St. Michaels men lose a close one
WALTHAM, Mass. -- Senior Mike Crepeau (Reading/Reading HS) scored the game-winning goal in the final home game of his career to boost Bentley to a 2-1 win over Saint Michael's in Northeast-10 Conference men's soccer action on Saturday afternoon at the Bentley Soccer Complex. The win lifted the Falcons' record to 6-11-1 overall and 3-9 in the conference, while the Purple Knights fell to 9-4-4 overall and 4-4-4 in the NE-10. Bentley wasted no time putting the ball in the net, scoring in the fourth minute when sophomore Harris Smriko (Ewing, N.J./St. Stephen's Episcopal HS) fed junior Chris Lipsett (Walpole/Walpole HS) for his second goal of the season to give the Falcons an early lead. Crepeau then scored the eventual game-winner in the 19th minute, heading in a ball thanks to assists from sophomores Mike Pini (Northboro/Algonquin HS), who recorded his first collegiate point, and Jared Joaquin (North Andover\North Andover HS). The 2-0 lead held through halftime, but Saint Michael's put forth a more cohesive effort in the second half, outshooting Bentley by a 13-4 margin. The Knights were only able to find one goal, though, scoring in the 58th minute when senior Yoshikazu Ishii (Tokyo, Japan) netted his team-leading fifth goal of the season off a pass from classmate Chris Omaggio (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.). Senior netminder Derek DuBois (Walpole/Walpole HS) made 10 saves to earn the win for the Falcons, while senior Tim Williamson (Wakefield, R.I.) stopped two shots at the other end for Saint Michael's as the Purple Knights held a 20-15 advantage in shots. Lady Purple Knights battle to a tie
WALTHAM, Mass. -- Sophomore Cheryl Boyd (Holliston/Holliston HS) and junior Laura Siever (Plymouth/Plymouth North HS) combined on a pair of goals to help Bentley earn a 2-2 double-overtime draw with Saint Michael's on Friday afternoon in Northeast-10 Conference women's soccer action at the Bentley Soccer Complex. The Falcons' conference record remains at .500 with the tie, going to 5-5-3 in the NE-10 and 8-7-3 overall to put Bentley in a sixth-place tie in the NE-10, while the Purple Knights moved to 8-6-3 overall and 4-6-3 in the conference. The Falcons got on the board midway through the first half when Siever set up Boyd for her team-leading seventh goal of the season. Bentley's 1-0 lead held through halftime until Boyd and junior Ashley Reynolds (Cumberland, R.I./Cumberland HS) provided the assists on a strike from Siever for her third goal of the season in the 58th minute. Reynolds tallied her third assist in the last two games after setting up both Bentley goals in the Falcons' last outing. Saint Michael's battled back, though, breaking through four minutes after Siever's goal when freshman Katie Murphy (Woodbridge, Conn.) set up junior Laura Anacone (Mansfield), who scored to bring the Purple Knights back within one. Saint Michael's got an equalizer in the 77th minute with a strike from junior Kelley Ruch (Woodstock, Vt.), set up by freshman Liz Freiberger (South Walpole) to even the score at 2-2. Catamounts tie Hartford
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. -- For the second straight game Vermont kept its opponent off the scoreboard for 110 minutes but also did not score as the Catamounts and Hartford played to a 0-0 double overtime tie in America East mens soccer Saturday afternoon at Al Marzook Field. Both teams pick up a point in the America East standings as Vermont is now 4-9-2 overall and 1-2-2 in conference play. The Hawks, one of the regions most improved teams, are now 6-4-3 and 1-1-2 against America East foes. Like in its scoreless tie Wednesday against UMBC, the Catamounts controlled the play and worked hard for several better chances than its opponent. UVM women lose on the road
BALTIMORE, Md. -- Sophomore Michelle Worrests first goal of the year turned out to be the game-winner to lead UMBC past Vermont, 2-1, in America East womens soccer action on Sunday afternoon. With the win UMBC picks up its first league victory of the season to improve to 2-11-2 overall and 1-5-0 in league play. Vermont falls to 2-13-1 and 1-5-0 in the conference. The Retrievers took a 1-0 lead in the 35th minute of action. Megan McDonald crossed the ball into the box and teammate Ashley Singer was there to finish off the opportunity with a shot to the upper left corner of the net. It was Singers fourth goal on the season. Vermont evened the score up at 1-1 in the 67th minute. Senior Callie Ewald (Windsor, Vt.) finished off a corner kick from Lexie Kaknes (St. Charles, Ill.) to knot the game up. It was Ewalds first career goal as a Catamount and the second assist on the year for Kaknes.