Wednesday: Capital men surprise No. 11 Ohio Northern 2-0
By Jim Naprstek, d3sports.com
|Sophomore Josh Spaw scored
the game winner for Capital on Wednesday.
Capital athletics photo
Rutgers-Camden, this week’s No. 3, experienced a scare Wednesday night, edging NJAC foe Richard Stockton 2-1 in overtime. Junior Eric Cutry scored first for the Scarlet Raptors in the 44’, but in the 83', Stockton forced overtime. Early in the first overtime period, senior Mitch Grotti stepped up to the penalty spot and sent home the winner, keeping Rutgers-Camden undefeated on the year.
The Ducks of Stevens Institute of Technology would ride a 44’ goal from Zeke Hemme to victory, defeating Swarthmore 1-nil. At No. 8, Stevens moves to 9-1-1 overall.
Following last Saturday’s loss to Wartburg College, the No. 10 Duhawks took out their frustrations on St. Mary’s, winning 5-nil. Senior Kevin Cavers had himself a three point night, scoring the game-winning goal in the 22’, and adding an assist in the 62’.
The lone upset on the men’s side Wednesday night came in Ada, Ohio, where Capital shocked No. 11 Ohio Northern 2-nil. After a scoreless first half, sophomore Josh Spaw headed in a corner in the 52’ to put the Crusaders out in front. An insurance goal was added in the 78’ by senior Nick Eley to secure the upset. The Polar Bears fall to 9-3 overall with the loss.
No. 17 Oshkosh cruised to a 7-1 victory over Lakeland College. The Titans scored three times in the first half and four times in the second to move to 9-0-4 on the year. Junior Kirby Allen (30’, 36’, 40’, 72’) scored a career high four times in the win for Oshkosh.
In a battle of New York City programs, Baruch came back from a first half deficit to score twice in the second half, defeating Lehman 2-1. Edward Humphreys found the equalizer in the 67’ and pushed the Bearcats to victory in the 87’.
The Sea Gulls of Salisbury defeated Mary Washington 2-nil on Wednesday. Junior Tanner East scored in the 57’ and senior Trevor Sharpe in the 85’ for the Sea Gulls. Both goals were assisted by senior Jake Perry. No. 20 Salisbury improves to 10-2 in 2013.
At No. 22, Roanoke collected their ninth win of the year with a 2-nil victory over Bridgewater College. Senior Mark Strelow netted the game-winner in the 42’ on an assist from freshman Marc Dinkel. Then in the 65’, Dinkel added an insurance goal by way of a penalty to seal the win for the Maroons.
No. 23 Franklin & Marshall handed DeSales a 3-0 loss to improve to 9-2-1 overall. Derek Pawlush opened the scoring in the 48’, and was joined by Ben Beaver in the 65’ and Connor Finn in the 71’.
Randolph remained undefeated on the year with their 3-1 victory over Hampden-Sydney. After falling behind 1-nil, Hampden-Sydney goalkeeper freshman Cameron McFarlane was shown a red card in the 50’, which led to a free kick goal by senior Corey Sindle. The Tigers spoiled the clean sheet in the 85’ with a curled corner kick goal by sophomore Leo Kowalski.