Squandering an opportunity to take over the top spot in the OUA West, McMaster conceeded an early brace to Windsor's Leighton Speechley-Price en route to a 2-1 loss on the road Sunday.
The scrappy encounter saw Windsor issued a red card when Tony Falkestajn was given a second yellow, and two Marauders issued cards at the conclusion of the match.
Stefan Scholz provided the silver lining for Mac on Sunday, scoring his second goal in as many days to make a match of it in the 58th minute.
With the loss, the Marauders fall to 8-3-0 on the season, while the Lancers improve to 9-1-1 atop the divsion.
After suffering their first loss in six matches, McMaster will look to reenter the win column on Saturday, October 10, when the Marauders play host to the Algoma Thunderbirds at Ron Joyce Stadium.
Source: McMaster Marauders
SUDBURY, Ont. (October 4, 2015) - The Gaels unbeaten streak of seven games comes to an end with a 3-2 defeat at Laurentian on Sunday afternoon.
The first half began with a positive attacking play from Gaels forward Greg Simmons (Whitby, Ont.) with a shot that went wide. Both sides enjoyed spells of possession with conditions being a factor in the ability to control the ball in the midfield during the first half. Laurentian opened up the scoring with an individual run down the line in the 22nd minute. The Gaels almost equalized three minutes later with a through ball from Liam Scullion (Ottawa) which put Andrew Martin (Kingston, Ont.) on the break but his attempt was stopped. Laurentian doubled its lead in the 39th minute and took a 2-0 lead into halftime.
In the second half the Gaels cut into the lead in the 57th minute when Kyle Owens (Whitby, Ont.) crossed a ball into Kristian Zanette (Thunder Bay, Ont.) who scored his second goal on the season. It only took Queen's three minutes after their first goal to even up the game in the 60th minute with a penalty kick finish by veteran midfielder Oliver Coren (Toronto). The game headed into stoppage time with the Gaels showing a lot of promise on the attack but it was Laurentian who found the late winner off a corner kick in added time. It was a tough defeat for the Gaels who fought back from a two goal deficit in the game to lose on a last minute corner kick.
Source: Queen's Gaels
While they haven't had the offensive output they would like lately, the Nipissing Lakers men' soccer team is almost impenetrable.
The Lakers have only surrendered three goals in their past six games, as they have posted a 2-0-4 record during their unbeaten streak.
As of the time this story was posted, the Lakers currently sit in fifth place in the East Division, one point up on UOIT and four back of both Queens and Carleton.
Sunday, the Lakers dominated the play, chances and set the overall pace of the game, but were unlucky with a few shots.
Nipissing hit two posts in the first half on wide-open nets.
In the second half, they had a goal disallowed because the net was knocked out of position before the ball completely crossed the line.
The score, based on those chances, as well as a number of others, could have easily been 5-0 in favour of Nipissing.
Regardless, the Lakers earned a single point and pushed themselves closer to a playoff spot. As of now, they would face the Queen's Gaels in Round 1, but there are still six games on the schedule, so there is a lot to be determined in the next few weeks.
Nicholas Cirullo, despite not being very busy, was good when he had to be and recorded the clean sheet.
With just two more home games left on the schedule, the Lakers will host UOIT Saturday and Trent Sunday to wrap up their home schedule for the 2015 season.
Game times are set for 2:30 p.m.
Source: Nipissing Lakers
The No. 3 nationally-ranked York University Lions men's soccer team defeated the Guelph Gryphons by a score of 2-0 at the Gryphon Soccer Complex on Sunday afternoon (Oct. 4).
The Lions started strong off the whistle, scoring their first goal of the game in the first four minutes. Launching the ball down the field, the Lions rushed the field but it was striker Jarek Whiteman (Brampton, Ont.) who pounced off of Guelph keeper Taylor Braden's fumble of the ball and placed the ball in the back of the net.
The first half continued to be an eventful one as the Lions created more chances in the final third. Matt Arnone (Woodbridge, Ont.) almost scored a screamer of a goal in the 34th minute that was just wide of the target, and Jonathan Lao (Unionville, Ont.) was denied only by the crossbar from a set piece in the 36th minute.
The second half saw more action by the Lions starting early in the 46th minute when Whiteman was back in technical area, hungry for another goal. Doing well to stay on his feet, he shielded the ball from four Gryphons before nailing the crossbar. Luckily Michael Cox (Calgary) wasn't far off and was able to finish off the rebound to put the team up 2-0 to end the game.
The win improved the team's record to 7-1-2 on the year and the Lions are currently in third place in the OUA West Division standings with a game in hand over each of the top two teams, Windsor and McMaster.
They will look to add another win to their record when they finally return home on Thursday (Oct. 8) against the Laurier Golden Hawks. Kick-off will be at 8:15pm for the first time in the newly-built York Lions Stadium.
Source: York Lions
WATERLOO, Ont. (October 4, 2015) - The No. 5 Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks hit the pitch in hopes of overtaking the Western Mustangs and move themselves into a higher position in the OUA West Division.
Despite Western dominating the shot attempts in the contest, the Hawks settled in a 0-0 draw against the Mustangs. For the Hawks, this is their second draw in a row and improves their record to 4-3-4 on the season while the Mustangs move to 3-6-3 on the year.
Hawks' goalkeeper Stephan Brudiu of Kitchener, Ont., managed to maintain a clean sheet, turning away all six shots on net. His save percentage currently rests at an incredible 0.902, first overall in the conference and he now has four shutouts on the season.
His counterpart, Ben Cowman of Oshawa, Ont., finished the afternoon with two saves.
The Hawks will hit the road on Thursday, October 8th to face the No. 3 York Lions (7-1-2), who will be feeling strong from their win today over Guelph. Kickoff is set for 8:15 p.m
Source: Laurier Golden Hawks
PETERBOROUGH, Ont. - The No. 6 nationally ranked Ryerson Rams men's soccer team made it a six point weekend with their second win in as many days, picking up a 3-0 victory over Trent in Peterborough on Sunday.
Defender Justin Soscia (Richmond Hill, Ont.) scored his first OUA goal which held up as the game-winner before Adam Hemati (Vaughan, Ont.) netted his second of the season and Marko Miketic (Thornhill, Ont.) added his fifth goal of the campaign to round out the scoring.
Ryerson improves to 8-1-2 on the season and continue to lead the OUA east standings. Trent falls to 0-9-1 on the year.
The Rams are back in action next weekend when they face the Carleton Ravens on Sunday, October 11 in Ottawa. The two teams played to a 0-0 draw in their first meeting of the season.
Source: Ryerson Rams
Fifth-year defender Jason Cordeiro scored in the 90th minute to lead the University of Toronto Varsity Blues men's soccer team to a 1-0 win over the UOIT Ridgebacks on Sunday night (Oct. 4) in Oshawa, Ont.
With the win, the Blues are now 8-2-1 and remain in second place in the OUA East division.
Scoreless in the first 90 minutes of action, Jason Cordeiro jumped on a loose ball after a scramble in front of the net and kicked the ball off the UOIT goalkeeper and into the net.
Veteran goalkeeper Rab Bruce-Lockhart made five saves in the shut out victory.
The Varsity Blues return to action next Saturday, October 10 when they travel to Ottawa to take on the Carleton Ravens.
Source: Toronto Varsity Blues