CIS men's soccer Saturday roundup
Laurentian 1, Ryerson 0 Final
TORONTO - The Ryerson Rams men's soccer team recorded their third win of the season on Friday afternoon, defeating the Nipissing Lakers 2-0 at Lamport Stadium in Toronto.
Ryerson's first scoring opportunity came in the 12th minute when Vince D'Elia skilfully dodged a Lakers' defender and swung a cross from the left side in to Mihal Andoni, who touched it just wide of the goal. D'Elia nearly put one in himself a few minutes later, but aired the ball over the crossbar only metres away from the net.
The Rams continued to possess the ball, establishing their own pace to the match for much of the first half. A hard shot by Alaric Johnson produced a solid stop from Lakers' keeper Cory Schwartz, with the rebound floating dangerously to the penalty spot. Ashkan Mahboubi ripped a hard shot from there, but unfortunately it sailed over the upright once again, and the teams would go take a scoreless draw into the half-time break.
The Rams continued to apply pressure in the second half, with Jonarthan Sadacharalingam firing the ball off the side mesh after receiving a long kick from goalkeeper Christian Maraldo that gave him a step on the Lakers' defender. Andoni was then left with an open shot a few feet from goal, but could only manage a light touch that was scooped up by Schwartz.
The Rams dominance and control of the match finally paid off from one of their numerous corner opportunities in the 71st minute. Kevin Souter took a wonderful corner kick from the left side, bending it just under the crossbar. A surprised Schwartz threw his hands up in desperation, but to no avail as the Rams would go up 1-0.
The Rams found themselves in familiar territory, leading by a single goal at home in the dying minutes of the game. Their past nearly came back to haunt them as a corner kick by the visitors was headed towards on open goal. Fortunately, the ball was saved off the line and out of harm's way.
Minutes later, a breath of relief came from the home crowd as Johnson put the game out of reach in injury time. With Nipissing pressing for the final goal, a clearing kick found its way to Johnson's foot after a strong run down the right side. With only the keeper to beat, the Pickering, Ont. native smoothly placed the ball in the low left corner, thus preserving the victory and a very important three points for Ryerson, as the final score would be 2-0.
Sebastien Novais and Souter were shown yellow cards for Ryerson, while Thomas Duncan and Shayne Kam of Nipissing were also booked during the match.
The victory moves Ryerson three points up on Nipissing and into fourth-place, just a point back from the Toronto Varsity Blues who were taking on Laurentian as well today. The Rams will look to come out of the Thanksgiving break with six points, as they play host to the Laurentian Voyageurs tomorrow afternoon at Lamport Stadium. The opening whistle sounds at 2:15 p.m.
Source: Ryerson Sports Info
York 2, Brock 1 Final
ST. CATHARINES, Ont. - The Brock Badgers men's soccer team came up on the wrong end of a 2-1 score in a hard-fought contest with York on Saturday. The loss drops their record to 2-8-1 in the OUA yet they sit just three points out of a play-off spot in the West division.
Brock opened the scoring in the 30th minute. Veteran Badger captain Myles Denomme (Brampton, Ont.) picked up his first goal of the season when his header beat York Keeper Sotiri Varlokostas. Denomme had the chance thanks to a great free kick taken by Brock rookie Kosta Kraijsnik (Niagara Falls, Ont.). The Badgers took a 1-0 lead into halftime.
A momentary lapse in the defense allowed York to pull even in the 58th minute goal by Moreno Alberti, despite the best efforts of Badgers keepr Ryan Toale (Brampton, Ont.). The Lions were then able to capitalize on a scramble near the goal line following a corner kick, when Gerard Ladiyou found the back of the goal in the 73rd minute to give his team a lead they wouldn't give up.
Toale took the loss despite making numerous outstanding saves throughout the game, including several point-blank stops. Toale's played kept the Badgers in the game, but despite their best efforts they were unable to score the equalizer late.
The Badgers are in action next on October 14 when they visit the UOIT Ridgeback for a 6 p.m. start, before playing a home-and-home series against Windsor on October 16 and 17. The Badgers host Windsor at 3:15 p.m. on October 16 before travelling to Windsor the following day.
Source: Brock Sports Info
Trent 1, Carleton 0 Final
The Carleton University Ravens men's soccer team fell to the Trent University Excalibur 1-0 on Saturday at Ravens' Field, ending their undefeated streak at eight games.
The first half started with both teams having chances on either end, making Ravens keep, Karl Wasslen (Ottawa), and Trent keep, Josip Bosnjak (Pickering, Ont.), work hard to protect their nets.
Jonni Okai (Ottawa) had a chance to put the Ravens on the scoreboard, after CJ Hamilton (Ajax, Ont.) sent a cross in, but his header flew over the Trent net and out of bounds.
On the other end, Brandon Weigel (Bowmanville, Ont.) tried to make something happen for Trent, but Wasslen slid in to make the save.
A lone goal came for the Excalibur when Eli Adansi (Ajax, Ont.) received the ball inside the box, and finished the play with a light header, putting Trent on the board 1-0. Wasslen's streak came to an end as he went an impressive 735 minutes without conceding a goal.
Hamilton started the second with a long strike early on, which split the defence but ended wide past Trent's net. Sam McHugh (Russell, Ont.) also came close to tying it up for the Ravens with a free kick that hit the post to be cleared away by the Trent defence.
Despite most of the pressure taking place in Trent's end, Carleton was unable to pull out a goal, thanks in part to strong goalkeeping by Mike Theriault (Whitby, Ont.). The Ravens finished the game with a 1-0 loss, putting their record at 6-1-2.
The men will look to rebound from the loss tomorrow when they face the RMC Paladins on the road. Kickoff is at 1 p.m.
Source: Carleton Sports Info
Toronto 6, Nipissing 0 Final
Windsor 0, Laurier 0 Final
Western 0, Waterloo 0 Final
McMaster 2, Guelph 0 Final
UFV 3, Victoria 0 Final