Wednesday's MAC Men's Soccer Results

Updated 9/16/2010
Wednesday's MAC Men's Soccer Results
Bowling Green 1, Detroit 0
Niagara 2, Hartwick 1

Game stories courtesy of MAC Media Relations Departments

Bowling Green 1, Detroit 0
DETROIT, Mich. -- Junior Max Weston's goal in the 62nd minute lifted the Bowling Green State University men's soccer team to a 1-0 win over the University of Detroit Mercy Wednesday afternoon (Sept. 15).  The non-conference match was held at Titan Field.  

The victory was the Falcons' first of the season, improving the team's record to 1-1-2.  Phrased another way, BGSU has earned a result in three of the first four matches this season, after doing so in just six of 18 contests in 2009.  The Titans dropped to 0-4-1 on the year.  
Junior Miguel Rosales made two saves in goal to earn his second shutout of the campaign.  Another junior, Chris Jurtovski, picked up the assist on Weston's goal.  

That goal came after a foul against UDM gave BGSU a free kick on the left side of the pitch.  Jurtovski took the free kick, sending a parallel pass to Weston.  Weston's shot eluded Detroit goalkeeper Anthony Shepherd and found the bottom left corner of the net.

Both teams were credited with 14 total shot attempts, and both the Falcons and Titans had four shots on goal.  In addition to the two saves for Rosales, the Falcons had two 'team saves,' as UDM shots were blocked on the line by BGSU defenders.  

Shepherd had three saves for the home team.   The Falcons will return to the road this weekend, taking on Valparaiso University in a Sunday night (Sept. 19) match.  That contest is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. locally (8:00 p.m. Eastern) at VU's Brown Field.

Niagara 2, Hartwick 1
NIAGARA UNIV., NY - Host Niagara University (1-3-0) got all the goals it needed in the opening six minutes and defeated the visiting Hartwick men's soccer team (0-4-1) by a final score of 2-1 on Wednesday night. The Purple Eagles capitalized on their first two chances of the game to secure their first win of the season. The Hawks, who had a solid effort for the final 85 minutes of the game, doubled up NU on the night in shots, 16-8.

The Purple Eagles first tally came 4:08 into the game as Gino Corasaniti scored off a cross from teammate Carl Haworth. One minute and 39 seconds later the Hartwick deficit was two as Liam Gilbert slid a through ball in to Levi Tesch who slotted the ball home past Wright for a 2-0 lead.

Hartwick was able to quickly cut the Niagara advantage to just one in the eighth minute as Steven Amaya (Oakland Gardens, NY/MLK) scored on a free kick for his second tally of the year. The Purple Eagles would fire two more shots on 'Wick goalie keeper Jake Wright (Los Angeles, CA/Cal State Northridge) following Amaya's tally, but the Hartwick defense would hold its host without another shot for the next 30 minutes. 

The Hawks out-shot NU 4-0 over the final 20 minutes of the first half. Cleyon Brown (Kingston, Jamaica/Berkshire School) had a shot turned away by Niagara keeper Michael Moran in the 24th minute and Tyler Bailey (Spencer, NY/Binghamton Univ.) had a shot cleared off the line in the 36th.

Hartwick controlled play in the second half finishing with a wide 10-3 margin in shots. One of the Hawks' best opportunities came in the 73rd minute as senior Michael Cunningham (Dunedin, New Zealand/John McGlasham) forced a save from Moran. Brown pounced on the rebound but his shot was cleared off the line by a Purple Eagle defender once again. Dan Summers (Banstead, England/Sutton Grammar) took the last 'Wick shot in the 85th minute but it was blocked and never reached the target.

Wright closed the game with two saves. Moran stopped four Hartwick shots to go along with two stops from his defenders.

The Hawks return to Elmore Field on Saturday. 'Wick hosts the University at Albany at 7 p.m.