Picture of the week:
Oregon State knocks off nationally-ranked Washington
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Sigma's Emery Welshman scored once and assisted on Mike Reckmeyer's marker as Oregon State defeated No. 22 Washington 2-1 Friday in a Pac-12 men's soccer match at Paul Lorenz Field.
Reckmeyer scored in the 30th minute for the Beavers on a pass from Welshman, who added his goal in the 43rd on an assist from Khiry Shelton.
"The goals we got was what we expected when we recruited these guys," said coach Steve Simmons. "That second goal, it was all Emery and Khiry, that was why we expect from them."
"I knew it was going to be this type of game, when you play Washington it is a Northwest Derby, they are going to have their chances, and we are going to have our chances, we want to make the least amount of mistakes," said Simmons.
"We are thrilled, because this is the team that we are now seeing the team we know we could be all season."
Read the full game story here (with quotes from Emery)
Bekker scores in Boston College loss to NC State
RALEIGH, N.C. - The pre-game notes had a section entitled 'Bend it Like Bekker, and the Sigma product did just that when he scored on a free-kick from 30 yards out in the 29th minute against conference rivals NC State. At the time, the set-piece goal tied the contest at 1-1. The home team scored the game-winner in the 87th minute against the No.13 ranked Eagles. It was Bekker's fifth goal of the season.
Heading into Friday's game, Bekker ranked sixth in the ACC in shots (31) and fifth in assists (4). He also ranked 23rd in the country in assists.
Jacksonville ends Ranjitsingh's shutout streak
MACON, Ga. - The Mercer men's soccer team's four-match winning streak came to an end on Sunday evening after the Jacksonville Dolphins left Bear Field with a hotly contested 2-1 Atlantic Sun Conference victory.
The loss marked the end of another streak as Sigma's Greg Ranjitsingh saw his consecutive shutout streak snapped at 371 minutes. The freshman netminder had posted three-straight shutouts coming into Sunday night's game.
Mercer (5-4-1, 1-1-0 A-Sun) was outshot by Jacksonville (4-5-1, 1-0-0 A-Sun) 14-12, but did hold a 5-1 edge in corner kicks in a game that was very physical and featured a combined nine yellow cards between the two squads.
Around the continent:
TULSA, Okla. - Two first half goals by senior Jarrett Hamilton, propelled the Golden Eagles past Nebraska-Omaha 4-0. The Golden Eagles (3-6-0) outshot UNO 20-8. The first half belonged to Sigma's Hamilton, who scored in the 20th and 30th minute.
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PITTSBURGH - Pitt Panthers recorded a key 2-1 double-overtime win over Syracuse in Big East play on Saturday. The win evened Pitt's conference record at 1-1. Sigma's Manny Morgado started in the midfield for Pitt as he continues to carve out his role with the team.
NEWARK, N.J. - The Quinnipiac men's soccer team fell to non-conference opponent NJIT, 2-1, in overtime on Sunday afternoon at Lubetkin Field at J. Malcolm Simon Stadium. The Bobcats saw their record fall to 3-4. Sigma's Remere Warner started for the Bobcats.
HAMDEN, Conn. - On Friday, Quinnipiac registered their first Northeast Conference win of the season with a 2-1 victory over Bryant Bulldogs in a matchup featuring Sigma's Lucas Guerriero. Unfortunately the Sigma alumni did not face each other on the pitch as Quinnipiac's Warner did not dress for the match. Guerriero started for Bryant and recorded one shot on net.
MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa - Robert Morris University men's soccer team continues to look for its first Northeast Conference win of the season following a 2-1 setback against Fairleigh Dickinson Sunday afternoon. RMU slips to 4-4-1 overall and 0-2 in the league while the Knights improve to 6-2-1 and 2-0 in conference. Sigma's Shane Beharry started and played most of the game for RMU.
On Friday, RMU lost their conference opener, 1-0 to Sacred Heart. Beharry started before being replaced in the 20th minute. He came back on in the second half, before ending his day at the 60th minute.
Houston, TX - Adelphi men's soccer team took on the Huskies of Houston Baptist University in their first Atlantic Soccer Conference contest of the season Saturday. Adelphi managed to score the winning goal by scoring the winner with 22 seconds remaining in a 2-1 win. With the win, Adelphi moves to 3-4-1, 1-0 ASC while HBU drops to 0-9-1, 0-1 ASC. Sigma's Jordan Hibbert started and played the full game for Adelphi.
Earlier in the week, Adelphi drew Rutgers 3-3 at Piscataway, N.J. in a game that saw several lead changes. Hibbert played the full game for the Panthers.
ELON, N.C. - Appalachian State men's soccer won their Southern Conference opener on Saturday, 2-1 over Elon. Sigma's Kristian Lee-Him did not get on the field for the game but figured in ASU's 1-1 tie with University of North Carolina-Asheville earlier in the week.
BOONE, N.C. - ASU's Ryan Lavigne notched his third goal of the season but the Mountaineers surrendered a second-half goal, as Appalachian men's soccer tied visiting UNC Asheville, 1-1, in front of a record crowd Tuesday night at ASU Soccer Stadium. Appalachian's record stands at 4-2-2, while UNC Asheville moves to 1-5-2 (0-1 Big South). played 28 minutes for the Mountaineers.
DAYTON, Ohio - The University of Dayton men's soccer team (1-9) was defeated 1-0 in overtime by the SIUE Cougars (6-2-2) at Baujan Field on Saturday. Sigma's Ryan Lyn, a freshman, did not play.
BROOKLYN, N.Y. - Bryant University men's soccer team fell 4-3 to conference rival Long Island University Sunday at LIU Field in Brooklyn. Sigma's Lucas Guerriero started for the Bulldogs.
HERKIMER, NY - The undefeated Generals hosted a very tough opponent on Saturday afternoon but the home team proved to be the stronger side. Herkimer's men earned their first-ever win over Division-I Mercer CCC 3-0. On Wednesday, Herkimer faced conference rival Mohawk Valley and prevailed 2-0.
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KINGSTON, Ont. The Queen's Gaels split two games this past week, defeating Royal Military College 2-0 on Thursday and dropping a 4-2 decision on Saturday to the No. 7 Carleton Ravens. Individual game stats were unavailable at the source. Sigma's Michael Campea is in his first year with the Gaels.
BURNABY, BC - Simon Fraser increased their undefeated run to start the season to 9-0-0 after a pair of wins against NCAA Div. II rivals. SFU downed St. Martin's 5-0 on Sept. 27, then followed that up with a bitter 4-3 win over Seattle Pacific University. Sigma's Lucas Ferritto was held off the scoresheet but he did manage several shots on goal against St. Martins.
SFU is currently ranked 5th in the NCAA Div. II coaches poll. The team now travels to Hawaii for three division games.
TURLOCK - Cal State Stanislaus defeated Sonoma State, 4-3 Sunday after a long throw in from Sigma's Nolan Holdridge was knocked into the net by a CSS forward in the 66th minute. The goal capped a furious comeback for the Warriors who scored four consecutive goals to overcome a 3-0 deficit.
SAN FRANCISCO - Cal State L.A.'s men's soccer team got a pair of goals from Jason Swope and one from Sigma's Jordan Payne and went on to beat San Francisco State, 3-0, Sunday in a California Collegiate Athletic Association contest. Cal State L.A. scored once in the first half and twice in the second half and rode a strong defensive effort to victory. Cal State L.A. (6-1-3, 4-1-3), ranked 15th in the nation, pulled to within one point of the CCAA South Division lead with the win.
LONDON, Ont. - The McMaster men's soccer team split a pair of weekend games, losing 2-1 to Western and defeating Windsor 4-0. The Marauders now have a record of 6-2-2 and sit in second place in the OUA West Division. Sigma's Nathanial Morris is a freshman with McMaster. Individual game statistics were not available from the school.