Top 10 Roundup
No. 4 Ohio Northern escapes Kalamazoo for win
No. 1 Messiah 3, No. 9 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 0
ONEONTA, N.Y. -- The Falcons win for the second day in a row at the Mayor's Cup Tournament thanks to contributions from Danny Brandt, Bryant Myer and Robbie Johnson. On two of those goals, Carter Robbins sent in the assist. The win keeps the Falcons' undefeated record alive at 4-0, while Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS) falls to 1-2 overall.
Danny Brandt netted his second of the year in the 39th minute of the game on a one-timer in the box from Carter Robbins and Bryant Myer. Later in the second half, Bryant Myer put the Falcons up 2-0 when he received the ball from Nathan Eagan for a turn-and-shot move that got past the keeper. Just 10 minutes after Myer's goal, Robbie Johnson was able to capitalize on a free kick sent in by Robbins when the defense wasn't ready.
No. 2 Williams 1, Colby 0
WATERVILLE, Maine — First year Patrick Gordon scored in the game's 65th minute Saturday, helping No. 2 Williams open its season with a 1-0 victory at conference rival Colby.
Senior goalkeeper Peter Morrell made seven saves in the victory, and both Chris Conder and Nathan Miller made key defensive plays after the Williams goal to secure the victory.
Matt Muralles led the Ephs with six shots. The Ephs outshot Colby 20-13 and had 10 corner kicks to the Mules three.
No. 4 Ohio Northern 1, Kalamazoo 0
ADA, Ohio -- Senior Stephen Perkins scored at the 66:49 mark of the second half to lead No. 4-ranked Ohio Northern to a 1-0 win against non-conference foe Kalamazoo (Mich.) on Saturday afternoon at the ONU Soccer Field.
The Polar Bears remained undefeated at 3-0 on the season, while the Hornets fall to 1-2. The teams battled through a physical first half, with neither team scoring. ONU jumped on the board when junior Chuck D'Imperio sent a ball into the box. Senior Jeremy Barnes headed the ball and Perkins controlled the ball in a crowd and flicked it into the back of the net for the lone goal of the match.
The Hornets tried to mount a comeback and had a chance in the 75th minute, but sophomore Chad Smith blocked a shot attempt. ONU was able to deny any more threats from Kalamazoo the rest of the match.
Freshman Evan Bader (3-0) recorded his second straight shutout by making four saves.
Hope 2, No. 5 Wheaton (Ill.) 1
HOLLAND, Mich. -- Hope upset fourth-ranked Wheaton (Ill.) College 2-1 on Saturday night in front of Van Andel Soccer Stadium crowd of 915.
A second-half goal from junior midfielder Tarwo Konbloa of Kentwood stood up for the Flying Dutchmen (2-1-1 overall) as they handed Wheaton its first loss in three matches this season.
Konbloa netted his first goal of the season in the 69th minute off an assist from senior Grant Neil of Holland.
Augsburg 2, No. 6 Luther 1
DECORAH, Iowa -- Grant Griffin and Lekpea Kordah scored goals for Augsburg, as the Auggies scored a 2-1 victory against Luther in a nonconference men's soccer game on Saturday afternoon.
Augsburg (3-0-1 overall) handed Luther (2-1-0 overall), the No. 6-ranked team in the latest poll, its first loss of the season, in a game played in warm conditions in northern Iowa.
Griffin scored his third goal of the season on an assist from Barinedum Kordah nine minutes into the game, and Lekpea Kordah scored his first goal of the season on an assist from Ben Henry in the 52nd minute.
No. 7 York (Pa.) 2, Penn State Abington 1
YORK, Pa. -– Seventh-ranked York fashioned a very strong second half to post a come-from-behind 2-1 non-conference victory against Penn State Abington on a sun-splashed Saturday afternoon in York.
The Spartans improve to 3-0 overall while the Lions suffer their first loss of the year as they fall to 3-1.
York ended the game with a 21-5 edge in total shots including a big 15-3 margin in the second half. The Spartans also had a 4-3 margin in corner kicks for the game.
York's Brad Schmidt earned the win as he went the distance, allowing one goal with three saves as he improves to 3-0. Saint-Pol suffered the hard-luck loss as he allowed the two Spartan goals with eight saves.
No. 8 Amherst 2, Middlebury 1
AMHERST, Mass. -- Sophomore Nico Pascual-Leone netted the game-winner 3:34 into overtime to lift eighth-ranked Amherst to a 2-1 comeback win against NESCAC rival Middlebury.
Moving to 2-0-0 (1-0-0 NESCAC) on the season, the Jeffs picked up their fifth-consecutive victory against the Panthers dating back to 2010.
Amherst finished with a decisive 19-7 shot advantage and a 12-2 edge in corner kicks. Bull had two saves in 93:34 minutes of action to improve to 2-0-0, while Collins finished with three stops.
No. 10 Ohio Wesleyan 6, Colorado College 2
DELAWARE, Ohio -- Junior midfielder Colton Bloecher scored twice and 10th-ranked Ohio Wesleyan erupted for four second-half goals to take a win against Colorado College in the second round of the adidas® Invitational on Saturday at the Jay Martin Soccer Complex.
Ohio Wesleyan outshot Colorado College 22-11. Beemiller made two saves and sophomore Kiyan Pirgheybi added one save for the Bishops. Ian Horne and Tom Crosby combined for seven saves for the Tigers.