Men's Soccer News - 2009-10
Game recaps written by Tim McNicholas
Fighting Bees Announce 2010 Signings
University of Iowa
Minooka Community HS
Bishop Noll Institute HS
North Scott HS
St. John Vianney HS
Dubuque Wahlert HS
Jon Vince Rhodes
"Ryan is a skilled wide player with a
great change of speed," said SAU head coach Jon Mannall. "It
is our pleasure to bring Ryan in to join the squad. He is a well-rounded student-athlete and is well prepared to add
to this new direction for St. Ambrose Men's Soccer."
Jon Mannall Named Head Soccer Coach
Mar. 5, 2010
University announced today that Jon Mannall has been named the Universityís head
soccer coach. Mannall has coached the SAU womenís soccer team for the last eight
seasons and will now also add the menís coaching duties.
ďWe are excited to have the schoolís first full-time soccer coach dedicated
entirely to soccer with no other outside duties,Ē said SAU Director of Athletics
Ray Shovlain. ďWe think Jon will do an outstanding job with our soccer program.Ē
Mannall has turned the Queen Bees into a nationally-recognized program over
his time at the helm. He has been named the Midwest Collegiate Conference Coach
of the Year the last three seasons as his teams have claimed three straight
regular season conference crowns.
His 2008 team made the programís first-ever appearance in the NAIA Womenís
Soccer National Championship and his 2009 squad finished 18-2-1 overall, setting
a program record for wins in a season, and 7-0-1 in the MCC.
In his eight years, Mannall has compiled a 75-61-9 record.
Former St. Ambrose head menís soccer coach Fr. Robert ďBudĒ Grant will act as
the head menís junior varsity soccer coach.
ďI am definitely excited for this opportunity and think this is a huge step
in the right direction for St. Ambrose Soccer,Ē said Mannall. ďThis will be a
new challenge but Iím excited to get to interact with the menís program. I am so
happy and privileged to be able to step in to the legacy Fr. Bud built with the
A native of London, England, Mannall graduated from Marycrest International
University in Davenport, Iowa, while playing soccer and basketball for the
Marauding Eagles. Mannall joined St. Ambrose as an assistant womenís soccer
coach in 2002 before taking over the program in 2003.
Along with coaching the Queen Bees, Mannall spent six years as the head
girlsí soccer coach at Davenport North High School and is the lead coach for the
EISA Black Select club team.
Three Bees Earn All-MCC Honorable Mention
Nov. 9, 2009
After a disappointing season, three St. Ambrose men's soccer players received
all-Midwest Collegiate Conference honorable mention. Wes Erickson, Simon Murphy
and Tony Villasenor were recognized for their strong seasons.
Erickson, a sophomore midfielder from Norwalk, Iowa, started all 17 games he
played. He was one of the Bees' top defenders throughout the year.
Murphy, a sophomore midfielder from Sebestopol, Australia, led the team in
scoring with nine goals and four assists. He converted two penalty kicks and two
of his goals were game winners. Murphy was one of only three Bees to start all
20 matches this season.
Villasenor, a junior forward from Glen Ellyn, Ill., was third on the team
with five goals. He started 14 of the 20 games he played in this year.
A young SAU team, with several freshmen playing prominent roles, finished
4-15-1 overall and 2-5-1 in the MCC this season.
SAU Season Ends
Nov. 1, 2009
St. Ambrose battled top-seed Ashford through a scoreless first half before
the Saints scored a pair of second-half goals to claim a 2-0 win in the Midwest
Collegiate Conference championship quarterfinals. The Bees end the season with a
SAU was out-shot 10-3 in the first half but Justin Harper came up with three
saves to keep the Bees in the match. Ashford (17-0-2) kept the pressure up in
the second half and scored twice, including one goal with just over four minutes
to play, to advance to the conference tournament semifinals.
Bees Win MCC Tournament Play-In Game
Oct. 29, 2009
St. Ambrose overcame the rainy conditions to come out ahead
over Waldorf 4-1 in a Midwest Collegiate Conference Championship play-in game
Thursday afternoon at the Davenport Soccer Complex.
Simon Murphy got things going by knocking in a penalty kick
in the 15th minute to put the Fighting Bees up 1-0. During stoppage time, Matt
Kraciun took a pass from Tom Williams and made the score 2-0 at the half.
Waldorf didn't let the halftime score get them down as the
stormed out of the gate and got on the board on a penalty kick from Abrahao
Vinhas to cut the Bees' lead down to 2-1. The Bees finally put Waldorf away when
Tony Villasenor scored a goal in the 89th minute to make it 3-1. Murphy quickly
followed the goal by Villasenor by scoring his second goal of the game also at
the 89th minute to make the final 4-1.
St. Ambrose outshot Waldorf 23-2
St. Ambrose, the MCC's eighth seed, will be on the road as
the team travels to face top seed Ashford University at Augustana College in
Rock Island, Ill., at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1.
St. Ambrose Faces Play-In Game in MCC Championships
Oct. 28, 2009
St. Ambrose will start the 2009 Midwest Collegiate Conference Men's Soccer
Championships at home, but not in the position they'd like.
After a 2-5-1 mark in league play this year, the Bees earned the conference's
eighth seed and the right to host Waldorf in a play-in game Thursday at 2 p.m.
at the Davenport Soccer Complex. The winner gets to visit MCC regular-season
champion and 25th-ranked Ashford in a quarterfinal match on Sunday, Nov. 1.
SAU, 3-14-1 overall, got past Waldorf (5-13, 0-8 MCC) in Forest City, Iowa,
5-2 earlier this season. In that match, the Bees scored three second-half goals
after leading just 2-1 at halftime. Simon Murphy scored a pair of goals in the
2009 MCC Men's Soccer Championship bracket
Carlson Scores Twice to Lead Bees to Win
Oct. 24, 2009
Matt Carlson scored two goals and assisted on another as St. Ambrose defeated
Iowa Wesleyan 4-2. The Bees wrap up the regular season with a 3-14-1 overall
record and a 2-5-1 mark in the Midwest Collegiate Conference.
SAU never trailed at Iowa Wesleyan but it took a pair of second-half goals to
secure the win. Carlson scored an unassisted goal to start the scoring but just
five minutes later, Iowa Wesleyan scored the equalizer. Carlson then found Matt
Kraciun, who put the Bees back in front 2-1 at the 34:15 mark. Just 31 seconds
later, the Tigers knotted the score at 2-2.
Ten minutes into the second half, St. Ambrose took the lead for good on Simon
Murphy's penalty kick goal. Carlson added an insurance goal in the 82nd minute.
SAU Falls 3-1 at William Penn
Oct. 17, 2009
After traveling to Oskaloosa, Iowa on Saturday, St. Ambrose
took on William Penn University (5-8-1). William Penn prevailed in the matchup
with a 3-1 victory.
William Pennís first score, which was also the gameís first
score, was a penalty kick 27 minutes in to the matchup. SAU countered this six
minutes later with an unassisted goal from Tony Villasenor, their only goal in
the bout. William Pennís two other goals came at the 47 and 85 minute marks.
SAUís final game will take place on Oct. 24 in Mount
Pleasant against Iowa Wesleyan College at 4 p.m.
Bees Lose Final Regular-Season Home Match
Oct. 14, 2009
On Oct. 14, SAU took on Grand View (12-4-1), who stands
undefeated in conference, in their final home game of the season, which doubled
as the teamís Senior Night. Ambrose was shut out by their talented opponents,
falling to 2-13-1 on the season.
The game, which looked to be a mismatch on paper as the two
teamsí records stood as polar opposites, proved to be a defensive dogfight early
on. Each goalie - SAUís Justin Harper and GVís Darren Martin - played for all 90
minutes of the game. Harper, while defending several well-executed shots, let
two slip through in the first half before giving up one more in the second
period. Martin, however, held a shutout for the entire matchup, leading his team
to a 3-0 victory.
SAU Suffers Another One-Goal Loss
Oct. 10, 2009
In Lamoni, Iowa, the Saint Ambrose Fighting Bees faced off against Graceland
University on Saturday in a matchup in which they fell short of victory by one
goal. The game, which marked SAUís 12th loss of the season, was the last of a
two-game road trip.
At the 4:55 point, Graceland struck first with a goal from Steffan Delas, who
capitalized on teammate Hunter Reíís assist. SAU fought defeat with a game-tying
goal from Tony Villasenor at the 34:12 mark. The goalís assist came from Adam
Mims. Although SAU recorded seven saves in the second period alone, the tie was
broken when Gracelandís Andre Sharpe scored at the 77:04 mark after receiving an
assist from Diego Gonzalez. Sharpeís goal, which occurred less than a minute
after he received a yellow card, would go undefended for the remainder of the
bout, securing a Graceland victory.
The Fighting Bees, who now stand with a record of 2-12-1, look to succeed in
their final three games and end the season with some momentum. There final home
game will be played this Wednesday, Oct. 14, at 4 p.m. against Grand View
Bees A Goal Short at Ashford
Oct. 6, 2009
As the Fight Bees traveled to Clinton, Iowa, before their
attempt to feed off the energy of Sundayís tie versus Clarke College, SAU
realized they were facing off against a titan of an opponentóthe undefeated
Ashford University (10-0-2-, 2-02) Saints. Despite the fact that the Bees were
obviously dubbed as heavy underdogs with their 2-10-1 record, they held their
own against the Saints, staying stride for stride with their opponents until the
gameís final minutes, when they took a 2-1 loss on the chin.
Both Justin Harper, SAUís goalie in the bout, and Ashfordís
goal keeper Nick Roman displayed tremendous skill in the first period as neither
let up a single goal despite the fact that Harper was bombarded with six shots.
SAUís offense, however, only took two shots in the first half.
As the second half began, the gameís offensive action saw
even further delay as both defensive continued to battle relentlessly. After
successfully defending four Ashford shots, SAUís Tony Villasenor scored the
gameís first goal. With the aid of Simon Murphyís assist, Villasenor put his
squad in excellent position to give the Saints their first defeat of the season
71:12 into the matchup. Minutes later, however, as the clock reached 77:47,
Ashford retaliated with Kori Phillipsí second goal of the season. With the
regulation clock shortening at the 88:22 mark, Kori Phillips struck again to
secure his teamís tenth victory of the year.
SAUís next challenger, Graceland University, will battle
the Bees on Oct. 10 in Lamoni, Iowa at 7 p.m. Including their next bout against
Graceland, SAU has four more regular season games remaining.
After Surrendering Late Goal, Bees Settle for Tie
Oct. 4, 2009
In their first game since Sept. 30, an eager Fighting Bees
squad took the field at home Sunday looking to begin the month of October on a
high note. Against a talented Clarke College (4-3-3, 2-1-1 MCC), SAU realized
this would not prevail as a simple task. In one of the most exciting games of
their season thus far, however, the two teams proved to be of similar caliber,
ending the matchup in a 2-2 tie.
Although the gameís first goal was not rewarded to Ambrose
until the 27:00 minute mark when Matt Carlson scored off of Jackson Teelingís
assist, the bout proved to be a roller coaster of a battle. Clarke retaliated to
Ambroseís opening goal with an unassisted score from their own Matthew Carlson.
Three minutes later, at the 56:00 mark, Simon Murphy immediately retrieved SAUís
lead again after capitalizing on Matt Kraciunís assist. In the gameís closing
minutes, CCís Kraig Moore knotted the score right back up with an unassisted
After two scoreless overtime periods laden of unbreakable
defense, the game ended in a tie. SAU (2-10-1, 1-2-1 MCC) will take on Ashford
University Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Clinton, Iowa, where they will look to spark a
winning streak as they head into the seasonís close.
Bees Can't Feed Off Waldorf Win; Lose at Home
Sept. 30, 2009
The Fighting Bees began the first matchup of their two-game
home stand Wednesday with great optimism, coming off a victory on the road
against Waldorf that snapped a six-game losing streak. However, a talented Mount
Mercy College (6-3-3, 2-0-1) squad crushed their high hopes early with an
explosive offensive attack.
Mount Mercyís first score came 17 minutes into the first
half, when Enrique Cortina took an advantage of an opportunity created by
teammate Vladimir Virovkicís assist. Six minutes later, at the 23 minute mark,
Mercy struck again when Sid Beck doubled his teamís lead. Before the first half
was over, Mount Mercy scored once more, when Marko Urlic fed off Nebojsa
Jevtovicís assist, giving the team a 3-0 lead at the end of the period.
Mount Mercyís Vladimir Virovkic, who recorded the gameís
first assist, scored the only goal of the second half after picking up on Drago
Ceranicís assist. MMC goalie Nenad Simovic recorded two saves in the game and
was awarded with a shutout. He defended the net to perfection until the games 77
minute mark, when Joshua Putz took over for the final 13 minutes, recording one
save. Mercy defeated Ambrose in the bout with a final score of 3-0. With the
loss, SAU fell to 2-10 on the season.
The Fighting Beesí next challenger is Clarke College, who
will face SAU at home on Oct. 3 at 1 p.m.
Bees Snap Six-Game Slide
Sept. 26, 2009
Snapping a six-game losing streak, the St. Ambrose Fighting
Bees defeated Waldorf College (4-7) Saturday in Forest City, Iowa. The game,
which drew a crowd of about 130 spectators, marked the end of a long, agonizing
period that the Bees are happy to put behind them.
After receiving an assist from Jeff Livigni, SAUís Simon
Murphy jumpstarted his teamís offense with a goal at the 4:37 mark. Waldorf, who
found themselves desperately searching for their first conference victory,
retaliated with an unassisted goal from Andrew Isben five minutes later.
However, Matt Carlsonís unassisted rebuttal at the 41:10 mark would send Ambrose
into the half with a narrow 2-1 lead.
Creating some much needed space between the two scores,
SAUís Simon Murphy struck again at the gameís 46:32 mark by scoring on a penalty
kick. Waldorf, reluctant to fall behind, put the game within one score again
with an unassisted goal from Joey Morales. SAU, who refused to continue on in
their unsuccessful fashions any longer, put any doubt of them snapping their
losing streak to rest as they finished the game strong, with two more goals
coming from Jackson Teeling and Matt Kraciun.
SAU looks to continue their recent success at home on Sept.
30, where they will take on Mt. Mercy College at 4 p.m.
Struggles Continue in Omaha
Sept. 22, 2009
In Omaha, Neb., SAU looked for a huge confidence booster as
they battled for victory against #23 Bellevue University. After an exciting
game, Saint Ambrose came up a point short in what some might consider a moral
victory. At this point, the team is desperately searching for improvement in any
The first half was harsh on the Fighting Bees, as their
strong defense began to look feeble early, giving up two goals in the period.
After four unsuccessful shots within the gameís first twenty minutes - compared
to SAUís one - Bellevue broke the double shutout as the clock read 20:44.
Bellevueís Mark Preston, who scored the goal, tacked on his second goal shortly
after at the 23:34 mark. Both teams shot aggresivley for the remainder of the
half, but the score remained at 2-0.
The second half started off slow, but Simon Murphy
eventually put the Fighting Bees on the board at the 65 minute mark. SAU fought
viscously to keep Bellevue within one, but their offense struggled as they only
attempted three goals in the remainder of the half with all three being misses.
Ambrose fell to 1-9 as they clock descended.
SAU will again attempt to snap their losing streak on Sept.
26 against Waldorf College of Forest City, Iowa.
Woes Continue at Home
Sept. 19, 2009
The Saint Ambrose Fighting Bees menís soccer team, after returning from a
winless four-game road trip, hoped desperately to close the woeful streak with a
home-win against Viterbo University on Sept. 19. Viterbo (4-4, 1-0 MCC),
however, viscously shot down SAUís prayers for a season turnaround in their 3-1
victory in Davenport.
The first goal, coming from Viterbo at the first periodís 37 minute mark,
came unassisted from James Lockley. It was one of Viterboís four shots in the
first half. The Fighting Bees also shot four times, but were unsuccessful on all
In the second half, SAUís Tony Villasenor knotted up the score at 1-1 with a
goal at the 74 minute mark. The goalís assist came from Seth Rissmann. After an
immediate rebuttle from VUís Jamie Robertson at the 75 minute mark, the Fighting
Bees found themselves in another defecit. Ten minutes later, Viterboís Adam
Porteous would secure his teamís victory with their third goal of the game.
Viterbo shot seven times in the second half, compared to SAUís five attempts.
On Sept. 22, the Fighting Bees will take on Bellevue University in Omaha,
Neb. The game will take place at 2 p.m.
SAU Ends Road Trip Winless
Sept. 17, 2009
The St. Ambrose University Fighting Bees, who were looking
to shine some light onto the end of an atrocious road trip before heading back
to Davenport, took on talented and undefeated Judson University in Elgin, Ill.
Thursday. The JU Eagles, who have now jumpstarted their season with a 6-0 record
for the fifth time in 20 years, are a powerful squadron that proved to be a
serious threat to SAU.
Regardless of their impressive offense, JU failed to score
until the gameís 55th minute. Although the Eagles attempted eight first half
shots, Ambrose managed to hold the score at 0-0 throughout the period. The
Fighting Bees offense, on the other hand, continued their offensive woes by only
taking three shots in the half, with two coming from Curtis Davis and the other
being a high miss from Chris Lavin.
Eventually, Judsonís Corey Burke drilled a tiebreaking goal
to give his team some breathing room. Later, in the second halfís 80th minute,
Tony Villasenor of Saint Ambrose helped his team struggle for life with a sharp
shot towards JUís Tyton, who miraculously saved SAUís last hope for an upset.
The Fighting Bees would not attempt another shot on goal in the period. JUís
Tyton, who completed his third shutout of the season in the bout, is a force to
be reckoned with on goal and was too much for the struggling SAU offense.
The Fighting Bees will attempt to slow their bleeding on
Saturday, Sept. 19, when they will play a one-game home stand versus Viterbo
University at 1 p.m. The game, which is surely critical to the future of the
2009 SAU team, will be a Midwest Classic Conference matchup.
Bees Fall in Third Straight Loss
Sept. 13, 2009
In their second bout in Hastings, Neb., the St. Ambrose University Fighting
Bees - who fell to Columbia College on the previous evening - looked to avenge
their loss by defeating the Hastings College Broncos. Hastings, who stood at 2-2
prior to the match, looked to break the .500 mark of their record by defeating a
struggling, young SAU team. For the Broncos, the game marked the end of a
Holiday Inn Express Classic that they had remained undefeated in so far.
Just as they had the previous day, SAU started off slow offensively, taking
only two shots in the first half. Hastings, however, shot consistently but
unsuccessfully for bulk of the first period as the Fighting Bees showed off
their strong defense until the 30:59 mark, when Hastingís AJ Dingledine created
an offensive explosion. Dingledine recorded three goals in roughly three
minutes, receiving assists from Pat Dingledine, Joel Pedroza, and Yannic Thiel.
The period ended with Hastings in control of a 3-0 lead.
The Broncos success carried into the second half, where SAU would not get off
a single shot. Instead, Hastings continued their offensive attack by racking up
four more goals. Despite their early failures this season, SAU has displayed
strong defense overall. Against Hastings, however, they seemed to slip farther
away from the upper hand on both sides of the ball as the game went on.
If the Fighting Bees hope to see their early shortcomings cease to exist,
they will need to display a vast offensive improvement in their upcoming
matchups. On Sept. 17 they will attempt to end their road trip on a high note in
Elgin, Ill. against Judson University.
Fighting Bees Fall to Columbia College in Hastings
Sept. 12, 2009
Looking to avenge their 1-2 overtime loss to Cardinal Stritch University, the
St. Ambrose Fighting Bees traveled to Hastings, Neb. on Sept 12 to face off
against Columbia College before taking on Hasting College the next day. The
Fighting Bees hoped to spark this short road trip on a high note as they entered
the game under a party cloudy sky in the midst of 75 degree temperatures.
The game began as a defensive battle with SAU goalie Kyle DeRaedt saving two
goals in the halfís first four minutes. The Fighting Bees offense, however,
struggled early and did not take their first shot - a wide attempt from Simon
Murphy - until the 4:40 mark. SAU unsuccessfully fired two more shots in the
half before CCís Yudai Yamaguchi gave his team the lead at the 16:53 mark.
Columbia continued to shoot heavily for the remainder of the half, but Deraedt
recorded three more saves and held the first period score at 1-0.
The second period only led to more offensive woes for the Fighting Bees. SAU
took only one second-half shot, coming from Matt Carlson, which was saved by CC
goalie Ken Searles. Columbia continued to outplay the Fighting Bees with the
ball by further extending their aggressive shooting methods, eventually placing
another goal on the board at 84:47 mark. CCís Ken Searles completed a 2-0
shutout as the Fighting Bees fell to 1-5.
Bees Fall in Overtime
Sept. 9, 2009
Coming off their first victory of the season, the St. Ambrose Fighting Bees
menís soccer team faced off against Cardinal Stritch University Wednesday
evening looking to further extend their success. The game, which took place on
Stritchís home field in Milwaukee, Wis., would eventually evolve into the second
consecutive bout in which in the Fighting Bees took place in an overtime period.
At the first halfís 15 minute mark, SAU Sophomore
Simon Murphy scored after taking advantage of Jackson Teelingís assist, giving
the Fighting Bees a 1-0 lead. Despite four CSU shots in the remainder of the
half, Ambrose maintained its 1-0 lead for the entire period. Senior goalie
Justin Harper recorded two SAU saves in the half - the other four CSU shots were
While the Fighting Bees offense struggled in the second
half, defensive efforts remained strong. With a minute remaining in the period,
however, Cardinal Stritchís Andy Collins broke the shutout by recording his
second goal of the season. As the regulation clock ran down to zero, the score
remained even at 1-1. SAU, after winning their previous game in golden goal
overtime fashion, may have been a bit overconfident as they entered the final
period of play.
As both teams were fatigued, they both looked to end the
match in their favor as early as possible to avoid further tiring. An eager
Ambrose team was burdened one minute into the period with an offside foul, and
two minutes later Cardinal Stritchís David Perich ended a gut-wrenching battle
by scoring off Elliot Magnantís assist.
The Fighting Bees will attempt to redeem themselves on
September 12 at 5:15 p.m. when they will take on Columbia College in Hastings, Neb.
SAU Rallies for 3-2 Overtime Win
Sept. 6, 2009
After falling short in their first three games, the St. Ambrose University
Fighting Bees menís soccer team squared off against the Ottawa University
Braves hungry for their first victory. Ottawa, who entered the matchup with a
record of 0-2, was also searching aggressively for its first victory of 2009.
The Braves displayed their will against traveling back to Ottawa, Kan.,
without their first win early with two first-half goals - one coming from Philip
Nguyen four minutes into the bout and the other attack striking five minutes
later from Tyler Curbow. In retaliation, St. Ambroseís Seth Rissmann scored with
six minutes remaining in the half. As the gameís second half began, Ottawa held
a 2-1 lead over the Fighting Bees.
Displaying a strong determination to knot up the score and spin his teamís
slow start to the season in another direction, SAUís Adam Mims succeeded in an
attempted goal to tie the game at 2. The score remained even as the second half
clock descended, sending the game into overtime.
Upon the 98-minute mark, St. Ambrose freshman Matt Carlson scored the game
winning goal, helping his team receive what they hope to be the first of many
wins. Carlson is one of his teamís many younger members, and as the season goes
on the team is bound to improve their skills through experience.
The Fighting Bees, who remain unsatisfied with their record, are currently
preparing for September 9thís 5 p.m. game in Milwaukee, Wis., where they will
fight viscously for their second victory of the season against Cardinal Stritch
Bees Fall to 0-3 After 3-2 Loss
Sept. 3, 2009
Matt Carlson scored a pair of goals but it wasn't enough as St. Ambrose lost
3-2 at Trinity Christian Thursday night. The Bees are 0-3.
Each team took 12 shots but St. Ambrose managed to put eight shots on goal
while Trinity Christian put only four on frame. Trinity scored first, getting a
goal midway through the first half. Late in the first half, Carlson scored his
first collegiate goal to knot the score at 1-1.
TCC took the lead for good early in the second half with a goal at the 51:59
mark. Later in the half, the SAU deficit moved to 3-1.
Carlson scored his second goal with just under 10 minutes left to pull the
Bees to within a goal, but SAU could not find the equalizer.
Justin Harper was credited with one save in the loss.
St. Ambrose will look to end its losing streak at home against Ottawa Sunday
at 12 p.m. at the Davenport Soccer Complex.
SAU Shutout by Loras
Sept. 1, 2009
St. Ambrose dropped to 0-2 after losing 2-0 to Loras at the Davenport Soccer
Complex Tuesday afternoon.
Loras scored single goals in each half to get the win. St. Ambrose managed
eight shots, five of them on goal, but could not find the back of the net.
Justin Harper played strong in goal, making four saves.
The Bees will visit Trinity Christian Thursday night.
Bees Start Campaign with 6-1 Loss
Simon Murphy scored the lone St. Ambrose goal as the Bees opened up the
2009 season with a 6-1 loss to Bethel at the Davenport Soccer Complex.
scored four first-half goals in out-shooting the Bees 9-2. SAU was more
competitive in the second half, getting six shots off and limiting Bethel to
four. Murphy scored in the 72nd minute to help SAU avoid the shutout.
Harper made three saves in goal.
St. Ambrose will host Loras College on