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Roundup: No. 2 C.W. Post defeats Philadelphia

No. 2 C.W. Post 4, Philadelphia 1

BROOKVILLE, N.Y. -- Junior forward Eivind Austboe continued his torrid offensive start Wednesday with a five-point effort, as second-ranked C.W. Post beat Philadelphia 4-1 in Brookville, N.Y. That output now sums up his scoring total to 23 points through seven games.

Austboe netted both of his tallies in the opening 4:02 of play. The first occurred only 35 seconds in, when sophomore midfielder Per Forgaard sent a cross-pass from the far side to the near post, which the Norwegian headed home, giving the Pioneers a 1-0 edge. Three-plus minutes later, Austboe got the other, finding the lower left corner of the netting, to double the hosts' lead.

Philadelphia (4-3) managed to cut the deficit in half just before halftime though. With 11:22 left, Patrick Groh knocked in an Angelo Dambalas corner kick.

In the latter stanza, LIU Post (7-0) senior keeper Marco Jorgensen was solid between the pipes, making four saves (three in 5:17), before the Pioneers tacked on a key insurance goal. Freshman forward Johann Kristjansson scored on a fast break in the 82nd minute to make it 3-1. Austboe was credited with the assist on the play.

Exactly five minutes after that goal, Kristjansson found sophomore midfielder Matias Ruiz for the contest's final tally.

Overall, C.W. Post owned a 15-14 edge in shots, and a 9-5 clip in corner kicks.

In net, Jorgensen recorded seven saves for the green and gold. Meanwhile, Rams' starting goalie Thomas Attamante finished with four stops.

No. 3 Rollins 2, Saint Leo 1

WINTER PARK, Fla. -– After a slow first half, third-ranked Rollins (6-0-0) picked it up in the second and held on late to beat the Saint Leo Lions 2-1 Wednesday night.

Tosan Popo found the back of the net twice for the Tars, his first and second collegiate goals, to provide the offense.

Javeim Blanchette recorded Saint Leo’s (4-1-0) only score as the Lions picked up their first loss of the season.

Keneil Baker picked up the win, playing all 90 minutes and recorded four saves, many coming in the second half with Rollins gripping on to a one-goal advantage.

No. 5 Wingate 4, Catawba 1

WINGATE, N.C. -- Wingate scored three goals in the opening 21 minutes Wednesday night en route to a 4-1 victory against visiting Catawba in South Atlantic Conference action. Wingate improves to 4-2 overall and 2-1 in the SAC. Catawba falls to 3-2 overall and 1-2 in the conference.

Wingate got on the board three minutes into the contest. A corner kick from sophomore midfielder Liam Gillesphey was controlled by junior defender Victor Tozelli. He found sophomore midfielder Shaun Gadsby at the top of the box, who lined one from 20 yards out into the corner, netting his second goal of the season.

The Indians tied the match four minutes later. A corner kick from Kevin Scott was re-directed by Heitor Vinci, finding the back of the net, making it 1-1.

The Bulldogs took the lead in the 21st minute. A shot from senior forward Pedro Figuiera was saved by Catawba goalkeeper Frankie Cardelle. Gadsby controlled the rebound and got it back to Figuiera, who found the back of the net for the first time of the year to make it 2-1.

The 'Dogs took a two-goal lead four minutes later when freshman midfielder Aksel Juul re-directed a shot from Tozelli in front of the net, making it 3-1. The goal was once again set up by a Gillesphey corner kick.

Wingate took a three-goal lead in the second half when senior midfielder Gui Andrade scored his first goal of the season on a penalty kick.

The Bulldogs out-shot Catawba 21-7 on the night, holding an 11-3 advantage in shots on goal. Junior goalkeeper Sanjit Kang had two saves for the Bulldogs. Cardelle registered six saves for the Indians.