NCAA Division III

Local Division III roundup

Photo: Courtesy of York College Athletics

The Division III soccer regular season is almost over. Most teams played important conference games, while others also played non-conference foes. As usual, if you aren’t seeing something you would like to see, comment below.

Capital Athletic Conference

Complete conference standings

York (Pa.): York continued their winning ways with three victories to extend their win streak to seven. Three different players as York defeated Eastern University 3-1. After going down 1-0, York prevailed 2-1 over conference foe Christopher Newport in double overtime. Lastly, York stayed perfect in CAC play and defeated Wesley 1-0 behind a Brendan Saberton goal.

Penn State Harrisburg: The Nittany Lions’ losing streak reached three games with a 3-0 loss to Salisbury and a 4-0 loss to Susquehanna.

Centennial Conference

Complete conference standings

Swarthmore: After going down 1-0 against Gettysburg, Wyatt McCall’s shot beat the keeper and secured the 1-1 draw. Four days later, Stevens dealt Swarthmore their first loss by a 1-0 scoreline.

Ursinus: Conference opponent Johns Hopkins dispatched the Bears 3-1. They recovered with a 4-1 win over Goucher. Two penalty kicks provided the only scoring in the second-half.

Dickinson: The Red Devils played to a scoreless draw against McDaniel, before defeating Haverford 3-1. The separate Red Devils found the net in the victory.

Franklin and Marshall: After going down 1-0 in the 55thminute, the Diplomats scored two minutes later. Ben Beaver and Jared Bomba scored as they defeated McDaniel 2-1. Beaver provided an assist and goal in their 3-0 victory over Desales.

Haverford: The Fords responds from their loss to Dickson with a 2-1 victory against Rowan.

Commonwealth Conference

Complete conference standings

Messiah: Four different Falcons scored as Messiah defeated Lebanon Valley 4-1. Cam Alexander scored the Dutchmen’s lone goal. In their next match, Josh Wood’s two-goal performance led Messiah past Hood 6-1.

Elizabethtown: The Blue Jays won their program’s 800th game in a 2-1 victory over Alvernia. They are the third NCAA program regardless of division to accomplish this feat. The other two programs are UCLA and Wheaton (Ill.).

Lycoming: The Warriors lost to Stevenson 1-0, before defeating LVC 2-0 for their first win over Lebanon Valley since 2008.

Arcadia: The Knights were edged by Hood 2-1 (2ot) and responded from the lose with a 2-0 win over Albright.

Widener: The Pride tied Alvernia 1-1 (2ot) before losing a hard-fought game 3-2 in favor of Stevenson.

Freedom Conference

Complete conference standings

Eastern: Eastern defeated Wilkes 3-0 for their first conference win of the year.

Misericordia: Four different players scored as the Cougars defeated Delaware Valley 4-0.

Desales: Colin Sulpizio opened the Bulldogs scoring less than three minutes in. Desales defeated Manhattanville 2-0.

Landmark Conference

Complete conference standings

Susquehanna: The Crusaders found their second conference win in a 2-1 victory over Drew.

Catholic:The Cradinals defeated Moravian 2-0 on senior day. Ironically, no seniors scored.

Juniata: The Eagles match against Merchant Marine was postponed due to the government shutdown.

Scranton: A late PK scored by Colin McFadden with 32 seconds left in the second overtime period led Scranton passed Goucher 2-1.

Moravian: After two straight conference losses, Moravian found a non-conference win against Berkley (NJ). Jeffrey Algor scored in the 1-0 win.

New Jersey Athletic Conference

Complete conference standings

Rutgers-Camden: Mitch Grotti tied the program’s career point record when he scored the game-winning penalty kick against Richard Stockton in overtime, the ten-man Rutgers squad winning 2-1 in wild fashion.

Rowan: The Prof’s fell to 0-4 in NJAC play with a 2-1 loss to William Patterson.

Games to Watch

Widener hosts Lycoming at PPL Park. Game time is Friday at 7:30 p.m. Come out and “doop” on this conference foes at familiar PPL Park.

Messiah at Elizabethtown, 4:30 pm on Saturday. This is the last time these two face-off as conference opponents in the “Marshmallow Bowl.” In short, the tradition is for marshmallows to be thrown on the field when Messiah and E-town play each other.

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