Picture of the week:
Welshman rounding into form for Oregon State
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Emery Welshman scored his first regular season goal for Oregon State as the Beavers recorded their first win of the season with a 4-3 decision over Sacramento State.
Welshman, a transfer from Siena College, also added an assist. Oregon State pushed its record to 1-3-1 with the victory.
"I am very pleased with Emery breaking through on the stats sheet," said head coach Steve Simmons. "He's so close to getting in stride. Something with strikers, they need to that bit of confidence from seeing the ball go in into the back of the net."
Simmons credited Welshman's movement off the ball as key in OSU's first goal of the game.
"He was creating chances for others by his runs," said Simmons. "In soccer, there are so many things that go on indirectly that are so vital. As much as strikers want the ball at their feet, they are just as important creating chances for others. And Emery did that. And he was able to get on the score sheet and get an assist." Simmons was pleased that Welshman is starting to round into form. The coach said the Sigma grad was slightly off during a loss to NCAA powerhouses North Carolina and Wake Forest.
"It is not a surprise to me. Guys like Emery have to see it, they have to taste it, and once they do they are in the right direction in terms of momentum, and I am happy for Emery."
The four goals for Oregon State were the most since a 4-1 win over CSU Bakersfield on Sept. 6, 2009.
Oregon State will wrap up its long road trip with a game at Gonzaga next Saturday at 1 p.m. before coming back to Corvallis to host the Hensor/Zaher Nike Classic the weekend of Sept. 23-25.
Boston College suffers setback against No. 2 Maryland
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Kyle Bekker and the Boston College Eagles came down to earth after opening the season with four straight wins with a 4-0 defeat at the hands of Maryland at College Park on Sunday.
The Eagles were ranked No. 8 in the NCAA heading into the contest. Bekker, the team's second leading scorer was held off the score sheet but did register one of the team's four shots on net.
Morgado sets up Pitt's only goal of the Pitt/Nike Invitational
PITTSBURGH - The University of Pittsburgh men's soccer team dropped two games over the weekend, 2-1 to Air Force and 1-0 to Bowling Green at Ambrose Urbanic Field at the Petersen Sports Complex as the team took part in the Pitt/Nike Invitational.
Manny Morgado set up Pitt's first goal against Air Force, launching a free-kick towards the penalty box that eammate Robert Iledare headed into the goal.
The Panthers are back in action on Friday, Sept. 16, entertaining cross-town rival Duquesne.
Around the continent:
Kingston, Ont - Queen's University, with Sigma's Michael Campea on the roster, rode back to back goals in the 41st and 43rd minutes to pace the Gaels (2-0-0) for a 3-0 victory over the Trent Excalibur (1-2-1) Sunday at Richardson Stadium.
Hamilton - Sigma's Nathanial Morris has appeared in all three games this season for the McMaster Marauders. Mac sits at 1-1-1 early in Ontario University Athletics play. On Sunday, McMaster dropped a close 1-0 decision to OUA power York Lions.
Lacey, WA - Simon Fraser Clan with Sigma grad Lucas Ferritto held off a tough challenge from one of top teams in the NCAA Div. II for a 1-0 win over Grand Canyon University Antelopes. SFU remains undefeated with a 3-0 record while GCU falls to 2-1 on the season.
Davidson, N.C. - ASU's Costin Gregory scored the game-winner on his first career goal as Appalachian State men's soccer picked up a 2-0 victory over Detroit at the Davidson College adidas Classic on Sunday. With the win, the Mountaineers level out to 2-2-1 on the year, while the Titans slip to 3-2-0. Sigma's Kristian Lee-Him started and played 64 minutes for the Mountaineers.
Poughkeepsie, N.Y. - Adelphi dropped a 3-1 decision to Marist in a non-conference match. Jordan Hibbert started for Adelphi in the loss. The team's game scheduled for Syracuse was postponed due to bad weather.
Dayton, Ohio - The University of Dayton men's soccer team (1-4) lost 2-1 to the Western Illinois Leathernecks (2-3-1) on Sunday in the final match of the Dayton Marriott Classic. Sigma's Ryan Lyn started on the bench, but took the field in the second half.
New Haven, Conn. - The Quinnipiac men's soccer team lost a close 3-2 contest to cross-town rival Yale. The winning goal came in the 88th minute. Sigma's Remere Warner started and played 84 minutes for Quinnipiac. The Bobcats' record fell to 0-3 on the season. Yale improves to 2-1 with the win.
MACON, Ga. - An undermanned Mercer men's soccer team fell to No. 12 Univ. of Central Florida 5-2 on Sunday afternoon at Bear Field. Sigma's Greg Ranjitsingh was in goal for Mercer. Earlier in the weekend, the Bears faced rival Georgia State and fell 2-1. Ranjitsingh was busy, facing 16 shots in the contest. In the first half, he corralled a shot in the 40th minute to preserve a 1-0 in favour of the visitors going into intermission.
Lawrenceville, N.J. - The Bryant University men's soccer team drew 1-1 Sunday afternoon against Rider University. Freshman Lucas Guerriero played 36 minutes in the contest and got off one shot on goal.
Turlock ,Calif. - In the conference opener for both teams, the Cal State Stanislaus men's soccer blasted Humboldt State, 5-0, Friday night in front of 1,037 fans at Warrior Stadium. Sigma's Nolan Holdridge came off the bench to provide 23 strong minutes for the Warriors in the match. On Sunday, the Warriors dropped a 2-0 decision to 14th ranked Chico State. Holdridge started the game for the Warriors.
Los Angeles - The Golden Eagles of Cal State Los Angeles recorded a win and tie in weekend matches with UC San Diego State and CS Dominguez Hills over the weekend. Sigma's Jordan Payne came off the bench to record one shot on net in the win over UC San Diego.
Tulsa, Okla. - The Golden Eagles struggles this season continued with a 6-1 loss to UAB in Tulsa. The Golden Eagles (1-3) have now allowed 12 goals in their first four games, 11 of those coming in losses. Stats for Sigma's Jarrett Hamilton were unavailable.