NCAC Weekly Release (9-6-11) -- Men's Soccer
The coming week features a full slate of non-conference action. The first conference game is set for Saturday, September 17, when DePauw visits Denison for the Tigers’ first-ever North Coast Athletic Conference men’s soccer game. Most of the rest of the league begins conference action the weekend of September 24-25.
ALLEGHENY opened 2011 with a pair of 2-0 victories in the Oberlin Tournament. The Gators topped Centre and John Carroll in the tourney. Four different players scored the goals. Sophomore goalkeeper John Lichana (Gibsonia, PA/Hampton) made 11 saves to claim two shutouts in the nets.
DENISON is off to a 1-0-1 start after tying Hope, 1-1, in double overtime, then topping Capital, 3-0. Freshman Mark Waterman (Louisville, KY/duPont Manual) assisted on the game-tying goal against Hope, then added a secondary assist on the game-winner against the Crusaders. His first collegiate goal came with 21 seconds left in the victory.
DEPAUW topped Millikin, 2-1 in overtime, and fell to Trine, 1-0. Freshman Andy Morrison (Bristol, IN/Northridge) scored both goals versus the Big Blue, the first coming with 7:44 left in regulation, and the second 6:40 into the first extra session. Senior Sam Meyer (Northfield, IL/New Trier) assisted on both scores.
HIRAM played in the Fred Meyers Invitational at Ohio Wesleyan. The Terriers defeated Hamline, 2-1, and tied top-ranked Messiah, 1-1. Junior goalkeeper Joe Rottinger (Strongsville, OH/Strongsville) made 10 saves in the two games.
KENYON fell, 1-0, to both Capital and Hope on goals scored late in the game. Junior goalkeeper James Smith (Concord, MA/Concord-Carlisle) made eight saves in the two contests.
At its own invitational, OBERLIN fell to John Carroll, 6-0, and Centre, 1-0. Sophomore goaltender Brandt Rentel (Croton, NY/Fieldston School) made 14 saves in the two games combined.
Senior forward Travis Wall (Columbus, OH/Upper Arlington) scored in both of OHIO WESLEYAN’S games in the Fred Myers Invitational. Wall scored the Battling Bishop goal after Messiah had taken a 2-0 lead, but OWU couldn’t break through again against the top-ranked team in NCAA Division III. Wall then contributed a goal and an assist in an 8-0 decision over Hamline the next day. Junior Kit North (Powell, OH/Bishop Watterson), sophomore Matt Shadoan (Dublin, OH/Scioto), senior Dylan Stone (Easton, CT/BArlow) and Wall were named to the all-tournament team.
WABASH is off to a 1-0-1 start after a scoreless, double overtime tie with Trine, and a 3-2 decision over Millikin. The games were the first played in the brand new Mud Hollow Stadium. A pair of brothers combined to score the first Wabash goal on the new field. Senior Austin Jennings (Noblesville, IN/Noblesville) took a pass from freshman Blake Jennings (Noblesville, IN/Noblesville) in the second half against Millikin for the inaugural score.
At the Defiance Classic, WITTENBERG fell to the hosts, 1-0, then bounced back to defeat Thiel, 3-2, in overtime of the consolation game. Senior Spencer Hogue (Dublin, OH/Coffman) scored the OT game-winner in the 100th minute.
WOOSTER opened with victories over Point Park, 3-2, and Transylvania, 1-0. Sophomore Noah Wagemann (Lake Bluff, IL/Lake Forest) scored twice and assisted on the third against Point Park.