AROUND OUA: Iezady scores twice to lead Lions over Marauders

AROUND OUA: Iezady scores twice to lead Lions over Marauders

SCOREBOARD

McMaster 0 @ York 2

Algoma 0 @ Brock 3

Trent 2 @ Laurentian 6

UOIT 1 @ Nipissing 0

Windsor 2 @ Laurier 0

Iezady scores twice to lead Lions over Marauders

York University Lions men's soccer player Dena Iezady scored two goals to lead his team to a 2-0 victory over the McMaster Marauders on Saturday afternoon (Sept. 17) at Alumni Field.
 
The No. 1 nationally-ranked Lions continued their dominance over their fiercest rivals to improve to 6-0-0, representing the first team in the OUA West to reach that mark. The usually strong Marauders are off to a tough start and are currently 2-3-2.
 
Iezady (Richmond Hill, Ont.), a fifth-year midfielder, moved into first place on the season's OUA scoring list with five goals, with four of them coming in two games against the Marauders.
 
After the two teams played to a scoreless draw in the first half of play, he scored both of his tallies in an eight-minute span in the second for an insurmountable lead. The first came in the 64th minute and the second one was scored in the 72nd minute and both of them were unassisted.
 
Andrew D'Souza (Mississauga, Ont.) got the start in net and made two saves for the clean sheet. McMasterk's goalkeeper, Kieran Doyle-Davis, also made two saves and allowed the two goals.
 
The Lions will now play six straight road games before their next contest at home. Up first is a match-up against the No. 9 Guelph Gryphons on Sunday afternoon (Sept. 18) at 3:15pm., where the Lions will look to remain undefeated. The Gryphons also do not have a loss this season at 3-0-2.

Source: York Lions

Brock blanks Algoma 3-0

ST. CATHARINES, ON - The Brock University men's soccer team shutout the Algoma Thunderbirds by the score of 3-0 Saturday afternoon at Homecoming.

The Badgers opened the scoring in the 35th minute as rookie Liam Wilson (St. Catharines, ON) crossed one into the box which captain Eric Brady (Guelph, ON) headed past the outstretched hands of Algoma keeper Nick Palazzi for the 1-0.

In the 67th minute, Wilson fed a lead pass to Nathan Briglio (Sault Ste Marie, ON) who walked in and drilled one home for the 2-0 lead.

Eric Serafino (Maple, ON) added an insurance marker in the 73rd minute as buried a shot from 18 yds out past Palazzi.

In goal, Brock senior Matt Zaikos (Markham, ON) recorded three saves for the shutout victory. Palazzi turned aside seven of the 10 shots he faced in the loss.

The two teams will close out their OUA season series tomorrow at 2:15pm at Alumni Field.

Source: Brock Badgers

Voyageurs grab a well earned victory over Trent

The Voyageurs opened weekend play against the Trent Excalibur (1-4), earning their third win of the season, 6-2.

Laurentian opened the match strong scoring their first goal within two minutes of kickoff. Trent answered shortly after with one of their first chances of the game. However, LU quickly answered with a second goal on their ensuing attack. Trent keeper Ellis was forced to exit the game with what looked like a head injury on the play.

Following a period of Voyageurs dominance in which they netted two additional goals (one off a penalty kick), the momentum began to shift in Trent's favour. Despite strong defense from Laurentian, Trent nabbed a goal off a tip from a free kick near the box.

The Voyageurs closed the half with their fifth goal of the match off a nice deek and kick from Dean Pizolinas in the box.

Apart from Laurentian's sixth goal, the second half was an equal affair. The final 45 minutes saw a balance of Voyageur and Excalibur attacks and good defensive stances, with each team having equal opportunities to add to their goal totals.

Ezzard and Wilkes notched two goals each in the Voyageurs' winning effort over Trent. 

The Voyageurs close out the weekend's action tomorrow at 2:15pm (LU Soccer Field) in a match against the UOIT Ridgebacks who currently hold a 2-3-1 record in OUA play.

Source: Laurentian Voyaguers

Greaves first career goal gift UOIT 1-0 win vs. Nipissing

NORTH BAY, Ont. – UOIT's goal in their 1-0 victory over the Nipissing Lakers on Saturday came from an unlikely source.
 
In the 17th minute, Davon Greaves (Ajax, Ont.) found himself in unfamiliar territory as he was in the six-yard box. The 6'5 defender was able to get his foot on a loose ball and beat goalkeeper Grainger Munro for his first career goal.
 
Greaves goal comes only in his fifth game since coming back from a broken leg that he suffered in the first exhibition game of the 2015 season.
 
Making his return in goal, Nicholas Miller of Oshawa made five saves in his first OUA win and shutout.
 
The Ridgebacks (2-3-1) have now won two straight games and sit in sixth place in the OUA eastern conference standings, three points ahead of the Trent Excalibur (1-5-1).

UOIT will have a chance to leapfrog Laurentian (3-3-0) for fifth place as the teams will meet on Sunday in Sudbury. Laurentian defeated Trent 6-2 on Saturday.
 
Next weekend the Ridgebacks return home to take on the Excalibur on Saturday. Kickoff at the Civic is 1 p.m.

Source: UOIT Ridgebacks