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NEWTON, Mass. - Kyle Bekker and the Boston College Eagles are finding themselves in many close contests this season and the past weekend was no exception. After fighting Clemson to a 0-0 overtime draw on Friday, the Eagles fell 1-0 to Brown after conceding a late 87th minute goal. Bekker had two shots on goal against Brown. It doesn't get any easier for the Eagles as they head to Duke for a key ACC matchup on Friday.
CORVALLIS, Ore. - The Oregon State men's soccer team lost its first home game of the season Sunday against the Cal Golden Bears, 3-1. The Beavers (6-5-2, 1-3-1) got off to an excellent start but couldn't convert on some opportunities throughout the match to keep up with Cal. The Beavers are now 4-1-1 at Lorenz Field. Emery Welshman continued his scoring terror with his eighth goal of the season in the 11th minute. He was able to control a loose ball and beat Bear keeper Kevin Peach to the left to make it 1-0.
Welshman is in the midst of an outstanding season. He leads the Pac-12 in four offensive categories (Goals, Goals per game, Points and Points per game). Interestingly while he leads the Pac-12 Conference in scoring with 8 goals and 19 points, he is only fourth in the conference in shots on goal. Edmonton's Jordan Ongaro of San Diego State is second in scoring.
BURNABY, B.C. - Lucas Ferritto and Simon Fraser's men's soccer team are on a roll. Since squeaking out a 3-2 overtime win Sept. 22 at the University of Mary in a game which at the time was for first place, the Clan has outscored five different opponents by a combined margin of 24-2 and have moved into the No. 3 ranking in the latest National Collegiate Soccer Coaches poll for the NCAA Div. II. Last weekend, SFU registered 5-0 and 6-0 home wins against U-Mary and Sioux Falls extending the Clan's win streak to seven games.
PEORIA, Ill. - The University of Evansville men's soccer team could not overcome an early two-goal deficit and dropped its first Missouri Valley Conference decision of the year, as the Purple Aces fell 2-0 to Bradley Saturday night in Peoria, Ill. Mark Anthony Gonzalez started and posted three shots on goal in an offensive game that saw a total of 38 shots
HAMILTON, Ont. - Nathanial Morris and the McMaster Marauders are on a collision course with No.1-ranked York Lions in OUA play this season. After dispatching the UOIT Ridgebacks 2-0 on Sunday, the Marauders set up a Wednesday clash with the No.1 team in the country, the York Lions,
Morris has figured prominently in the season for McMaster, recording one goal. The team's record now stands at 11-1-1 with the 2-0 win on Sunday, and they will hope to maintain their second place standings or move into first in the OUA West with just three games left.
SMITHFIELD, RI - Bryant Bulldogs split a pair of weekend games with Sigma grads playing huge roles. On Friday against Long Island-Brooklyn, Matt Guerriero scored on a magnificent 50-plus yard run and added an assist leading Bryant to a 4-1 win. On Sunday, Bryant fell 2-0 to Quinnipiac thanks in large part to the stellar defensive play of Quinnipiac and Sigma defender Brandon Goode.
Check out photos here: http://www.bryantbulldogs.com/sports/msoc/2012-13/photos/0002/index
Watch Guerriero's goal here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moohL_OHlU4
CINCINNATI - The University of Dayton men's soccer team came from behind to tie the No. 13 Xavier Musketeers 2-2 on Friday at XU Soccer Complex. Dayton scored two goals in less than a minute in the second half to come back from a two goal deficit. Sigma's Ryan Lyn was not in the lineup.
GARDEN CITY, N.J -
- Army scored the game winner as time expired to steal a 2-1 win over Adelphi. With the loss, Adelphi drops to 1-11 while Army moves to 3-7-1. Sigma's Jordan Hibbert continued to be a strength during the Panthers tough season, starting and playing 90 minutes.
TAMPA, Fla. - The Mercer men's soccer teams' four-game winning streak came to an end after a 1-0 loss at No. 17 South Florida on Wednesday evening at Corbett Soccer Stadium. After USF (7-2-4) controlled possession and tempo throughout most the first half, Mercer (8-4-1) regrouped at halftime and nearly netted an equalizer several times in the second half before time ran out. The first real chance of the game for either side came for South Florida in the 11th minute. Sophomore Roberto Alterio received a chip pass on the left side of the box and ripped a shot that was turned away by Mercer goalkeeper Greg Ranjitsingh to keep the game scoreless.
BOONE, N.C. - Kristian Lee-Him came off the bench for the Appalachian State Mountaineers in their 1-0 win over Belmont on Tuesday night at the Ted Mackorell Soccer Complex. With the victory, the Apps move to 5-6-3 on the season, while the Bruins drop to 5-8-2.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. - The IPFW Mastodons won their second straight contest of the 2012 season, topping the Falcons of Bowling Green by a 2-1 score on Tuesday evening. The Mastodons improve to 2-12-1, while the Falcons fall to 5-7-2. Quinn Hasenbacher did not play.
LOS ANGELES - Cal State L.A.'s men's soccer team was fit to be tied Sunday after having to settle for a 1-1 draw with California Collegiate Athletic Associaiton South Division opponent Cal State San Bernardino. Sigma's Jordan Payne saw action off the bench for the Golden Eagles.
MANCHESTER, N.H. - No. 15 Southern New Hampshire University scored three second half goals en route to a 3-0 win over seventh-ranked UMass Lowell in Northeast-10 men's soccer in front of 1,033 at Larkin Field Wednesday evening. The Penmen improved to 12-2 and 8-2 in the NE-10, while the River Hawks suffered their first league loss of the season and fell to 11-2-1 and 10-1 in NE-10 action. With the score 1-0 for SNH in the first half, Domenic Samuel got a shot off that was saved by the UMass-Lowell keeper. Samuel started and played the whole game for the Penmen.
TURLOCK, Calif. - Cal State Stanislaus accomplished a feat for the first time since 2006 with Sunday's 2-1 win over Cal Poly Pomona at Warrior Stadium, winning their fourth consecutive game in California Collegiate Athletic Association. Nolan Holdridge played in both weekend games, that included a 1-0 win over San Francisco State. The Warriors win their fourth straight match to improve to 8-2-2 overall and 6-2-2 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Reon Treavajo got the start as the Indiana Tech men's soccer team exploded for five goals on a wet and rainy Saturday afternoon, as the Warriors rolled past Concordia University 5-1. Five different players scored as Tech had its biggest offensive output of the season to push its record to 7-4-2 on the year and 3-1-2 in the WHAC.
ANGOLA, Ind. - The Adrian College men's soccer team (5-11, 3-7) dropped their sixth one-goal game of the season Tuesday afternoon. This time it was to Trine University, 1-0, in Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association play. The Bulldogs have now played four consecutive 1-0 games, coming up victorious in two of those. Juan Bernal did not play.
KINGSTON, Ont. - The Queen's Gaels men's soccer team won 4-1 against Laurentian Voyageurs after a slow start at their rainy away game on Sunday, October 14. The Gaels went into halftime tied 1-1 but put three more into the net by the end of the game.
PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. - The No.2 ranked Yavapai Roughriders captured their 23rd ACCAC crown since the program's inception in 1989 with 2-1 double overtime victory over Pima Community College Saturday night in Prescott Valley. Yavapai is now 19-1-0 overall and 18-1-0 in league play. Pima falls to 11-5-2. Jonathan Grant recorded an assist on the wining goal.
BATAVIA, NY - Two Division III giants played their much-anticipated match on Tuesday evening. Host team Genesee was ranked No.2 in the nation. The visiting Generals were ranked No.1. Both teams had identical 14-1 records. For both squads it was the biggest game of the season so far. Herkimer took an early lead when Jordan Stoddart converted a penalty shot. Genesee fought back and tied the game 10 minutes into the second half. Then the two teams battled on even terms until the Cougars headed in a corner kick with five minutes left in regulation play. The hosts held onto their lead and earned a 2-1 victory.