Hobart falls, Williams squeezes by Wesleyan in an overtime thriller
Over 100 matches were played on Saturday in Division 3 soccer and there were no lack of surprises in the tournament results and other non-confence matches. With Brockport's win, they guaranteed that there will be a new No. 1 in next week's D3soccer.com Top 25 poll, and we will also see a few teams climb the rankings ladder with wins thus weekend.
Coming off a very strong first weekend, No. 1 Hobart fell 1-0 to SUNY Brockport for their first loss of the season. In the tightly fought match, Brockport held a slight edge in shots, 14-11, but Senior Mike Breman scored the decisive goal off a free kick in the ninth minute of play for the visiting Golden Eagles, who move to 4-0-1 on the season. Hobart falls to 3-1 and will face St. John Fisher in the coming week.
No. 16 Stevens Institute of Technology blanked North Carolina Wesleyan College 2-0 to win the Stevens College Cup. Sophomore Zach Adler had the game winner for the Ducks, who improve to 3-0-1. William Paterson University edged by Arcadia University 2-1 in double overtime (2-1) in the other Saturday game.
NESCAC action kicked off on Saturday with No. 10 Williams pushing past No. 20 Wesleyan 2-1 in overtime. Kiel Bonhomme scored the final goal off a corner kick with 6 seconds left in the second overtime period. Williams, coming off a Final Four run in 2009, starts their season at 1-0, while Wesleyan, who outshot Williams 20-16, drops to l0-1.
No. 18 Salisbury University notched a 1-0 victory over Methodist University on the first day of the 2010 St. Mary's (Md.) College Classic. Senior Mike Napolitano scored the winning goal in the ninth minute, his third of the season. The Sea Gulls improve to 4-0-1 and will wrap up play in the St. Mary's College Classic with a 2:30 p.m. game against Greensboro College on Sunday. Host St. Mary's opened up the tournament with a 1-1 draw against Greensboro College. Junior Mark Jaskolski grabbed the game saving goal for the Seahawks in the 51st minute of play.
No. 24 Ohio Wesleyan shut out Adrian 5-0 in the final match of the adidas®-Fred Myers Invitational. Senior Tyler Wall scored twice for the Bishops, who outshot Adrian 21-6 and improve to 2-1 on the season.
Sunday's wrap up of mens and women's action will follow this evening. Week two of the D3soccer.com Top 25 Poll will be released on Tuesday morning.