NCAA Division III

Division III men’s soccer roundup: Monsoon games, conference clashes, and more

Photo: Courtesy of York College Athletics

Last week’s schedule saw quite a few games re-scheduled because of inclement weather, games being played in monsoon-like conditions, and local games having national implications to give fans a taste of post-season play.

Some teams continued non-conference play, while others began or continued their respective conference play. If they haven’t already, all teams should start crucial conference play next week.

A note about how teams are listed below: Conferences will be organized based on standings with conference records taking precedent. For example, if a team is 8-1 overall but 0-1 in conference play while someone else is 5-3 but 1-0 in conference, then the 8-1 team will sit lower in the standings.

As always, if you aren’t seeing a team or conference you want included, comment below.

Capital Athletic Conference

Complete conference standings

York (Pa.): After being upset last week against Susquehanna 1-0, York won three-straight games 1-0 decisions with the last one having national implications. In the 1-0 victory against Johns Hopkins, Chris Weaver provided the 89th minute game-winner. Despite out-shooting Neumann 14-4, York narrowly won 1-0 on a 23rd minute goal from Tobi Iquade. Last but not least, York faced a familiar and formidable foe in Messiah College. While the Spartans had not beaten Messiah since 2009, that changed on Tuesday. Due in part to a lucky deflection off the center referee, Brendan Saberton found space and ripped a 25-yard laser into the net, shocking all in attendance. His beautiful strike put No. 12 York ahead 29 seconds before the half and they held on for the 1-0 upset-victory. Do not be surprised if these two teams meet again this year in the NCAA Tournament.

Wesley: After going down 0-2 by allowing Eastern Mennonite to score two goals within nine seconds, Wesley persevered to pull off a 3-2 comeback win. Holden Wingate, Bryant Rashford, and Oluwatobi Sowande each scored for Wesley. Against Moravian, Will Milesk put Wesley up with an early second-half strike, but Moravian scored an equalizer, and then found the game-winner in overtime to prevail 2-1.

Penn State Harrisburg: Behind two goals from Tommy Miller, Penn State defeated Lancaster Bible 4-1. Brandon Hoover was forced to make six saves to preserve the victory. The Nittany Lions battled hard against McDaniel but fell 2-0. McDaniel’s first goal was courtesy of an impressive bicycle kick.

Centennial Conference

Complete conference standings

Franklin and Marshall: The Diplomats went 2-0 on the week with two 1-0 victories. Ben Beaver scored eight minutes into overtime and lifted F&M past Alvernia 1-0. Beaver also scored against Washington for a 1-0 win.  With the win, F&M are now 1-0 in conference play.

Swarthmore: Geoff Stewart’s first goal on the season lifted No. 19 Swarthmore past Johns Hopkins 1-0 in their Centennial Conference opener.

Haverford: Haverford outlasted McDaniel to win 2-1 and start off conference play on the right track. Senior Ford Bohrmann scored the game-winner in what was McDaniel’s first loss.

Ursinus: Freshman forward Ryan Molyneaux’ 14th minute goal fueled a 1-0 upset over No. 9 Dickinson.

Dickinson: No.9 Red Devils went 0-2 on the week losing 3-1 to No. 1 Messiah and 1-0 to conference foe Ursinus. Alfred Hylton-Dei scored Dickinson’s lone goal on the week. Derek Kachadurian received a second yellow card and was ejected for punching Messiah’s Josh Kremers in the jaw.

Commonwealth Conference

Complete conference standings

Messiah: No. 1 Messiah took on three top-15 opponents in a seven-day stretch and went a respectable 2-1. The Falcons defeated No. 9 Dickinson 3-1 behind Jeremy Payne’s one goal and one assist performance. While most local soccer games were moved up due to predicted heavy rain, Messiah’s game against No.3 Montclair St was not due to NSCAA TV’s coverage. In a drenching, never-ending rain storm, Messiah defeated Montclair St. 3-1. In a much more fast-paced game, the Falcons lost to York 1-0 for the first time since 2009.

Lebanon Valley: Goals by three different players lead LVC to a 3-0 victory over Wilkes.

Lycoming: After first leading 1-0, and then trailing 2-1, Lycoming settled for a 2-2 tie against Geneva College.

Albright: In a rain-filled match against Scranton, the Lions’ defensive preserved the scoreless tie.

Widener: Max Reid scored the game-winning goal in the 1-0 win against Rosemont, but Widener fell 1-0 against Gwynedd-Mercy 1-0 in overtime.

Arcadia: Junior Joeseph Bertucci lifted the Knights over King’s 1-0 in an overtime thriller.

Alvernia: The Crusaders went 0-2 on the week falling to F&M 1-0 in overtime before losing 2-1 to Desales.

Elizabethtown: Misericordia handed the Blue Jays their third straight defeat, dropping them 2-0.

Freedom Conference

Complete conference standings

Eastern: The Eagles outscored their opponents 11-0 over two games and are currently on a three game win-streak. Eastern started with a 8-0 victory over Berkeley and then dispatched Centenary College, 3-0.

Wilkes: LVC blanked Wilkes 3-0 in a MAC crossover showdown.

Misericordia: Rob Wiacek and Nick von Egypt led the Cougars past Elizabethtown 2-0.

Delaware Valley: Rowan stymied Delaware Valley’s offense and defeated them 2-0.

Desales: The Bulldogs went 3-0 on the week with a 2-1 win against Marywood, a 2-1 win against Alvernia, and a 1-0 victory against Muhlenberg. They are currently riding a five game winning streak.

Landmark Conference

Complete conference standings

Juniata: Playing three games in four days, the Eagles went 3-0. Behind inspiring victories against Hood (3-1), Pitt-Bradford (3-0), and Penn St-Altoona (4-0), Juniata is now on their second win streak of three or more games this season.

Scranton: Despite playing hard for 110 minutes, Scranton couldn’t find a game-winner against Albright and settled for a scoreless tie.

Moravian: Behind a 2-1 overtime win against Wesley and a 5-0 victory over Bryn Athyn, Moravian enjoyed a 2-0 week.

Catholic: A 85th minute goal was the difference as Salisbury beat Catholic 1-0.

Susquehanna: Susquehanna lost their conference opener against Merchant Marine, falling 2-1 in overtime.

New Jersey Athletic Conference

Complete conference standings

Rutgers-Camden:  In a clash of Rutgers campuses, Camden defeated Newark in a wild and crazy 4-3 overtime victory. Camden scored just 47 seconds into the first overtime on Mike Ryan’s dramatic game-winner.

Rowan: The Profs recorded their third-straight shutout with a 2-0 over Del Val.

Richard Stockton: The Ospreys dropped their NJAC opener against Kean, 2-0.

 

2 Comments

  1. Had a feeling about that Messiah/York game.
    https://phillysoccerpage.net/2013/08/28/division-iii-soccer-local-conference-previews/#comments

    The budding rivalry continues!

  2. Phil Naegely says:

    Mark- Yes you did. It was a very equal game and like stated above the ball took a lucky/weird deflection off the ref. The shot was a beautiful blast as well.
    Are you coming down for homecoming or any other games?

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