SUWANEE, Ga. - Austin College and Centre squared off for the fourth annual Komen Game through a united effort to raise awareness of breast cancer in conjunction with Susan G. Komen for the Cure. While the Colonels won the off-field battle, raising $2300 to Austin’s $1900, the Roos came out on top for the first time in history, winning the game 3-1.
- AROUND THE SCAC -
Austin College nearly pulled
off two huge upset victories over the weekend, falling late to
DePauw 3-2 on Friday before rebounding for a stunning 3-1 win over
Centre on Sunday. Against DePauw, Chris Melton scored to tie things
at 1-1 heading into halftime and Joey Alcocer gave Austin College a
2-1 lead early in the second half but DePauw struck twice in a two
minute span to hand the ‘Roos the one goal loss. On Sunday,
Melton scored in the 11th and 36th minutes and Conrad Osborn scored
in the second half as the ’Roos handed Centre the two goal
loss in Komen Game IV. This marked the first time in the four Komen
matches that AustinCollege has emerged victorious. Jason Campbell
had two assists on the weekend and Chris Stein added a helper,
while Grant Gosselin made six saves against Centre. AustinCollege
hosts ColoradoCollege this Saturday as part of Homecoming weekend
Birmingham-Southern dropped two games this weekend in Texas, losing to Southwestern, 3-0, on Friday, and No. 6 Trinity, 4-1, on Sunday. Senior Tim Tincher, assisted by sophomore Nathan Haywood, scored the Panthers’ only goal against Trinity. Senior Shachar Hovan and freshman Alex Levinson split time in goal for the Panthers in both games, combining to record three saves against Southwestern and five against Trinity. The Panthers return home this Saturday for Homecoming weekend on the Hilltop, taking on Millsaps at 6 p.m.
Centre continued SCAC play over the weekend with games at Colorado College on Friday and Austin College on Sunday. On Friday night on the Tigers’ 65th Anniversary Game for Men’s Soccer, Centre came out on top with an impressive 3-1 victory behind a first-half brace from Ryan Garvey and a late Austin Hall goal. On Sunday, the Colonels traveled to Sherman, TX to play in the Komen Game IV, where the two teams battled not only on the field, but off the field as well to see who could raise the most money on behalf of the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer awareness. While the Colonels won the off-field battle, raising $2300 to Austin’s $1900, the Roos came out on top for the first time in history, winning the game 3-1. The Colonels, now 11-3-1 overall and 6-1-1 in SCAC play, are back home this weekend for their Homecoming game, taking on the Tigers of Depauw University on Saturday, October 23rd at 7:00pm.
Colorado College held its own against No. 14 DePauw on Sunday, but dropped a 1-0 decision in a defensive battle that was as every bit as close as the score indicated. The CC defense held DePauw to just nine total shots, the fifth time this season the Colorado College defense has held an opponent to fewer than 10 shots. DePauw capitalized on its best opportunity in 43rd minute, scoring on a diving header that found its way between the outstretched arms of goalkeeper Brian McGhie and the near post. McGhie finished with four saves, the best of which came with 1:16 to play when he punched away a crossing shot destined for the lower right corner of the net. DePauw finished with a 9-8 edge in total shots and both teams had five corner kicks. CC started the weekend with a 3-1 loss against Centre College on Friday night under the lights on Washburn Field. The Tigers tied the game in the 39th minute when Matt Fechter’s hard shot from near the right post went in off a defender, but less than two minutes later the Colonels countered off a CC attack and took the lead for good. Colorado College goes on the road for the final time next weekend for a conference game at travel partner Austin College on Saturday and a match with future SCAC member University of Dallas on Sunday.
#14 DePauw improved to 13-1-1 oveall and 7-0-1 in SCAC play after a weekend road sweep over Austin (3-2) and Colorado College (1-0). Trailing 2-1 early in the second half, 14th-ranked DePauw scored twice in a two-minute stretch in the second half and claimed the win at Austin. Ben Hazen gave DePauw a 1-0 lead just five minutes into the contest on an assist from Kreigh Kamman before Austin knotted the score at 1-1 at 28:15. The Kangaroos took the 2-1 lead at 49:51 before DePauw's Gary Pett scored at 70:04 with an assist from Danny Witzerman and Ryan Keefe to tie the game. Matt Schoenfeld delivered the game winner at 71:59 on Meyer's assist. DePauw held a 17-15 advantage in shots and a 5-4 margin in corners. DePauw's Nate Sprenkel recorded three saves Derek O'Grady's goal with just 2:23 left in the first half was the Tigers needed in the win at Colorado College. O'Grady's goal came on an assist from Chris Taljan. The Tigers held a 9-8 edge in shots and each team had five corners. Sprenkel recorded three saves for the Tigers. The 13 wins are the most by a DePauw team since the 2002 squad won 15. The Tigers' 11 shutouts this season most since the 1997 and 1986 teams each had a school-record 12. Current head coach Brad Hauter was the starting goalkeeper for the 1986 team.
Hendrix suffered a 1-0 defeat to HardingUniversity on Tuesday under the lights. Fans saw a fairly even match-up at Warrior Field as Hendrix and Harding squared off in the two teams first ever regular season contest. First year midfielder Cameron Rose scored his first goal of the season in the 53rd minute to give the Bisons a 1-0 victory. Harding came out of the gate with intensity and jumped out to an 8-0 advantage in shots after 18 minutes of play. The Bisons ended the opening period with a 15-4 lead in the category. Hendrix would gain momentum in the second half and earned more of the possession, outshooting Harding 10-3 in the final 45 minutes. With 53:04 showing on the scoreboard Rose intercepted a pass and dribbled around his defender to send a rocket across the goal from about 12 yards in front of the right post. Hendrix junior goalkeeper Adam Legg turned back six shots, including a brilliant penalty kick save (pictured) in the 28th minute. Harding senior goalkeeper denied eight shots. The Bisons improve to 2-8 on the year and the Warriors fall to 4-7 with their fourth straight loss. Three of those four losses have been one-goal affairs.
Millsaps dropped a pair of conference matches on the road this week, falling 9-0 to Trinity on Friday before losing 3-0 to Southwestern on Sunday. The Majors were outshot 64-6 on the weekend resulting in the double shutout. Millsaps will travel across to Birmingham on Saturday to take on the Panthers at 6:00 p.m. at BSC Soccer Park.
Oglethorpe dropped their only contest of the week at Emory, 3-1. Alex Van Zandt notched his first goal of the season in the Petrel loss. Oglethorpe is now 5-5-1 on the season and will face Maryville College this Monday at 3:30 p.m. on Salamone Field.
Rhodes lost their only contest of the weekend to visiting Berry College in a non-conference match up. Berry scored in the 16th minute and 66th minute to garner the 2-0 win. Berry outshot the Lynx 12-5 in the contest. Rhodes gets back into SCAC play this week, traveling to Sewanee and Oglethorpe.
Sewanee dropped their only game of the week on Wednesday, when they fell to visiting Maryville College, 5-0. Maryville’s Brian Beckham was the deciding factor for the Scots, as he tallied a hat trick and proved to be too much for the Tigers’ defense. Maryville held the advantage in shots, 16 to 11, while Sewanee led in corner kicks, 4-2. Goalkeeper Freddie Delchamps collected five saves in 71 minutes of play. The Tigers play host to two SCAC matches this weekend when they host Rhodes on Friday and Hendrix on Sunday. Sewanee is now 3-7-2 on the year and 1-2-2 in SCAC play.
With two big wins this weekend the Southwestern
Pirate Men's Soccer team remained unbeaten in conference action and
improve to 9-4 on the year and 6-0 in the SCAC. Friday the Pirates
scored early and often against Birmingham Southern College and
defeated the Panthers 3-0. In Sunday's game against Millsaps
College SU was unable to capitalize on their numerous attacks as
the match remained scoreless at the break. A rousing halftime
speech by Head Coach Don Gregory spurred the Pirates into action as
they scored three goals in the second half for a 3-0 win over
the Majors. Southwestern earned their first regional ranking of the
season last week, landing at #10, and face two regionally ranked
opponents in action this week. Thursday SU faces conference-rival
and #1 in the regionally ranked Trinity in a battle of the
unbeatens and then travels to San Antonio on Saturday to face #6 in
the region UC Santa Cruz.
#6 Trinity remained unbeaten in SCAC play with home wins over Millsaps and Birmingham-Southern over the weekend. Trinity blanked Millsaps 9-0 to start the week, featuring nine different goal-scorers in the Friday night game. Peter Philpott and Sean Cantarella both had two assists each. On Sunday, the Tigers scored a 4-1 win over Birmingham-Southern, again using four different players to score goals. CH Farmer had a goal and two assists to lead the team to the win, and the only goal allowed came in the 88th minute. Trinity travels to Southwestern on Thursday to continue its SCAC schedule, then takes a weekend away from conference action to face UC-Santa Cruz on Sunday afternoon. Last season, Trinity defeated Southwestern 3-2 in double overtime in San Antonio. The Tigers won the last meeting in Georgetown 1-0 in 2008. Trinity and UC-Santa Cruz have met just twice recently, with the two teams splitting the meetings – both of which came in the NCAA Playoffs. Trinity won 3-0 in the 2003 NCAA Quarterfinals – on the way to the NCAA Championship for the Tigers – and UCSC eliminated Trinity with a 4-0 win in the second round of the playoffs in 2006.
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