Hlavaty, Zobre Receive Honors
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.-- Boston University junior midfielder Neil Hlavaty, who scored a goal in each of the Terriers' games last week, and Binghamton's Scott Zobre, who netted the game-winner in the Bearcats 2-1 win at Hartwick, were honored by America East on Monday. Click here for full release.
Hlavaty (Lombard, Ill./Glenbard East) scored a goal in each of Boston University’s wins last week. He opened the scoring with a goal in the 46th minute in a 3-2 win over Central Florida on Monday and added an insurance goal in the 45th minute of a 2-0 win at Rhode Island on Friday. Hlavaty is tied for the Terriers’ lead in scoring with two goals and three assists.
Zobre (Poughkeepsie, N.Y./Poughkeepsie) scored his first collegiate goal, the game-winner in a 2-1 decision at Hartwick on Saturday. His goal in the 72nd minute broke a 1-1 tie and helped the Bearcats improve to 6-2-0 on the season.
Albany Great Danes
UAlbany (1-6-1) went 0-1 in its only game last week... The Great Danes are winless since a season-opening victory against Adelphi on Aug. 31... UAlbany lost to crosstown-rival Siena, 3-1, on Sept. 19... Junior Don Johnson (Bronx, N.Y./Cardinal Spellman) tied the contest at one for the Great Danes in the 33rd minute, when he headed in a loose ball in front of the goal... The Saints took the lead just under four minutes into the second half on a breakaway down the right side and added an insurance goal in the 72nd minute to deliver the 3-1 final score... Junior goalkeeper Steward Ceus (West Haverstraw, N.Y./North Rockland) registered three saves in the match for the Great Danes... Johnson’s goal moved him into a tie with freshman Shaun Kane (Stirlingshire, Scotland/St. Modans) for the team lead in points with four... The Great Danes return to action on Saturday, Sept. 29 at home against Marist at 1 p.m.
Binghamton (6-2-0) concluded its eight-game stretch of road games with a 2-1 win at Hartwick on Saturday night. The Bearcats' six wins have all come by one goal and a different player has scored each of Binghamton's eight goals ... Binghamton plays its first-ever game in the new Bearcats Sports Complex on Saturday, Sept. 29 against Cornell. It marks the first of three consecutive home games for the Bearcats, its longest such homestand of the season ... junior back Justin Leskow (Endwell, N.Y./Union-Endicott) leads the Bearcats with four points (one goal, two assists). He netted the Bearcats' first goal in their game against Hartwick.
Boston University Terriers
Boston University (4-3-0) won two games last week to improve to 4-3-0 on the year... The Terriers defeated UCF at home on Monday, Sept. 17, by the score of 3-2 before downing URI on Friday, Sept. 21, 2-0, on the road... Boston U used three second-half goals from junior Neil Hlavaty (Lombard, Ill./Glenbard East), sophomore Shaun Taylor (Sandown, England/Sandown) and freshman Aaron O’Neal (Virginia Beach, Va./Kellam) to seal the victory... Hlavaty and Taylor scored immediately to start the second half – just 21 seconds apart... O’Neal knocked in the game-winning goal at 66:42 and the Terriers held off the Knights for the final 21 minutes despite a penalty kick goal at 68:14... Boston U out-shot UCF 19-13, the Terriers’ highest shot total of the season... In the win against URI, the Terriers got started early, scoring both goals in the first half... Junior Petur Sigurdsson (Hafnarfjordur, Iceland) posted the eventual game-winning goal at 30:15, assisted by junior Jin Oh (Dededo, Guam/St. Stephen’s) and Hlavaty added an insurance goal just 25 seconds before the half... Sophomore keeper Hrafn Davidsson (Reykjavik, Iceland/Univ. of Iceland) averaged 5.5 saves per game last week... Boston U closes out September with another Atlantic 10 foe, UMass, on Saturday, Sept. 29 at 1 p.m. in Amherst, Mass.
Hartford (4-1-1 overall) split a pair of games last week, the first a 4-0 loss to Fairfield and the second a 1-0 shutout of Temple, both games played on Al-Marzook Field. Hartford opened the week by dropping its first game of the 2007 season to in-state rival Fairfield. The Stags scored the first goal in the second minute of the game and would never look back. Hartford rebounded to shutout the Owls, the third shutout of the season for Hawks senior keeper Matt Glaeser (Fredericksburg, Va./James Monroe/James Madison). The Hawks only goal of the week came from senior midfielder Gary Muir (Glasgow, Scotland/Louisburg JC). Muir scored off a pass from Daniel Antunez (Flint, Texas/Santa Ana/Lon Morris) in the 28th minute. Antunez sent a pass from the right side of the box to the middle where Oswald Adu (Toronto, Ontario/C.W. Jefferys/Nyack College) wisely let the ball go by to an open Muir just left of the center of the box. Muir had an unguarded look at the net and was able to knock the ball past a diving keeper. The goal was the third of the season for Muir, tying him with Andreas Blamo (Monrovia, Liberia/Hall/Manchester CC) for the team lead. The Hawks will play just one game this week, welcoming Rhode Island to Al-Marzook Field for the final of a three-game home stand on Friday night at 6:00 p.m.
Maine Black Bears
Maine (2-6, 0-0) went 1-2 on the week... The Black Bears dropped games to #13 Boston College and Sacred Heart, before rebounding to defeat Long Island University 3-2 on Sunday afternoon... The game against Boston College to start the week was the third game this season against a top-25 team... On Sunday, Maine got a pair of goals from Dimitri Anastasiou (Colchester, Conn./Bacon Acad.) and a goal and an assist from rookie Thomas McCole (Toronto, Ontario/Cardinal Newman)... Anastasiou leads Maine in scoring with three goals for six points... Anastasiou had 10 shots in the game on Sunday against the Blackbirds... It is the first time that a Maine player has had two goals in a game since Adam Chenault scored a pair against Stony Brook on Oct. 30, 2005... The three goals by the Black Bears on Sunday were the most goals in a game since Maine scored four on Sept. 18, 2005 in a 4-1 win against Manhattan... Maine head coach Pat Laughlin recorded his 99th career win on Sunday against Long Island, leaving him one shy of the 100 plateau.
UMBC snapped a two-game slide, but saw its winless streak extended to three by virtue of an 0-0 double overtime tie vs. James Madison on Saturday... The scoreless draw was UMBC’s second of the season, marking the first time in UMBC’s NCAA Division I history (1986) that they have recorded two such results in the regular season... The two teams combined for 24 shots and 18 corner kicks... The Retrievers are now 9-2-7 in their last 18 non-conference home games... UMBC dropped a 3-0 decision to a tough Lehigh (4-1) squad at Ulrich Sports Complex on Wednesday evening... The Mountain Hawks reached the final 16 of the ‘06 NCAA Tournament... Lehigh scored three first half goals, marking the first time UMBC had allowed any scores in the first 45 minutes since the opener vs. Air Force... Junior goalkeeper Steve King (Baltimore, Md./Archbishop Curley) saw his consecutive minutes played streak end at 3,300 as sophomore Matt Henderson (Plymouth, Fla./Winter Park) played 13 minutes in his debut... King entered the week 16th in the nation in save percentage (88.5%, three goals allowed and 23 saves) and tied for 21st with a 0.574 goals against average... He posted his fourth shutout of the season vs. JMU and is now fifth in school history to 12 shutouts... Junior midfielder Kevin Gnatiko (Montgomery Village, Md./Watkins Mill) has ten career assists and is UMBC’s active goal scoring leader with six... Sophomore reserve forward Ime Umoh (Baltimore, Md./Calvert Hall/Methodist) currently leads the Retrievers with two goals on the season and earned his first start vs. James Madison... Junior defender L.J. Pijnenburg (Forest Lake, New Zealand/Hamilton Boys’) suffered a mild concussion vs. Lehigh and did not dress vs. JMU... he is expected to return to practice this week... UMBC takes on Loyola (6-2) on the road on Saturday.
New Hampshire Wildcats
New Hampshire (1-3-3) played to a scoreless tie this past weekend at Colgate ... The Wildcats had many scoring chances including a Mike Davis (Tigard, Ore./Council Rock North) header in double-overtime, but the last chance scoring opportunity sailed high above the net ... Senior midfielder Kyle Urso (Lombard, Ill./Glenbard East) led the Wildcats in shots with five ... Senior goalkeeper Mike Jenne (Vernon, N.Y./Whitesboro Central) made just three saves in his third shutout of the season, as the Wildcat defense held the Raiders to just two shots on goal in the second period and one in overtime ... The Wildcats return home this week as they play host to Holy Cross on Tuesday afternoon ... Kickoff on Lewis Fields is set for 3 p.m.
Stony Brook Seawolves
Stony Brook (4-3-0, 0-0-0) played just one game this week. In a 2-1 double overtime loss to Towson, Petar Rakovic (Kragujevac, Serbia) scored his second goal of the season off passes from Maurice Brown (Clarendon, Jamaica) and Michael Palacio (Long Beach, N.Y.). Stony Brook takes on Marist on Wednesday night and William & Mary on Saturday night. Both games are home at LaValle Stadium.
Vermont (3-5-0) lost at Cornell, 1-0, Sunday in its only action of the week ... The Big Red used a goal in the 77th minute to hold on for the victory. It was just the second time in eight games Vermont has allowed a second-half goal ... The Catamounts have had six different goal scorers to start the season including game-winners from three different players. Last year, six different players accounted for UVM’s nine game-winning goals ... Roger Scully (East Lyme, Conn.) has been steady in goal in leading the Catamounts defense ... Scully has a 1.01 goals against average and a .794 save percentage in his first seven games ... UVM wraps up its stretch of five games away from home with matches at Colgate Tuesday at 4:00pm and at Dartmouth Saturday at 4:30pm ... The Dartmouth game is Vermont’s final non-conference game of the season. UVM opens America East play hosting Albany Saturday, October 6.