NURNBERGER CLAIMS MEN'S SOCCER WEEKLY HONOR
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Kresimir Nurnberger of Wilmington University has claimed Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Men's Soccer Player of the Week honors for the week ending Sunday, Oct. 16. Dominican College's Clodalain Lolo was selected Rookie of the Week.
Nurnberger, a 5-9 junior midfielder who hails from Zagreb, Croatia, helped Wilmington make a furious comeback against Bloomfield last week, after falling behind 4-0 at halftime. Nurnberger dished out two assists in the second half to help force overtime, and scored the game-winning goal in the second overtime. With the win, Wilmington stayed in second place in the conference standings.
Lolo, a 5-6 freshman forward from Stony Point, N.Y., recorded a hat trick by scoring three of Dominican's goals in a 4-0 victory over Caldwell.
Terry Gibbs, Bloomfield (Sr., F, London, England) - Registered five goals and two assists in a 2-1 week.
Jorge Zubillaga, Dominican (So., F, 5-9, Uruguay) - Notched three goals in a 2-0 week, including both goals in a 2-0 win over Le Moyne.
Francis Eno, Post (Jr., F, Powder Springs, GA) - Tallied two goals in a 2-0 week, including the game-winner in a 1-0 win over Philadelphia.
Jose Campos, Felician (Fr., M, West Haven, CT) - Scored the game's only goal, unassisted, in a win over Goldey-Beacom.
Ekene Okereke, Concordia (So., F, Beliefield, Germany) - Netted three goals in a 5-3 loss to Post.
Bloomfield - The Deacons moved to 6-6-1 overall and 4-3-1 in CACC play this week, going 2-1 for the week. Senior forward Terry Gibbs (London, England) recorded his third hat trick of the season in the loss to Wilmington Saturday, bringing his season totals to 13 goals and 31 total points, each tops in the league. Gibbs also added two assists for the week along with two goals against Goldey-Beacom, while sophomore Claude Allen (Kingston, Jamaica) added an assist in the club's 2-1 victory over Felician. Senior midfielder Edgar Aguilar (Bayonne, N.J.) totaled three assists in the loss to Wilmington, tying him with Allen for the team lead with eight helpers in 2011. The team's five match winning streak prior to Saturday's loss tied the program record for the Division II Era.
Caldwell - The Cougars played a pair of CACC games last week, earning a come-from-behind draw with Nyack on Tuesday and losing at Dominican on Saturday. Trailing 3-1 late in the game against Nyack, Caldwell received goals from sophomore forward Mosiah Whyte and freshman defender Steve Petrosino in the 83rd and 88th minutes to tie the game and force overtime. The team's second goal marked the 11th goal of the season for Whyte, who also assisted on Petrosino's game-tying tally. The Cougars host Bloomfield on Tuesday and Goldey-Beacom on Thursday before playing at Wilmington on Saturday.
Concordia - The Clippers will play two games this week. Their first match will be on the road against Dominican (NY) on Tuesday, October 18th. Concordia will host Felician on Saturday, October 22nd at 12:00pm on the campus of SUNY Purchase.
Felician - Five of Felician's six victories this season have come via shutout. Freshman GK Rafal Krauze has been in goal for three, and classmate Anthony Tsouhnikas for two. Felician also starts two freshmen, Stephen Bray and Keleenna Onyeaka, on its back line. Another rookie, Jose Campos, scored the only goal of a 1-0 home win over Goldey-Beacom on Saturday night as Felician celebrated Senior Night.
Philadelphia - PhilaU lost a tough 1-0 game to Post University last week. This week, the Rams look ahead to Molloy (10/12) and a conference match against Bloomfield (10/22).
Post - In the week ahead, the Eagles have only one game on the schedule and it is a home battle against Holy Family. It will also be senior day with only two remaining games on the schedule.
Wilmington – Wilmington finishes the regular-season this week with two home games vs. Felician on Tuesday and Caldwell on Saturday (Senior Day).