It may be unprecedented in Canadian soccer history. Four members of the Sigma FC scored goals for their teams in the same weekend, with three of the goals being game winning strikes.
Cyle Larin headed home a cross from Sigma FC teammate Kwame Awuah to give Connecticut Huskies a 1-0 win over St. Francis in their season opener. For his effort, Larin was awarded the American Athletic Conference Rookie of the Week.
At Penn State, Mark Wadid was on target, scoring in the Nittany Lions' 1-0 win over Radford. Meanwhile, Fordham Rams were in Blacksburg, Virginia to face Virginia Tech, and Jon Agostino struck first for the Rams as the visitors registered a 2-1 win over the ACC school.
As Canadian soccer blogger Dave Rowan of Walking The Red blog tweeted, "I don't think there is another Canadian club that can come close to rivaling the quality that Sigma have in their 2013 class."
Around the continent:
Evansville Univ. (Mark Anthony Gonzalez) - The Purple Aces were in Peoria, Ill. for a preseason tournament and ended up playing a whole lot of extra time. The Aces played Massachusetts to a 0-0 draw after 120 minutes of play. In the second game, they dropped a 2-1 double OT decision to New Hampshire. Mark Anthony Gonzalez started both matches and registers one shot against Mass, and two against New Hampshire.
Boston College (Giuliano Frano) - Boston College travelled to rival Boston U. for their traditional start to the season, and the Eagles defeated Boston U 2-1. Giuliano Frano was in the starting lineup for BC and registered a shot on goal in playing the full 90 minutes.
The Eagles followed up that result with a 2-2 draw at home against Quinnipiac, a game that featured a showdown between club teammates Frano and Brandon Goode. Quinnipiac got off to a quick 2-0 lead then held on during a furious BC rally that saw the Eagles out shoot the Bobcats 17-6.
Bryant Univ. (Lucas Guerriero) - Bryant Univ. split a pair of weekend games, routing Lehigh 3-0 and dropping a close 2-1 decision to Lafayette. Lucas Guerriero started both games and registered three shots in the win.
Buffalo Univ. (Kristian Lee-Him) - Buffalo opened their weekend with a 3-1 loss to St. Bonaventure and a 1-1 double OT tie with Vermont in their home opener. Kristian Lee-Him started both games and narrowly missed winning the game game in overtime, with is shot going just wide.
Univ. of Dayton (Ryan Lyn) - Dayton opened their season with a 4-2 win over IPFW.
Quinnipiac Univ. (Brandon Goode) - Quinnipiac dropped a 3-2 decision to Providence College in their season opener. Brandon Goode started on defence for Quinnipiac. Goode starred again in the squad's 2-2 double OT draw with Boston College.
Mercer Bears (Greg Ranjitsingh) - Mercer travelled to Clemson for their season opener, and fell 2-0 to the Tigers. Greg Ranjitsingh made two saves in the contest and played the full 90 minutes.
Simon Fraser (Lucas Ferritto) - It was billed as the marquee matchup of the B.C. collegiate soccer season and it was only a friendly. The defending CIS champion UBC Thunderbirds visited the No. 3 ranked NCAA Div. II SFU Clan. UBC came out on top 3-0, handing the Clan a bitter defeat.
Roanoke College (Aidan Nagy and Oresis Ilias) - Roanoke Maroons won two close contests in their season opening Roanoke Invitational tournament, defeating Averett Univ. of Virgina 1-0 and Richard Stockton of New Jersey 2-1 in OT. Aidan Nagy started both games at left back, while Oresis Ilias was early in off the bench as forward. Ilias recorded a shot on net in Friday's 1-0 win.
Not in action:
Quit a few schools being league play next week including Southern Connecticut (Christian Samaniego, David Igreja), Adelphi (Jordan Hibbert), Southern New Hampshire (Domenic Samuel), Tiffin (Paulo Farais), Philadelphia (Jordan Lynch).