Lipscomb upset No. 10 Xavier; Milwaukee derby ends in draw
A pair of Lipscomb goals canceled out Alex Risdale’s 20th minute penalty kick and the Bison defense held on for a 2-1 upset of 10th-ranked Xavier Thursday night in Nashville.
Daniel Vieira first career goal leveled the score at 1-1 in the 24th minute and three minutes later Ivan Alvarado tallied the eventual game winner. The win, the first of the season after an 0-2 start, was the first ever for the program over a Top 10 team.
Xavier, which scored 10 goals and pitched a pair of shutouts last weekend, controlled possession but junior goalkeeper Micah Bledsoe was on his game, recording seven saves.
Marquette and Milwaukee draw, American scores six on Howard
Thursday night’s college soccer schedule featured a pair of derby matches in Milwaukee and Washington D.C.
Junior midfielder Louis Bennett II curled a pretty left-footed blast from 25 yards out in the 73rd minute to tie the game at 1-1 and the cross-town rivals settled for a draw after a scoreless overtime.
Tinashe Marowa opened the scoring for the Panthers in the 22nd minute of a game that was filled with chances for both teams – each team finished with 17 shots on the night. The draw was the first in the Milwaukee Cup as their fixture is known since 2007 and denied head coach Louis Bennett his 200th career win.
The derby match in the nation’s capital wasn’t close.
Six different players got on the scoresheet in the first 31 minutes of the game for American in a 6-0 thrashing of Howard. Liam Robley, Joel Hart, Michael Cherry, Vinny Barone, Panos Nakhid and Chris Fanet all scored for the Eagles. Robley added a pair of assists to make it a four-point day for the senior from Cambria, England.
Seattle, Virginia Tech post wins
Hamza Haddadi’s fifth goal of the season in the 49th held up as the game-winner and teammate Michael Roberts added goals in the 66th and 85th minutes to lead Seattle to a 3-0 win over Northwestern.
Merlin Baus had a goal and a pair of assists to lead Virginia Tech to a 5-1 road victory over Cincinnati. The sophomore from Germany who came out of the FC Schalke youth ranks connected on a corner kick with senior Daniel Lauretano to open the scoring in the second minute of the match and added a penalty kick goal in the 29th minute and an assist on Dylan Huber’s 51st minute strike.
Ricardo John and Reece Alexander added goals for the Hokies and Adam Wilson scored an unassisted goal for Cincinnati to tie the game in the 8th minute.