RMC 0 @ Laurentian 1
Waterloo 0 @ Algoma 1
OSHAWA, Ont. – Saturday's OUA men's soccer match between UOIT and Ryerson was very similar to their first meeting in Toronto this past September.
In both contests, the team's headed into halftime level at 1-1 followed by Ryerson's offence waking up and exploding for four goals in the second half. Saturday's final score ended up 5-1 in favour of Ryerson.
The no. 4 ranked Rams sit atop of the OUA eastern conference standings with a 7-1-2 record. UOIT (4-4-1) is tied with Nipissing (3-2-4) for fifth place, six points ahead of Laurentian (2-6-1) who are on the outside of the playoff picture.
The lone bright spot for UOIT was that Fabio Campoli (Woodbridge, Ont.) scored his first goal as a Ridgeback. Campoli, who has been setting up his teammates at will all season long, was able to beat the Rams goalkeeper in the 19th minute.
Ryerson's scoring came from a number of sources as five different players registered goals. Adam Hemati scored the game-winning goal in the 52nd minute.
UOIT will try and shake off the loss as they turn their attention to the second place Toronto Varsity Blues (7-2-1). The teams square off on Sunday at the Oshawa Civic with kick-off taking place at 8:30 p.m.
QUICK LOOK AT THE RIDGEBACKS
Overall Record: 4-7-2
Conference Record: 4-4-1
Next Game: Sunday, Oct. 4 vs. Toronto (8:30 p.m.)
Source: UOIT Ridgebacks
It may not have been a win and a full three points, but the Nipissing Lakers did extend their unbeaten streak to five games thanks to a draw Saturday afternoon.
All the scoring came in the second half as Nipissing and the Queen's Gaels battled to a 1-1 draw, each gaining a point in the standings.
The Lakers now sit at 3-2-4 on the season, with three home games remaining.
Their lone goal came early in the second half as Brandon TeBrake scored in his third straight game, giving him for total goals on the season.
Despite more chances from Nipissing, the Gaels tied the game up in the 69 th minute to draw even.
While the Lakers outchanced the Gaels and threatened a number of times, it was Queens who would come closest, hitting the post late in the game.
After a physical 90 minutes, both teams walked away with a point, looking ahead to games Sunday.
Grainger Munro made four saves for the tie, improving his personal record to 2-2-4, while the Lakers fired eight shots at the Queens goal.
The Lakers, who are currently sitting in the final playoff spot, will host the RMC Paladins (1-8-0) Sunday at 1 p.m. on campus, at the Education Centre Field.
Source: Nipissing Lakers
The University of Toronto Varsity Blues men's soccer team defeated the Trent Excalibur 3-1 on Saturday afternoon in Peterborough, Ont.
With the win, the Blues improve to 7-2-1 and remain in second place in the OUA East division.
With Trent leading 1-0 in the first 10 minutes of the contest, Blues striker Nirun Sivananthan evened the score in the 17th minute, notching his sixth goal of the season.
Team co-captain Lukas McNaughton scored the eventual game-winner in the 37th minute, only to be followed by an insurance marker from rookie Jack Wadden in the 39th minute.
Veteran goalkeeper Ran Bruce-Lockhart made six saves in the victory.
The Varsity Blues are back at it tomorrow night as they travel to Oshawa to take on the UOIT Ridgebacks. Game time is set for 8:30 p.m.
Source: Toronto Varsity Blues
ST. CATHARINES, Ont – This afternoon, the Brock men's soccer team (2-8-1 OUA) played their first game on the Alumni field versus the Guelph Gryphons. The game would end in a scoreless tie as they close in on the final playoff spot.
In the opening 10 minutes, Guelph carried all the momentum, but it was Brock starter Matthew Zaikos (Markham, Ont.) stopping three straight shots, including winning a one-on-one with a beautiful dive to keep it deadlocked at 0-0. Eric Bradey (Guelph, Ont.) collided with Zaikos on the play, both going down and appeared to be in a fair amount of pain.
As the half carried on, the Badgers picked up the pace but could not get anything going offensively. Both teams were tied 0-0 after 45 minutes.
In the second, the game was competitive but disciplined as both teams would see time in each others end with a number of scoring opportunities.
In the 89th minute, Guelph would have the chance to win it with a free kick just outside Brock's 18 yard box, but Zaikos came up with the easy save.
In goal Zaikos turned aside all 12 shots he faced for the shutout. Guelph starter Bradon Taylor added two saves in the tie.
The Badgers return to action October 10th on the road versus the Windsor Lancers before travelling north October 17th & 18th against the Algoma Thunderbirds.
Source: Brock Badgers
Stefan Scholz took on the role of super sub yet again on Saturday, a position he seems more and more accustomed to with each passing week. The Marauder striker scored the only goal in London, as McMaster topped Western for a second time by a 1-0 score to win their fifth consecutive match.
It was the head of Scholz that provided the pivotal touch in the 63rd minute, delivering another key victory to the CIS no. 7-ranked Marauders, who improve to 8-2 on the season and pull into second place in the OUA West Division.
McMaster returns to action on Sunday, when they meet the team currently patrolling the top of the division, the Windsor Lancers. The Lancers are an impressive 8-1-1 on the season, but their only loss came to the Marauders in September. If McMaster can get the best of Windsor yet again, they will take over the driver's seat in the OUA West.
Source: McMaster Marauders