Ashland's Justin Nolan Named GLIAC Men's Soccer "Athlete of the Week"

Ashland's Justin Nolan Named GLIAC Men's Soccer "Athlete of the Week"

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BAY CITY, Mich. - Ashland University junior Goal Keeper Justin Nolan (Medina, Ohio/Highland) earned GLIAC Men's Soccer "Athlete of the Week" honors after posting a pair of shutouts in GLIAC play last weekend.

GLIAC Men’s Soccer Athlete of the Week:


Justin Nolan - Ashland University
Junior/Goal Keeper
Medina, Ohio/Highland

Goal keeper Justin Nolan kept two clean sheets last week to help the Eagles to a 1-0-1 weekend against #25 Northwood and Saginaw Valley State. Nolan made three saves to keep the first-place Timberwolves off the board on Friday. The junior was called into action six times in Sunday’s draw with the Cardinals. It was his fourth shutout of the season and the 10th in his career. Nolan is currently fourth in the GLIAC in goals against average (1.20) and third in saves (50).


GLIAC Men’s Soccer Weekly Honor Roll:  Alex Oliver - UF, Danny Eborall - LE, Shaun Rydzewski - NU, Andrew Edler - ODU, Lachlan Savage - SV; Nick Kutch - 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; (10/5) Ryan Johnstone - TU; (10/10) Colby Catlett - OD; (10/17) Justin Nolan - AU.



Ashland Eagles

The Eagles were 1-0-1 last week to snap an eight-game winless streak. AU beat #25 Northwood on Friday at Ferguson Field, 2-0. Kenny Hewitt (London, England) opened the scoring with a nicely placed strike from 12 yards off an over-the-top feed from J.P. Lytle (Wooster, Ohio). It was Hewitt’s third goal of the season and Lytle’s second assist. The second goal came on a defensive miscue by the ‘Wolves that led to an own goal. Junior goalkeeper Justin Nolan (Medina, Ohio) made three saves for the shutout. On Sunday, Nolan made six saves to preserve a 0-0 tie against SVSU. It was Nolan’s fourth shutout of the season and the 10th in his career. With the four points over the weekend, the Eagles are still in the hunt for a spot in the GLIAC Tournament. They host Ohio Dominican on Thursday in a crucial game. On Sunday, the Eagles travel to Urbana for a nonconference game.


Findlay Oilers

The Oilers went 1-2 on the road last week.  They defeated Oakland City 1-0, fell 4-2 to Urbana and lost 3-0 to Ohio Dominican.  Sophomore Alex Oliver scored two goals during the week, which included the game-winner against Oakland City.  He leads the team with three goals on the year.



Lake Erie Storm  

Lake Erie got a huge win over Northwood University, 2-1 in overtime on Sunday to move into a tie for third place in the GLIAC standings.  Earlier in the week, the Storm fell to Saginaw Valley State, 5-1.  The golden goal against Northwood came just 1:12 into the first overtime period as junior Jake Shelton (Newburg, Md./Webber International University) got the ball in front of the ball of Northwood’s goal and his touch found junior Randy Danso (Toronto, Canada/North Count Community College) who converted the open look.  Earlier in the match, Lake Erie went up 1-0 as junior Ricky Carreira  picked up a rare assist as he corralled a Northwood free kick and punted a ball which sophomore Danny Eborall (Sheffield, England/Averett University) beat his defender to on the run out.  Eborall was able to flick the ball by Northwood’s goalkeeper in the 70th minute.  Against Saginaw Valley, Eborall was the lone source of offense for Lake Erie as he drew a penalty in the box which was converted into a Storm goal by sophomore Stewart Bath (Billingham, England/Averett University). Lake Erie has a pair of road matches this week facing Salem International Wednesday and then taking on GLIAC leader Ohio Dominican Sunday.   The Storm fell to ODU, 2-1, earlier in the season.



Northwood Timberwolves

Northwood went 0-2 last week, dropping a 2-0 match at Ashland and a 2-1 overtime contest at Lake Erie ... Northwood is now 6-3-2 overall, 4-3-2 in the GLIAC ... the Timberwolves finished the week out-shooting their opponents 19-7 and holding a 13-7 edge in corner kicks, but were unable to earn a victory ... NU out-shot Ashland 7-2 and Lake Erie 12-5 ... Northwood will host Findlay and Tiffin this week.




Ohio Dominican Panthers

ODU ran its unbeaten streak to four games with a 2-2 draw in double overtime at Tiffin on Thursday and a 3-0 shutout of Findlay at home on Sunday. Junior Andrew Edler (Hilliard, OH) provided all the offense against the Dragons with his season’s first score in the 43rd minute and 17 minutes later at the 60:01 mark with his second goal of the evening. Against the Oilers on Sunday, the Panthers wasted little time taking control of the match as senior Felix Darko (Reynoldsburg, OH) scored off a junior Casey Weddle’s (Cincinnati, OH) pass just 1:41 into the game. Sophomore Duncan Campbell (Hilliard, OH) also tallied his first score of the year, giving ODU a 2-0 advantage in the 43rd minute as he connected on a pass from junior Tommy Glenn (Pataskala, OH). GLIAC scoring leader, junior Colby Catlett (Hilliard, OH) added to his season total with his eighth score in the 67th minute of the second as he one-touched a pass from freshman Trevor Gates (Gahanna, OH). Senior goalkeeper Andrew Jones (Worthington, OH) picked up his first collegiate win since joining the team less than a week earlier, matching the Tiffin game with four saves. Sunday’s shutout was the first since a 3-0 win over Northwood in last year’s regular season finale. The Panthers conclude GLIAC play this week with a 7:30 p.m. bout at Ashland on Thursday, Oct. 20 and 4:30 p.m. battle at home against Lake Erie on Sunday, Oct. 23.



Saginaw Valley State Cardinals

The Saginaw Valley State University men’s soccer team defeated Lake Erie, 5-1 and tied Ashland 0-0 in double overtime this past weekend. The Cardinals took a quick 3-0 lead over Lake Erie going into halftime. Saginaw Valley would take a 4-0 before the Storm would be able to score their only goal of the contest. Lachlan Savage score the Cardinals final goal of the contest and his second goal of the game late in the second half of play allowing them to go on to a 5-1 victory. Saginaw Valley played Lake Erie today (Oct. 16) and were unable to score any goals through the entire 110 minutes of play ending the game in a 0-0 tie in double overtime. With the tie the Cardinals move to 9-2-3 overall on the season, and 5-2-2 in the GLIAC, while the Eagles move to 3-8-3 overall on the season, and 2-5-2 in the GLIAC. Saginaw Valley will be back in action on Thursday (Oct. 20) when they return home to face Tiffin University. Game time is scheduled for 4:00 pm.


Tiffin Dragons

Tiffin University came back from two deficits against first-place Ohio Dominican, managing to salvage a 2-2 double overtime tie. The Dragons came back the first time when Ashton Campbell came off the bench and drilled home a shot off a pass from Nick Kutch into the left corner to tie the score 1-1. The Dragons forced the overtime when Pierre De Pauw took Michael O’Neill’s corner kick and knocked it into the net in the 66th minute…Overall Jeremy Ashley made 13 saves in 110 minutes…Despite dominating play thoughout the game, Tiffin University found itself trailing 1-0 with just 3:00 remaining in regulation at Urbana. But the Dragons dug deep and tied the game before winning quickly 2-1 in overtime. TU outshot Urbana 14-5 in the second half. Daniel Agosta knocked home a two-touch pass from Emmanuel Adjei and Adam Fussell in the 87th minute to send the game to overtime. Nick Kutch took a pass from James Dores and smashed a goal from 45 yards out, hitting the post and ricocheting in for the gamewinner. Jeremy Ashley got the win in goal, making 4 saves over 93 minutes.

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