published Sunday, September 8th, 2013

Lynn tops Lee; Tom Halsall voted most valuable defensive player

Lee University goalkeeper Tom Halsall was voted the most valuable defensive player in the Lee Olive Garden Invitational men's soccer tournament that concluded Saturday in Cleveland, but his Flames lost 2-0 to the top-ranked team in NCAA Division II, Lynn University, after beating King in their season opener Friday.

King and Shorter tied at 3 despite two overtimes Saturday. Lynn's Anthony Desperito was the overall MVP and teammate Jake Furman was the most valuable offensive player. Desperito had the second goal against Lee after assisting on Yannnick Braeuer's goal at 9:39.

Westmont 3, Lee (w) 2: In California, the Lady Flames dropped to 0-2 -- already with one more loss than last year -- with their second one-goal defeat in three days, although they scored twice off free kicks after Kathryn Hornibrook gave Westmont a 2-0 lead late in the first half and assisted on a Christine Adams score four minuts into the second. Debbie Rogers and Chloe Rader had the goals for Lee, which was outshot 12-10 and outcornered 10-0.

Covenant 2, Hanover 1: At Lexington, Ky., Alex Lupink scored seven minutes into the second half from a Noah Wiersema assist and Matt Hudnut converted a Danny Knight assist into a 2-0 lead in the 86th minute for the Scots (2-1-1). Hanover (1-2) scored a minute later but was outshot 15-7.

Centre 2, Covenant (w) 1: At Lexington, the 16th-ranked women's team in NCAA Division III edged the Lady Scots (1-4) on Morgan Collins' goal 9:40 into the second half. Covenant's Ruth Taylor had made it 1-1 at 27:48. Centre (3-1) had advantages of 17-5 in shots and 7-1 in corners, and Lucy Johnson had six saves in defeat. She had seven in Friday's 3-0 loss to host Transylvania, which got a goal and two assists from Abby Felthaus.

Brewton-Parker 4, Tennessee Temple 2: At Camp Jordan, Cesar Carrilo scored from a Seunfunmi Ogunbunmi assist and Shaun Webster converted a Trent Huff assist for Temple (0-4), but the visitors got goals from four players.

Bryan 2, St. Andrews 1: At Dayton, the Lions opened Appalachian Athletic Conference play by scoring twice in the first half and holding on. Stephen Millage and Daniel Branley scored for Bryan (3-0) at 34 and 42 minutes, the latter from a Khankhalifa Fanne assist.

St. Andrews 1, Bryan (w) 0: Stephanie Gagnon's eight saves helped counter the visitors' 22-2 shots advantage, but Hayley Peck's goal 13 minutes into the second half ultimately dropped the hosts to 3-1, 0-1 in the AAC.

Ozarks 1, Sewanee 0: At Sewanee in the Kyle Rote Jr. Invitational, Matt Weaver's unassisted goal 20:41 into the second half was the difference for the 2-0 Arkansas team. Jacob Zalewski made seven saves for the Tigers (0-2-2).

Sewanee (w) 6, Tennessee Temple 3: Friday night, someone besides Shelby Meckstroth finally got in on the scoring act for the Tigers (3-0). Still, she had two goals after Allie White and Jamie Samociuk scored in the first 23 minutes for the hosts, and Emily Driver and Katie Morrison followed second-half scores by Temple's Paris Bentley and Lacreasha Couch. Kansas Carpenter scored in the final minute for Temple (1-3), which got 10 saves from Lyndi Dodd.

Sewanee wins 4-3: Freshman Carrie Anderson scored the tying and winning goals with six minutes and then eight seconds left as the Sewanee field hockey team edged Roanoke 4-3 on Saturday in Danville, Ky. Those assists came from Karen Dawson and Mary Kate McAlister.

Dawson and Kat Mulligan scored the earlier goals for the Tigers (2-1), who had a 31-20 edge in shots.

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