Top 10 Roundup
Saturday held a lot of nail-biters in soccer action
No. 3 Amherst 1, Hamilton 1
CLINTON, N.Y. -- Nico Pascual-Leone netted his third goal of the year Saturday as the third-ranked Amherst men’s soccer team played Hamilton to a 1-1 double overtime draw at Love Field.
The Jeffs (7-0-2, 5-0-2 NESCAC) extend their unbeaten streak to 29 games following the tie while the Continentals (2-2-3, 1-1-3 NESCAC) end a two-game skid to their NESCAC rival.
Dan Kraynak ’15 scored Hamilton’s goal early in the second period, blasting a short shot past Amherst goalkeeper Thomas Bull ’16 after taking a pass from Griffin Abbott ‘16. The goal was Kraynak’s second of the season. Abbott leads the team with three assists.
Amherst, who outshot Hamilton 23-10, tied the game with 15 minutes left in regulation on a long Jeffs throw-in that was headed into the net by a diving Pascual-Leone.
The Jeffs’ best overtime chance at the game-winning goal came on a header by Julien Aoyama ’14 that Porges tipped over the cross bar. Porges also saved a shot by Andrew Orozco ’17 on the ensuing corner kick.
Bull made four saves in goal for Amherst and Porges stopped 11.The Jeffs recorded six of their 23 shots in the second overtime period and just over half (12) of their shots went on net.
Wartburg 2, T4 Loras 1
WAVERLY, Iowa -- Wartburg (9-2-2 overall, 3-0-0 IIAC) not only upset No. 4- ranked Loras 2-1 on Saturday, but also handed the Duhawks their first loss of the season (9-1-2, 2-1-0).
Freshman Paris Martins connected on a pass from classmate Nick Brown to put the Knights on the board first at 43:37.
The Orange and Black took the 1-0 lead into halftime before sophomore Chris Nothnick increased the margin to 2-0 at 46:31. Junior Dan Nadeau passed the ball back to Nothnick who put his shot into the lower left corner of the back of the net.
Loras scored its lone goal at 69:26 on a shot attempt that just sailed past Wartburg's diving goalie.
The upset marks the Knights' first win against a top-five ranked opponent since beating No. 3 Loras 2-1 in the Iowa Conference Tournament Championship on Nov. 7, 2009.
T4 Messiah 4, Lebanon Valley 1
GRANTHAM, Pa. -- Messiah scored three times in the first-half to pull away from Lebanon Valley and win 4-1 on Shoemaker Field.
Brian Ramirez, Jeremy Payne, and Bryant Myer each tallied before the break and, after the Dutchmen cut their deficit to 3-1, Jack Thompson added a goal late.
With the win, Messiah moves to 10-1 on the season.
No. 6 Pacific Lutheran 1, Whitworth 1
PARKLAND, Wash. -- Pacific Lutheran scored with less than seven minutes left in regulation to prevent visiting Whitworth from giving the sixth-ranked Lutes their first loss of the season on Saturday afternoon as the teams played to a 1-1 tie.
Whitworth is now 5-2-2 overall and 3-1-1 in the Northwest Conference while PLU is 8-0-3, 3-0-2.
No. 7 Brockport 1, Oneonta 1
ONEONTA, N.Y. -- Bobby Ross scored a late goal to give Brockport the lead, but the Golden Eagles finished the game tied 1-1 on Saturday afternoon for a SUNYAC matchup at Oneonta.
Both teams played a solid game, each having opportunities to seal the win. The game remained scoreless until the 83rd minute when the Golden Eagles took advantage of an Oneonta red card. Ross scored his fourth goal of the season after a strong finish on a penalty kick.
Being a man-up, the Golden Eagles looked like they had the game. With time running out though, the Red Dragons tied things out. At 89:16 Oneonta capitalized on a drop pass in the box to send the game into overtime.
In overtime, both teams once again had chances to put the game away but could not come up with the finish.
The Red Dragons held a slight 14-12 advantage in shots and an 11-5 advantage in corner kicks.
No. 9 York (Pa.) 2, Christopher Newport 1
YORK, Pa. -- Ninth-ranked York (Pa.) team posted an exciting come-from-behind 2-1 double overtime victory against Christopher Newport in a key Capital Athletic Conference match on Saturday afternoon in York, Pa.
The Spartans improve to 10-1 overall and 2-0 in the CAC while the Captains fall to 6-4-1 overall and 1-1 in the league.
In the 12th minute Christopher Newport's Ryan Balfour fired a shot just to the right of Schmidt, who had a nice dive that was just not long enough. The goal was Balfour's fifth of the year. The Captains were able to take the 1-0 lead all the way into the half.
Then with 4:03 remaining, the Spartans set themselves up for another opportunity. Jake Hower took the ball and passed it over to waiting teammate Taylor Brummitt. The senior Brummitt took the pass and fired shot from 30 yards out to tie the game up. Brummitt's second goal of the season helped take York to overtime.
The Spartans went into overtime with emotions running high and kept pressing the ball. The Captains did not give in with their defense and returned with some firepower of their own. The first overtime closed with no shots, and the teams headed into a second ten minute overtime.
The second overtime opened with a Spartan squad determined to end the game in their favor. The team pushed the ball quickly down the field and after a ball bounced off the hands of Killian, Christopher Gillespie collected the loose ball. Gillespie tipped the ball over to junior Justin Kaiser, who fired a tough low ball to the far side of the goal to give the Spartans the game-winning goal.
The goal was Kaiser's first career goal and came on just his sixth career shot.
York outshot CNU 22-15 including 11-9 in shots on goal. CNU held a 12-7 margin in corner kicks. Schmidt made eight saves in earning his tenth win of the year while Killion was outstanding in defeat with nine stops.
T10 DePauw 2, Wooster 0
WOOSTER, Ohio -- The 10th-ranked Tigers stayed perfect in North Coast Athletic Conference play with a 2-0 win against Wooster on Saturday afternoon. With the win DePauw improved to 11-0-1 on the season and 2-0-1 in the NCAC, while the Fighting Scots dropped to 2-6-1 on the season and 0-2 in the NCAC.
DePauw gained an early advantage after Wooster’s Matt Parmelee was sent off after receiving his second card of the game. The Tigers capitalized on their advantage when Andy Morrison drove home a goal with 23:26 on the clock.
Morrison’s goal was his 30th career goal putting him in the top 10 in DePauw history. His goal also proved to be the game-winner.
In the second-half the sophomore Adrian Ables and freshman Julian Gonzalez provided DePauw with some insurance as Ables connected on a pass from Gonzalez in the 55th minute.
The Tigers outshot Wooster 11-6 and held a 6-3 edge on corner kicks.
T10 Stevens Insititute 4, Nazareth 0
HOBOKEN, N.J. -- Stevens Institute rolled to a 4-0 win against Nazareth on Saturday afternoon at the De Baun Athletic Complex to open Homecoming Saturday.
With the win, Stevens moves to 8-1-1 overall and 2-0 in the Empire 8. Naz drops to 4-6-0 overall and 1-2-0 in the conference.
The Ducks received a pair of goals from sophomore Carson Pryor early in the second half to put the game away and saw goalkeepers Paul Killian and Brian Schaake combine for the team's sixth shutout of the season, accumulating eight saves.
Nazareth had the game's first strong scoring chance, with a one-on-one developing between Golden Flyer forward Luke Elston and Killian. On the play, Killian charged out, slid, and was able to make the save to keep the game scoreless.
From that point on, save for a corner and crossing chance for the guests, Stevens completed dominated the first-half action, pouring in two goals and hammering three posts before it was all said and done.
In the 27th minute, sophomore forward Joe Cellitti rang the bell with a perfect shot from the middle of the Nazareth zone 30-yards out. On the play, Cellitti received a pass, turned and made a couple touches before realizing he was open. He lofted his shot, catching the Nazareth keeper off his line, and stuck it in the upper left corner for the score.
Moments later, sophomore midfielder Colin Phillips banged a crossbar and post before finding the net with a free kick from 19-yards out just off the upper-left-corner of the penalty box.
The Ducks ended with a 24-11 margin in shots and a 12-2 advantage in corners. Each side was credited with eight saves.
With his two goals today, Pryor now has a team-high seven on the season. Phillips has six and Cellitti has three. Overall Stevens has put up 35 scores in its nine outings, while only allowing five goals against. The Ducks are a plus-55 in shots on goal.