No. 16 Salisbury upsets No. 2 York, Oberlin downs No. 9 DePauw
By Jim Naprstek, D3sports.com
|Senior Adam Quigley scored
the final goal in Salisbury's upset win over
Three upsets of Top 10 men's teams marked an exciting Saturday on the pitch. York (Pa.), DePauw, and Dickinson all fell in tough battles that belie the growing parity in the DIII landscape.
The second ranked York Spartans fell 3-1 at the hands of No. 16 Salisbury. The Sea Gulls tallied three unanswered goals in the second half to complete the upset. Spartan junior Tobi Iguade grabbed the lead in the first half, but junior Tanner East knotted things up off a blocked shot in the 52’. Just six minutes later, the Sea Gulls found the go-ahead goal with the feet of senior Elliot Crompton, followed by a converted PK by senior Adam Quigley. Both teams end the day at 13-2-0.
At No. 9, DePauw continued to fall, dropping a 1-nil decision to Oberlin in NCAC play. The Tigers only managed to put one shot on frame, which was saved by senior Brandt Rentel. The loss is DePauw’s second in conference play.
Swarthmore played spoilers over No. 10 Dickinson, defeating the Red Devils 2-1. Dickinson tallied first thanks to the foot of senior Derek Kachadurian in the 3’, but Swarthmore would equalize in the 23’ and find the game-winning goal in the 72’.
No. 3 Messiah made quick work of Stevenson, scoring twice in the first half, and three times in the second, to win 5-nil. Senior Joshua Wood scored his 14th and 15th goals, and junior Jeremy Payne added three assists. Junior Mike Kovach had a four point day, scoring a goal and adding two assists.
|Gustavus coach Mike Middleton
won his 200th match on Saturday.
At Gustavus Adolphus, coach Mike Middleton won his 200th match as the Gusties defeated Macalester 2-0, improving to 10-2-1 and 6-0-0 in the MIAC.
The Scarlet Raptors of Rutgers-Camden defended their No. 4 ranking with a 3-1 win over William Paterson. Sophomore Mike Ryan scored to open the match (20’) and added an insurance goal late (65’). Rutgers-Camden moves to 14-0-2 on the year.
At No. 5, Amherst had a hard fought matched with Wesleyan, coming out on top 1-nil. In the 14’, sophomore Greg Singer sent his shot to the far right corner for the winner. The Lord Jeffs improve to 10-0-2 in 2013.
No. 6 Stevens Institute of Technology were 3-0 winners over Elmira in Empire 8 play. An early goal by senior Stephen Dunbar (12’) would prove to be enough, although the Ducks added insurance tallies in the 78’ and 80’ from the feet of sophomore Carson Pryor and senior Curtis Steyck.
In Iowa Conference play, the Duhawks blanked Luther College 3-0. Senior Kevin Cavers put the Duhawks on the board in the first half (34’), and would be later joined on the scoresheet by juniors Mike Pizzello (46’) and Tom Fluegel (65’). The Norse could only muster one shot on goal compared to the seven from Loras. The Duhawks move to 13-1-2 on the year.
The No. 8 Red Hawks of Montclair State won in deciding fashion over New Jersey City, 4-1. Less than three minutes into the match, Montclair State had already scored twice. Once by sophomore Lucas Terci (2’) and once by sophomore Trey Leggett (3’). From that point on, they never looked back. Goals in the 41’ and 66’ would sandwich the lone tally by New Jersey City in the 57’.