Wednesday review: Lynchburg men upset No. 15 Randolph
By Jim Naprstek, d3sports.com
|Sophomore Tim Clancy scored
for Lynchburg in their win over Randolph.
After falling from No. 2, York returned to action on Wednesday, defeating Penn-State Harrisburg 1-nil. Sophomore Greg Bechard scored the game-winning goal in the 58’, taking a shot from distance that deflected off the left post. York improves to 14-2 and 6-1 in the Capital Athletic Conference.
Salisbury remained unbeaten in the CAC with their 3-1 win over Christopher Newport. Senior Larry Cornish and junior Benjamin Aryeetey scored in the first half and would be later joined in the 62’ by senior Elliott Crompton. The Captains scored their lone goal of the night in the 55’ by freshman Jimmy Grace.
Lynchburg pulled the upset on No. 15 Randolph, defeating the WildCats 3-2. It would be three first half goals that put Randolph on their heels. Tim Clancy (16’), Luke Moore (19’) and Chaz Ashton (37’) all scored for the Hornets to establish the first half lead. A goal in the 66’ by Troy Journey would cut the deficit to one, but that’s as close as Randolph would get.
Two first half goals from sophomore Patrick Nelson (29’) and freshman Michael Brazinski (44’) would give Augustana the halftime lead over No. 15 Wheaton. But it would be the four unanswered goals in the second half that would carry the Thunder to the 5-2 win. Sophomores Stephen Golz (51’, 68’) and Marshall Hollingsworth (56’, 68’) would each score twice with Golz adding an assist on Hollingsworth’s second goal.
No. 17 Dickinson avoided disappointment with their 1-nil victory over Muhlenberg. A goal in the 86’ by senior Derek Kachadurian would be the sole score for either team. Junior goalkeeper Reed Milbrath made 11 saves to earn the shutout.
In Ada, Ohio, Heidelberg and Ohio Northern held a gunslinging shootout, with nine combined goals scored. With a 2-nil lead at half, thanks to sophomores Chris Koczak (24’) and Andy Lacefield (32’), the Student Princes would concede four second-half goals to the Polar Bears. Senior Stephen Perkins (56’, 84’, 95’) completed the hat-trick in overtime to move Ohio Northern to 13-3 overall and 5-1 in the OAC.
The Ephs of Williams were shocked in overtime by Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute, losing 3-2. The Engineers opened the scoring just nine minutes in courtesy of senior Alex Dotseth. Williams would equalize late in the half on a goal from freshman Brandon Dory (39’). The two squads would tally in the second half, but it would be sophomore Vince Bennett’s goal in the 94’ that powered RPI to victory.
No. 24 Gordon improved to 15-1 with their 1-nil victory over the University of New England. A 73’ goal from junior Andy Guthrie would prove to be enough as freshman Josh Spoonhour made two saves to preserve the clean sheet.
Newcomers to the Top 25, Wartburg would utilize two second half goals to move past UW-Platteville. Sophomore Chris Nothnick would score the game-winner in the 53’, while junior Zach Smith added the insurance mark in the 64’. Senior Cade Shatzer was only tested once, making the save to earn the shutout.