FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Senior captain James Beeston scored a career-high six points on two goals and two assists to lead the Siena College men’s soccer team to a 4-1 victory over Sacred Heart in its season opener Sunday.
The victory came in rookie coach Cesar Markovic’s debut, and the first game in the program’s 40th season.
“Today is the continuation of a significant journey that began in February when I took over the program,” said Markovic, the seventh head coach in the history of the program. “It was a special day.”
Siena 2 2 — 4
Sacred Heart 1 0 — 1
Siena scoring: Matt Hemsley 2-1, Falko Friedrichs 1-1, James Beewston 2-2, Tom Allen 0-1, Mike Matera 0-1. Sacred Heart scoring: Aaron Burrell 1-1, Ronaldo Vieiera 1-0, Callum Smith 0-1.
Goalies: Siena, Adam Myers, 1 save. Sacred Heart, Tucker Hackett, 4 saves.
Merchant Marine 1
SCHENECTADY — Junior midfielder Daniel Miller scored the game-winning goal at 49:42 as the Dutchmen closed out the Union Soccer Classic with a victory.
Junior midfielder Kevin Janson converted a penalty kick to give Union the lead at 43:15, and Miller scored his first goal of the season just over six minutes later.
Tim Hughes scored the only goal for the Mariners.
Merchant Marine 0 1 — 1
Union 1 1 — 2
Merchant Marine scoring: Tim Hughes 1-0, Brennan Becker 0-1. Union scoring: Kevin Janson 1-0, Daniel Miller 1-0.
Goalies: Merchant Marine, Gary Poulin, 1 save. Union, Ryan Carter, 3 saves.
Berkeley 1, RPI 0
SCHENECTADY — Daniel Vieceli scored the only goal of the game on a 30-yard blast with four-tenths of a second left in the first half to give the Knights a win in the Union Soccer Classic.
Berkeley goalie Pierce Langlois made nine saves to earn the shutout.
Both teams are now 1-1.
Berkeley 1 0 — 1
RPI 0 0 — 0
Berkeley scoring: Daniel Vieceli 1-0.
Goalies: Berkeley, Pierce Langlois, 9 saves. RPI, Rob DeWald, 5 saves.
Cal State-Fullerton 2, UAlbany 1
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. — Cal State-Fullerton scored two goals in the first 8:07 and hung on to defeat the Great Danes on the second day of the Ryan Rossi Memorial.
Junior captain Dominic
McGarr scored UAlbany’s only goal at 61:01.
“In the first half, we did not play to our potential,” said Great Danes coach Trevor Gorman. “We fought well in the second half to get one back. Overall, we created some chances to the the game, but couldn’t quite find the momentum we needed.”
UAlbany 0 1 — 1
Cal State-Fullerton 2 0 — 2
UAlbany scoring: Dominic McGarr 1-0, Thomas Manz 0-1. Cal State-Fullerton scoring: Zach Bryan 1-0, Ritchie Gongalez 1-0, Spencer Johnson 0-1, Jordan Wolff 0-1.
Goalies: UAlbany, Eric Oroloio, 6 saves. Cal State-Fullerton, Bryan Escalante, 4 saves.
Rochester 3, Union 2
ROCHESTER — Tournament MVP Jessica Smith scored two goals, including the game-winner at 76:12, as the Yellowjackets won the championship game of the Flower City Tournament.
After Whitney Bickford of Union scored her first goal of the game at 58:18 to tie the game at 1-1, Rochester (2-0) scored two goals in a span of 5:46 to take the lead for good. Gabriella Goddette’s goal gave the Yellowjackets a 2-1 lead and Smith later scored from 25 yards out.
Emily Hamilton netted the second goal for Union (1-1) at 78:07.
Union 0 2 — 2
Rochester 1 2 — 3
Union scoring: Whitney Bickford 1-0, Emily Hamilton 1-0, Breana Drella 0-1. Rochester scoring: Jessica Smith 2-0, Gabriella Goodette 1-0, Lee Stagg 0-1.
Goalies: Union, Allison Brustowicz, 5 saves. Rochester, Allison Bernstein, 3 saves.
Utica 5, SUNY-Cobleskill 1
ONEONTA — Freshman midfielder Michelle O’Boyle scored in the 86th minute as the Fighting Tigers avoided getting shut out in the Erinn K. Brozman Cup at Hartwick College.
After having their first-round game on Saturday postponed because of severe thunderstorms, the Tigers came out sluggish against Utica and only had one shot on goal before O’Boyle finally scored.
Alana Fitzpatrick scored three goals for the Pioneers.
Utica 3 2 — 5
SUNY-Cobleskill 0 1 — 1
Utica scoring: Alana Fitzpatrick 3-0, Krystine Alvear 2-0, Samantha Matthews 0-1. SUNY-Cobleskill scoring: Michelle O’Boyle 1-0, Nicole Rubino 0-1.
Goalies: Utica, Jamie Enders, 1 save; Kelly Heimerle, 0 saves. SUNY-Cobleskill, Haley MacLean 13 saves.
Holy Cross 3, Siena 2
WORCESTER, Mass. — A two-hour lightning delay spoiled Siena’s momentum as the Saints dropped their season opener.
Michaela Sullivan scored in the fourth minute to give the Saints a quick lead, but storms then delayed the game for two hours, and when play resumed, the Crusaders scored three straight goals in a span of seven minutes to take command.
Siena 2 0 — 2
Holy Cross 3 0 — 3
Siena scoring: Michaela Sullivan 1-0, Callie Weise 1-0, Sage Stebbins 0-1, Megan Meyers 0-1. Holy Cross scoring: Halwy Makuch 1-0, Molly Felt 1-0, Lauren Sutherland 1-0, Carly Grimaudo 0-1.
Goalies: Siena, Beth Meyers, 8 saves. Holy Cross, Kat Matchett, 4 saves.