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LIU Post Athletics | September 29, 2013

Roundup: OT falls in favor of No. 2 Pioneers

No. 1 Simon Fraser 6, Mary 0

BURNABY, B.C. -- Simon Fraser finished off its weekend with its eighth consecutive win to start the season on Saturday night against the Mary Marauders, defeating the visitors 6-0.

Magnus Kristensen was first to find the back of the net for the Clan early on with an assist from Colin Jacques in the sixth minute.

Not long after, new Clan product Alexander Kleefeldt doubled the score to 2-0 with a header assisted by Alex Rowley in the 27th minute. The Clan made it 3-0 with five minutes left in the first half when Jovan Blagojevic scored his second goal of the season.

Blagojevic and Kleefeldt added goals in the 61st and 76th minute respectively to make it 5-0 for the Clan and Glenn Paden closed the books with 15 minutes left in the game with his fifth goal of the season to give the Clan a 6-0 lead.

The Clan's defense also had a very strong game allowing five shots on goal which were stopped by Brandon Watson, who earned the win.

With the win, the Clan improve their overall record to 8-0, and 4-0 in conference play.

No. 2 LIU Post 3, NYIT 2

BROOKVILLE, N.Y. -- Knotted at 2-apiece in the extra session, senior back Eirik Bjoernoe converted on a penalty kick just 31 seconds in to send second-ranked LIU Post to an exhilarating 3-2 triumph against NYIT on Saturday in Brookville, N.Y.

Two short ticks prior, a handball committed by the Bears (5-2, 1-2 ECC) inside the 18-yard box forced the official's hand to point toward the penalty spot. On the ensuing whistle to re-start play, Bjoernoe ripped a shot past NYIT junior goalkeeper Liam Waddy for the game winner.

Prior to the match reaching overtime, the Pioneers (8-0, 2-0 ECC) trailed by a goal with just under 10 minutes remaining in regulation. Sophomore midfielder/forward Alberto Ruiz beat LIU Post senior netminder Marco Jorgensen on a flick into the left corner at the 81:08 mark, which made it a 2-1 contest.

But, the hosts answered with the equalizer 4:49 later, when freshman forward Johann Kristjansson tapped in a feed from junior forward Eivind Austboe. The goal was Kristjansson's fourth of the season.

In the opening 45 minutes, LIU Post had the lone tally, and owned a 1-0 edge at halftime. Austboe accounted for the marker, one-timing a shot by Waddy, off a pass from senior forward Cemil Turan.

NYIT tied things up though a minute-plus into the second stanza. Like Austboe, senior midfielder Vinny Caccavale found the back of the mesh on a one-timer to even the score at 1-all.

Jorgensen paced both keepers on the afternoon with four saves for the Pioneers. Waddy had two stops for the Bears, who held an 18-12 edge in shots, and a 5-4 clip in corner kicks.

No. 3 Rollins 4, Eckerd 1

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Behind a pair of goals from sophomores Tucker Hume and Grant Blackhurst, Rollins improved to 5-0-0 with a 4-1 win against Eckerd (2-2-1) on Saturday evening.

The Tars dominated from the opening whistle, outshooting the Tritons 25-8 and took 11 corners compared the Eckerd’s three. It wasn’t long until Rollins found the back of the net as Hume scored his first of the night just three minutes into the game. Setup by Brett Durrance, Hume was alone at the top of the box and drove it past Triton keeper Toni Virtanen.

Hume scored his second a little more than 10 minutes later, this time assisted by Rob Crowley to give the Tars a 2-0 lead. Hume is now second on the team with four goals, one behind team leader Rafa Faria.

The score would hold into the second half when Eckerd finally got on the board, cutting Rollins’ lead in half in the 65th minute. The scare would be short lived as a pair of scores by Blackhurst over the next 16 minutes put the game away.

Keneil Baker earned the win in goal, collecting two saves in 90 minutes.

No. 4 Notre Dame (Ohio) 5, Shepherd 0

SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. -- Renan Troccoli scored a goal and assisted on two others to lead Notre Dame (Ohio) to a 5-0 win against Shepherd in MEC action at the Shepherd Soccer Complex on Saturday.

The Falcons also got goals from Martin Lange, Adam Mitchell, Badou Drammah, and Stefan Bogdanovic.

Notre Dame College had a 32-7 advantage in shots and a 9-1 edge in corner kicks.

Sophomore goalkeeper Alex Aleshire had 13 saves for the Rams, while Jan Skorupinski did not record a save for the Falcons.

Shepherd drops to 1-6-1, 0-4-1, while Notre Dame improves to 7-1-0, 4-0-0.

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