NAC Men's Soccer Weekly Honors (week Ending 9/23/18)

 

  

Player of the Week

Dylan Bryce, Husson

(Sr., D/M - Smithsburg, Md.)

The Eagles took a commanding 1-0 lead in the 14th minute against UMaine-Farmington as Rod Ghanayem split the defenders with a thru ball across the middle leading a sprinting Dylan Bryce into the box. Bryce one-timed the ball into the opposite corner using the angle to his advantage as it slipped past the keeper. Husson outlasted UMaine-Farmington into overtime to pick up the 2-1 NAC victory.

   

Defensive Player of the Week

Kyle Smith, SUNY Canton

(Sr., D/M - Evans Mills, NY)

Smith scored the game-winner to lift the Roos to a 3-1 win v. Maine Maritime, the Roos first win in NAC play. The defensive midfielder fired a strike from 30 yards out that struck off the cross bar and deflected off the keeper and in from long distance, which gave Canton a 2-0 lead at the time. Smith also helped hold Clarkson (6-1) scoreless for over 88 minutes of play before the Knights converted a loose ball off multiple deflections in the 89th minute for a 1-0 win Wednesday.

 

   

Rookie of the Week 

Conner Morse, SUNY Canton

(Fr., D/M - Chazy, NY)

Morse scored his third goal in as many games in the Roos first-ever NAC win. Morse tallied his third goal of the season in the 7th minute to get Canton off to a quick start. He also worked the back with teammate Kyle Smith to hold Clarkson (6-1) scoreless for over 88 minutes of play before the Knights converted a loose ball off multiple deflections in the 89th minute for a 1-0 win Wednesday.

   

AROUND THE NAC

The North Atlantic Conference tournament begins October 27.

SUNY Canton went 1-1 in a pair of games this week earning their first North Atlantic Conference (NAC) win in school history with a 3-1 victory v. Maine Maritime. Conner Morse, Kyle Smith and Edward Malinoski, Jr. all scored first half goals for SUNY Canton, while Mouhammed Thiam made four saves in net. The Roos held Clarkson (6-1) scoreless for 88 minutes before the Golden Knights scored with 69 seconds remaining on a loose ball in the box. Thiam made four more stops in the loss.

UMaine-Farmington went 0-1 on the week with a 2-1 overtime loss to Husson on Saturday.

Husson nearly took Newbury College into overtime on Wednesday night, but the Nighthawks found the back of the net just minutes before the buzzer went off to close out the game, 1-0. Picking up their second NAC win, Husson defeated UMaine-Farmington 2-1, thanks to an overtime goal by Rafael Paganoni.

NVU-Johnson lost to NAC opponent Thomas by a score of 5-1 and beat Unity 4-3 in non-conference action. Tristan Salgado lifted the Badgers in the win against Unity by scoring 3 goals.

NVU-Lyndon held on to defeat Maine-Presque Isle 4-3 in their only match last week. Senior Hunter Torrey scored three goals to lead Lyndon.

Maine Maritime went 1-1 this week, defeating UMaine-Machias, but falling to SUNY Canton. Maine Maritime heads to Husson University on Tuesday night before hosting NVU-Lyndon on Saturday for Homecoming.

Thomas extended their winning streak to six games with a 2-0 week. The Terriers took a non-conference game over Unity 5-0 on Thursday, before defeating NVU-Johnson 5-1 on Saturday. The Terriers will visit UMaine-Farmington for a conference game on Saturday.

UMaine-Presque Isle went 1-1 on the weekend losing at NAC opponent Northern Vermont-Lyndon 4 to 3 on Saturday and then rolling over UMaine-Machias 7 to 1 at Machias. Sophomore forward Chris Udobi had a strong weekend and freshman Andre Rossignol continues to shine for the Owls. UMPI (4-5, 0-2) will play home this weekend vs. SUNY Canton on Saturday in the Owls Homecoming game and against Fisher College on Sunday.