Picture of the week:
Lucas Ferritto bags two game-winning, takes player of week honours
BURNABY, B.C. - Lucas Ferritto scored the game winner for the second match in a row as the SFU Clan defeated Azuza Pacific 6-1 and Hawaii Pacific 3-2 in weekend play. SFU remains undefeated on the season. For his efforts, the Hamilton, Ont. native was named Red Lion Offensive Player of the Week in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference.
"It was a good weekend for the team and for me personally, it was good to be back on the field after battling some injuries," said Ferritto. "I'm just glad I was able to be in the right place at the right time, put a couple balls in the back of the net and help the team win."
The goals conceded against Hawaii Pacific were the first allowed by the team this season.
"We didn't get down on each other in the locker room or when we were behind and were able to come up with a big win," said Ferritto. "The character on this team really showed and helped us get the win in the second half."
After fighting off an early deficit, Ferritto scored the winner after streaking up the left side to meet a long through ball. Ferritto shot low to the left side to beat the HPU keeper.
With the win, the Clan improve their season record to an 4-0 in NCAA action, heading into the start of Great Northwest Athletic Conference play this week.
On Friday, SFU downed Azuza Pacific of California by a 6-1. Watch game highlights and an interview with Ferritto http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nA4Pt-oXxhE
Boston College falls 4-0 to Maryland in ACC opener
NEWTON, Mass - No. 4 Maryland scored three second half goals to defeat the No. 24 Boston College men's soccer team, 4-0, Friday night in front of 1,268 fans at the Newton Campus Field in the ACC opener for both sides.
Senior Kyle Bekker had the Eagles best chance to score in the 25th minute, after he forced a turnover in the offensive end and had room to blast a shot. He went top shelf, but Keith Cardona made a spectacular fingertip save to keep BC off the board.
Oregon State drops two close matches to top-ranked opponents
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - The Oregon State men's soccer team continued its offensive prowess in the first half of its Sunday match with No. 7 Indiana, but it wasn't quite enough as the Hoosiers came back to win, 3-2.
On Friday, the Beavers dropped a close 1-0 decision to Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
Emery Welshman led the Beavers in both contests recording six shots on goal (three in each game), adding an assist in the loss to Indiana.
Mercer cruises to first league win, Ranjitsingh records the shutout
MACON, Ga. - The Mercer men's soccer team used an offensive explosion to post a 4-0 victory over Presbyterian in its 2012 home opener on Saturday evening at Bear Field.
Mercer's (2-2-1) four goals is the most it has scored in a single-game since the Bears recorded a 5-1 win over Belmont on October 1, 2009.
Greg Ranjitsingh was only called upon to make one save, and you can see that save by clicking on the following youtube link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hF70XGy5W8k
Lee-Him scores the winner in Appalachian State's win over Richmond
DAVIDSON, N.C. - Sophomore Kristian Lee-Him scored a 90th minute goal for the Mountaineers, as Appalachian State University men's soccer defeated Richmond 1-0 on the final day of the Davidson adidas Classic at Davidson's Alumni Stadium. With the victory, Appalachian improves to 3-1-1, as the Spiders fall to 1-3-1.
Evansville tops Cincinnati to win ProRehab Classic
EVANSVILLE, Ind. - The University of Evansville men's soccer team improved to a perfect 4-0-0 on the year by closing out the ProRehab Aces Soccer Classic with a 2-0 win over visiting Cincinnati Sunday afternoon at McCutchan Stadium.
The Purple Aces controlled much of the action on the first half, applying pressure early and often, before taking a 1-0 lead in the 18th minute. Faik Hajderovic swung in a well-placed cross that found the head of Nate Opperman for the goal.
Mark Anthony Gonzalez continues to provide an offensive spark for the Purple Aces off the bench, leading the team with five shots on goal.
AROUND THE CONTINENT:
DAYTON, Ohio - The University of Dayton men's soccer team (4-1) beat the Eastern Illinois Panthers (1-5) 4-1 at Baujan Field on Sunday. The Flyers were Co-Champions of the Dayton Marriott Classic, sharing the distinction with Missouri State. Ryan Lyn played 40 minutes in the win, registering one shot at goal.
SMITHFIELD, R.I. - Lucas and Matt Guerriero each recorded an assist in Bryant University's 4-4 draw with Rhode Island last Monday in the Ocean State Cup Consolation Game. The Bulldogs were scheduled to play against Holy Cross on the weekend, but the game was called for severe weather.
MANCHESTER, N.H. - The No. 6 ranked Penman opened the season with two wins, 3-0 over Bridgeport and 1-0 over Dowling. Domenic Samuel started both games and record a shot on goal in both contests. Game highlights from the win over Bridgeport here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQgXTXfb2p4
GARDEN CITY, N.J - Adelphi Panthers recorded their first win of the season with a 1-0 double-overtime thriller over UMass. The Brown and Gold moved to 1-4 on the season. Jordan Hibbert started and picked up a yellow card in the hard-fought win.
BALTIMORE, Md. - Quinnipiac University men's soccer team suffered a heartbreaking overtime loss to Loyola (Md.), 2-1, at the Ridley Athletic Complex on a rainy evening in Baltimore. Brandon Goode started on the backline for Quinnipiac.
MESA, Ariz. - Johnathan Grant scored once in the first minute and added an assist as Yavapai College improved to 5-0-0 and remained in sole possession of first place in the ACCAC with an 11-2 victory Tuesday night over GateWay Community College at Ken Lindley Field in their Prescott home opener. Yavapai improved to 6-0-0 on the season later in the week with a 3-0 win over Chandler-Gilbert Community College.
TURLOCK, Calif. - Sigma's Jordan Payne and the Cal State Los Angeles Golden Eagles downed Nolan Holdridge's Cal State Stanislaus 3-0 on Sunday in a battle of two top NCAA Division II sides.
PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Quinn Hasenbacher saw action as Duqesne took advantage of a penalty kick to record a 2-1 win over the IPFW Mastedons at the 2012 PITT/Nike Invitational. In the first game of the tournament, IPFW dropped a 3-1 decision to Pitt Panthers after having two penalty shots called against them.
HAMILTON - (Nathanial Morris) The McMaster men's soccer team defeated Western Ontario 2-1 Sunday. Game details were not available at the source.
TORONTO - (Irvin Mai, Michael Campea) Queen's Gaels earned a 2-2 draw with Ryerson and defeated Toronto 2-1 in weekend OUA East Division play.
HERKIMER, N.Y. - Jordan Stoddart and the Herkimer Generals had the weekend off, as their scheduled game against Essex CC was cancelled due to the weather.