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Men’s Soccer Notebook – Sept. 8

Sep 8, 2014, 1:57 PM EDT

Delaware's Guillermo Delgado

Guillermo Delgado • Delaware
So., Forward, Tres Cantos, Spain/Jose Luis Sampedro

Delgado scored four goals, including both game-winners, as Delaware improved to 4-0 with convincing performances over Iona (6-2) and St. Bonaventure (3-0) last week. The sophomore forward found the net twice in both victories and now has five multi-goals games in his short career. Delgado has scored 19 goals in 24 career games.

Reilly Maw • William & Mary
So., Forward, Yorktown, Va./Tabb

Maw recorded a career-high five points as he scored two goals and assisted on a third as William & Mary defeated ACC foe Pittsburgh, 4-0, last Friday. The sophomore forward tallied the game-winning goal just 5:43 into the match, assisted on the Tribe’s second score early in the second half and then tacked on the final goal in the 85th minute.
Brian Kilgallon • College of Charleston
Fr., Goalkeeper, Boca Raton, Fla./Boca Raton Community

Kilgallon made 10 saves and posted back-to-back shutouts in College of Charleston’s victories over Georgia State (2-0) and North Florida (4-0) last week. The freshman goalkeeper stopped seven shots versus GSU and three against UNF to earn a spot on the all-tournament team at Furman’s Griffin Memorial Tournament.

Around The League:

DELAWARE MOVES UP IN NATIONAL POLLS: Delaware is ranked #16 in the nation this week by Top Drawer Soccer and #24 by College Soccer News after improving to 4-0 with two wins last week. Delaware received votes in last week’s NSCAA Top 25 and a new poll will be released on Tuesday afternoon.

HOFSTRA’S MEMIC AMONG 30 CANDIDATES FOR SENIOR CLASS AWARD: Hofstra forward Maid Memic is one of the 30 finalists for the Senior CLASS Award in men’s soccer. The award honors a senior Division I player who has notable achievements in four areas of excellence – community, classroom, character and competition. Memic is a two-time All-CAA selection who ranked second in the conference in goals and points in 2013.

JMU’S MARTIN RECORDS 350TH WIN: JMU head coach Tom Martin recorded his 350th career victory with the Dukes in Friday’s 1-0 triumph at UNCG. Martin, who is in his 29th year at JMU, is the NCAA’s active wins leader with an overall mark of 469-193-64. Freshman forward Joe Vyner scored the game-winning goal on a bending 25-yard shot in the 78th minute. It was the first collegiate goal for Vyner and it proved to be the only shot on goal by either team in the contest. The Dukes host 16th-ranked Penn State on Monday before a weekend swing to Tennessee for two games.

CAREER NIGHTS FOR W&M’S ALBISTON, MAW: William & Mary had two players record multi-goal games for the first time since 2006 as the Tribe thumped ACC foe Pittsburgh, 4-0, last Friday. Sophomore Reilly Maw contributed two goals, including the game-winner, and an assist, while senior Chris Albiston also found the net twice. The two-goal efforts were career bests for both players. Maw was named to the National Team of the Week by College Soccer News. Josh West added a pair of assists in the contest and goalkeeper Bennett Jones made two saves in recording the shutout.

DELGADO BREAKS LOOSE FOR BLUE HENS: CAA preseason Player of the Year Guillermo Delgado posted consecutive two-goal games as nationally ranked Delaware rolled past Iona (6-2) and St. Bonaventure (3-0) last week. The sophomore is already No. 10 on the Blue Hens’ career goals chart with 19 scores in only 24 collegiate games. Delaware is now 4-0 for the first time since 1972 and has outscored its opponents 13-2 thus far. Joe Dipre scored goals in both games last week and Jaime Martinez contributed a goal and two assists versus Iona. Goalkeeper Borja Barbero made three saves to post the shutout against SBU and hasn’t allowed a goal in 270 minutes this season.

COFC ROLLS TO BACK-TO-BACK VICTORIES: College of Charleston turned in an impressive weekend at Furman’s Griffin Memorial Tournament, blanking Georgia State 2-0 and North Florida, 4-0, to even its record at 2-2. Sophomore forward Nico Rittmeyer scored two goals, including the game-winner versus UNF, and also provided an insurance goal against GSU. Freshman goalkeeper Brian Kilgallon posted back-to-back shutouts as he made seven saves in the GSU win and three in the UNF victory. Tucker Coons tallied the game-winning goal against GSU and assisted on Rittmeyer’s game-winner versus UNF. Rittmeyer, Kilgallon and Troy Peterson were named to the all-tournament team.

HOLLAND’S HELPERS LEAD HOFSTRA TO UNBEATEN WEEK: Hofstra sophomore Joseph Holland assisted on four of Hofstra’s five goals last week as the Pride tied St. John’s 2-2 and defeated Rutgers, 3-1, on the road last week. Holland assisted on all three goals in the Rutgers win as Maid Memic, Daniel Grundei and Rory Murphy registered second-half scores. Goalkeeper Patric Pray made six saves versus the Scarlet Knights. The Pride jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the opening 13 minutes at St. John’s on goals from Nino Alfonso and Harri Hawkins. Hofstra ends a season-opening five-game road swing at Fairleigh Dickinson on Thursday before hosting Dartmouth on Sunday.

ELON GOES 1-1 AT UNCW TOURNEY: Elon edged Winthrop 1-0, but fell 1-0 in overtime to Ohio State at the UNCW Beach Classic over the weekend. James Brace recorded the game-winning goal versus Winthrop as he found the net just 8:51 into the match. Senior goalkeeper Nathan Dean posted his 18th career shutout in the victory and is only one shy of second place on Elon’s all-time shutouts list. He also made four saves in the overtime setaback to the Buckeyes. The Phoenix have out-shot three of their four foes this season and have a 53-39 overall shot advantage. Miguel Salazar and Samuel McBride were named to the all-tournament team.

DREXEL SPLITS AGAINST PHILLY FOES: Drexel split a pair of games against Philly foes last week, beating Villanova, 1-0, before losing 2-0 at Penn. The Dragons trailed Villanova 1-0 after 42 minutes last Tuesday, but lightning forced the match to be replayed in its entirety on Wednesday. The Dragons took advantage as Joaquin del Rosario scored off a John Grosh assist just 47 seconds into the contest to put DU ahead to stay. Sophomore goalkeeper Tyler Afflerbach made four saves to earn the shutout against Villanova and also stopped four shots in the setback to Penn. Afflerbach has a 0.66 GAA and an .867 save percentage for the season.

FIRST CAREER GOALS FOR UNCW DUO: UNCW battled to a 1-1 draw with Ohio State and fell 2-1 to Winthrop in its own tournament over the weekend. Freddy Nzekele scored his first collegiate goal against OSU as he headed in a free kick from David Sizemore to tie the match midway through the second half. Kellen Foster also tallied his first career goal off a Daniel Escobar assist against Winthrop. Nzekele and Jacob VanCompernolle were selected to the all-tournament team. UNCW opens a tough three-game road swing at South Carolina on Friday.

TOUGH WEEK ON THE ROAD FOR NU: Northeastern came up short in three road matches against challenging opponents last week, suffering setbacks to Hartford (1-0), VCU (2-0) and Old Dominion (1-0). Goalkeeper Dylan Faber stopped six shots at ODU but gave up the game’s lone score in the 77th minute. Jonathan Thuresson was in net against Hartford and VCU and made seven saves over the two matches.