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Welshman gets on track in first game of the season
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Emery Welshman got his senior year at Oregon State off to a good start on Friday, scoring the final goal in a 4-0 win over Sacramento State. The win was the highest scoring opening game for the Beavers since 2004.
The game was close until Oregon State broke the game open with three goals in a short seven minute span early in the second half sealed the win.
"Our personnel is capable of scoring in quick succession, we have the right mentality to go forward, we have a pretty good crop on the front line, and it was nice to see them get some goals," said head coach Steve Simmons.
Oregon State plays their second game Friday, Aug. 31 against top-ranked UC-Santa Barbara. The game will take place in Spokane, Wash.
Boston College drops derby match to Boston U. in home opener
NEWTON, Mass. - A clever set up from Kyle Bekker in the first-half that failed to materialize in a goal was one of several missed opportunities for Boston College in a 1-0 loss to cross-town rivals Boston Univ. Monday.
The Eagles fell to 1-1-0 on the season after winning their season opening match Friday against Quinnipiac. Bekker sat out the Quinnipiac game with a minor injury and missed out facing Sigma FC teammate Brandon Goode who plays for Quinnipiac.
The Eagles next game is Sunday, Sept. 3 at Fairfield University.
Dayton Flyers flying high with two wins to start the season
DAYTON, Ohio - Ryan Lyn came off the bench for Dayton in two massive wins for the program. The Flyers defeated Ohio State 3-2 on Friday and followed that up with a 4-0 win over Kentucky on Sunday.
The 2-0 start is the best for the program since 2008 when UD captured the Atlantic-10 Tournament Championship and advanced to the NCAA Tournament.
Dayton (2-0) travels to Charleston, S.C. for the Nike/Aaron Olitsky Memorial Classic. They face Furman on Friday, Aug. 31 at 5 p.m. and tournament host College of Charleston at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 2.
Bryant Bulldogs dodge Tropical Storm Isaac while in Florida
BOCA RATON, Fla. - Matt and Lucas Guerriero and the rest of the Bryant Bulldogs had their game called during warm-ups as bad weather blew in moments before their weekend game against Florida Atlantic University on Sunday.
With both teams on the field preparing for a 10 a.m. start, high winds and rain forced the postponement. No makeup date has yet been announced.
The Bulldogs will return to action on Friday at noon when they host Providence College in the opening round of The Ocean State Cup.
Earlier, Bryant dropped its season opener to Florida International, 2-0, Friday night. Lucas Guerriero led the Bulldogs with two shots on net.
AROUND NORTH AMERICA:
SFU - (Lucas Ferritto) The Clan played an exhibition game against Capilano Univ. on Saturday, the score and game details were unavailable. The team plays next at home against Thompson Rivers University.
INDIANA-PURDUE FORT WAYNE - (Quinn Hasenbacher) The IPFW Mastodons fell in their 2012 season opener by a 3-0 score against the Detroit Titans.
ADELPHI - (Jordan Hibbert) The Adelphi Panthers dropped their first two games of the season by 1-0 scores to Fordham and Iona over the weekend. In the loss to Fordham, Sigma grad Jordan Hibbert played 80 minutes.
MERCER - (Greg Ranjitsingh) The Mercer Bears fell to 0-2 on the season dropping two games by identical 2-1 scores to University of Alabama-Birmingham and North Carolina State. Ranjitsingh was called upon to make several saves in both contests, and his performance helped keep the Bears in the game. Mercer continues its season opening road trip when it travels to Illinois to take on the University of Nebraska-Omaha on August 31 as part of the Busey Bank Invitational. Game time is scheduled for 5:30 pm at Shea Stadium on the campus of Bradley University.
APPALACHIAN STATE - (Kristian Lee-Him) The Appalachian State University men's soccer team opened the season with a 1-0 victory over East Tennessee State Friday night at the Ted Mackorell Soccer Complex. With the victory, App State earns its first win in the regular season opener since 2009. Lee-Him came off the bench in the win. The Mountaineers next play on Thursday, Aug. 30 when they travel to UNC Asheville. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m.
QUINNIPIAC - (Brandon Goode) Quinnipiac held a very strong Boston College Eagles team before falling 2-1. With the score 2-0, Sigma FC player and Quinnipiac defender Brandon Goode made a sterling defensive play to prevent an Eagles goal. The play excited the team and they quickly counter-attacked and scored their lone goal.
EVANSVILLE - (Mark Anthony Gonzalez) The Evansville Purple Aces won their opening games 2-1 over Lipscomb and 2-0 over Belmont. Gonzalez came off the bench and saw action in both wins.
INDIANA TECH - (Reon Treavajo) Indiana Tech men's soccer team opened to a 1-0 victory over cross-town rival University of Saint Francis on Friday night at Bishop D'Arcy Stadium. Game details were not available at source.
QUEEN'S - (Irvin Mai, Michael Campea) Queen's dropped two games at the annual Old Four tournament, held in Toronto over the weekend. In the tournament opener on Saturday, Queen's was defeated 5-0 by University of Toronto. On Sunday, McGill downed the Gaels 2-1. Their regular season opens Sat. Sept. 2 against Royal Military College.
YAVAPAI CC - (Johnathan Grant) The Roughriders defeated the visiting Phoenix College Bears in their home opener Saturday night, 3-0. YC is now 23-1 all-time in home openers winning their last 17. The Roughrider kickers own a 41-0-0 overall record at the amphitheatre in Prescott Valley and currently are sitting atop the ACCAC standings with a 2-0 conference mark. Grant scored in the Roughriders 7-0 opening game win over Scottsdale Community College.
HERKIMER CC - (Jordan Stoddart) The Generals played their second hot-weather game in 24 hours on Sunday. They were less sharp than they had been on Saturday, but they got the job done with a 1-0 victory over the County College of Morris in the second overtime period. The victory gave Herkimer a 2-0 record and the championship of the annual Coliseum Soccer Club Classic tournament.
NOT IN ACTION
MCMASTER - (Nathanial Morris); next at Waterloo, vs. Waterloo, Wed. Sept. 5
CAL STATE LOS ANGELES - (Jordan Payne); next at St. George, Utah, vs. Dixie College, Thur. Aug. 30
CAL STATE STANISLAUS - (Nolan Holdridge) ; next at Fresno, Calif., vs. Fresno Pacific, Thurs. Aug. 30
SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE - (Domenic Samuel) next at Queen's N.Y., vs. Queen's, Thur. Aug. 30
ADRIAN COLLEGE - (Juan Bernal) next at Concordia, Wis. vs. Concordia, Fri. Aug. 31