LeTourneau over No. 13 UMHB; No. 15 Stevens wins
Friday starts another busy weekend on the pitch, and a weekend that features the beginning of conference play. However, there were still a few matches featuring inter-regional play, especially in Colorado Springs.
Colorado College alum and soccer star Arron Lujan is in his third year at Carnegie Mellon and has put together an impressive 31-6-2 record. His record as a collegiate player is no less impressive. On Friday, coach Lujan and his No. 3 Tartans returned to his alma mater to face the CC Tigers, and came away with a 3-1 victory. With the win, the Tartans remain perfect at 6-0. In the match, freshman Joey Paladino scored the game winner, his fourth of the year, in the 29th minute. The Tartans will face No. 19 Wheaton (Ill.) on Saturday, while the Tigers await a match with Wheaton on Monday.
In women's action, No. 4 William Smith hosted No. 16 Wheaton (Ill.) and fell 1-0 in a close match. Senior Brittany Bergh scored in the 63rd minute for the game winner. Wheaton improves to 5-2 and will face Rochester on Saturday, while William Smith will host No. 11 Williams.
In other women's action, No. 17 Trinity blanked UC-Santa Cruz 5-0, No. 20 Amherst was a 2-1 winner over Tufts, and Vasser edged past NYU 2-1.
In Texas, men's No. 13 Mary Hardon-Baylor was upset in double overtime by LeTourneau University 3-2, in match that featured the end of a three match shutout streak and a red card in the first minute of play. UMHB had not allowed a goal yet this season, and found themselves down a man after an ejection 26 seconds in to the match. After a pair of early goals, UMHB fell behind 2-1 when Trey McLaughlin scored for LeTourneau, but in the 83rd minute, Vincent Morales scored the equalizer for the Cru. Dillon Holt scored the winner in the 109th minute, giving LeTourneau the win and a 4-3 record. UMHB falls to 3-1.
No. 12 Stevens Institute improved to 5-0-1 with a 1-0 victory over No. 9 York College (Pa.). Senior Nolan Sandberg scored his third game winning goal of the season in the 63rd minute. Stevens has not allowed a goal yet this season, playing six shutout matches to start 2010.
No. 20 Ohio Wesleyan handed No. 16 DePauw their first loss of the season in a 1-0 overtime win in Greencastle. Freshman Jon Stegner scored the crucial goal in the 98th minute, the first goal allowed by Depauw this season. Stegner was assisted by junior Travis Wall. The Bishops improve to 4-1, while DePauw slips to 4-1.
Elsewhere, Medaille College was a 4-2 winner over Medgar Evers, improving to 5-2-1, and Centre defeated Mt. St. Joseph 3-1.Permalink | Sep 18, 2010