The regular season is winding down and Southern New Hampshire is one of only two unbeaten NCAA Division II men’s soccer teams in the nation. Fresno Pacific is rolling in the PacWest and Colorado Springs is in the midst of one of its longest win streaks in program history. Read about those stories and more below.
Penmen still perfect
The offense has played a big part in Southern New Hampshire’s perfect run through 12 games. The BR-9 Penmen have punched in 27 goals, with Sebastian Stezewski coming through with six goals and two assists. Sofiane Tergou has also risen to the occasion, striking for five goals and dishing out eight assists. The defense hasn’t been bad either. Southern New Hampshire has given up only seven goals behind the solid play of Nick Zucco, who has come up with 31 saves. He has recorded six shutouts for a Penmen team that has the talent to finish the year as national champions.
Sunbirds soaring in PacWest
Fresno Pacific kept itself in the hunt for the PacWest soccer championship as it topped reigning champion Azusa Pacific 2-1 on Saturday. The BR-27 Sunbirds are 9-2-2 overall and 6-1-1 in the conference. Fresno Pacific has won its last two games and Jorge Chedraui has paced the team offensively with 10 goals and two assists. Renato Bustamante is having a season to remember as well, coming up with six goals and 10 assists. The Sunbirds have scored 34 goals in all and will be a tough team to deal with in the postseason.
Mountain Lions on historic run
Colorado Springs has won its last six soccer games and it’s the longest streak for the BR-21 Mountain Lions in 16 years. They are 10-3 overall, marking their second consecutive 10-win season, and they are already assured of a spot in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference tournament. Defense has been vital to Colorado Springs’ success. The Mountain Lions have allowed just 13 goals as Peter Vogrin and David Meyer have both stepped up at the goalkeeper position. Vogrin has tallied 17 saves and has come up with two shutouts. Meyer has made 23 saves and has two shutouts to his credit as well.
Spartans in control in Sunshine State Conference
Tampa has won its last three games and sits atop the Sunshine State Conference standings. The BR-26 Spartans have been led by Keith Francisco, who has come through with six goals and an assist. Monty Berrow has racked up four goals and assist. Tampa has scored 25 goals in all and is 8-5 overall. The Spartans are 4-1 in the conference. Christian Knight has fueled the defense, making 45 saves. He has two shutouts on the season as well.
Chargers continue streak
Dominican has come on strong late in the year, winning its last four games. The BR-168 Chargers have scored two or more goals in each game, improving to 5-8 overall and to 5-4 in the conference. Vincent Piccoli has stepped up big for Dominican, scoring three goals and dishing out an assist. Christopher Montera and Luis Delpezo have come up with two goals apiece. The Chargers have scored 20 goals this year, with 12 of those goals being scored during the current win streak.