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DII Top 10 Roundup

WATERBURY, Conn. – Sixth-ranked Post clinched its third consecutive Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) regular-season championship on Tuesday afternoon with a 4-0 victory against Bloomfield at LaMoy Field. The Eagles are unbeaten in their past 12 matches.

"It's very difficult to win the regular season, especially when you are picked to win," head coach Ted Haley said. "Being able to do it three years in a row is incredible and it really puts our program on the map."

Senior Joe Baccielo put Post (13-1-1, 10-1-1 CACC) ahead early with a score in the eighth minute off a cross to the right side by junior Terrell Whitting. The Eagles added another in the period as senior Krzysztof Giezek scored the first goal of his career off a corner kick by senior Jon Dzurilla.

Post didn't waste any time to score in the second half as junior Jose Monterroza found sophomore Francisco Sastre on a long pass from midfield. Sastre booted it to the left side of the goal away from the charging Deacons' goalkeeper Arthur Clapot for the score just 10 seconds into the period.

Senior Grant Neuendorf scored his first-career goal on a penalty kick in the 80th minute for the final tally. Senior Andre Lindsay made seven saves and recorded his tenth shutout victory of the season.

"We built a lot of confidence with our incredible win last week and that translated into a great week of training and a great game today," Haley said. "It was nice to see some of the guys get their first collegiate goals."

No. 1 Rollins 1, Lynn 0

WINTER PARK, Fla. --  One first-half goal was the difference on Tuesday evening as No. 1 Rollins improved to 16-0-0, 7-0-0 in the SSC, with a 1-0 win against defending national champions Lynn on Tuesday.

Junior Evan Greenbaum was the lone goal scorer, notching his third of the year.

Senior Keneil Baker posted his sixth clean sheet of the year, the 28th of his career, collecting one save in 90 minutes.

Kevin Shields started in goal for the Fighting Knights before being replaced in the seventh minute by Harris Smiler due to a shoulder injury. Smiler recorded four saves and one goal allowed in 82 minutes.

Rollins finished with 10 shots compared to Lynn’s eight and also edged the Knights in corner kicks 7-6.

Rollins now controls their own destiny in the conference standings, six points ahead of Saint Leo.

No. 4 Lindenwood 1, Missouri Valley 1, 2OT

MARSHALL, Mo. -- Lindenwood took on an old NAIA conference foe, Missouri Valley, on Tuesday night. The Lions scored the first goal of the game but gave up the game-tying goal in the second half and the game ended in a tie 1-1.

Franz Husbands got the Lions on the scoreboard first in the 26th minute. The goal was Husbands' second of the season and second consecutive game with a goal. The rest of the first half went scoreless and Lindenwood took the 1-0 advantage into the halftime break.

With the Lions leading by a goal the Vikings turned up the pressure on the Lindenwood defense as Missouri Valley started peppering the Lions goal with shots. Finally, in the 65th minute the home team tied the game up at one.

The final 30 minutes of the contest went scoreless and the game headed into extra time. Both teams had several chances in the both extra frames but neither team could break the tie.

Alex Tiesenhausen started in goal for the Lions and was very busy. The Vikings took 30 shots on goal with 16 of them on net.The Lions are now 14-0-2 overall.

No. 5 Notre Dame (Ohio) 2, Urbana 1

SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio -- Notre Dame (Ohio) completed its regular season with an unbeaten home record after a 2-1 victory against Urbana.

The Falcons, ranked No.5 in the country by the NSCAA and No.1 in the Atlantic Region, used goals from senior Kyle Hayes and sophomore Martin Lange to move to 14-2-0 and 11-1-0 in the Mountain East Conference.

The first half was scoreless with both teams creating opportunities but unable to provide the finishing touch. The Falcons outshot the Blue Knights 7-5.

The Falcons broke the deadlock in the 63rd minute when senior midfielder Kyle Hayes connected with a Ryan Ware cross from the left to score his second goal of the season.

The Blue Knights responded almost immediately through Tyler Wason a minute later, who produced a quality strike to beat NDC goalkeeper Jan Skorupinski.

To complete a frantic ten minutes the Falcons regained the lead in 69th minute when sophomore midfielder Martin Lange latched onto a quick throw in from Adam Mitchell, to score his seventh goal of the season.

No. T7 Midwestern State 5, Southern Nazarene 0

BETHANY, Okla. -- No. 7 Midwestern State clinched its 15th consecutive 10-win season with a 5-0 rout against Southern Nazarene on Tuesday night at Wes Harmon Field.

The Mustangs also extended their current winning streak to five matches while advancing the unbeaten streak to 10 games, improving to 10-3-1.

MSU jumped on the Crimson Storm early and often on its way to a commanding 33-9 edge in shots while placing 12 on target.

Senior midfielder B.A. Catney converted a penalty kick in the game's second minute to set the tone, and then senior forward VcMor Eligwe converted crosses from Ben Clarvis and Chase Robertson for goals in the 14th and 17th minutes to push the Mustangs' advantage to 3-0.

It was Eligwe's fourth career multiple-goal performance as he did so in each of his collegiate seasons, scoring two goals against Northeastern State as a freshman, at St. Edward's (Texas) as a sophomore and against Incarnate Word as a junior.

The Mustangs pushed the lead to 4-0 on sophomore forward Idrissa Camara's fourth goal of the season off of a cross from Cameron Duckworth in the 33rd minute, before junior Darin Kruzich closed out scoring by following his own shot off the crossbar with a tap in the 51st minute.

Sophomore goalkeeper Nick Petolick made six saves to notch his sixth clean sheet of the season to lower his NCAA Division II-leading goals-against average to 0.32.

Southern Nazarene suffered its 10th consecutive loss to fall to 2-15.

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