Dayton remains undefeated with win over IUPUI

By Andrew Cyr

No. 19 Dayton remained undefeated after defeating IUPUI at home on Sunday.

The Dayton Flyers (7-0) scored both of their goals in the second half to cap off an impressive 2-0 victory. Dayton’s Ryan Peterson scored the game winner in the 55th minute, his third goal of the season.

Just 14 minutes later, Rafael Gamboa headed in the second Flyers’ goal after receiving a pass off of an Abe Keller corner kick.

Despite being tied after the first half, the IUPUI Jaguars (0-7-2) registered 13 total shots, three of which were on goal.

The Flyers will enjoy a week of rest until their next match on Saturday when they host Loyola Chicago.


Saint Louis falls to UConn

The No. 21 Saint Louis men’s soccer team fell to No. 22 UConn this weekend in a battle of ranked opponents.

The Huskies (3-2-1) held off a late surge from the Billikens (4-2) in a 2-1 victory in Storrs, Conn., on Saturday.

Underclassmen stepped up big in the win as UConn freshman Cyle Larin scored in the 17th minute, while fellow freshmen Ethan Decker put home a 25-yard strike on a free kick.

Saint Louis capitalized on a critical Huskie mistake when Alex Sweetin was fouled inside the box and awarded a penalty kick. UConn goalie Andre Blake guessed well on the shot, though his diving effort came up just short.

The Saint Louis Billikens were severely outplayed, as the Huskies registered 17 shots while the St. Louis was held to just four.

Saint Louis will get a week off before it hosts Central Arkansas next Saturday in their final non-conference game of the season.


VCU upset by Coastal Carolina

No. 22 Coastal Carolina traveled to Richmond, Va. this past week with hopes of playing spoiler to No. 17 Virginia Commonwealth.

They were successful. In fact, this is the Chanticleers (5-2-0, 1-0-0 Big South) third upset win against a ranked opponent on the road this season.

Coastal Carolina’s Ricky Garbanzo scored the lone goal of the game just 56 seconds into the match. VCU goalie Andrew Wells got a piece of a shot from Pedro Ribeiro; however, Garbanzo was in the right place to score on the rebound.

The play of the game was made by Chanticleer goalie Devin Cook. In the 38th minute, VCU’s Dennis Castillo was fouled inside the box giving him a penalty shot. Cook read the shot perfectly, preventing the Rams from getting on the board.


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