Covers games through 9/16/2014
The 2014 class of incoming freshmen from the Union Academy has seen very little of the field so far this season - Patrick Berneski at Notre Dame, Tyler Skwara at Boston College, Ryan Talbot at South Florida and Joe Harding at Fairfield are still awaiting their debuts - but Doyle Tuvesson has already made a mark both on the field and in the box score for the Lehigh Mountain Hawks.
Tuvesson scored the game-winning goal in the Mountain Hawks 1-0 win over Rhode Island on Friday in his fourth straight start. The forward drew a penalty in the box in his first game and has received praise from his coach in post-game interviews. His team dropped a game to Brown two days later in a game Tuvesson also started to drop their record to 3-2.
After missing the first three games of the season with an ankle injury, junior forward Darius Madison finally made his season debut with a 26-minute cameo off the bench in Virginia's 1-0 win over Virginia Tech in the Cavaliers ACC opener on Friday and followed it up by with 36 minutes off the bench and an assist on the game-winning goal over VCU on Monday.
Madison didn't reopen his goal-scoring account in his first two appearances of the season, but Connor Maloney scored his fourth goal last Tuesday in Penn State's 1-1 draw with James Madison. It appeared that the goal might hold up for his third game-winner of the season, but a second red card put the Nittany Lions in a huge hole, which James Madison took advantage of with a late equalizer. Maloney had to chip in on the defensive side of the field to hold the score in two overtimes.
Temple's Jared Martinelli found the back of the net for the first time this season with a goal in a 2-2 draw with La Salle on Saturday. La Salle Midfielder Joe Farrell also scored his first of the season in the game for the Explorers.
Zach Herstek scored his first of the season in George Mason's 2-0 win over Milwaukee on Friday. The Patriots have been on a roll to start the season, winning five straight while conceding just once to Wisconsin. Herstek and teammate Colton Amidon, who has made only one appearance in the last three games, have combined to score four of the team's 13 goals.
Sophomore defender Colton Storm recorded his first point of the season with an assist in the Tar Heels 3-0 win over Pitt on Friday.You can see highlights of the game HERE. Maryland senior Alex Shinsky recorded his first point of the season in a 2-1 loss to Navy on Sept. 8, but the Terps have continued to struggle offensively and are 1-2-2 in the early season. Goalkeeper Zack Steffen made five saves in the Navy loss and one save in a 1-1 draw with Michigan on Friday.
James Madison goalkeeper Kyle Morton recorded his second clean sheet of the season, stopping six shots in a 1-0 win over Lipscomb on Sunday.
Indiana defender Billy McConnell continued his solid play in the stingy Hoosier defense, playing 90 minutes in a 1-0 win over Dartmouth and 1-0 loss to Penn State. The Hoosiers are 3-1-1 on the season and have conceded only twice. Defender Andrew Herr and Michigan State suffered their first loss after conceding their first goal of the season to Valparaiso but followed it with another shutout victory over Loyola Chicago on Sunday.
Louisville conceded their first goal of the season in a 1-0 loss to St. Louis on Tuesday but followed it up with a 5-0 win over Duke on Saturday. Shane Campbell started at left back in both games. Quincy Thomas and his Memphis back line recorded back-to-back clean sheets with a 1-0 win over Stony Brook on Friday and a scoreless draw with Missouri State on Sunday.
Starter Keegan Rosenberry and substitutes Melvin Snoh and Brett Campbell had a pair of disappointing results with Georgetown over the weekend, losing 2-1 to VCU in overtime on Thursday and a drawing 1-1 with UC Irvine on Sunday. Snoh had a golden chance to score on an open net at the far post in the VCU game that could have been the junior forward's second straight game-winner.