September 29, 2014

Bobcats Ranked2 in the Nation as they Tie the 2013 USCAA National Champions 1-1

By B&SC News Team

Bobcats Ranked2 in the Nation as they Tie the 2013 USCAA National Champions 1-1

Syracuse, NY – Off to a 4-0-1 tremendous start, the Bryant & Stratton College men’s soccer team is ranked #2 in the nation in the first United States Collegiate Athletic Association national poll.

Bryant & Stratton has plowed through the competition thus far, while outscoring their competition 29-1 with four shutouts.

“We are both honored and humbled to be recognized #2 in the nation in our first year by the USCAA,” Coach Nick Dimitrievski said.

The Bobcats tied West Virginia Tech who is the reigning 2013 USCAA national champions last week 1-1. A packed house witnessed a nail-bitter as the Bobcats struck first. LeShaun Young converted a penalty shot thirty minutes into the game to put the bobcats in the lead. The remainder of the game was back and forth like a heavy weight fight. With 7 minutes remaining in the game, West Virginia capitalized on a missed breakaway by Shavon John-Brown. The kick save by the goalkeeper started a fast break in the other direction that saw the Golden Bears score the tying goal. Both team fought hard as the game ended in a draw after regulation and overtime play.

“We didn’t play our best game and still tied the reigning national champions. I am proud of the outcome and feel our young team has gained valuable experience playing against the elite 4 year colleges in the country,” Coach Nick Dimitrievski said.

The Bobcats resume play as they travel to play Albany College of Pharmacy on Sunday, October 5, 2014 @ 3:00pm.

Rank USCAA National Men’s Soccer Ratings
1 University of Maine-Fort Kent
2 Bryant & Stratton College – Syracuse
3 WVU Tech
4 University of Maine – Machias
5 Illinois Tech
6 Cleary
7 Briarcliffe College
8 Penn State New Kensington
9 NHTI
10 Southern State CC
11 Washington Adventist University
12 SUNY-ESF
13 Concordia College Alabama
14 Florida College
15 Berkeley College – NY
16 Christendom College
17 University of Dallas
18 Wentworth Military Academy
19 Rochester College
20 Penn College