Welshman on a roll, boots Siena into the MAAC Tournament

After registering three more goals including two game winners last weekend, Siena Saints sophomore striker Emery Welshman was named MAAC Co-Player of the Week Monday for a second consecutive week.

After scoring the game-winning goal in the Saints' 2-1 come-from-behind road triumph at defending MAAC Champion Loyola last Friday night, Welshman added two more goals in Sunday's 4-1 victory over Rider which clinched Siena a spot in the MAAC Tournament.

Welshman has tallied the game-winning goals in each of Siena's last three matches.

Welshman, who was named MAAC Player of the Week for a conference-high tying third time this season, has scored 14 points in his last four matches. Despite missing three games this season due to injury, he still leads the MAAC in goals (11) and ranks second in points (25).

Welshman's successes played a big role in the Saints' finishing the month of October with a 6-1-1 record. As a result, the Saints were ranked a season-high seventh in the NSCAA/HendrickCars.com North Atlantic Regional Rankings which were released earlier Monday.

Siena is one of three MAAC teams ranked in the poll along with Loyola (second) and Marist (eighth), both of whom the Saints have beaten this season. Welshman and the Saints return to action Friday against Canisius.




Bekker and No.18 Boston College drop a close one to Wake Forest

Sigma's Kyle Bekker played all 90 minutes in a tough 4-3 decision to Wake Forest over the weekend. The loss marked Boston College's first since Sept. 28 at Connecticut, a span of seven games during which the team went 4-0-3.

The NCAA No.18-ranked Eagles are currently sitting with a record of 8-3-5 overall, but 1-2-4 in the tough Atlantic Coast Conference.




Novais and Ryerson in uncharted territory, reach OUA Final Four

The Ryerson men's soccer team has advanced to the OUA Final Four after beating the second-seeded Carleton Ravens 3-2 Saturday afternoon at Ravens' Field in Ottawa.

Player-coach Kevin Souter scored two goals and Alex Braletic added one as the Rams came back from being down 2-0 in the second half. The win marks the first time that the Ryerson men's soccer team has reached the OUA semi-finals.

Rookie Sebastien Novais has had a stellar year with the Rams, scoring the winning goal in the previous win over Carleton on the final weekend of the regular season.

Ryerson will play the Final Four host York Lions next Saturday (Nov. 6) at York University. Game time is 3 p.m. Toronto will face Western Ontario in the other semi-final.




Ferritto scoring in bunches as SFU Clan keep winning

The Simon Fraser University Clan men's soccer team kept their undefeated season alive, downing the Montana State Billings Yellowjackets 2-0 on Saturday afternoon to improve to 16-0-0 (8-0-0 GNAC) on the season. The Clan finish their regular season at home next week with games on Thursday and Saturday against Seattle Pacific and St. Martin's. The Clan can clinch the GNAC title with a tie or loss by Seattle Pacific in their next game.

Sigma grad Lucas Ferritto (Hamilton, Ont.), sits fourth in team scoring, despite only starting one game. He recently scored twice in the first half in SFU's 6-0 win over Thompson Rivers University WolfPack.




Hamilton scores twice in Oral Roberts win over Newman

Junior Jarrett Hamilton scored a pair of goals to lead Oral Roberts to a 2-1 overtime victory over Newman, Wednesday at ORU Soccer Complex.

With the Golden Eagles trailing 1-0 with less than 30 seconds to play Hamilton took a short pass from senior Jon Gann and banked in a shot off the right goalpost with 13 seconds remaining, tying the game at 1-1 and sending the game into overtime.

Hamilton netted the game-winner in the 99th minute, teaming up with senior Sterling Copeland and sophomore Aaron Douthit. Copeland streaked across midfield and passed to Douthit on the left side of the goal. Douthit immediately connected with Hamilton, knocking the ball into the net from about five yards out for the win.

The Golden Eagles (5-7-3) dominated the match from start to finish, out-shooting the Jets, 28-8. ORU also recorded 15 corner kicks to just four for Newman.

ORU closes out its 2010 home schedule by hosting Oakland, 2 p.m., Saturday in a match crucial to the Golden Eagles' Summit League title hopes




Holdridge and Cal State Stanislaus upset nationally-ranked Chico State

Going out with a bang, the Cal State Stanislaus men's soccer team finished the 2010 season on a positive note upsetting No. 13 Chico State, 1-0, on senior night at Warrior Stadium.

In a match with few shots taken by either side, the Warriors came out on up with a late score to finish their second straight winning season with 9-5-4 overall and 8-5-3 CCAA records. They wrapped up the season with an impressive 8-2-1 record in games at Warrior Stadium.

Saturday night's win was also the Warriors' second over a ranked opponent this season. Earlier in the year, CSUS beat Sonoma State when it was ranked No. 23.