Friday's MAC Men's Soccer Results

Updated 10/23/2010
Friday's MAC Men's Soccer Results
Florida International 3, Hartwick 1
Buffalo 3, Northern Illinois 2

Game stories courtesy of MAC Media Relations Departments

Florida International 3, Hartwick 1
MIAMI, FL - Florida International (7-6) scored twice in the final 10 minutes to break open a 1-1 game and secure a 3-1 victory over Hartwick College's men's soccer team on Friday night in Miami, FL. 'Wick trailed 1-0 at the break before senior Evan Doan (Garland, TX/N. Garland) tied the score with 16 minutes left in the contest.

Doan cut past a Panther defender in the FIU penalty area and buried a left-footed shot to draw even with 15:39 to play. It was his first tally of the season. The Hawks came right back down the field less than two minutes later and Doan put another shot on target, but FIU goalkeeper Shane Lopez kept the game even with one of his four saves.

With exactly 10 minutes remaining, the Panthers took the lead for good as Michael Muehseler turned and scored past Hartwick's Nolan Brown (Oak Grove, MO/Lee's Summit N.). Chris Garces and Joseph Dawkins picked up the assists on the play.

One minute, 26 seconds later, sophomore midfielder Simon Greatwich (Lewes, England/Lewes Priory) had a shot on goal for the Hawks but again Lopez made the save. FIU tacked on an insurance marker in the 84th minute as Nicolas Rodriguez shook off a 'Wick defender at midfield and sprinted in toward the Hawks' goal. His chip shot popped over the head of Brown and in and the Panthers put the game away.

The Panthers took the lead roughly eight minutes into the game. After the Hawks out-shot FIU 2-1 in the early going, Dawkins gave the hosts the edge with a 22-yard shot for his first tally of the season.

FIU out-shot Hartwick 15-9 in the match. The Hawks had advantages in corner kicks in each half with a final margin of 6-4. Brown, who was making his first collegiate start in the Hartwick goal, made five saves.

Buffalo 3, Northern Illinois 2
BUFFALO, NY - The University at Buffalo men's soccer knocked off Mid-American Conference rival Northern Illinois, 3-2, Friday night at UB Stadium to remain unbeaten at home this season as sophomore defender Kyle Rogers scored the first two goals of the season.

The Bulls (6-7-1, 2-2-0 MAC) fell behind early as Northern Illinois (6-6-2, 0-4-0 MAC) netted the first goal in the 10th minute as Finn Jor headed the ball past UB freshman goalkeeper Ryan Aubrey following a free kick.

Mike Unwin tied the match for the Bulls in the 22nd minute with his team-leading fourth goal of the season. Unwin took a throw in from Anthony Johnson in front of the goal and sent the ball past NIU goalkeeper Jordan Godsey to tie the match.

Rogers, inserted into the lineup late in the first half, scored the eventual game-winner from in front of the NIU goal in the 40th minute to give the Bulls a 2-1 halftime edge. It was Rogers' first goal of his career for the Bulls as senior midfielder Rich Wilson picked up the assist.

Rogers added to the UB lead in the 56th minute for a 3-1 advantage. Casey Derkacz sent a corner kick in front of the goal which was played by Andy Tiedt. Tiedt's pass to Rogers was on the mark as Rogers picked up the goal.

NIU scored late to narrow the gap as Francis Otira scored on a rebound after Engebreth Faerden's shot hit the post with nine minutes left in the match. NIU played a man down for the final four minutes after Mino Kayser drew a red card. The Huskies had a chance to tie the match in the final minute but Tim King's shot from the right side of the net went wide.

Aubrey remained undefeated in goal, stopping six Huskie shot while Godsey collected five saves. NIU held a 21-15 advantage in shots for the contest.

The Bulls are 3-0-1 at UB Stadium with three contests remaining on the regular season schedule, all at home. UB hosts Detroit in a non-conference matchup on Tuesday, October 26 at 7:30 pm.

The Hawks face a critical Mid-American Conference match on Sunday in Boca Raton, FL. The Hawks (1-2) oppose Florida Atlantic at 1 p.m. and can keep their playoff hopes alive with a win.