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Top 10 Roundup

No. 2 LIU Post 9, Daemen 1

BROOKVILLE, N.Y. -- Trailing 1-0 nearly four minutes in, second-ranked LIU Post responded with nine unanswered goals Sunday to defeat East Coast Conference newcomer Daemen 9-1 in Brookville, N.Y. Junior forward Eivind Austboe netted a hat trick in the victory.

The Wildcats (3-8, 0-5 ECC) drew first blood in the contest at the 3:45 mark. Senior forward Kyle Clifford scored on a breakaway to give his squad a quick 1-0 edge.

The Pioneers, however, answered with five goals, four of which in a span of 6:28, to bring a 5-1 advantage into the break. Austboe tied it with 23:43 elapsed, when he received a through ball from senior midfielder Jonathon Watkin, and fired a shot into the mesh for the equalizer.

Later in the period, Austboe would put the hosts in front for good. On the play, sophomore back Carl Lystad sent a cross from right of the 18-yard box that was punched home by the country's leading point-getter, making it a 2-1 game.

Under four minutes later, Lystad got on the board for some insurance, heading in a Per Forgaard feed, to extend the LIU Post advantage to a pair at 3-1.

Austboe eventually added one more goal in the waning seconds, while senior back Eirik Bjoernoe converted on his third penalty kick in as many games with 1:14 remaining, to send the Pioneers (10-0, 4-0 ECC) into the locker room with a commanding 5-1 cushion.

In the second half, it was more of the same. Four different players found the back of the net for the green and gold. Junior midfielder Vincent Tavernese and freshman forward Johann Kristjansson collected goals, via passes from junior midfielder Dusan Gargurevich. The tally for Tavernese was the first of his collegiate career.

Senior forward Cemil Turan added one as well, via the PK, and sophomore forward Cameron Gamble rounded out the scoring.

No. 3 Rollins 2, No. 21 West Florida 1

WINTER PARK, Fla. -- Rollins (10-0-0) defeated No. 21 West Florida (7-3-0) on Sunday afternoon 2-1 to remain one of the few unbeaten teams left in the country. The win is the Tars’ third this year against teams in the top-25.

Marten Mueller scored his first goal of the season, also the first of the match, and Walker Hume scored his third of the year late in the second half.

Felipe Oliveira scored his fifth of the year for UWF with Andre Verardi earning the assist.

Mueller opened the scoring Sunday in the 14th minute with a shot from the right side of the box past Bruhn to give the Tars the 1-0 advantage. Jordan Cole, who just returned from injury, assisted on the play, his first of the year.

The score remained 1-0 through the half before the Argos would draw even in the 54th minute on the Oliveira score. Rollins was playing a man down at the time of the goal due to Alex Bisbee needing to be sent off due to blood on his jersey, an unfortunate break for the Tars.

Rollins would then regain the advantage in the 75th minute. Brett Durrance sent a cross in from the right corner to the feet of Hume who buried into the top of the goal.

No. 4 Drury 1, Maryville 0

ST. LOUIS -- A Brendan Langford goal off a header assisted by Ivan Borka at the 35:32 mark gave Drury's fourth-ranked Panthers a 1-0 GLVC victory against Maryville on Sunday.

The Panthers improved to 9-2 overall and 6-2 in the GLVC, while Maryville dropped to 1-8 overall and 1-7 in the GLVC.

Drury outshot the Saints by a 7-6 tally with both teams recording three shots on goal.  Drury keeper Blake Andrews recorded his seventh shutout of the season and had three saves.  Drury posted five corner kicks while Maryville had four.

"It was nice to get back to winning ways," Drury coach Ryan Swan said. "We were very good in the first half and really should have scored more than one goal. Their keeper made a very good save from Scotty Stiffler and (Jack) Mathis was unlucky to see his shot come back off of the crossbar. Not our best soccer in the second half, but I think that we looked pretty comfortable."

The Panthers are back home next weekend to play Quincy on Friday and Truman State on Sunday.

No. 6 Northeastern State 2, Upper Iowa 1

FAYETTE, Iowa -- Northeastern State handed Upper Iowa its first home loss this season with a 2-1 victory Sunday afternoon at Pattison Field.

The RiverHawks (5-0-2, 2-0-1 MIAA) remained unbeaten through seven matches, while the Peacocks (5-4-1, 2-1-1) saw their three-match unbeaten streak snapped.

UIU got on the board first when Aaron Calkins netted his third goal of the year in the 29th minute. Troy Parker sent a cross into the box that was punched away by NSU goalkeeper Jackson Biles. The ball, however, went right to Calkins at the top of the 18 and he lifted a shot into the back of the net.

The RiverHawks equalized 10 minutes later when the visitors were awarded a penalty kick following a rough tackle in the 18-yard box. Sophomore forward Joel Mendoza stepped to the spot and tucked the penatly into the right corner of the net.

The match would go in favor of the nationally-ranked side when sophomore forward Brandon Carter scored his first-career game-winning goal in the 84th minute. He was helped on the play by Mendoza.

No. 8 Lewis 2, McKendree 1

LEBANON, ILL. -- The beat goes on for No. 8 Lewis, as it scored two first-half goals on their way to a 2-1 Great Lakes Valley Conference victory against McKendree -- extending their unbeaten streak to 10 games -- at Leemon Field on Sunday afternoon.

With the win, Lewis improved to 7-0-3 overall and 6-0-2 in GLVC action, while the host Bearcats fell to 2-7-1 on the campaign and 0-7-1 in conference play. The Flyers are on a nine-game GLVC road unbeaten streak and have not been felled by a conference foe since a 3-2 overtime loss at the hands of Southern Indiana on Sept. 23, 2012.

Lewis senior forward Cristhian Ramirez led the way for the Flyers with a goal and an assist, while freshman midfielder Ivan Surlina scored his second goal in the last three games. Both of those scores came less than a minute of each other, as Ramirez scored at the 13:25 mark, while Surlina found the back of the net at the 14:22 mark.

The score would remain that way until the 52nd minute, as McKendree defender Cassidy Connor beat Lewis goalkeeper Alec Pickett to cut the Flyers' lead in half at 2-1.

Pickett, who saw his scoreless streak end at 507:45, made four saves in goal, while his counterpart Matt Derrington allowed the only two shots he faced for goals.

As a team, McKendree outshot the Flyers, 21-9 and held a 5-2 advantage in shots on goal.

No. 10 UC San Diego 2, Cal State East Bay 0

HAYWARD, Calif. -- A pair of first-half goals in quick succession and more lights-out defense propelled 10th-ranked UC San Diego to a 2-0 defeat of host Cal State East Bay in a California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) men’s soccer match Sunday at Pioneer Stadium.

With a sixth consecutive victory, all by shutout, UCSD moved to 8-1-1 overall and 6-1-1 in the CCAA, assuring sole possession of first place atop the South Division at the exact midway point of the conference season. Cal State East Bay dropped to 2-7-1 overall and 2-5-1 in league play.

Senior All-American goalkeeper Josh Cohen and his mates have gone 583:59 without surrendering a score, now UCSD’s longest shutout streak of the Division II era. The Tritons had a previous stretch of 503:37 just last year.

The result also meant that UCSD remained an unbeaten 8-0-1 all-time against East Bay, including 5-0-1 in Hayward. It was a sixth consecutive shutout for the Tritons against the Pioneers (562:30), dating back to a 3-2 road win on Oct. 9, 2009.