LONDON, Ont. – Despite a goal from Parker Seymour midway through the second half, two quick goals from Waterloo's Jae Jin Lee gave the Warriors a 2-1 win over the Western Mustangs men's soccer team on Sunday afternoon at Mustangs Field.
"I thought the first half [Waterloo] played a little more aggressively than we did," said Western head coach Rock Basacco. "We just had a bit of a defensive lapse [in the second half] that lasted for about five to six minutes that caused us a couple of goals. Then you're scrambling to fight back again."
"It's not a great way to play soccer when you're always fighting to try and get a goal back to either tie or to win. We created some good chances, we didn't finish on the chances, and they came back to haunt us."
The loss is the second of the season for the Mustangs, making their record 2-2-2 and putting the team in fifth position in the OUA West Division. Waterloo stands in sixth place with a record of 2-4.
Ten minutes into the second half, Waterloo striker Jae Jin Lee was able to score two back-to-back goals on Western goalie Ben Cowman. Just under two minutes later, Seymour scored one, but it was the only one the Mustangs would earn.
Waterloo's quick two-goal lead came unexpectedly, as the first half of the game was evenly balanced between the teams. There were few shots throughout the first 45 minutes, just three on net for Waterloo and five on net for Western, but all were stopped. The Mustangs were granted multiple free kicks at the top of the opposing team's 18 yard box, but all were stopped by the Warriors wall of defenders.
With a blank scoreboard heading into the second half, both teams played aggressively while trying to get goals for their respective teams. Along with that tough play came yellow cards, three for Waterloo and one for Western.
Western's sole goal scorer commented on the team's errors and what the team needs to work on going forward.
"We just need to have a more positive start," said Seymour. "It seems that so far in the season it takes us a while to really get into the game, and we kind of have to wait to realize that we're either tied or losing to give us a little push. I just think we need to come out a little harder to start off and try to be more ambitious early on."
The Mustangs have just under a week to prepare for their next game on Saturday, September 13 at 3:15 p.m. when they head to Hamilton to face the McMaster Marauders.
NOTES: Sunday's win by Waterloo was the first time the Warriors have defeated the Mustangs since 2006. Over the past eight seasons Western has had the Warriors number, recording a 12-0-5 record in regular season and playoff contests…
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SUDBURY, Ont. – The No. 5 nationally ranked Ryerson Rams men's soccer team filled the net with five goals en route to a 5-0 victory over the Laurentian Voyageurs on Sunday afternoon in Sudbury.
Third year midfielder Nick Lambis (Pickering, Ont.) scored twice in the victory to pace the Rams.
Raheem Rose (Etobicoke, Ont.) netted his third of the season to open the scoring in the sixth minute before Lambis tallied twice in two minutes to give the Rams a 3-0 lead at halftime.
Marko Miketic (Thornhill, Ont.) scored his second goal in as many days in the 61st minute before Martin Dabrowski (Barrie, Ont.) struck from a free kick in the 90th minute to round out the scoring.
Rose, Lambis and Miketic are all tied for the team lead with three goals this season.
Praveen Ahilan (Unionville, Ont.) made six saves in 75 minutes of action before Alex Christie (Whitby, Ont.) came on for the final 15 minutes. Christie made two saves to preserve the cleansheet for the Rams, their third of the season.
Laurentian keeper Duncan Jobson made five saves in the ten shots he saw.
Ryerson improves to 4-0-1 on the season and maintain their hold on first place in the OUA east standings while Laurentian falls to 1-3-1 on the year and sit seventh.
The Rams make their home debut this Wednesday, September 16 when they host the UOIT Ridgebacks (2-1-1) at 8:15 p.m. at Downsview Park Field 1.
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Coming off a tough loss to Ryerson Saturday afternoon, the Lakers were unable to bounce back the way they wanted against Toronto.
They were able to grab a point, earning a 0-0 draw, but came up short of the full three points.
Grainger Munro was solid in net, as he finished with seven saves for the clean sheet.
It may have not been a win, but there are positives to build on and they're going to take that into training this week as they prepare for their lone game next weekend against Carleton Ravens.
Nipissing hosts the Ravens Sunday at 2:30 p.m. on campus at Nipissing University.
Coming off a win, the women's team was hoping to make it two in a row, which would put themselves near the top of the standings almost halfway through the season.
The men, on the other hand, were looking to bounce back after a loss to Ryerson Saturday.
Source: Nipissing Lakers
The Lancer men's soccer team swept their opening weekend at home with a pair of shutout victories over the Waterloo Warriors and Laurier Golden Hawks.
On Friday night the Lancers dominated the visiting Warriors with a 6-0 victory and followed that up with a 2-0 win over the Hawks on Sunday. Windsor is now 4-1-1 on the season and are currently tied for first place in the OUA west division with the #1 ranked York Lions.
On Friday, Leighton Speechley-Price continued his standout play recording his first OUA hat trick. Speechley-Price opened up the scoring just twelve minutes into the game and added his second just 13 seconds before the end of the first half.
Windsor held a dominating 5-0 lead heading into the break with other goal scorers including Jack Sargent and Michael Pio with two. Speechley-Price third goal of the game was the lone goal in the second half.
Lancer goaltender Kyle Vizirakis earned his first OUA career shutout in net.
On Sunday, the Lancers continued their strong play against the Golden Hawks. Speechley-Price again was on point scoring his fourth goal of the weekend and seventh of the season in the final minutes of the first half.
Laurier goaltender Jordan Brudlu came out of the net to challenge the Ireland native, however Speechley-Price was able to avoid the tackle and placed the ball into the right hand corner of the net.
With Windsor holding a one goal lead entering the second half, both teams came out aggressively. Midway through the half, Brudlu made an initial save on a shot from Iyowuna Jumbo but Kyle Ruggaber was there to knock in the rebound to increase the Lancer lead to two.
Kyle Ruggaber once again earned the shutout in net.
Windsor will now host the Algoma Thunderbirds (0-3-1) next weekend at Alumni Field. Both games will kick-off at 3:15pm on Saturday September 19th & Sunday September 20th.
Source: Windsor Lancers
ST. CATHARINES, Ont. - The Brock University mens soccer team (1-5 OUA) lost a 1-0 heartbreaker to the No. 2 ranked McMaster Marauders Sunday afternoon at home.
The Badgers played an even opening half with the score deadlocked at 0-0 after 45 minutes.
Early in the second half, Brock starting goalkeeper Matthew Zaikos (Markham, Ont.) came up with two key saves to keep it scoreless.
It wasn't until the 76th minute that McMaster answered, as they took advantage of a miscommunication in the Brock midfield and had numbers, as Yunus Mollayev beat Zaikos for the eventual game winner.
Zaikos registered six saves in the loss, while Marauders captain Angelo Cavalluzzo collected three saves for his third blank sheet of the season.
Three yellow cards were issued in this contest with Brock's Eric Bradey (Guelph, Ont.) getting one and McMaster's Marco Gennaccaro and Karl Bicamumpaka getting one each in the final ten minutes of play.
The Badgers return to action next Saturday, September 19th at 3:15pm when they host the No.1 ranked York LIons as part of the 2015 Brock University Homecoming events.
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With a 1-0 victory over the Guelph Gryphons at York Stadium on Sunday afternoon (Sept. 13), the No. 1 nationally-ranked York University Lions men's soccer team climbed to the top of OUA West standings with a 4-0-1 record.
The first half saw a closely matched contest between both teams, as possession shifted from one end of the field to the other. However, in the 18th minute the Lions snatched their first goal from a powerful set piece delivered by midfielder Jonathon Lao (Unionville, Ont.) that was headed home into the near post by striker Michael Cox (Calgary), his third goal of the season.
Although the second half remained goalless, both teams continued to compete. Cox ended the game with six shots off and Lao and forward Alon Badat (Thornhill, Ont.) grabbed two shots each.
Goalkeeper Colm Vance (Bradford, Ont.) grabbed his third cleansheet of the season, playing a solid game between the bars and making two saves in the contest.
The Lions will head out on the road for their next five contests, beginning against the Brock Badgers on Saturday (Sept. 19) at 3:15pm in St. Catharines, Ont. Their next home game will come on Thursday, Oct. 8 at 8:15pm when they welcome the Laurier Golden Hawks to York Stadium.
Source: York Lions
(Ottawa, ON) – Carleton's dominance continued as they handed Trent their second loss of the season in a 3-1 victory on Sunday afternoon at MNP Park.
Trent opened the scoring in the 24th minute off an own goal by Carleton's Mintcho Mintchev (Ottawa, ON) as he headed in a free kick by Trent's Kiefer Thalen.
Carleton did not put anything on the scoreboard until the 41st minute when rookie sensation Dante Cobisa (Ottawa, ON) released a cannon of a shot into the back of the net for his second goal of the 2015 season.
As the half came to a close, the players frustrations started to show. Four yellow cards were handed out to players, two for each team, including one each for Carleton's Theodore Lopez de Castilla (Ottawa, ON) and Mintcho Mintchev.
It was a quiet start to the second half until Tim Campos (Ottawa, ON) snuck one past Trent keeper David Ellis to give Carleton the 2-1 lead.
Walker Smith (Ottawa, ON) scored late in the game, securing the victory for Carleton. The win helps secure Carleton's #2 ranking in the OUA East.
Carleton looks to continue their wining streak as they take on the Laurentian Voyageurs in Sudbury next Saturday.
Source: Carleton Ravens