Tiffin's Ryan Johnstone Named GLIAC Men's Soccer "Athlete of the Week"

Tiffin's Ryan Johnstone Named GLIAC Men's Soccer "Athlete of the Week"

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BAY CITY, Mich. - Tiffin University sophomore defender Ryan Johnstone (Castle Hill, Australia) earned GLIAC Men's Soccer "Athlete of the Week" honors after leading the Dragons to a 2-0 week with wins over Malone University and the University of Findlay.

GLIAC Men’s Soccer Athlete of the Week:



Ryan Johnstone - Tiffin University
Castle Hill, Australia

Sophomore defender Ryan Johnstone helped lead a Tiffin University defense that posted two shutout victories in the Dragons’ 2-0 week. TU opened their week with a 1-0 win over Malone and then posted a 1-0 victory of GLIAC opponent Findlay. Tiffin’s defense held Findlay to just 5 total shots and only one shot on goal over 90 minutes. For the season, Johnstone has helped Tiffin post six shutouts through nine games.




GLIAC Men’s Soccer Weekly Honor Roll:  Kenny Hewitt - AU, Danny Eborall - LE, D.J. Evans - NU, Colby Catlett - OD, Jason Wise - SV.

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; (10/5) Ryan Johnstone - TU.



Ashland Eagles

The Eagles dropped a pair of road GLIAC games last weekend, falling to Northwood, 3-0, and to Saginaw Valley State, 2-1. Against the Timberwolves, the Eagles put all eight of their shots on goal, but could not cash in. The Eagles fell behind the Cardinals late in the first half, but rallied to tie the score in the 53rd minute on a goal by senior Kenny Hewitt. Junior Mitch Deyhle was credited with the assist on the play. Just 49 seconds later, the Cardinals took the lead on a goal by Laurence Paterson. The Cardinals out-shot the Eagles, 14-13, in the game. Junior goalkeeper Justin Nolan recorded 11 saves in the two games. AU travels to Lake Erie on Sunday for a GLIAC game.


Findlay Oilers

The University of Findlay men's soccer team was defeated by Tiffin University 1-0 on Sunday, Oct. 2 in Findlay, Ohio. Goal keeper Matthew Brooks recorded six saves. The loss gives the Oilers a 1-7-1 record on the year with a 0-5-1 mark in GLIAC play. Findlay will be back in action on Wednesday, Oct. 5 when the travel to Tiffin to take on the Dragons.



Lake Erie Storm  

Lake Erie College went 0-1-2 on the week, earning a pair of road ties against the top two teams in the GLIAC, Northwood and Saginaw Valley.  The Storm also fell, 2-1, to Ohio Valley in non-conference play Monday as sophomore transfer James Grogan (Leeds, England/Averett University) scored his second goal as a member of the Storm with fellow transfer Stewart Bath (Billingham, England/Averett University) on the assist.  Against Saginaw Valley, Lake Erie got an early goal by junior Randy Danso (Toronto, Canada/North Count Community College) from senior defender Kyle Roesch (Chardon, Ohio/Chardon)and it was enough to sustain a 1-1 tie.  The Sunday showdown against Northwood was a physical match with 11 cards and one ejection on each side.  In the 74th minute Lake Erie converted a free kick as sophomore Danny Eborall (Sheffield, England/Averett University) scored his fourth goal of the season on a header off the free kick by Bath, his fourth assist of the season.  Lake Erie has just one match this week, a Sunday showdown against Ashland University.



Northwood Timberwolves

Northwood went 1-1-1 last week, falling in double overtime at Ohio Dominican before defeating Ashland and playing Lake Erie to a draw … the Timberwolves are now 6-1-1, 4-1-1 in the GLIAC … freshman D.J. Evans (Saginaw, Mich./Heritage) led the way for the Timberwolves for the week, netting two goals … he scored the opening goal against both Ashland and Lake Erie … Keith Lough (Edinburgh, Scotland) scored his team-leading fifth goal of the season at Ohio Dominican … Lough also leads the team in assists with three … senior keeper Matt Renouf (Romsey, England) had a strong week as well, finishing with a 0.88 goals against average … he had a .812 save percentage for the week … Northwood will host Ohio Dominican Friday (October 7) at 4:30 p.m.




Ohio Dominican Panthers

The Panthers went 1-0-1 at home this past week, knocking off its second ranked opponent, No. 22 Northwood (Mich.), 2-1 in double OT on Tuesday, before falling to Charleston (W. Va.) 2-1 in a non-conference affair on Friday evening. The Timberwolves took the lead late in the first half, but junior Colby Catlett (Hilliard, OH) found the equalizer at the 65:18 mark and later assisted with junior Andrew Edler (Hilliard, OH) on Justin Wheeler’s (Jr./Gahanna, OH) game-winner in the second OT. It was the fourth OT of the year for ODU, just one shy of the school record, and first overtime win this season after going 0-2-1 in the first three. In Friday’s action, senior Felix Darko (Reynoldsburg, OH) matched Catlett with his co-team-leading fourth score in the 33rd minute to tie the game at 1-1, but the Golden Eagles put together a breakaway score midway through the second to hand the Panthers their first loss in regulation on the year. Darko’s score moved him into sixth on ODU’s career goals list and one point shy of fifth place on the career points chart. The Panthers battle Saginaw Valley State (Mich.) at 2 p.m. at home this Tuesday, Oct. 4 and follow with a three-game road swing, beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 7 with a bout against current GLIAC leader, Northwood.



Saginaw Valley State Cardinals

The Saginaw Valley State University men’s soccer team tied with Lake Erie, 1-1 in double overtime and defeated Ashland 2-1 this week. The Storm took an early advantage at the 6:48 mark going up 1-0 over the Cardinals and would carry the lead into the second half of the contest. Sophomore Lachlan Savage (Canton, Mich. / Plymouth HS) found the back of the net just 37 seconds into the second half off a pass from Zach Walega (Saline, Mich.) knotting the score at 1-1.Neither team would be able to capitilize on any of their shots through the two overtimes ending the game in a 1-1 tie. The Cardinals were the first to score late in the first half when Tyler Channell (Troy, Mich. / Troy Athens HS) found the back of the net off a pass from Conor Reaume (Troy, Mich.). Saginaw Valley would take their 1-0 lead over the Eagles into halftime. Ashland came out strong in the second half knotting the score at 1-1. The Cardinals wasted no time answering back scoring the final goal of the contest less than a minute later on a Laurence Paterson(Flint, Mich. / Kearsley HS) goal. Goaltender Jason Wise (Troy, Mich.) saved five of the six shots he faced in the contest. Saginaw Valley will play the postponed game against Ohio Dominican on Tuesday (Oct. 4) at 2:30 pm, than return home Friday (Oct. 7) to take on Rochester College at 4:30 pm and Sunday (Oct. 9) to take on Ohio Dominican.


Tiffin Dragons

A physical defensive game was decided by a breakaway goal early in the second half, as Ashton Campbell took a through ball and knocked it home to give Tiffin University a 1-0 win over visiting Malone University. Campell took a two-touch pass from Michael O’Neill and Edison Benda in the 55th minute and put it in for the gamewinner…Jeremy Ashley had another strong game in goal, working 90 minutes and making 5 saves in the shutout…Tiffin University got a first half goal from Nick Kutch and the defense made it stand up, as TU beat Findlay 1-0 on the road. Kutch scored on a pass from Adam Fussell in the 23rd minute, sending it home from 20 yards out. The Dragons’ defense then settled in, holding the Oilers to just 5 shots, 1 in the second half. Overall TU outshot Findlay 19-5 and allowed only one shot on goal, which Jeremy Ashley saved while posting his sixth shutout over 90 minutes. Tiffin also kept up the offensive pressure after halftime, outshooting Findlay 14-1 over the final 45 minutes.

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