Men's Soccer News - 2010-11
Game recaps written by Tim McNicholas
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May 18, 2011
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Apr. 21, 2011
"We are very excited to
have Brock join the men's program this fall," said SAU head soccer coach
Jon Mannall. "He has a great competitive background and he has all the
physical tools to excel here at St. Ambrose."
Tyson Named First
Nov. 15, 2010
Tyson (pictured, right) was named to the all-Midwest Collegiate Conference men's
soccer first team and teammate Tony Villasenor earned all-conference honorable
mention as the conference released its post-season awards today.
The pair helped St. Ambrose finish 6-10-3 overall and 3-4-1 in the
conference. The Bees' season ended in the conference tournament quarterfinals
with a shootout loss at Viterbo.
Tyson, a senior forward from Davenport, Iowa, was one of the conference's top
offensive threats. He scored 10 goals and added six assists for a 26-point
season. Three of his goals were game winners.
Tyson did most of his damage during the conference season. He scored six
goals, two of them game winners, and finished with three assists in the eight
three years at St. Ambrose, Tyson finished with 25 goals and 21 assists for 71
After moving from forward to defender, Villasenor (pictured, right), from
Glen Ellyn, Ill., received all-conference honorable mention after his strong
The team captain started all 18 games he played and led a defense that helped
the Bees climb to a fifth-place conference tie after finishing eighth in the
league in 2009. SAU allowed only 2.43 goals per game
Offensively, Villasenor came up with eight goals, four of them coming on
MCC Tournament Comes to an End for the Bees
Oct. 31, 2010
SAU ended their season with a shootout loss on Halloween to
Viterbo University in the MCC Tournament quarterfinals. After two gut wrenching regulation
periods, the two teams remained tied after two more overtime periods. Viterbo
earned their victory after winning the shootout 4-2.
Ambrose scored first seven minutes in, when Matt Kraciun
scored his first goal of the season. SAU maintained the one goal lead until
early in the second period, when VU's Jamie Robertson's penalty kick was
successful. Later in the period, Robertson assisted Chris Bagshaw in scoring the
go-ahead goal, but a blunder from Viterbo caused them to score on themselves,
knotting the game up at two.
SAU took the lead with only 10 minutes left when Tony
Villasenor scored on a penalty kick, but Viterbo bounced back for the tie
minutes later with Jake Wenzel's goal.
scoreless overtime periods, Viterbo's Jamie Robertson opened up the shootout
with a goal on George Doctor. Although Doctor recorded a save on the second
shot, he gave up four total goals while the Fighting Bees put up only two. Viterbo will continue their postseason in Des Moines on Nov. 7, when they
will take on Grand View University.
Bees Open MCC
Tournament at Viterbo
Oct. 30, 2010
St. Ambrose will open the Midwest Collegiate Conference Men's Soccer
Championship tournament at Viterbo Sunday at 1 p.m.
The Bees are the tournament's fifth-seed after finishing the season 6-10-2
overall and 3-4-1 in the MCC. Viterbo (8-9, 4-4 MCC) defeated SAU 2-1 in La
Crosse, Wis., earlier this season.
The winner will play either top-seed Grand View or eighth-seed William Penn
on Nov. 7 in a semifinal match.
Tyson Named MCC
Offensive Player of the Week
Oct. 25, 2010
Kendrick Tyson (pictured, right) was named the Midwest Collegiate Conference
Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week today after his performance last week.
Against William Penn, in a crucial match for conference tournament seeding,
Tyson came up with a pair of big goals. The Bees trailed 2-0 with just 15
minutes left to play. Tyson came up with back-to-back goals just two minutes
apart to tie the match. SAU eventually won 3-2 with a goal in the final minute
and jumped all the way to fifth in the conference standings.
This season, Tyson leads the Bees with 10 goals and six assists. Three of his
goals have been game winners.
St. Ambrose (6-10-2 overall, 3-4-1 MCC) will visit Viterbo Sunday in a MCC
Tournament quarterfinal match.
Late Goals Help Bees
Move Up Conference Standings
Oct. 23, 2010
came up with three goals in the final 15 minutes to stun William Penn 3-2
Saturday. With the win, the Bees move up to a share of fifth-place in the
Midwest Collegiate Conference. SAU ends the regular season 6-10-2 overall and
3-4-1 in the MCC.
Trailing 2-0 with just 15 minutes remaining, senior Kendrick Tyson (pictured,
right) came up with two goals just two minutes apart to tie the match.
In the final minute, Curtis Howard scored the game-winner, beating the keeper
with an assist from Adam Brockhaus. Howard and Paul Gillette assisted on Tyson's
pair of goals.
George Doctor made five saves to earn the win.
The Bees will now prepare for a MCC Championship quarterfinal match at
Viterbo Sunday, Oct. 31. The V-Hawks defeated SAU 2-1 during the regular season.
Quick Scoring Attacks Lead Carthage to Victory
Oct. 20, 2010
Ansah Bismark assisted freshman Adam Brockhaus (pictured, right) to give St. Ambrose the game's
first goal only 17 minutes into the matchup, but the Carthage College
Redmen (9-6-1) retaliated to score three goals in two minutes between the 45
and 47 minute marks. Carthage went on to win the game 5-2 at the Davenport
Soccer Complex on Wednesday.
After the three quick goals from Marko Markovic, Aleks Urosevic, and Greg
Pignataro, SAU's Tony Villasenor scored on a penalty kick to give the Fighting
Bees hope for a rally. Carthage's Rafal Zalewski, however, put out the flame
by scoring twice in the game's final two minutes.
SAU outshot Carthage 18 to 15, but Carthage goalie Milan Tijanic recorded
The Bees will close the regular season at home Saturday against William Penn.
The match begins at 1 p.m. at the Davenport Soccer Complex.
Scores Thrice vs. St. Ambrose
Oct. 17, 2010
The St. Ambrose Fighting Bees (5-9-2) battled Upper Iowa
University (7-6-2) in Fayette, Iowa on Sunday. After a back-and-forth offensive
battle, Upper Iowa earned a 5-3 victory at home.
UIU's Tony Ververa scored the game's first goal 30 minutes
in, and Derek Oelmann doubled their lead about seven minutes later. After taking
advantage of Jacob Pieper, SAU's Tony Villasenor cut the deficit in half at the
39:33 mark. The goal was Villasenor's sixth of the season.
UIU, however, regained its two-goal lead early in the
second period when Frank Atchison scored his first goal of the season. Only a
minute later, SAU's Dann Julian (pictured, right) scored his first goal of the season off
an assist from Tom Williams, putting the Fighting Bees back within one.
But Derek Olemann eventually scored his second and third
goals of the game within 30 seconds of each other, giving UIU a 5-2 lead
with only 15 minutes left in the second period. Ansah Bismark scored at the
80-minute mark, but SAU was unable to rally and lost by two.
SAU will conclude their regular season play with two home
games. The team will take on Carthage on Wednesday at 3 p.m. and conference
rival William Penn on Saturday at 1 p.m.
Cruz's Performance Too Much for
Oct. 13, 2010
St. Ambrose (5-8-2, 2-4-1 MCC) looked to improve their
conference record on Wednesday when they took on Ashford University (9-3-3, 4-2
MCC) at the Davenport Soccer Complex. Despite scoring first early, the Fighting
Bees fell short in the match up 3-1.
Tony Villasenor (pictured, right) scored the game's first goal only 14
minutes in, but Ashford retaliated with three unanswered goals. Two of the goals
came from Eduardo Cruz, who also assisted teammate Sam Etime in scoring.
took 18 shots, and SAU's George Doctor recorded eight saves.
St. Ambrose will
take a break from conference play and visit Upper Iowa, an NCAA Division II
Scores Twice in Conference Victory
Oct. 9, 2010
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In a key conference matchup, St. Ambrose prevailed over
Waldorf College at the Davenport Soccer Complex on Saturday. The 5-3 win is
SAU's second MCC victory as the Bees moved to 5-7-2 overall and 2-3-1 in the MCC.
(6-5-1, 2-3-1 MCC) scored early when Alexander Benitez put in an unassisted goal
only five minutes in. Fifteen minutes later, Tony Villasenor retaliated to tie
the game on a penalty kick.
At the 40-minute mark, Kendrick Tyson (pictured, right)
doubled SAU's lead after receiving an assist from Wes Erickson, but Waldorf
knotted the score back up only four minutes later with a goal from Peter Bell.
Shortly after, an unassisted goal from Stevens Simmons gave Waldorf a 3-2 lead.
After a goal from SAU's Adam Brockhaus, the score was tied
again. The Fighting Bees sealed their victory with two goals in the final 40
minutes, coming from Kendrick Tyson's penalty kick and Tony Villasenor's
unassisted free kick.
SAU goalie George Doctor recorded six saves in the game.
The Fighting Bees have two conference games remaining on
the year, one of which will occur this Wednesday at 1 p.m. against Ashford at
the Davenport Soccer Complex.
Bees Drop 3-1 Decision at Mount
Oct. 5, 2010
Mount Mercy University (11-2-0, 4-0 MCC) continued
conference success on Tuesday. MMU defeated St. Ambrose (4-7-2, 1-3-1) 3-1 in
Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Mount Mercy's Juan Martin Maffey, who also scored the game's
final goal, earned an unassisted score at the 51-minute mark to give his
team 1-0 lead. Six minutes later, Gabe Rosales received an assist from Petar
Triva to double MMU's lead.
At the 79-minute mark, SAU's Bismark Ansah (pictured, right) cut
his team's defecit in half after picking up an assist from Kendrick Tyson.
Ambrose was unable to tie the score, however, and Petar Triva recorded his
second assist when Juan Martin Maffey scored an MMU insurance goal in the game's
MMU only outshot Ambrose by one (15-14), but MMU's Nenad
Simovic was on fire in the bout and recorded seven saves.
After five games on the road, the Fighting Bees will
finally return home on Saturday to take on conference rival Waldorf at 1:00 p.m.
SAU Picks Up First Conference
Oct. 2, 2010
After struggling in their first three conference matchups,
St. Ambrose Universty picked up their first MCC victory on Saturday in Dubuque,
Iowa. SAU (4-6-2, 1-2-1 MCC) defeated Clarke University (4-5-2, 1-2-1) by two
The Fighting Bees were on the road, but they didn't forget
that it was homecoming back in Davenport.
After Clarke's Mark Dismang scored 35 minutes in
on a penalty kick, SAU retaliated with an unassisted goal from Wes Erickson
About five minutes later, at the 44:04 mark, Ambrose picked up another
unassisted goal from Kendrick Tyson, who later assisted Erickson in his second
goal of the game.
SAU goalie Matt Tucker recorded five saves in the bout and
did not allow another goal after Dismang's penalty kick.
looks to continue their conference success on Tuesday, when they will take on
Mount Mercy College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
to Hand Vikings First Loss
Sept. 29, 2010
(3-6-2, 0-2-1 MCC) fell to undefeated MCC rival #18 Grand View University (10-0,
3-0 MCC) on Wednesday. Ambrose, despite giving up four goals, scored only once
in the game, which took place in Des Moines, Iowa.
Offensively, Grand View outplayed SAU by taking 27 shots--a
whopping total compared to the Fighting Bees' six. Grand View's Danny Mullins
scored the game's first goal with an assist from Noel Medina. The goal was
followed by a successful corner kick from GVU's Luis Heiter-Piffer.
SAU goalie Matt Tucker recorded nine saves in the matchup,
but GVU's offensive attack was too much. Sixty-two minutes in, Ambrose scored
their only goal of the game with Tony Villasenor's (pictured, right) cornerkick,
but Grand View struck back only a minute later with their third goal. Five
minutes later, GVU scored their fourth and final goal.
The Bees will visit Clarke Saturday afternoon.
SAU Struggles in Conference Game
Sept. 25, 2010
The Fighting Bees traveled to La
Crosse, Wis., Saturday
looking for their first conference victory, but instead received their first
conference loss. Viterbo University (4-6, 1-1 MCC) barely managed to defeat St.
Ambrose (3-5-2, 0-1-1 MCC) with their 2-1 victory.
The game remained scoreless until well into the second
period, when Viterbo's Scott Henderson broke the tie at the 66:34 mark after
receiving an assist from Dennis Benthin. Before giving up the first goal,
however, SAU's Matt Tucker recorded six of his seven saves in the bout.
Only three minutes after Henderson's goal, SAU's Derek
Hanrahan (pictured, right) tied the game at one after capitalizing on Tyson Kendrick's assist. At
the 78:03 mark, however, VU's Jamie Robertson scored the game's final goal,
securing his team's first conference victory.
Wednesday, Ambrose will have a chance to get back on track in the MCC. The
Fighting Bees will travel to Des Moines, Iowa, to take on conference foe Grand
St. Ambrose Edges Out Victory in Palos Heights
Sept. 23, 2010
On Thursday, St. Ambrose (3-4-2) traveled in Palos Heights,
Ill., to defeat Trinity Christian (3-4) by one. The game, which ended with a 3-2
score, developed as a closely contested match up throughout.
Ambrose scored first, only one minute into the game, when
Tyson Kendrick (pictured, right) connected off Bismark Ansah's assist. Twenty minutes later, SAU
doubled their lead when Kendrick returned Ansah's favor, kicking an assist pass
for Ansah's goal.
With five minutes remaining in the first period, Trinity
Christian's Emmanuel Yanquaye cut his team's deficit in half with a goal. At the
game's 65:13 mark, however, Tyson Kendrick continued his stellar performance by
recording his second goal.
Otniel Gross put his squad within one later in the period, but the goal would be
the final score of the game. SAU won 3-2, despite the fact that they were
outshot 19 to 6.
St. Ambrose Ties First Conference Match
Sept. 18, 2010
In their first Midwest
Collegiate Conference matchup of the year, St. Ambrose tied
the Iowa Wesleyan Tigers at the Davenport Soccer Complex 1-1. The bout was the second consecutive
overtime game for the Fighting Bees.
Once again, SAU goalie Matt Tucker found himself in a
defensive battle. At the end of the first period, both teams had failed to score
a goal, despite the fact that Ambrose heavily out-shot the Tigers. IWC goalie
Troy Osbourne recorded six of his thirteen saves in the first period.
shutout came to an end, however, when Kendrick Tyson (pictured, right) scored off Bismark Ansah's
assist 49:00 minutes into the game. At the 62:15 mark, IWC's Chris Matthews
knotted up the score at 1-1, where it would eventually end after a scoreless
go back on the road on the 23rd to take on Trinity Christian in Palos Heights,
SAU Picks Up First Home Victory
Sept. 15, 2010
The Fighting Bees earned their first home victory of the
season on Wednesday, defeating the St. Francis, Ill., Fighting Saints 2-1 at
the Davenport Soccer Complex. The win, which was settled in overtime when SAU
scored their second goal, snapped a two game losing streak for St. Ambrose.
SAU got on the board first with Kendrick Tyson goal at the
32-minute mark. St. Francis took 11 shots in the game, but a stellar performance
from Ambrose goalie Matt Tucker kept the Saints scoreless until 87 minutes into
the match up. Tucker, who recorded six saves in the match up, finally gave up a
goal when Luis Morales capitalized on Diego Herrara's assist.
St. Francis's Juan Santoliva, who also earned
six saves, gave up the game-winning goal to Wes Erickson (pictured, right) early in the overtime
period. The goal was assisted by Kendrick Tyson.
The Bees will open Midwest Collegiate Conference play Saturday at home
against Iowa Wesleyan.
St. Ambrose Drops
First Home Game
Sept. 11, 2010
first home game of the year, SAU lost a gut-wrencher to Graceland 2-1 on
Saturday. For the second straight game, Ambrose started sophomore Matt Tucker at
Thirteen minutes in, Gracelandís Kacy Kiarash scored the gameís first goal,
unassisted. SAU retaliated at the 30:00 mark, when Kendrick Tyson assisted
Bismark Ansah (pictured, right) for a game-tying goal.
Graceland (1-3-1) secured a victory when Kasy Kiarash scored again at the
83-minute mark, receiving assistance from Michael Triano. The game ended in
SAUís second consecutive loss, and their fourth of the season, as the Bees are
The team will look to regain composure on Wednesday, Sept. 15, when they will
take on St. Francis in another home game at the Davenport Soccer Complex.
SAU Shut Out by McKendree
Sept. 7, 2010
SAU fell to #21 McKendree University (3-2) on Sept. 7.
The Fighting Bees, who were shut out by McKendree goalie Joe Sagar, gave up
three goals in the contest.
Ambrose rested Greg Slater and started Matt Tucker at goalie. Despite giving
up the three goals, Tucker recorded six saves in the matchup. McKendreeís
offensive production came from the goals of Don Bogard, Mitch Fear, and Tom
Ward. Ward also assisted the goals of Fear and Bogard.
McKendree outshot SAU 24-10. The loss shot SAUís record down to 1-3-1.
SAU Picks Up the Pace
in Cardinal Stritch Tournament
Sept. 5, 2010
Cardinal Stritch box score |
Siena Heights box score
The Fighting Bees put their early season woes to rest in Milwaukee over
the weekend, tying with Cardinal Stritch on Friday before defeating Siena
Heights on Saturday. The games improved SAUís overall record to 1-2-1 on the
Both games were parts of the Cardinal Stritch Tournament, and SAU took on the
tournamentís undefeated host, the Cardinal Stritch Wolves, on Friday. The
Wolves scored first at the 38:28 mark off a penalty kick from Ben Allen. Later,
at the 48:09 mark, Allen scored again after receiving an assist from Shay
Douglas. The goal, which gave Cardinal Stritch a 2-0 lead over Ambrose, was
Allenís fourth goal of the season.
CSU appeared to be in position to improve their record to 3-0 when, in the
gameís final five minutes, SAU unleashed an offensive attack. A goal from
Bismark Ansah with the clock at 84:57 cut the Fighting Beesí deficit in half.
Less than two minutes later, a penalty kick goal from Tony Villasenor tied the
game at two. The 2-2 tie became the first blemish on CSUís record this season.
Both SAUís Matt Tucker
(pictured, right) and CSUís Mike Nowak recorded four saves in the
Tucker carried his success into Saturdayís game against Siena Heights, in
which he recorded eleven saves and let up only one goal. SAUís Matt Kraciun
gave Tucker some early insurance, scoring the gameís first goal two minutes
into the matchup. Ambrose scored again at the 46:49 mark when Wes Erickson
capitalized on Curtis Howardís assist.
After a series of missed SHU shots and saves from Tucker, Ambroseís Adam Brockhaus assisted Kendrick Tyson in extending the Fighting Bees lead to 3.
Sixty-three minutes in, Siena Heightsí John Faraj scored what would become his
teamís only goal of the game. SHU finished the weekend with a 1-1 season
Ambrose will take on McKendree University (2-2) on Sept. 7
in Lebanon, Ill.
#7 Loras Defeats St. Ambrose in Dubuque
Aug. 28, 2010
On Wednesday, Loras College, ranked seventh in the country in the NCAA
Division III preseason poll, carried the energy of their season opener to
beat St. Ambrose 3-1 in Dubuque and retain possession of the Bishopís Cup.
Although the game was a non-conference matchup, the loss pushed SAU to an 0-2
start to the season.
Eleven minutes in, SAU sophomore Jared Winking
(pictured, right) put his team on the board
early with an unassisted goal. After a total of seven more shots and several
fouls between the two teams, the first period ended with the Fighting Bees up by
At the 50:59 mark, however, Loras knotted the score with a goal from
Donald St. George, who capitalized on an assist from Miguel Bonilla and Matt Lamale. At 54:27, Bonilla scored
a goal of his own, his first of the season, off a penalty
kick, giving Loras a 2-1 lead.
Loras scored once more before the gameís end, and outshot Ambrose 14-8. Loras
goalie Dan Wickman recorded two saves and helped maintain accuracy in his teamís
On September 3 and 4, SAU will attempt to eliminate
their woes in the Cardinal Stritch Tournament. The Bees will take on Siena
Heights on Friday and Cardinal Stritch on Saturday, with
both games starting at 7 p.m. in Milwaukee, Wis.
SAU Falls to Trinity
International in Season Opener
Aug. 27, 2010
In Deerfield, Illinois, the St. Ambrose Fighting Bees menís soccer team
started their 2010 season Friday with a 2-0 loss to Trinity International
University. The Trinity Trojans, who lost their season opener 2-1 to Davenport
University, evened out their record at 1-1 with the victory.
Trinity outshot SAU 19-12, with their seven shots on goal topping Ambroseís
five. Both SAUís Greg Slater (pictured, right) and Trinityís Mitchel Wiseman recorded five saves.
The game remained scoreless until the 12:27 mark, when Vasity Giannakopoulos
scored off an assist from his brother, Petro Giannakopoulos. Vasity scored again
off a penalty kick with the clock at 13:12. The Fighting Bees maintained a
strong pace throughout the game, recording 11 of their 12 shots in the second
period; but the strong performance from Giannakopoulos was too much for SAU to
New head coach Jon Mannall and his Fighting Bees will travel to Dubuque, Iowa
on Sept. 1 to take on Loras at 8 pm.