Week 3: College Soccer Recap
With Week 3 of the NCAA College Soccer in the books, a number of local D1 programs put together impressive results. Here’s our weekly college soccer recap for week 3, and of course follow us on Twitter for more up-to-date announcements like conference players of the week, coaches’ poll updates, and more.
Greyhounds Keeps Rollin’
Loyola defeated Villanova on Saturday night in front of their home crowd, 1-0. Goal was scored by sophomore Barry Sharifi.
— Loyola Greyhounds (@LoyolaHounds) September 10, 2017
Freshman goalkeeper Chase Vosvick earns his third clean-sheet of the season, as Loyola remains on top of the Patriot League standings.
Up next for Loyola: 3 straight away games against SMU (9/15), Colgate (9/22, a Patriot League match), and Cleveland State (9/25) before returning home to face Navy on 9/30.
Speaking of Patriot League….
Midshipmen Close Out Win Vs. JMU
In Navy’s prior match vs Campbell, Coach Tim O’Donohue’s side went up 1-0 in the first half but was unable to hold on, losing the match in double OT.
On Saturday at home against a quality JMU side, Navy took another first-half lead thanks to a goal from Daniel Zaremba. It looked like a possible case of deja vu for Navy as JMU equalized in the second half, Tim Estermann scoring the goal for JMU in the 55th minute. However, Coach O’Donohue’s young side which started 4 freshmen continued to battle, taking a 2-1 lead in the 85th minute thanks to a goal by senior Aubrey Jones, assisted by freshman playmaker Jarvian Wigfall. 3 minutes later, freshman Nicko West who provided a spark off of the bench tucked home a beautiful header from fellow freshman Toni Adewole to give the Midshipmen their first win of the season.
Navy will host George Washington on Wednesday night, 7:00pm at Navy with GW coming off of 8 days’ rest. Should be a good one.
JMU drop to 2-2-1 and will host Niagra on Friday night before taking on Radford at home next Wednesday.
Maryland played 4th-ranked Indiana on Friday night at home in College Park, with the Terps battling to a 0-0 tie. They take on Rutgers at home on Tuesday night before traveling to Penn State on Sunday to start a three-game road trip. Maryland is currently ranked #5 in the Nation and are undefeated.
Hoyas Tie UConn
Georgetown hosted UConn on Saturday, battling to a 2OT 1-1 draw. Senior Christopher Lema scoring the goal for the Hoyas, who remain undefeated heading into their away match at Xavier next Saturday at 7pm.
Dawgs Down Monmouth
UMBC rebounded from a 5-2 Loss at Villanova by defeating Monmouth 2-1 in an overtime thriller on Saturday night. Monmouth took the lead early in the second half, but senior Cormac Noel was able to equalize for the Retrievers with DMV Freshman Matthew Bailey recording his first collegiate assist.
In overtime, senior Gregg Hauck scored the game winner after only 1:34 of overtime action to give Coach Caringi and squad an enjoyable bus ride home from New Jersey following the win.
Up Next for UMBC: They host undefeated WVU at home on Wednesday night, 7pm at Retrievers Park before taking on GW on Saturday in DC, 2:00pm.
Patriots Score Four in Win
George Mason improved to 3-1-1 this season following their entertaining 4-3 Overtime victory against Binghamnton Friday night in Fairfax, VA. Goalscorers for GMU: Henning Dirks, Ryan Mingachos, Noah Kemble, and Ryan Mingachos again, grabbing his brace and the game-winner in the 97th minute.
Up next for George Mason: They host WVY next Saturday, 7:00pm in Fairfax.