A look at some of the teams making headlines this week in Division 3 Men’s Soccer.
Maryville (TN) wins on Reichenberger’s Golden Goal at 109’
With 1:17 left in the second overtime, Maryville’s Milan Card would bounce a long shot from the right off the cross bar and Rand Reichenberger would clean it up on the left side of the net to give the Scots their six-consecutive victory – a 3-2 win over Averett.
The double overtime victory secured the Scots’ 6-0 start to the 2017 season.
The Scots were aided by an own-goal from the Cougars, and Andrew Sullivan added a goal to round out the Scots’ scoring.
Averett would strike first in the match, as David Cuperman would notch his third goal of the season. Cuperman tucked a free kick inside the far post past Scots’ keeper Ryan Jorgensen to give the Cougars a 1-0 in the 22nd minute.
In the 52nd minute Maryville would get their first goal of the match courtesy of an Averett own goal when a Cougar defender deflected a cross into the net to make the score 1-1.
The lead didn’t last long, as just 2:18 later Averett would take the lead again. This time Cuperman would tally his second goal of the match, as he was going right. He hit a low shot inside the far post for a 2-1 Cougar lead in the 55th minute.
With 69:02 showing on the clock, Sullivan took a penalty kick after a yellow card in the box. Cougar keeper Austin Bramhall would get the save, but Sullivan collected the rebound and found the back of the net to knot the match at two.
It would remain tied until double overtime when Milan and Reichenberger put the Cougars away.
The Scots (6-0, 2-0 USA South) were led by Johnny Rakhmonberdiev’s five shot day, placeing four on goal. Card had four shots, while Sullivan had three shots with a pair on goal.
Maryville outshot Averett 22-16, as the Scots held a 10-9 advantage in shots on goal.
Jorgensen moved to 6-0-0 in net, as he recorded seven saves in 108:43 in goal.
Averett (2-3-1, 1-1) was led by five-shot efforts from Cuperman and Daniel Surley. Both put three shots on goal, as Cuperman tallied a pair of goals.
Bramhall recorded seven saves in the match before leaving in the 102nd minute with an injury. Colton Dutchess (0-1-0) took the loss in 7:15 in goal.
Maryville will look to continue their season-opening streak, as they host Emory on Wednesday, Sept. 20. First touch is slated for 6 p.m.
WashU comes back to top Illinois Wesleyan
WashingtonU netted a pair of goals within a 10-minute span in the second half to post a 2-1 victory over Illinois Wesleyan Sunday at Francis Field in St. Louis.
Junior Camilo Haller scored the game-winner for the Bears in the 66th minute when he scored from 20 yards out with a left-footed shot to the far corner. The goal for Haller was his first of the season and third of his career.
Senior Colin McCune (4-0-1) made six saves and picked up the win for WashU in goal. The Bears added two team saves, including a diving header in the box by senior Andrew Zingone with 52 seconds left to keep it a one-goal game.
Illinois Wesleyan scored in the eighth minute to take the early 1-0 advantage. WashU had a chance to tie it up in the 15th minute but junior Chris Rieger’s penalty kick was stopped by IWU goalkeeper Joe Johnson.
Junior Ryan Sproule tied the contest in the 56th minute when his shot deflected off an IWU defender into the back of the net. Freshman Andrew Brunetti was credited with the assist after he sent a long cross into the box to Sproule.
WashU outshot Illinois Wesleyan 23-17, including 16-9 in the second half. IWU had the 7-6 advantage in corner kicks.
WashU improved to 4-0-1 with the win and travels to Wheaton College (3-3) on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 4 p.m.
Sass’ Lone Goal lifts Middlebury over Hamilton
For the second time in as many days, Middlebury’s Jed Sass scored the lone goal of the match at 54:32, leading Middlebury to a 1-0 New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) win Sunday over visiting Hamilton. The Panthers (4-1-0, 2-1-0) travel to Keene State for a non-conference match on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m., while Hamilton (3-2-1, 1-2-0) is on the road Saturday at Connecticut College.
In the opening half, scoring chances were hard to come by. The lone opportunity of the stanza came from Hamilton in the 14th minute. A shot by Aidan Wood from eight yards away was denied by Middlebury goalkeeper Jeremy Yeager. The rebound caromed off to the left of Yeager, but he saved the subsequent attempt from point-blank range by Jefri Schmidt to keep the match scoreless.
After the intermission, the Continentals nearly got on the board in the 50th minute. Wood sent a bending ball from the right 15 yards away, but Yeager made a diving save toward the far post punching the chance away.
A little more than five minutes later, the hosts recorded the lone goal of the match. A bouncing loose ball in the penalty area found the foot of Sass, who rifled a shot from 10 yards out that hit the right post. The rebound came back to him at the six-yard line before he calmly tapped it in.
The Continentals pushed forward late looking for the equalizer, but the Panther defense secured the victory.
For the match, Middlebury doubled up the Continentals in shots (10-5), while Hamilton held a 5-3 edge in corner kicks.
Yeager (4-1-0) finished with four saves for his second-straight shutout, while Linds Caldwell (3-2-1) tallied three stops for the visitors.
Simon’s second brace lifts Loras over Carthage
The 19th-ranked Loras men’s soccer team came out like a team on a mission Sunday and made it blatantly clear that Wednesday’s 3-0 loss to UChicago was an oddity.
With a pair of goals in each half, the Duhawks handed Carthage a 4-nil defeat, improving to 4-2-0 this season. Loras wasted little time in taking control of Sunday’s matinee as senior Spencer Moore drew the foul and proceeded to deliver the service to the back post and connect with the head of Javi Simon.
Sophomore Alex Herrera doubled the lead after senior Raudel Fierro fed the West Des Moines native inside the penalty area before slotting home the insurance goal to the far post In a span of 65 seconds in the second half, the Duhawks’ increased their lead from two to four with goals from sophomore Mark Broderick and Simon.
Simon notched his fifth and sixth goals on the season, including his second from the penalty spot. With his goal in the seventh minute, the transfer surpassed his sophomore year’s total at UW-Oshkosh. After Sunday, Simon needs three goals to tie his previous career-best of nine.
Senior Jacob Peterson and redshirt sophomore Jack Monson combined for a shutout, the third for the Duhawk keepers this season … Three of Loras’ four wins this season have been clean sheets.
With the win, Loras improves to 4-2-0 all-time against Carthage.
Senior Jacob Peterson rebounded from Wednesday’s loss to post his third clean sheet in his last four outings, improving to 4-2-0 this season, and the Duhawks defense held Carthage’s leading goal scorer to one shot.
OT PK lifts Randolph over York (PA)
For the second straight game, Adam Watson was the hero for the Randolph men’s soccer team. Almost a week after scoring the game-winning goal in overtime against Emory, Watson did it again albeit in a different fashion as his penalty kick goal with just over a minute and a half to play in overtime gave Randolph a 1-0 win over York on Saturday afternoon at WildCat Stadium.
With the win, the WildCats improve to 4-2 on the season. York drops to 2-3-1.
Randolph’s Travis Brown was driving down on the right side of the field when he was tripped by a York defender just inside of the box. That put Watson in position for the penalty shot attempt and he sank it past York goalie Billy Bridegum and in to set off a WildCat celebration.
The two teams played nearly evenly in the first half with the Spartans holding a 4-3 advantage in shots. Randolph was able to get two on goal to just one for the visitors.
Randolph was able to hold York without a single shot coming on goal in the second half. The WildCats had a couple of chances but were turned away by Bridegum both times. For the third straight contest, the WildCats were headed into an extra period.
In the overtime session Randolph nearly had the game-winner on a header from Frankie DiOrio but a York defender was there to turn the ball away. Later in the 96th minute, a header from York’s Zion Friday was denied by the Randolph defense.
Overall shots favored the Spartans 12-10 with four coming on goal compared to five for the WildCats. York led in corner kicks 8-3. The game was a bit chippy with a total of 16 fouls and five yellow cards.
Starting goalkeeper Austin Collier picked up his second straight shutout victory. He finished with three saves. Bridegum also had three saves.
Randolph is home again this Tuesday when it hosts Hampden-Sydney. Game time will be at 7:00 p.m.