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Red-hot Hamilton keeps scoring for Oral Roberts
TULSA, Okla. - It's taken a little while for Jarrett Hamilton to catch fire, but now that the senior striker at Oral Roberts has, he is providing The Golden Eagles with the offensive lift they need heading down the stretch in the Summit League.
Hamilton, a member of Sigma FC in the off-season, exploded for two second half goals, including the game winner, to lead ORU to a 3-2 win over Valparaiso Sunday at Tulsa, Okla.
The Golden Eagles (4-7-0) fell behind 2-0 early in the second half, but thanks to the senior striker, ORU captured their second road victory of the year. Hamilton's goals came in the 64th minute to cut the lead to 2-1, and then in the 85th minute, which would prove to be the game winner.
After play on Sunday, Hamilton leads the team in scoring with six goals and two assists.
The Golden Eagles return home to face Drake on October 15, at 3 p.m.
Oregon State drops two close results against Pac-12 powerhouses
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Emery Welshman extended his assist streak to four consecutive games, but No. 15 UCLA scored with less than a minute to go in the second half as the Oregon State men's soccer team lost a 2-1 heartbreaker to the Bruins on Sunday afternoon.
On Friday, the Beavers out-shot, out-chanced and largely outplayed No. 20 San Diego State, but could not convert more than once, falling to the visiting Aztecs, 3-1, in front of 581 fans at Paul Lorenz Field on Friday night.
Following the two losses, Oregon State coach Steve Simmons lamented what he considered to be missed opportunities.
"I thought it was a tough result (Sunday) because I thought we were the aggressor," Oregon State head coach Steve Simmons said. "I thought we did enough to win the game today."
Over the two games, Welshman took 11 shots on goal, by far the most of any player on the field. His two assists on the weekend moved him to the team lead in scoring. He has two goals and five assists.
Around the continent:
DAYTON, Ohio - It's been a season short of wins for the Dayton Flyers, but the team is continuing to battle through adversity. Sigma's Ryan Lyn, a freshman on the Flyers, was given the chance to start Sunday against Fordham, and the rookie gave the Flyers a boost, recording the only shot on goal in a 1-0 loss Sunday at Baujan Field.
On Friday, Dayton dropped a 2-0 decision to La Salle.
NEWTON, Mass. - Kyle Bekker and the Boston College Eagles were in action against ACC rival Wake Forest Friday. Junior Colin Murphy and freshman Diego Medina-Mendez scored goals to lead the No. 16-ranked Eagles to a 2-0 in front of almost 1,000 fans at the Newton Campus Field.
Bekker had two shots on net for BC. Next game for the Eagles is Wednesday, at home against Harvard.
PITTSBURGH - Senior forward Terry Akpua registered a goal and an assist to help lead the University of Pittsburgh men's soccer team to a 2-0 victory over Seton Hall on Saturday night at Ambrose Urbanic Field at the Petersen Sports Complex. It was a key win for Sigma's Manny Morgado, who started once again for the Panthers. The win moves Pitt to 2-1 in Big East play. Next up for the Panthers is a tough mid-week match up against West Virginia.
To see a photo gallery from the game against Seton Hall, click here
HAMDEN, Conn. - Sunday's matchup between Quinnipiac and Robert Morris marked another Sigma Alumni derby as Remere Warner (Quinnipiac) and Shane Beharry (Robert Morris) faced off. A late penalty gave Quinnipiac a 2-1 win over RMU for its third straight Northeast Conference win on Sunday afternoon with a 2-1 victory over Robert Morris.
Both Warner and Beharry started for their respective teams, with Beharry registering a shot on goal.
GARDEN CITY, N.Y. - The Adelphi Panthers split a pair of home games over the weekend, dropping a heartbreaker to Hartwick College 2-1 in a non-conference game on Friday, while coming out on the winning side of a 2-1 result over Longwood in Atlantic Soccer Conference play.
Sigma's Jordan Hibbert started against Hartwick, recording two shots at goal, but did not play on Sunday against Longwood.
FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Mercer Bears dropped a pair of tough overtime games to Atlantic Sun rivals, but showed that they would be a team to be reckoned with.
Thanks to the shot-stopping abilities of Sigma's Greg Ranjitsingh, the Bears stayed close to two top opponents dropping a 2-1 decision to No.25-ranked Florida Gulf Coast on Friday and a heart-breaking 1-0 overtime loss to Stetson on Sunday. Ranjitsingh made a career-high five saves in a losing effort on Sunday. Mercer's next game is against Central Arkansas in a non-conference match on October 15.
SMITHFIELD, R.I. - Sigma's Lucas Guerriero started both games for the Bryant Bulldogs over the weekend, but the home team fell to St. Francis and Monmouth by identical 2-0 scores. For more on how Guerriero is faring at Bryant, watch this youtube video posted on the Bryant web site.
HERKIMER, NY - The Herkimer Generals romped to a pair of lopsided wins over the weekend defeating Broome County 9-0 on Sunday, and thumping Fulton-Montgomery 8-0. With the wins, Herkimer locks up the conference title. Sigma's Jordan Stoddart scored in the game against Fulton-Montgomery. Statistics from the Broome County match were not available.
WAIPO, Hawaii - The SFU Clan men's soccer team won a wild game against a tough team last night, defeating Hawaii Pacific University by a score of 5-1. SFU is ranked third in the NCAA Division II soccer rankings, while Hawaii Pacific is ranked fifth in the West Region rankings of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America poll. With the win, SFU now sits at 11-0-0 on the year (5-0-0 in Great Northwest Athletic Conference play). Hawaii Pacific is 9-4 on the year (6-1 in conference play).
SFU is currently on a three-game Hawaiian road trip. The Clan defeated BYU-Hawaii 4-1 victory Friday. They closed out the road trip Monday against Hawaii-Hilo. Results were not readily available.
Stats on Sigma's Lucas Ferritto were not available at the source.
BOONE, N.C. - ASU capitalized on a prime opportunity to net the game's only goal, as Appalachian State men's soccer defeated defending Southern Conference champion UNCG 1-0 Saturday night at ASU soccer stadium. The win marks the Apps' eighth-straight game without a loss, the program's outright longest unbeaten streak since 1978. The Black and Gold posted a 6-0-2 record in its last eight games. Sigma's Kristian Lee-Him came off the bench for the Mountaineers and provided 15 minutes of solid play.
TURLOCK, Calif. - Nolan Holdridge and the California State-Stanislaus Warriors are on a roll winning for their third consecutive game Sunday, a thrilling double-overtime 2-1 win over UC San Diego. Earlier the Warriors downed Cal State San Bernadino 2-1 in overtime.
ARCATA, Calif. - Cal State L.A.'s men's soccer team had its best offensive showing in California Collegiete Athletic Association play Sunday and it came against a recent nemesis.
The Golden Eagles erupted for five goals and went on to beat Humboldt State, 5-1, in a conference game Sunday at College Creek Field. Sigma's Jordan Payne came off the bench and recorded an assist in the victory.
On Friday, the Golden Eagles tied Sonoma State, Payne came off the bench again and posted a team-high six shots at goal.
TORONTO - In a battle of two Sigma alumni, Ryerson Rams and Sebastian Novais edged Queen Gaels and Michael Campea 3-2 at Birchmount Stadium. The win moved the Rams into second place in the OUA with a 7-2-2 record. Queens defeated Toronto 2-0 on Saturday and are still in the OUA playoff hunt. Ryerson defeated RMC Saturday 2-0 at Lamport Stadium.
HAMILTON - A pivotal weekend for the McMaster Marauders sees the team sitting atop the OUA West division, tied with York U. On Friday, the Marauders defeated York, the defending CIS champions, 2-0 in a contest fraught with yellow cars. Mac followed up that result with a 1-1 tie with Guelph Grypons on Sunday. Statistics for Sigma's Nathanial Morris were not available, but he has appeared in all 12 games this season for the Marauders.