BAY CITY, Mich. - Tiffin University freshman goal keeper Jeremy Ashley (Perrysburg, Ohio) earned GLIAC Men's Soccer "Athlete of the Week" honors after leading the Dragons to an unbeaten week.
GLIAC Men’s Soccer
Athlete of the Week:
Jeremy Ashley - Tiffin University
Tiffin University freshman goal
keeper Jeremy Ashley, was a key part of the Dragon’s unbeaten
week. Ashley recorded two shutouts on the week, holding
nationally-ranked Ashland without a goal over 110 minutes, then
posted his third shutout of the season in a 1-0 win over Lake Erie.
Overall, Ashley made 15 saves for the week, including eight against
the Eagles in improving his record to 3-0-1. He currently is tied
for second in save percentage (.800) and third in saves per game
(4.00) in GLIAC play.
GLIAC Men’s Soccer
Weekly Honor Roll: Kenny Hewitt - AU, Chris Bailer -
UF, Nathan Bias - LE, Laurence Paterson - SV.
2011 GLIAC Men’s Soccer Athletes of the Week: (9/6) Ashton Campbell - TU; (9/13) Jeremy Ashley - TU.
Ashland Eagles (2-1-0, 1-0-1 GLIAC)
The Eagles went 1-0-1 on their
GLIAC-opening weekend against Tiffin and Findlay. The Eagles played
to a scoreless draw with the Dragons on Friday. Those two teams
have won each of the last six GLIAC regular season and tournament
championships combined. Junior goalkeeper Justin Nolan recorded
eight saves against Tiffin. On Sunday, the Eagles put away two
first-half goals as Zaan Janse and J.P. Lytle finished off crosses
from Kenny Hewitt. UF climbed back into the game with a goal in the
65th minute. Patrick Pearson put the game away with a tap-in goal
off a pass from Hewitt in the 88th minute. Hewitt’s three
assists moved him into second place on AU’s all-time digs
list with 21 for his career. The Eagles continue their five-game
homestand to start the season on Wednesday against Lake Erie. The
Eagles hit the road for the first time this season when they play
Ohio Dominican and Walsh over the weekend.
Findlay Oilers (0-4-0, 0-2-0 GLIAC)
The Oilers went 0-2 last week, losing 2-0 to Lake Erie College and 3-1 to Ashland University on the road. Freshman Chris Bailer scored the Oilers first goal of the season in the game against Ashland. In four games, the Oilers have been out-scored 15-1.
Lake Erie Storm (2-2-0, 1-1-0 GLIAC)
Lake Erie College went 1-1 on
season, as the picked up their first win as a member of the GLIAC
against Findlay Friday and put a scare into preseason favorite
Tiffin, falling 1-0 on Saturday. At 2-2 overall the Storm has
already won more games in their first season under Head Coach Davie
Carmichael than last year. Lake Erie got on the board Friday
as a throw-in from sophomore transfer Stewart Bath was headed home
by fellow sophomore transfer James Grogan. In the 50th
minute, sophomore midfielder Nathan Bias scored his third goal in
as many games as junior transfer Randy Danso found him with a
cross. Junior Ricky Carreira earned his first shutout of the
season in that contest and added six saves against Tiffin as both
teams put seven shots on goal in the game.
Northwood Timberwolves (2-0-0, 0-0-0 GLIAC)
The Northwood men’s soccer
team had the week off … NU will travel to Findlay and Tiffin
Ohio Dominican Panthers (1-1-0, 0-0-0 GLIAC)
ODU dropped its first game of the young season on Friday as Davenport (Mich.) handed the Panthers a heartbreaking 2-1 loss in overtime. After a physical, scoreless first half, DU opened the scoring just 1:32 into the second as an unlucky foul in the box allowed Jai Maw to connect on a penalty kick. Played continued back-and-forth until ODU finally broke through in the 86th minute as transfer Colby Catlett (Jr./Hilliard, OH) scored his first goal with the Panthers with a header off a perfect corner from Justin Wheeler (Jr./Gahanna, OH). Celebration quickly became heartache as Davenport scored the golden goal 2:31 into the first overtime off a corner kick header of their own. After a scoreless 66 minutes of play, Sunday’s GLIAC opener against Saginaw Valley State was cancelled due to lengthy periods of lightning. Word on whether the game will be finished when ODU heads to SVSU in early October or cancelled entirely has not yet been determined. The Panthers wrap up their stretch of home games at 7:30 p.m. this Friday, Sept. 16 as ODU hosts preseason No. 20 and South Division rival, Ashland, before traveling to Lake Erie for a 4:30 p.m. start on Sunday, Sept. 18.
Saginaw Valley State Cardinals (3-0-0, 0-0-0 GLIAC)
SVSU got off to a fast start in
2011 with two big victories over the weekend. The Cardinals road
trip started off with a win over the talented Lewis University
squad on Thursday in overtime, 1-0. Saginaw Valley concluded its
weekend trip Sunday with a 3-1 victory at St. Joseph’s
(Ind.). Sophomore Zach Walega (Saline, Mich./Saline HS) scored
game-winning goals in both contests for SVSU over the weekend.
Junior goalkeeper Jason Wise earned the first two wins of his
collegiate career, including a shutout against Lewis in overtime.
The Cardinals go on the road Sept. 9 to battle Marygrove before
opening GLIAC play Sept. 11 at Ohio Dominican.
Tiffin Dragons (3-0-1, 1-0-1 GLIAC)
Tiffin University traveled to
Ashland to take on the 20th-ranked Eagles and gave the host squad
all they could handle before settling for a 0-0 double overtime
tie. Goalkeeper Jeremy Ashley had another superb game, posting his
second consecutive shutout while making 8 saves in 110 minutes. The
Dragons edged Ashland 15-14 in shots but controlled most of the
tempo in the overtime periods, outshooting Ashland 6-3 in the final
20 minutes while also holding a 6-3 edge in corner
kicks…Tiffin University continued its sterling early season
defense, recording their third shutout of the season in a 1-0 GLIAC
victory at Lake Erie. Tiffin’s goal came in the 60th minute
when Emmanuel Adjei scored an unassisted goal. The Dragons held a
16-11 shot advantage. Jeremy Ashley recorded his 3rd shutout of the
young season, making 7 saves over his 90 minutes of work.