks Friday 3-0 before making quick work of the Wildcats Sunday 9-1. Junior forward Eivind Austboe had eight points between the two contests, summing up his season total to 34 (14 G, 6 A), which is tied for the lead in NCAA Division II.
On Wednesday, the Pioneers recorded five goals in an 11-minute stretch in the first half to beat Nyack 6-1 in a non-conference duel. Five different players accounted for the Pioneers' tallies in the win.
Head Coach Andreas Lindberg and his LIU Post squad return to the pitch Saturday at East Coast Conference rival Bridgeport.
Senior forward Mark Magee has been named the Great Lakes Valley Conference Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for the second consecutive week.
Magee posted six points on two goals and two assists in two conference games last week, which included a 2-2 double-overtime tie at Bellarmine and a 2-1 victory at McKendree. On Friday against the Knights, Magee accounted for both goals for the 10th-ranked Hawks. He assisted Lucas De Rossi for the first goal of the game at 18:52, and then received an assist from De Rossi for the second goal of the game at 47:41. Trailing 1-0 at intermission at McKendree on Sunday, Magee found the back of the net on an unassisted goal at 71:28 to tie the game. He then helped assist on Michael Panarisi's game-winner at 88:19. He proved to be a dominant offensive threat last week, firing 11 shots in two games, including six on goal.
This is the fourth career weekly award for Magee, who is tied for league lead with 11 points. His back-to-back honors mark the sixth time in league history (since 1998) that a player has repeated as GLVC Player of the Week.
|Friday, Oct. 11|
|8 p.m.||No. 5 Northeastern State vs. Midwestern State|
|8:30 p.m.||No. 8 Rockhurst vs. Maryville|
|10 p.m.||No. 6 UC San Diego vs. Cal State San Bernardino|
|Saturday, Oct. 12|
|2 p.m.||No. 4 Notre Dame (Ohio) vs. Wheeling Jesuit|
|3 p.m.||No. 1 LIU Post vs. Bridgeport|
|3:30 p.m.||No. 3 Lander vs. Clayton State|
|5 p.m.||No. 2 Rollins vs. Barry|
|6 p.m.||No. 7 St. Edward’s vs. Rogers State|
|7:30 p.m.||No. 10 Saint Leo vs. Nova Southeastern|
|10:30 p.m.||No. 9 Simon Fraser vs. Western Washington|
|Sunday, Oct. 13|
|3:30 p.m.||No. 8 Rockhurst vs. Missouri-St. Louis|
|5 p.m.||No. 6 UC San Diego vs. Chico State|
|Monday, Oct. 14|
|1 p.m.||No. 7 St. Edward’s vs. Newman|
|7 p.m.||No. 10 Saint Leo vs. Barry|
|Wednesday, Oct. 16|
|3:30 p.m.||No. 1 LIU Post vs. Molloy|
|5 p.m.||No. 2 Rollins vs. Florida Southern|
|7 p.m.||No. 3 Lander vs. Wingate|
|8 p.m.||No. 4 Notre Dame (Ohio) vs. West Virginia Wesleyan|