Northwood's Vinnie Vasilevski Named GLIAC Men's Soccer "Athlete of the Week"

Northwood's Vinnie Vasilevski Named GLIAC Men's Soccer "Athlete of the Week"

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BAY CITY, Mich. - Northwood University senior forward Vinnie Vasilevski (Shelby Twp., Mich./SVSU) earned GLIAC Men's Soccer "Athlete of the Week" honors after leading the Timberwolves to a win over previousely unbeaten Saginaw Valley State University last week.

GLIAC Men’s Soccer Athlete of the Week:

Vinnie Vasilevski - Northwood University
Shelby Twp., Mich./SVSU

Senior forward Vinnie Vasilevski netted the only goal in Northwood’s 1-0 win over Saginaw Valley State in a battle of GLIAC unbeaten teams.  His second goal of the season was at the 13:30 mark and gave Northwood the lead for good.  The Timberwolves are now 5-0 overall and 3-0 in the GLIAC to stand in first place in the league. Vasilevski  currently ranks second on his squad with two goals, four points and 11 shots.

GLIAC Men’s Soccer Weekly Honor Roll: Corey Keister - UF, Nathan Bias - LE, Vinnie Vasilevski - NU, Craig Neal - SV, Ryan Johnstone - TU.

2011 GLIAC Men’s Soccer Athletes of the Week: (9/6) Ashton Campbell - TU; (9/13) Jeremy Ashley - TU; (9/19) Keith Lough - NU; (9/26) Vinnie Vasilevski - NU.



Ashland Eagles

The Eagles were 0-1-1 in a nonconference road trip last week to Erie, Pa. AU played to a scoreless draw with Gannon through two overtimes on Friday. The Eagles out-shot the Golden Knights, 18-13, and each team put up five shots on goal. The Eagles dominated the second half and overtimes, out-shooting Gannon, 13-7. AU had several chances late in the game, but could not put away a game-winner. On Sunday, the Eagles were the victim of one bad minute in the first half in which No. 6 Mercyhurst scored twice. The Lakers took a 3-0 lead in the second half to put the game away. Ashland returns to GLIAC play on Friday when it plays at Northwood. AU also plays Saginaw Valley State on Sunday.


Findlay Oilers

The Oilers went 1-0-1 last week.  They began the week with a 2-1 win at Ohio Valley and concluded with a 1-1 tie in double overtime at home against Ohio Dominican.  Senior Corey Keister scored the Oilers lone goal in the tie against the Panthers and assisted on another in the win at Ohio Valley.  Freshman Chris Bailer and sophomore Alex Oliver scored goals for Findlay in the win over the Fighting Scots.



Lake Erie Storm  

Lake Erie College went 1-1 on the week, as it suffered a heartbreaking loss late to Urbana and defeated Alderson-Broaddus.  Against Urbana, Lake Erie led through 85 minutes on the strength of sophomore Nathan Bias (Dayton, Ohio/Kettering Fairmont) goal converted a feed from classmate Stewart Bath (Billingham, England/Averett University), but fell in overtime, 2-1.  Lake Erie rebounded to defeat Alderson-Broaddus Sunday, 2-1.  Lake Erie got on the board first in the 11th minute, when freshman Danny Eborall (Sheffield, England) scored his third goal of the season from 10 yards out on the right side, with the feed coming from senior Miroslav Pezer (Mentor, Ohio). Junior GK Ricky Carreira (Toronto, Ont./Dante Alighieri Academy) was fantastic in the contest and accomplished the rare feat of saving two penalty kicks in a single game.  Bias  is currently tied for the GLIAC lead with five goals and second with 12 points.


Northwood Timberwolves

Northwood is now the lone unbeaten team in the GLIAC after earning a 1-0 win over previously undefeated Saginaw Valley State Friday (September 23) ... NU is now 5-0 overall, 3-0 in the GLIAC ... the Timberwolves were out-shot 7-4 against the Cardinals, marking the first time this season Northwood had been out-shot ... Northwood won the game despite being down to 10 players for the final 17:32 of the contest ... the lone goal of the game was scored by Vinnie Vasilevski (Shelby Twp., Mich.) with the assist going to Keith Lough (Edinburgh, Scotland) ... Lough has registered at least one point in all five games played ... he currently ranks second in the GLIAC in points per game (2.20) ... the Timberwolves will travel to Ohio Dominican Tuesday before hosting Ashland and Lake Erie this weekend.




Ohio Dominican Panthers

After opening GLIAC play at 2-0, ODU went 0-1-1 this past weekend falling to Tiffin,1-0, just over two minutes into the second overtime at home on Friday and rallying to tie Findlay in regulation and holding on for a 1-1 draw through two extra sessions on the road Sunday. ODU keeper Dean Dziewit (So./Waterford, MI) appeared to make the diving save on Michael O’Neill’s golden goal for the Dragons, but his momentum carried him off his line and he was unable to corral the ball before it crossed the goal line. Senior Felix Darko (Reynoldsburg, OH) saved the Panthers from their second loss of the weekend with his third score of the year in the 83rd minute against the upstart Oilers. His 21st goal of his career ties him for sixth on ODU’s all-time career goals chart. Three of ODU’s six games have gone to additional time with the Panthers holding a 0-2-1 mark in those contests. A quick turnaround awaits ODU as it plays its third contest in five days, welcoming Northwood (Mich.) to Panther Field for a 5 p.m. start this Tuesday, Sept. 27, before hosting preseason No. 10 Charleston (W. Va.) at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30.



Saginaw Valley State Cardinals

The Saginaw Valley State University men’s soccer team fell to Northwood University 1-0 and tied Davenport 1-1 in double overtime. The loss to Northwood was the Cardinals first loss of the season and the end of their five game win streak. The Panthers were the first to get on the scoreboard when they scored with just ten minutes left of play in the first half going up 1-0 over the Cardinals. Davenport would carry the 1-0 lead over Saginaw Valley into half time. The Cardinal did not tie the score until freshman Craig Neal (Bay City, Mich. / Bay City Western HS) found the back of the net off a pass from sophomore Lachlan Savage (Canton, Mich. / Plymouth Salem HS) with just four minutes left in regulation time. Neither team would be successful in the two overtimes ending the contest with a 1-1 tie. With the tie the Cardinals move to 5-1-1 overall on the season, while Davenport moves to 1-6-3 overall on the season. Saginaw Valley will be back in action on Friday (Sept. 30) when they return home to take on Lake Erie for a Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) competition. Game time is scheduled for 4:30 pm.


Tiffin Dragons

Tiffin’s Michael O’Neill drilled home a low shot from 23 yards out in the second overtime period, propelling the Dragons to a thrilling 1-0 victory at Ohio Dominican. O’Neill scored the game-winner off a pass from Ashton Campbell, who returned after missing two games due to injury. The two squads had battled throughout regulation and the first overtime, with TU goalkeeper Jeremy Ashley making 6 saves over 103 minutes. He got the win in goal and posted his fourth shutout in the process.

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