AROUND OUA: Golden Hawks upset No. 7 ranked Marauders on the road

AROUND OUA: Golden Hawks upset No. 7 ranked Marauders on the road

SCOREBOARD

Laurier 2 @ McMaster

Queen's 3 @ UOIT 1

RMC 0 @ Trent 2

Windsor 4 @ Algoma 0

Toronto 1 @ Carleton 1

Golden Hawks upset No. 7 ranked Marauders on the road

HAMILTON (September 10, 2016) - The Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks men's soccer team put on an impressive performance on Saturday as they beat the No. 7 McMaster Marauders 2-0, bumping them to third place in the OUA West Division. 

It was clear to the crowd that Laurier (3-2-0) dominated the pitch in the first half and spent most of the first 45 in the Marauders end. In the 20th minute, the Hawks's top shooter, Niklas Bauer of Newmarket Ont., stayed true to his early-season form by easily popping the ball past McMaster goalkeeper Kieren Doyle-Davis (Hamilton, Ont.) to give Laurier a 1-0 lead. 

The Marauders (2-2-1) remained in a defensive posture, and waited for chances on the counter-attack. However, Laurier's goalkeeper Rocco Strazella of Woodbridge Ont., maintained a steady hand as Laurier outshot McMaster 3-2 to end the half with the one goal advantage. 

Going into the last 45 minutes of play, McMaster found new momentum and was able to answer each of Laurier's shots on net, as both teams drilled six shots apiece. 

With 15 minutes left in the game, the Marauders chance of a comeback was silenced as the Hawks were awarded a penalty kick. Laurier's top goal scorer, Nikola Miokovic of Kitchener Ont., stepped up and found the back of the Marauders net to secure a 2-0 victory for the purple and gold.  By clinching his fourth goal of the season, Miokovic's stellar performance has him currently standing in a three-way tie for the most amount of goals in the league. 

Saturday's game marks a third win and his first shutout win for Laurier's first year goalkeeper Strazzella, who has started in net for four out of five games this season. Thanks to their successful performance against the Marauders, the Hawks are sitting in third place in the OUA West Division with nine points under their belts. 

Laurier will be looking to extend their three-game winning streak when they return home to University Stadium next Saturday to kick off against the Windsor Lancers at 3:15 p.m.

Source: Laurier Golden Hawks

Gaels win at UOIT to stay undefeated

OSHAWA, Ont. (September 10, 2016) - Queen's picked up their third straight win to start the 2016 regular season with a 3-1 victory at UOIT on Sunday afternoon.

GAME FLOW
The Gaels got their first goal of the match from Tonko Bacelic (Mississauga, Ont.) in the 19th minute, with Oliver Coren (Toronto) picking up an assist. Just before the first half finished, Andrew Martin (Kingston, Ont.) doubled the Gaels lead on an unassisted goal. In the first half, Gaels keeper Kyle Lanzinger (Carleton Place, Ont.) wasn't forced to make a save.

UOIT came to life in the second half, getting two shots on target in the first ten minutes of the second frame. With under 15 minutes remaining, Erik Petrovic cut the lead in half off a pass from Jacob Sooklal. In stoppage time, Julian Gailiunas (North Vancouver, B.C.) secured the victory for Queen's with an unassisted goal for the tricolour.

Source: Queen's Gaels

No. 10 ranked Blues draw Ravens

The University of Toronto Varsity Blues men's soccer team kept their unbeaten streak alive with a 1-1 draw against the Carleton Ravens on Saturday, September 10 in Ottawa.
 
With the tie, the Blues are now 3-0-2 and sit in second place in the OUA East division, while the Ravens are 2-0-1 and sit fourth.
 
After a scoreless first half, rookie midfielder Delano Capobianco notched his first goal as a Varsity Blue, redirecting a Nikolay Saveliev free kick into the net, in the 70th minute.

The lead was short lived, however, as Carleton's Mekonen Lovemore-Whi notched the tying goal six minutes later.
 
Blues goalkeeper Mark Rogal made four saves on the day.
 
The Varsity Blues return to action next Sunday, September 18 when they host the Ryerson Rams at Varsity Centre. Game time is set for 2:15 p.m.

Source: Toronto Varsity Blues