WHYTE AND BA CLAIM MEN'S SOCCER WEEKLY HONORS
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Mosiah Whyte of Caldwell College and Seydou Ba of Holy Family University have been named the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Men's Soccer Co-Players of the Week for the first report of the 2011 season. Juan Perez of Goldey-Beacom College was selected Rookie of the Week.
Both Whyte and Ba tallied four goals in two games to open the season. Whyte, a 5-7 sophomore forward from Coram, N.Y., led Caldwell to a 2-0 opening week. He scored both of his team’s goals in a 2-0 win over East Stroudsburg, and also tallied two scores in a 3-0 win over Concord.
Ba, a 6-0 senior forward from Philadelphia, netted three goals in a thrilling 3-2, double-overtime win over Molloy. He added one score in tough double-overtime setback to C.W. Post.
Perez, a freshman midfielder from Middletown, Del., had a part in both of Goldey-Beacom's goals in a 3-2 loss to Shippensburg. He scored the first goal of the season for the Lightning, then provided an assist on the second goal.
Marco Likos, Nyack (Jr., M, 5-11, Leipzig, Germany) - Scored the game-winner on a free kick in the first game of his career, a 1-0 win over St. Rose. Scored again in a win over Saint Michael’s.
Hylton Davis, Post (Sr., D, 6-4, St. Elizabeth, Jamaica) - Tallied two goals to give the Eagles a 2-2 tie against Merrimack.
Caldwell - The Cougars started off the 2011 season with two
victories under new head coach Rob Grosso at the East Stroudsburg
Tournament last weekend. Sophomore forward Mosiah Whyte racked up
four goals in the two wins, scoring twice in a 3-0 decision over
Concord on Saturday, and netting both goals in a 2-0 triumph over
East Stroudsburg on Sunday. In his past 11 games going back to last
season, Whyte has scored 12 goals. Junior forward Chris Skarbelis
scored the other Caldwell goal in the win over Concord. Junior
goalkeeper Brian Agostini recorded his first career shutout in the
win over East Stroudsburg, making three saves. Agostini and
freshman Alex Cunha shared the shutout versus Concord. The Cougars
host Bloomsburg on Wednesday before beginning CACC play at Holy
Family on Saturday.
Chestnut Hill - Chestnut Hill College junior goalkeeper Mike Goldstein (Pennsauken, NJ) earned two shutouts in the Griffins first two contests; he made nine saves over 200 minutes of scoreless soccer.
Concordia - The Clippers will play two road games this week. Wednesday they will travel to C.W. Post and Saturday they will play their first conference opponent at Philadelphia U.
Felician - Felician’s 1-0 victory at Shippensburg on Friday was the program’s first season-opening win since 2002. Senior M Kevin Sinic, who had a hat trick in a loss to the Raiders in 2010, scored the game-winner with 6:22 left in regulation. Freshman GK Rafal Krauze earned a shutout in his collegiate debut, and was one of four rookie starters for the Golden Falcons. Junior M Josh Delva scored his first career goal in a 2-1 neutral-site loss to District of Columbia on Sunday.
Goldey-Beacom - Juan Perez’s goal was the first of his college career and the first Lightning goal of the season. GBC, which was haunted by five one-goal losses last year, already has two in consecutive games to begin the 2011 campaign.
Holy Family - Holy Family starts the season 1-1-0 after splitting a pair of non-conference road contests against Molloy (W, 3-2) and C.W. Post (L, 3-2). After missing all of last season due to injury, senior Seydou Ba made up for lost time as he scored four goals in two games. Ba scored all three goals in the team’s double-overtime victory against Molloy and had a tally against C.W. Post. Senior goalkeeper Mark Ferretti made 13 saves this past week, including nine in the double-overtime loss to C.W. Post.
Philadelphia - PhilaU kicked of the 2011 season with a 1-0 non-conference loss to Wheeling Jesuit at Ravenhill Field. Sophomore goalie Alex Heston had eight saves on the day. The Rams play two contests this week, a non-conference game at East Stroudsburg (9/7) and then the CACC opener at home vs. Concordia (9/10).
Post - Post opened the 2011 season going 1-0-1 in the Merrimack Tournament. The Eagles played host Merrimack to a 2-2 double overtime tie and returned Saturday to defeated AIC 2-1. Hylton Davis had two goals on the week and Matt Luis added two assists. The Eagles will return to competition on Wednesday at Le Moyne before hosting Felician in their CACC-opener Saturday.