TORONTO- The No. 2 nationally ranked Ryerson Rams suffered their first loss of the season, dropping a 4-1 decision to the visiting Queen's Gaels on Sunday.
The Rams got off to a blazing start, with Raheem Rose (Etobicoke, Ont.) notching a goal in the fifth minute of play. Off a clean through pass from his right side, Rose didn't slow down as he kept his composure and fired a low shot to the far post beyond the gloves of Queen's keeper Taylor Reynolds.
Ryerson continued to apply heavy pressure. Midfielder Misel Klisara (Mississauga, Ont.), operating from the left wing, weaved through the Queen's formation, collapsing their defensive centre and exposing them on the wings. Jackson Tooke (Toronto) gave Queen's fits with his versatility across the midfield, while fifth year centre back Jacob O'Connor (Ottawa, Ont.) frustrated Queen's attempts to send in players with crosses over the Ryerson defense.
Queen's was resilient and featured good play on the right flank with Liam Scullion and Sam Abernathy drawing attention from O'Connor. In the 19th minute, that persistence paid off for when a deflected header from Ryerson's defense landed at the feet of Oliver Coren four yards outside the penalty box. As O'Connor slid in to challenge his strike, Coren fired a low shot to the bottom left corner to level the game at 1-1.
After an even first half, the second saw Queen's take control with a dramatic surge in the span of six minutes. It began in the 55th minute with Gaels forward Jacob Schroeter winning a free kick. The resulting ball in, off the foot of Tonka Bacelic, was caught by Ram's keeper Praveen Alihan (Unionville, Ont.) in the air but knocked out in a collision with an airborne Gael's attacker. Before Alihan could locate the loose ball, Schroeter flicked the ball over his head and into the Ryerson net, giving the Gaels a 2-1 lead. Two minutes later, Bacelic was at it again, whipping in a cross down the right side that found Patrick van Belleghem, who made no mistake in putting Queen's ahead 3-1. With Queen's exhibiting more swagger after each goal, Bacelic was not content with simply setting up his teammates. In the 61st minute, he received a pass from the right side of the penalty box and tallied another score to record the last of four unanswered goals.
Head coach Filip Prostran inserted Kyle Stewart (Kingston, Jamaica) and Marko Miketic (Thornhill, Ont.) into the game in the second half in a bid to provide grit on defense and creativity in the midfield, but the Rams were unable to break through for the rest of the game.
Prostran chided his team's second half mental mistakes while lauding Queen's as the deserving winner.
"I thought we got outworked today," said Prostran. "I thought they came out with more desire, more passion to win and they deserved to win. A lot of their goals today came from our undisciplined defense and silly fouls. Not to take anything away from their game, but a lot of free service and bailing them out when their back was turned, putting our hands on their back and fouling them foolishly."
Both teams took 11 shots; Ryerson had four shots on goal compared to Queen's six.
With the loss the Rams drop to 6-1-1, while the Gaels improve to 3-1-2. The Ram's next game is on September 26th against the Carleton Ravens (5-1-2) who currently second in the OUA East, two points behind the first place Rams.Source: Ryerson Rams
With just one game on the schedule for the Lakers, it was chance for them to catch a Ravens team that played an intense game in Sudbury the day before.
While Nipissing put together a solid effort, the goaltenders and defence were the story of the day for both squads, as the teams played to a hard fought 0-0 draw.
Grainger Munro now has back-to-back clean sheets, as he made three official saves, but had to deal with pressure around the 18-yard box all afternoon.
The Lakers fired five official shots at the Ravens net, but definitely had the advantage when it came to scoring chances.
Nipissing now sits with a 1-2-3 record and will look to get back on the winning track with a pair of games against Laurentian on the horizon.
The teams face each other Saturday in Sudbury before battling in North Bay on Sept. 30.
Source: Nipissing Lakers
LONDON, Ont. - Scoring four more goals than their opponents, the Men's soccer team beat the Brock Badgers 6-2 at Mustang Field this afternoon to achieve their third win of the season.
"Finally the boys were able to put it together," said head coach Rock Basacco. "It just seems they found the combinations to get us into some scoring opportunities, and they final finished, which is nice to see."
The win leaves Western with a 3-3-2 record and bumps the team up to fourth place in the OUA West division. Brock remains in eighth place with their 1-7 record.
Midfielder's, Amad El-Houni and Parker Seymour each contributed a pair of goals, and Mohammed Nefar and Taso Bujouves tallied one each for a sum of six for the Mustangs.
El-Houni started the scoring eleven minutes into the game. Shortly after, Seymour was granted a free kick, which was shot over the Badger wall and into the Brock mesh. Eight minutes later, El-Houni struck again, capitalizing on a great pass from Christian Douglas.
While the Western offense experienced a successful first half, credit is also due to the Mustang defensemen who prevented the Badgers from meeting goalie, Ben Cowman with a shot for the entire first half.
The final half saw more goals from the purple and white as they found the back of the net three more times within the first 22 minutes. However, the Badgers fought back throughout the second half with Arsen Platis and Hemad-Malike Ngoi adding one goal each for Brock.
Western goalie Cowman remained calm, specifically when a handball in the Mustang box meant he'd be facing a penalty shot. Platis of the Brock Badgers stepped up to shoot, yet it wasn't the first time Cowman and Platis had faced off.
"We actually lost to Brock 1-0. They scored on a PK, and it was the same guy," said Cowman. "He had the same run up, so I was just thinking that he was shooting the same way. So I guessed right, and I saved it."
Ultimately, the Badgers were unable to catch up to Western's lead, and the home team ended with a 6-2 victory, nudging the Mustangs up to fourth place in the OUA West.
"Overall we're really, really happy with the result," said coach Basacco. "I know what the team can do and finally it showed today, so it's awesome."
Up next, the Mustangs are back at home on Wednesday, September 23 to face the undefeated Windsor Lancers. The game is set for 8:15 p.m.
Source: Western Mustangs
It was hardly the beatdown of their past encounter, but the Marauders were comfortable once again in dispatching the Waterloo Warriors 3-0 on Sunday.
Their season-opening match at Ron Joyce Stadium had ended in a 6-0 win for the CIS no. 4-ranked Marauders, but the Warriors made a better account of themselves on Sunday.
Young striker Stefan Scholz stepped off the bench to score a second-half brace, while Marco Gennaccaro also had a goal for McMaster. With the win, the Marauders improved to 6-2 on the season, and sit in sole possession of second in the OUA West standings.
Gennaccaro got the Marauders on the board in the 40th minute, giving McMaster a 1-0 lead that they would hold into the break. It took only five minutes for Scholz to make his presence felt, as he struck for his first goal of the match in the 50th minute, before polishing off his cameo appearance with a second tally in injury time.
Sunday's result marked the third consecutive win — and clean sheet — for the Marauders since their loss to the York Lions in Toronto on September 10. They will look to continue that fine run of form when they welcome the Laurier Golden Hawks to Ron Joyce Stadium on Sunday, September 27 as part of Homecoming festivities.
Source: McMaster Marauders
The No. 9 ranked Lancer men's soccer team continued their strong play over the weekend to earn a pair of shut-out victories over the visiting Algoma Thunderbirds.
Windsor defeated Algoma 6-0 on Saturday and 8-0 on Sunday to hold sole possession of first place in the OUA west division with a 6-1-1 record.
On Saturday, Noah Pio gave the Lancers a quick 2-0 lead less than five minutes into the game, scoring both goals just 0:37 seconds apart.
Algoma held the Lancers off the board until the second half when the Blue & Gold scored four strong goals to earn the win. Goal scorers included Jamar Redhead, Stefan Grigorakis, Iyowuna Jumbo, and Damon Johnson.
The Lancers used a balance attack on Sunday scoring four goals in each half to sweep the weekend series. Jumbo scored a pair of goals while Noah Pio scored third of the weekend. Singles came from Pio's older brother Mike, Redhead, Grigorakis, Brendan Teeling, and Leighton Speechley-Price.
Kyle Vizirakis earned the shut-out both days and has a league leading six shutouts on the season.
Windsor will now travel to London on Wednesday to face the Western Mustangs (3-3-2) at 8:15pm at TD Waterhouse Stadium.
Source: Windsor Lancers
Fifth-year defender Jason Cordeiro scored two goals in leading the University of Toronto Varsity Blues men's soccer team to a 3-0 victory over the RMC Paladins on Sunday afternoon (Sept. 20) at Varsity Centre.
With the win, the Blues improve to 5-2-1 and remain in second place in the OUA East division.
Cordeiro opened the scoring in the 6th minute of the match. The Burnaby, B.C., native received a nice through ball from Hugo Vieira and running full tilt, beat an RMC defender and goalkeeper.
Team captain Lukas MacNaughton extended Toronto's lead six minutes later, making no mistake on a penalty kick opportunity. The Blues held the 2-0 advantage at the half.
Cordeiro notched his second of the day in the 69th minute, receiving a nice cross from Russell Rodrigues before finding the back of the net.
The Varsity Blues return to action next Sunday, September 27 when they host the Carleton Ravens at Varsity Centre. Game time is set for 3:15 p.m.
Source: Toronto Varsity Blues