Boston U's Strackhouse, Binghamton's Tiedt Take Home Men's Soccer Weekly Accolades

Release: 09/15/2008
Boston University's Tom Strackhouse scored a pair of goals just 65 seconds apart last week to earn Player of the Week honors.
Boston University's Tom Strackhouse scored a pair of goals just 65 seconds apart last week to earn Player of the Week honors.
Courtesy: America East Communications

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.-- Boston University's Tom Strackhouse (Flemington, N.J./Pingry School) has been named America East men's soccer Player of the Week after scoring a pair of goals last week, while Binghamton's Andy Tiedt (Akron, N.Y./Akron) earned Rookie of the Week honors for the week ending September 14.

Strackhouse, a junior midfielder,  scored two goals just 65 seconds apart in the Terriers 4-0 win over Rhode Island on Sunday. It was the first multi-goal game of his career and just the third in America East this season. The win was the first of the seasont for Boston U., which went 0-3-1 in its first four contests, all against nationally ranked-opponents.

Tiedt, a freshman forward, scored the lone goal in the Bearcats 1-0 win over Big Ten foe Wisconsin at the Wisconsin-Milwaukee Tournament on Sunday. The Badgers came into the contest unbeaten and received 12 votes in last week’s NSCAA national poll. Tiedt, a freshman forward, earned all-tournament accolades for the second straight week for Binghamton, which is unbeaten in its last five outings.

Team Notebooks

Albany (3-2-0, 0-0-0 America East) took a 3-2 loss at Rhode Island in its only match of the week on Friday, Sept. 12 ... Senior Mikael McNamara (Mississauga, Ontario/Iona Catholic Secondary School) scored his first career goal for the Great Danes in the 89th minute to tie up the match at 2-2, but Greg Balicki and the Rams answered right back with the game winner just eight seconds later in the 90th minute to seal the victory ... Claudio Dantas (Orlando, Fla./Crystal Lake/Jefferson College) leads the America East Conference in scoring with four goals and three assists for 11 points, and he has factored into seven of the team’s eight goals this season ... Steward Ceus (Rockland County, N.Y./North Rockland) made eight saves in the losing effort at URI, which was just one save shy of his career high ... Shaun Kane (Stirlingshire, Scotland/St. Modans), who had a goal and an assist in the loss, has scored four goals in eight career games ... UAlbany plays at Cornell on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. and then has its home opener on Sunday, Sept. 21 at 3 p.m. against crosstown-rival Siena ... The match against Siena will conclude a tripleheader at UAlbany’s Varsity Field ... The UAlbany, Army, Sacred Heart and Siena women’s teams play second round matches of the Governor’s Cup earlier in the day.

Binghamton (3-1-2, 0-0-0 America East) has a five-game unbeaten streak and has recorded three consecutive shutouts. During its last five games, the Bearcats have a goals against average of 0.40 and have scored 1.20 goals per game ... freshman forward Andy Tiedt (Akron, N.Y./Akron) scored the game-winning goal in Binghamton’s 1-0 win over previously unbeaten Wisconsin on Sunday. In his past three games, Tiedt has a goal and an assist. He was named to the Wisconsin-Milwaukee All-Tournament Team, marking the second straight week he has been named to an all-tournament team ... junior goalkeeper Jason Stenta (Binghamton, N.Y./Chenan

Boston University (1-3-1, 0-0-0 America East) tallied its first win of the season with a 4-0 rout of Rhode Island on Sunday... Junior Tom Strackhouse (Flemington, N.J./Pingry School) scored a pair of goals just 65 seconds apart early in the second half... It was the first multiple-point game of Strackhouse’s career... Freshman Stephen Knox (Arima, Trinidad/Fatima College) tallied his first collegiate point it the seventh minute with an assist on the game-winning goal scored by junior Shaun Taylor (Sandown, England/Sandown)... Senior Jin Oh (Dededo, Guam/St. Stephen’s Episcopal) also scored his first goal of the season with a 55th-minute strike... Senior Hrafn Davidsson (Reykjavik, Iceland/University of Iceland) and junior Joe Cullaro (New York/Clarkstown South) combined on the shutout with Davidsson making two saves before giving way to Cullaro, who made one save over the final 23 minutes... The win over Rhode Island was the fifth straight Boston University win in the series and the Terriers’ third straight shutout of the Rams... Earlier in the week, the Terriers lost to No. 11 St. John’s, 1-0, on Friday... St. John’s was the fourth straight nationally ranked opponent the Terriers played to open the season... This week, Boston University hosts No. 18 Brown on Wednesday at 7 p.m. and Colgate on Saturday at 7 p.m. at Nickerson Field in Boston.

Hartford (1-2-2, 0-0-0 America East) battled their way to two 1-1 double-overtime draws this past week ... Hartford welcomed the Blue Devil’s of Central Connecticut to Al-Marzook Field on Tuesday evening ... Junior forward Carlos Villa (Las Conchas, Guatemala/Arrayanes/San Jacinto) netted Hartford’s lone goal in the match as he put the Hawks out in front early ... Junior goalkeeper Nenad Cudic (Novi Sad, Serbia/Auburn University at Montgomery) recorded three saves in  the 1-1 draw ... Hartford traveled to Jersey City, New Jersey on Saturday to take on the Saint Peter’s College ... Hartford took a 1-0 lead early in the first half as a Saint Peter’s foul allowed Villa to bury a penalty kick past goalkeeper Hernando Santamaria, netting his fourth goal of the season, and giving Hartford the advantage at the 8:52 mark ... The remainder of the half saw the Peacocks controlling the pace offensively, outshooting the Hawks 15-3 ... The Hawks outshot the Peacocks 11-6 in the final 45 minutes of play, but were unable to find the back of the net ... The overtime periods yielded no goals, as Saint Peters outshot Hartford 6-1 ... Cudic recorded a total of five saves in the two overtime periods, finishing the match with 13 and pushing his season total to 25 ... Hartford will return to action this week with two home games as they take on Bryant on Tuesday evening and Canisius on Saturday evening.

Maine (2-4-0, 0-0-0 America East) finished second in the Courtyard by Marriott LaGuardia LIU Classic in Brooklyn, N.Y. this past weekend... Maine defeated Long Island University 2-1 on Friday, before falling to Iona 2-1 on Sunday in the championship game... Philip Reed (Gorham, Maine/Gorham HS) and Thomas McCole (Toronto, Ontario/Cardinal Newman) each notched goals on Friday against LIU... Rookie Alex Pilitsis (Brunswick, Maine/North Yarmouth Academy) earned his first win in goal in the game on Friday... Rookie back Adam Loiacono (Craqnston, R.I./Cranston West) tallied his first collegiate goal in Maine’s game against Iona on Sunday... Nikola Bogdanoic (Belgrade, Serbia/Oral Roberts) assisted on two of Maine’s three goals over the weekend... Marc Goulet (Plainville, Conn./Plainville HS), Danniel Tannous (Thornhill, Ontario/St. Elizabeth) and Bogdanovic were all named to the Courtyard by Marriott LaGuardia LIU Classic All-Tournament Team on Sunday... It is the second all-tournament team of the season for Goulet and Tannous, who were each named to the UNH Nike Classic All-Tournament Team earlier this season... Maine has 10 players who have recorded at least one point this season... That is the same number that scored at least one point during the entire 2007 campaign... Six different players have scored a goal for Maine this season... Just four players recorded goals for the Black Bears during the 2007 season... After starting the season with six straight games on the road, Maine plays its home-opener when it hosts Northeastern on Saturday, Sept. 20 at 1 p.m.

UMBC (3-1-1, 0-0-0 America East) senior goalkeeper Steve King (Baltimore, Md./Archbishop Curley) recorded a season-high seven saves as he saw 21 Drexel shots, but was perfect in a 0-0 double overtime draw in Philadelphia on Saturday... It was King’s second shutout of the season and the 19th of his career... He is third on UMBC’s all-time list in shutouts and just surpassed the 200-save mark (204, seventh on all- time UMBC list) in his career... King saved a Drexel breakaway opportunity with just eight minutes left in regular to preserve the draw... The game featured 37 shots (D-21, UMBC-16), but both netminders were brilliant in keeping the game scoreless... Freshman midfielder Andrew Bulls (Millersville, Md./McDonogh) had a team-high five shots, while senior midfielder Kevin Gnatiko (Montgomery Village, Md./Watkins Mill) and junior forward Andrew Gillis (Baltimore, Md./Perry Hall) had three each... Gnatiko, recovering from a knee injury, made his first start of the season, while senior midfielder Shondell Busby (Toronto, Ont./Dante Alligery/Francis Marion) and sophomore forward B.J. Quigley (Essex, Md./Archbishop Curley) each made their first appearances of the season, as both returned from the injured list... It was UMBC’s first-ever result vs. the Dragons, as Drexel had won the previous four encounters... UMBC takes on another CAA foe, when they travel across the beltway to take on Towson on Wednesday... The beltway rivals have not met since 2003 and this will only be their second encounter since 1994... UMBC leads the all-time series, 11-10-3... The Retrievers return home this Saturday to host La Salle.   

New Hampshire (4-0-2, 0-0-0 America East) remains unbeaten after a 2-2 tie with Hartwick and a 2-1 victory over Cornell this past weekend at the Bucknell Invitational... The Wildcats and host school Bucknell both finished with a record of 1-0-1 on the weekend, the Bison however earn the tournament title based on the goals against tiebreaker (New Hampshire 3 GAA, Bucknell 2 GAA)... Wildcats Scott Rowling (Richboro, Pa./Council Rock South), Kyle Urso (Lombard, Ill./Glenbard East) and Dylan George (Bangor, Maine/Bridgton Academy) were all selected to the All-Tournament Team...Hartwick drew first blood, but sophomore forward Chris Banks (Westborough, Mass./Westborough) headed the ball into the goal at 17:39 to put the ‘Cats back in the game, 1-1... Geogre, who earned the assist on Banks’ goal, notched the game-tying tally with less than ten minutes to play, making it a 2-2 final after 20 minutes of overtime... Kyle Urso earned the assist on the play... Colin O’Donnell made three saves in the game for the Wildcats...  Against Cornell, the Wildcats jumped out to a 2-0 lead before allowing a goal, the first of the 2008 season for the Big Red... Just four minutes into action, Urso fired a corner kick into the box... The ball found Mike McKee (Newtown, Pa./Council Rock North) at the far post, who headed the ball into the net to give the Wildcats the 1-0 lead... The Wildcats took advantage of another corner kick to increase the deficit to 2-0 when Joe Corsello (York, Maine/York), who earned his first collegiate goal with the tally, tracked down the loose ball in the box and rifled into the net. Freshman Sean Coleman (Stratham, N.H./Exeter) earned the assist on the play for New Hampshire... Chris Devie (Hampton, N.H./Winacunnet) tallied five saves for the Wildcats... The squad returns home to host the Minutemen of UMass on Saturday, Sept. 20. Gametime on Bremner Field is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Stony Brook (2-3-1) went 1-1 last week... The Seawolves fell to #20 Georgetown, 1-0, on September 10th... It was the second consecutive loss to a ranked opponent and the third 1-0 loss of the season... Senior goalkeeper Dawid Ditrich (Gdansk, Poland/Academy of Physical Education & Sport) made six saves... Stony Brook was back on Friday night to defeat Columbia, 1-0 in a rainy LaValle Stadium... Junior James Palumbo (Carmel, N.Y./Mahopac) scored the game’s only goal in the 52nd minute when his shot when the through the legs of the Columbia keeper... The Seawolves are now 22-5-6 at home under head coach Cesar Markovic... Stony Brook travels to face Yale on Wednesday night before facing Towson at home on Saturday night.go Valley) recorded a pair of shutouts this past weekend. He now has three shutouts this season and 23.0 for his career.

Vermont (3-1-2, 0-0-0 America East) split a pair of road games last week against two teams that played in last year’s NCAA Tournament ... Vermont blanked #22 Central Connecticut, 2-0, Friday and lost at Harvard, 3-0, Sunday to suffer its first defeat of the season ... Connor O’Brien (Richmond, Vt./Mt. Mansfield Union/Franklin Pierce) and Connor Tobin (Fort Collins, Colo./Fort Collins) were the goal scorers in the win at CCSU ... O’Brien, a sophomore transfer from NCAA D-II National Champion Franklin Pierce, has scored two goals in his first six games at UVM ... Goalkeeper Roger Scully (East Lyme, Conn./East Lyme) recorded his second shutout of the season and the 18th of his career against the Blue Devils, who began the week ranked 22nd in the Soccer America national poll ... Jordan Crasilneck (Eugene, Ore./Sheldon) set up a goal at CCSU, his team-high fourth assist of the season. It was his 19th career assist and he is now second all-time at Vermont ... The Catamounts are 2-1-0 in road games to start the campaign, all against teams in last season’s NCAAs ...  UVM has now defeated at least one nationally-ranked foe in four of the last five seasons ...  Vermont’s next game is on Monday, September 22 when it hosts defending Patriot League Champion Colgate at Centennial Field.