November 7, 2014

Midweek Wrap - Week 10

By Ryan Harmanis

The Midweek Wrap highlights weekday matches before they are forgotten in the weekend whirlwind. Compelling match-ups and intriguing results from across the country will be covered. You can expect both brief recaps of the games themselves and to have performances and outcomes placed into context.

Commonwealth Tournament

No. 1 Messiah 3, Alvernia 0

Lycoming 3, Arcadia 2 (OT)

Top-ranked Messiah (18-0-1) made quick work of Alvernia (11-8-2) in the semifinals of the Commonwealth tournament Thursday evening. The Falcons, who barely squeaked by Alvernia just a week ago, left no doubt in the rematch with early goals from Mike Kovach and Brian Ramirez. Ramirez’s goal was particularly heartbreaking as the dense fog allowed Ramirez to curl the ball right at the front post, where Matt Kyne reacted quickest to glance the ball into the goal for his first career goal. (Check out the local news highlighlights)

Now, Messiah will have the opportunity to atone for last season’s disappointment in the conference tournament by hosting Lycoming (15-2-3). The Warriors, who famously held Messiah to a 0-0 draw and won in penalties one year ago, nipped Arcadia (9-7-2) in overtime Thursday. Twice Lycoming took the lead, but each time Arcadia refused to wilt and drew level, but Lycoming kept its composure and freshman Jordan Logan fired the winner early in overtime. Lycoming was stuck at seventh in the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Region Rankings, meaning a win on Saturday night is probably its only route to the tournament.

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Midweek Wrap

 

The Midweek Wrap highlights weekday matches before they are forgotten in the weekend whirlwind. Compelling match-ups and intriguing results from across the country will be covered. You can expect brief recaps of the games themselves while the performances and outcomes will be placed into context, be that of a player's career, a team's season, a conference race, tournament bids, or a more historical context.

Columnist

Ryan Harmanis

Ryan Harmanis graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University (2011, Math & Economics) after four seasons playing for Dr. Jay Martin. Ryan has continued to closely follow Division III soccer since graduating. He combines an analytical background with a passion for writing and the game of soccer. [see full bio]

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