Five Purple Knights found the back of the opposing net as Saint Michael’s opened head coach Wade Jean’s second tenure with the program by blanking Felician College, 5-0, in college men’s soccer at The College of Saint Rose Tournament at Sullivan Field.
Saint Michael’s (1-0) received a goal and an assist from junior Josh Vlasich in his first game with the team after transferring from Siena College. Senior Ian Rowe, juniors Omar Khartabil and Anthony Stanley, and sophomore Tom Barron also scored for the Knights.
In goal for Saint Michael’s, senior Logan Kingman made two saves in 81:05 before sophomore Nicco Roque made his collegiate debut for the final 8:55, making one save.
Felician suffered the five-goal setback despite holding a 5-2 advantage in corner kicks and being outshot only 15-12. Junior Daniel Wroblewski and sophomore Anthony Tsouhnikas split halves in goal, with Wroblewski making three first-period saves.
A Vlasich touch led to Khartabil’s winner 14:02 into the season, and the Purple Knights extended their advantage with a trio of tallies during an 18:54 span that bridged halftime. Rowe scored from out front in the 43rd minute, Vlasich connected from 25 yards away in the 52nd, and Stanley took the ball from the goalkeeper in the 62nd minute before walking in alone. Barron’s marker at 85:53 was redirected by a Felician defender.
Saint Michael’s completes play in the tournament versus Goldey-Beacom College today at 3 p.m.
Michigan 3, Vermont 0: Michigan’s Luke Coulson tallied three points on a goal and an assist to lead the Wolverines past the visiting Catamounts.
After surrendering two first-half goals, Vermont (1-3) held Michigan scoreless until the final three minutes of the second. In the 87th minute, T.J. Roehn was able to get a shot past UVM goalkeeper Dave Ramada from the top of the penalty box for the final goal of the match.
Ramada finished the game with three saves for Vermont, while Adam Grinwis was credited with one stop for Michigan (1-1).
Quinnipiac 2, Vermont 1: Junior Ellie Mills’ first goal of the season was not enough, as the Catamounts fell on the road in non-conference action.
Christine Cesarini and Kemesha Woodfine scored in each half to lead the host Bobcats to victory. Cesarini finished off a feed from teammate Shauna Edwards in the 11th minute of action to give Quinnipiac an early 1-0 lead, though the Catamounts went into halftime with a 6-5 advantage in shots.
The Bobcats (2-0) pushed their lead to two when Woodfine came off the bench to score an unassisted tally in the 68th minute.
Mills ruined the shutout attempt by QU goalkeeper Jillian Kelley by scoring on an unassisted play in the 88th minute. Morgan Nichols and Ally Ramos split time in the Vermont (1-4) net and were each credited with one stop. Kelley finished the day with two saves for Quinnipiac.
Dowling 1, Saint Michael’s 0: The Saint Michael’s College women’s soccer team held 2011 NCAA Tournament qualifier Dowling College off the scoreboard until the 78th minute, before falling in the Dowling Tournament at Golden Lions Field.
In the season opener for both squads, Dowling topped the Purple Knights for the third consecutive season while extending its unbeaten streak to seven contests.
Saint Michael’s, which started nine underclassmen including four first-years, received four saves from sophomore Aubrey Ouellet during her first collegiate start.