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Welshman named Top Drawer Soccer's national player of the week
CORVALLIS, Ore. - Oregon State men's soccer senior forward Emery Welshman has been named the TopDrawerSoccer.com Player of the Week, announced Monday morning. He also is a member of the College Soccer News National Team of the Week. Both honors come in the wake of his offensive outbreak this weekend at the Oregon State Hensor/Zaher Nike Classic.
He achieved the Beavers' first hat trick in four years in the team's 6-1 win over UW-Green Bay on Friday evening on his way to a seven point night. On Sunday, he scored a golden goal in the 102nd minute to break a scoreless tie with UC Irvine. On the whole, Welshman had four goals and an assist on nine shots, seven of which were on goal. He tallied the game-winning goal in each contest.
The Beavers (5-2-1) moved up eight spots in the TopDrawerSoccer.com tournament projections this week. OSU now sits at No. 26. The team opens Pac-12 play on Sunday afternoon at Washington. The game is slated for a 4:00 p.m. start and will be televised on the Pac-12 Networks.
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Bekker sets up first goal in Boston College's 2-1 win over San Francisco
NEWTON, Mass. - Freshman Derrick Boateng scored a spectacular goal with 11 seconds remaining in second overtime to give the Boston College men's soccer team a 2-1 win against San Francisco Saturday afternoon at the Newton Campus Field.
After falling behind early 1-0, Boston College equalized with following a scramble that came off a Kyle Bekker free kick. Later, a Dons turnover gave Boston College a 4-on-3 advantage on the attack with under 30 seconds to go in the match. Senior Charlie Rugg dished to Boateng to his left who dribbled into the box. As the USF keeper came off his line, Boateng lofted a shot over his head and into the far side netting - just inside the post - to give the Eagles the dramatic 2-1 victory.
Holdridge's header gives Cal State Stanislaus draw against No. 18 Sonoma State
ROHNERT PARK, Calif. - Sigma's Nolan Holdridge's header to No. 18 Sonoma State's early goal turned out to be the final time anyone can find the back of the net as Cal State Stanislaus and the Seawolves battled to a 1-1 draw on Sunday.
Holdridge scored his second goal of the year on the header in the 38th minute from a Luis Guzman cross from the left to tie the score. Cal State Stanislaus moved to 4-1-2 overall and 2-1-2 in the CCAA North.
Central Arkansas ends Mercer's unbeaten streak
CONWAY, Ark. - The Mercer men's soccer team's five-match unbeaten streak is no more after a 2-0 defeat at Central Arkansas on Saturday afternoon at the Bill Stephens Track/Soccer Complex.
Mercer (4-3-1) was shutout for the first time this season by Central Arkansas (6-1) after mustering a season-low eight shots on the day. Goalkeeper Greg Ranjitsingh (Sigma FC) made 2 saves to give Central Arkansas a 2-0 win. Ranjitsingh made two saves in the loss.
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SMITHFIELD, R.I. - The Bryant University men's soccer team won its second-straight match Sunday afternoon, defeating Manhattan at home, 2-1. Sigma's Lucas and Matt Guerriero figured prominently in the win. Matt recorded three shots in the win, that was the Bulldogs second of the season, equalizing the win total from last season.
Check out the photo gallery of the game for more pics of Lucas and Matt.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. - The No. 24 Southern New Hampshire University scored a 2-1 Northeast-10 men's soccer victory at Le Moyne College Saturday afternoon. Domenic Samuel started and played the full contest for the Penmen, picking up a yellow card in the 82nd minute. SNH improved to 6-1 and 3-1 in the NE-10. Earlier in the weekend, SNH defeated Stonehill 3-0. Samuel started and played 89 mins in the win.
EVANSVILLE, Ind. - The University of Evansville men's soccer team could not solve Kentucky's defensive back line Saturday night at Arad McCutchan Stadium, as the Purple Aces fell to the visiting Wildcats, 2-0, in non-conference play.
Kentucky (4-4-0) held the Purple Aces (4-3-0) to just six shots on the night, allowing just three in each half, while firing 18 on the offensive side of the ball. Sigma's Mark Anthony Gonzalez started for the Aces.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Indiana Tech men's soccer team held on to defeat Davenport University 1-0 on Saturday night in the conference opener for both teams. The win snapped Tech's three game losing streak and improved the Warriors to 5-3 on the year and 1-0 in the WHAC. Freshman Reon Treavajo did not play.
BISMARK, ND - In a fast, physical game the Simon Fraser University men's soccer team was pushed to their limit as the Clan needed extra time to defeat the University of Mary Marauders, 3-2. The win was the SFU men's second of the weekend on their trip to North and South Dakota. Lucas Ferritto came off the bench for the Clan in the win over Mary.
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. - The No. 20 (Soccer America) University of Dayton men's soccer team (6-2) fell to the No. 25 (CSN) SIUE Cougars (7-2) 1-0 on Saturday. Sigma's Ryan Lyn did not play.
LOS ANGELES - Jordan Payne registered two assists in two weekend wins for the Cal State Golden Eagles. CSLA earned its fifth consecutive win in CCAA play. Cal State L.A. downed Cal State Monterey Bay 2-1 and Cal State East Bay 2-0.
HAMDEN, Conn. - The Quinnipiac University men's soccer team battled America East foe Vermont to a 2-2 draw through double overtime at the QU Soccer Field on Mount Carmel Campus. With the result, the Bobcats improved to 2-4-1 on the season. Brandon Goode started and played every minute in the contest, anchoring QU's back line.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Mastodons scored an equalizing goal in the 72nd minute of the game, and forced an overtime, before the Kansas City Kangaroos hit the back of the net with just under two minutes left in the first overtime, as IPFW fell 2-1 in overtime on Saturday afternoon in each teams' Summit League opener. Sigma's Quinn Hasenbacher did not play.
GARDEN CITY, N.Y. - Adelphi University men's soccer team fell 3-0 to Binghamton dropping to 1-7 on the season. Jordan Hibbert started and recorded one shot on net.