Crognale goal gives Terps the win; South Florida shut down North Florida
Six-foot-six center back Alex Crognale used his size advantage to finally beat the Navy defense in the 84th minute, rising up to head home a perfectly place Mael Corboz corner to give the No. 4 Terps the 1-0 win over Navy on Monday night.
The goal was the first of the season for the junior and the fourth assist on the year for his co-captain Corboz. Cody Niedermeier recorded his third shutout in four starts this season without having to make a save in a game spent mostly on Navy’s half of the field.
Maryland outshot Navy 20-2 in the match, but Navy goalkeeper Jackson Morgan was solid in net with four saves and senior defender P.J. Suess somehow cleared a ball off the line before colliding with the left post in the 68th minute to stop what looked like a sure goal.
The game was one of only four on the slate for Monday night.
South Florida, Cincinnati and Northwestern post wins
South Florida continued their strong form at home with their fourth straight victory at Corbett Stadium over North Florida.
Gabriel Carlsson and Marcus Epps scored their first goals of the season for the Bulls and goalkeeper Spasoje Stefanovic kept the clean sheet with a career-high nine saves.
Emmanuel Appiah converted his second penalty of the season in the first half and Alejandro Garcia’s fourth goal of the season held up as the winner in Cincinnati’s 2-1 win over IUPUI. Ben Thornton headed home a Cristian Soto free kick to cut the lead in half but the Bearcats held on for their third win of the season.
Junior Jonny Williams was credited with an assist on the game-winner against his former team.
Freshman Jake Roberge scored his first career goal to lead Northwestern to their second straight win over UCF on Monday night. Senior goalkeeper Zak Allen made four saves to post his second career clean sheet. Joey Calistri and Sam Forsgren were credited with assists on the game-winner.