CAA Men's Soccer Weekly Report - Oct. 22
Don Anding • Northeastern
Sr., Forward, Amity Harbor, N.Y./Chaminade
Anding played a part in all three Northeastern scores last week as the Huskies went 2-0 to extend their unbeaten streak to a school-record 10 games. The senior forward assisted on the game-winning goal in NU's 1-0 double-overtime win over Hofstra and then contributed the game-winning goal and an assist as the Huskies topped UNCW, 2-1. Anding leads NU with 10 goals and leads the CAA with 26 points this season.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK:
Ryan Flesch • William & Mary
Fr., Midfielder, Manassas, Va./Osbourn Park
Flesch scored the game-winning goal with just 3:45 remaining in regulation as William & Mary rallied past 8th-ranked Old Dominion, 2-1, for its first CAA victory of the season. The goal was the second of the season for Flesch.
Around The League:
ODU, NORTHEASTERN, DREXEL IN NATIONAL POLLS: Three CAA men's soccer teams are ranked in national polls released on Monday. Old Dominion is ranked #16 by College Soccer News and #19 by Top Drawer Soccer, Northeastern is ranked #27 by College Soccer News and #33 by Top Drawer and Drexel is ranked #41 by Top Drawer. Last week, ODU was ranked #8 in the NSCAA/Continental Tire poll and #12 by Soccer America. Both the NSCAA and Soccer America will release new polls on Tuesday.
DREXEL'S PAGE EARNS NATIONAL HONOR: Drexel junior midfielder Nathan Page was chosen to the Soccer America National Team of the Week on Oct. 18. Page scored the game-winning goals in the Dragons' 1-0 road victories over George Mason and Towson on Oct. 10 and 13.
FOUR CAA TEAMS RANKED REGIONALLY: Four CAA teams are among the top 10 in this week's NSCAA/Continental Tire South Atlantic Region rankings. Old Dominion leads the group of CAA squads at #3, Northeastern is ranked #4, Drexel is #6 and Hofstra is tied for #8.
NORTHEASTERN EXTENDS UNBEATEN STREAK TO 10: Northeastern defeated Hofstra (1-0 in 2ot) and UNCW (2-1) last week to extend its unbeaten streak to 10 (8-0-2), which is a new program record. The Huskies also tied a school record with their sixth straight win and locked up a CAA Tournament berth for the sixth time in seven years. Senior Andre Ciliotta scored the game-winner versus Hofstra as NU won its fourth double-overtime game of the season. Senior Don Anding assisted on Ciliotta's score and then contributed the game-winning goal and an assist against UNCW. Anding, who has a team-high 10 goals and tops the CAA with 26 points, has a point in seven of his last eight matches and is the first Husky with double-digit goals since 2001. Goalkeeper Oliver Blum improved to 10-0-2 this season and leads the CAA with a 0.58 GAA and an .844 save percentage. The Huskies have won 14 straight home matches dating back to 2010.
DREXEL CLINCHES TOURNAMENT BERTH: Drexel clinched a berth in the CAA Men's Soccer Championship for the first time since 2007 after beating Georgia State 1-0 and tying Delaware 1-1 last week. Junior midfielder Nathan Page recorded the game-winning goal on a penalty kick in the 30th minute versus GSU and had the game-tying goal in the 78th minute against Delaware off a Fabio Machado assist. Page has scored a goal in five straight games and has tallied the last five goals for the Dragons dating back to October 6. Senior goalkeeper Tim Washam made a season-high seven saves in the GSU win, including one on a penalty kick, and posted his league-leading seventh shutout of the season.
W&M UPSETS ODU FOR FIRST CAA WIN: William & Mary earned its first CAA victory of the season last Wednesday by knocking off 8th-ranked ODU, 2-1. It was the Tribe's first win over a top 10 opponent since beating #5 SMU last season. Sophomore Marcus Luster scored the game-tying goal in the 65th minute off a Chris Perez assist and freshman midfielder Ryan Flesch tallied the game-winning goal with just 3:45 left in regulation.
JMU RALLIES FOR ROAD WIN AT MASON: James Madison rallied for a 2-1 road win at George Mason on Saturday to maintain third place in the CAA standings. Senior Paul Wyatt tied the match in the 65th minute with his team-high sixth goal of the season and the 25th of his career. The Dukes got the game-winner just 10 minutes later when sophomore Josh Grant headed in a pass from Adam Bastidas. Three of Grant's five goals this season have been game-winners. Eight of JMU's 14 matches this season have been decided by one goal.
TWO MORE GOALS FOR ODU'S HARMON: Senior forward Chris Harmon scored a goal in each match as Old Dominion went 1-1 last week. Harmon had the Monarchs' only goal in a 2-1 loss to William & Mary and netted the game-winner in a 2-1 victory over Towson. Harmon has scored four of ODU's last six goals and has eight goals and five assists for the season. Junior Tim Hopkinson scored his 10th goal of the season versus Towson and freshman Ryan Condotta had an assist.
HOFSTRA'S JANOWSKI STRONG IN NET: Hofstra senior goalkeeper Adam Janowski made 13 saves and allowed just one goal in the Pride's 1-1 week. Janowski, who has recorded three shutouts in his past four outings, stopped five shots in a 3-0 win over Delaware and made six saves in a 1-0 double-overtime loss to first-place Northeastern. He hasn't allowed a goal in regulation over the last 391:49 dating back to Oct. 3. Maid Memic scored his team-best seventh goal of the season in the UD victory and Joseph Holland recorded his sixth. The Pride also got a goal from Mike Annarumma and Chris Griebsch dished out his league-leading eighth assist.
MASON'S MORGAN LEADS CAA IN GOALS: George Mason senior forward Taylor Morgan leads the CAA with 11 goals after scoring twice in the Patriots' 3-0 triumph at Towson last Wednesday. The senior forward had two goals in a four-minute span early in the second half versus the Tigers. John Gardner netted his first goal of the year at Towson and Wesley Sever tallied his third goal of the season in Mason's 2-1 setback to James Madison last Saturday.
BONNER LEADS UNCW IN 1-1 WEEK: Freshman forward Colin Bonner scored two goals as UNCW topped Georgia State 2-1 and lost 2-1 at Northeastern last week. Bonner, who leads the Seahawks with five goals and 12 points this season, tied the GSU match in the 59th minute before sophomore Jacob VanCompernolle recorded the game-winner just 92 seconds later. At NU, Bonner scored off an Etienne Boulanger assist with less than 10 minutes to play. VanCompernolle's goal was his third of the year, which surpassed his previous career high of two.
DELAWARE PICKS UP POINT AT DREXEL: Delaware battled to a 1-1 double-overtime draw with first-place Drexel last Wednesday. The Blue Hens jumped out to a 1-0 lead as Evan Reed scored his second goal of the season in the 36th minute. Prince Nartey assisted on the score. Goalkeeper Jay Lupas stopped three shots in 110 minutes of action. UD fell 3-0 to Hofstra on Sunday.
TOWSON'S KIDWELL SCORES FIRST GOAL: Towson junior Cameron Kidwell scored his first goal of the season in the Tigers' 2-1 setback at Old Dominion on Saturday. Kidwell finished off a pass from Olakunle Banjo that cut the Monarchs' lead in half with less than 10 minutes to play. Freshman goalkeeper Felix Petermann had five saves at ODU and ranks second in the CAA with 60 saves.
TOUGH LOSSES FOR GSU: Georgia State dropped one-goal decisions to UNCW (2-1) and Drexel (1-0) last week. The Panthers took a 1-0 lead at UNCW when Alex Vivanco scored his team-leading sixth goal of the season in the 22nd minute. GSU out-shot first-place Drexel 18-9, but surrendered the match's only score on a first-half penalty kick. Five of the Panthers' six CAA losses have been by only one goal.