Michael D’Arrigo and Eli Galbraith-Knapp power San Diego to weekend sweep.
Tucson, AZ (Monday, September 10, 2012) — Nick Marshall returned to the pitch for the Rebels and made an immediate impact over the weekend.
On Friday, September 7, Marshall scored the game-winning goal in UNLV’s 3-1 win over Cal State Northridge. He also provided an assist during the Rebels’ first home win since 2010.
“The return of Marshall also made a huge impact for us today and allowed us to keep attacking in the second half to come up with the two scores,” UNLV head coach Rich Ryerson told www.unlvrebels.com.
On Sunday, Marshall struck again, scoring UNLV’s second goal in the 79th minute of a tough 4-3 double overtime loss to UC Riverside and earning an assist on the Rebels’ first goal.
How’d the rest of FC Tucson players fare this weekend? Check out the capsules below.
FC Tucson and San Diego teammates Michael D’Arrigo and Eli Galbraith-Knapp had a big weekend for the Toreros. D’Arrigo notched back-to-back shutout wins. The first came on Friday, September 7, in a 2-0 over Ohio State. Galbraith-Knapp earned the game-winning goal in the 50th minute by chipping his shot over the goalkeeper. The second shutout came on Sunday, September 9, against Houston Baptist in another 2-0 match. Galbraith-Knapp also scored in that contest, slotting the game’s second goal past the goalkeeper following a deflection. (Below Galbraith-Knapp talks about the game on Friday night with teammate Joey Dei Rossi).
Brendan Roslund helped the Dons go unbeaten over the weekend. On Thursday, September 6, Roslund and San Francisco drew UC Davis 2-2 backed by Roslund’s five saves. Roslund followed that up by shutting down Sacramento State with three saves in a 2-1 win on Sunday. This season Roslund is 2-1-1 with a 0.95 goals against average and one shutout.
It was a tough-luck weekend for the Broncos, who dropped both of their games over the weekend. On Friday night, Santa Clara fell to No. 3 Creighton 1-0. Forward Carlos Montes and defender Wes Culver both started and each put a shot on frame. On Sunday, Santa Clara went into halftime tied 1-1 with San Jose State thanks to a Montes goal in the ninth minute. But the Broncos wound up falling 5-3, the first time the school lost at home to San Jose State since 1985.
The Highlanders’ unblemished record was in jeopardy on Sunday night but midfielder Aaron Long saved UC Riverside’s perfect season with a game-winning goal near the end of an exciting 4-3 win over UNLV. Long’s header off a corner came in the 101st minute of the double overtime match. Long also notched an assist.
Defender Matt Linenberger and forward Max Alvarez started in the Hornets’ 2-0 win over Seattle University last Wednesday, September 5 and in Sacramento State’s 2-1 loss to San Francisco on Sunday. Neither player could get on the score sheet for the week.
Portland played only one game over the weekend thanks to Mother Nature. The Pilots’ first scheduled game was cancelled due to inclement weather. Portland did play on Sunday, losing 4-1 to Bradley. Midfielder Colin Anderson and Thomas Iwasaki both started with Anderson notching one shot and Iwasaki tallying two.
Defender Travis Campbell helped the eighth-ranked Lobos shut out visiting No. 25 UAB 2-0 in the school’s home opener. Campbell, who played all 90 minutes, returned to the pitch after sitting out a match due to a red card for an intentional handball last week.
Yavapai Community College
Forward Junior Gbapou just keeps scoring for the Roughriders. The former RSL Academy player slipped under last week’s college weekly round up radar, scoring his first goal of the season during Yavapai’s 500th win in school history. He made sure to keep his name on the score sheet this week. On Wednesday Gbapou scored the 10th goal in an 11-2 win. He then scored again Saturday, the final goal in a 3-0 over Chandler-Gilbert Community College. Yavapai is currently No. 2 in the country with a 5-0 record. The Roughriders have outscored their opponents 22-2.
Cal State San Bernadino
Forward Ricardo Velasco made his debut for the Coyotes over the weekend. Velasco came in as a sub in CS San Bernadino’s two 0-0 draws against Cal Poly Pamona and San Francisco State. Velasco took five shots in his two appearances.