HOLY FAMILY'S DODJI FREITAS NAMED CACC MEN'S SOCCER PLAYER OF THE WEEK
- Student: Dodji Freitas
- School: Holy Family University
- Class/grade: Senior
- Award: CACC Men's Soccer Player of the Week
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (September 11, 2012) - Holy Family senior Dodji Freitas (Philadelphia, Pa.) was tabbed as the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Men's Soccer Player of the Week, for the period ending Sept. 10, following a four-goal outburst in Tigers' CACC opener at Caldwell. Concordia freshman goalkeeper Ruel Gordon (Westmoreland, Jamaica) was named as the CACC Men's Soccer Rookie of the Week.
CACC MEN'S SOCCER PLAYER OF THE WEEK
DODJI FREITAS, HOLY FAMILY (Sr., F/M, 5-10, Philadelphia, Pa.)
Ripped all four goals in Tigers’ 4-3 win over Caldwell (9/8) in the CACC opener for both teams. The four goals matched Freitas’ entire scoring total from last season.
CACC MEN'S SOCCER ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
RUEL GORDON, CONCORDIA (Fr., GK, 6-0, Westmoreland, Jamaica)
Posted eight saves, including many diving stops, in Clippers’ 0-0 draw with Philadelphia (9/8).
CACC MEN'S SOCCER HONORABLE MENTION
JOE BACCIELO, POST (Jr., F, 6-1, Stratford, Conn.)
Named CACC Honorable Mention for second straight week following a five-point effort (2 goals, 1 assist) in 5-0 win at Le Moyne (9/5).
NEIL KWIATOWSKI, PHILADELPHIA (So., GK, 5-11, Schenectady, N.Y.)
Did not allow a goal over two matches last week , while making 12 saves.
JODEL WRIGHT, NYACK (Sr., GK, 6-3, Queens, N.Y.)
Stopped a penalty kick late in the second half to secure a 1-0 win for the Warriors over Chestnut Hill (9/8).
CACC MEN'S SOCCER TEAM NOTES
BLOOMFIELD - Senior forward Kemar Richards (Kingston, Jamaica/Wolmer's Boys School) netted his second goal of the season in game-winning fashion in Bloomfield's 3-2 non-conference victory over Dowling College this week, bringing the club to 1-1 in the two-game stretch. Sophomore Phillip Georgious (Melbourne, Australia/Brighton Grammar) posted a goal and assisted Richards' game-winner in the win over Dowling, earning the first three points of his Bloomfield College career in the contest. Junior midfielder Peter Beckford (Portmore, Jamaica/Wolmer's Boys School) notched his first goal of the season in the victory over Dowling.
CALDWELL - The Cougars suffered a pair of one-goal losses last week, losing to Molloy 2-1 on Wednesday and falling to Holy Family 4-3 on Saturday. Sophomore Yousef Elhusseini tallied the first goal of the season for Caldwell in the defeat at Molloy. Senior Facundo Zalazar scored twice against Holy Family, with sophomore Dylan Ross recording a goal and an assist. Next up is a non-conference game with Mercy at home on Wednesday.
CHESTNUT HILL - After a brief rain delay, play resumed only to have a couple early bounces and hustle earn Mercy College a 2-0 lead 47:29 into the contest, but a resilient Chestnut Hill College found a way to knot the contest at 3-3 in the 81st-minute to force overtime. The first extra ten minutes went by scoreless, but 6:51 into the second overtime the affair ended in the Mavericks favor, 4-3. In the CACC contest at Nyack College, the Warriors kept the Chestnut Hill College defense busy. Nyack College used a 21-7 shot advantage to defeat the Griffins 2-0.
CONCORDIA - The Clippers recorded a 0-1-1 record for the week in two CACC games. Concordia fell to Felician 1-0 on Wednesday and tied Philadelphia U. 0-0 on Saturday. Freshman goalkeeper Ruel Gordon (Savanna La Mar, Westmoreland, Jamaica) recorded eight saves in the tie on Saturday, playing in his first game of the season. For the upcoming week, the Clippers will travel to Queens (N.Y.) on Tuesday for a non-conference match then battle Dominican (N.Y.) at home on Thursday. Concordia will conclude the week with a road match on Saturday at Chestnut Hill.
DOMINICAN - The Dominican College men's soccer team went 1-0 in action last week with a conference victory over Wilmington University, 2-1. The Chargers are now 2-0-1 overall and 1-0 in conference play.
FELICIAN - Felician has earned back-to-back shutout victories for the first time since Oct. 28 and 30, 2008, and consecutive 1-0 wins for the first time since Sept. 11 and 20, 2006. In their only action last week, the Golden Falcons opened conference play with a 1-0 home victory over Concordia on Wednesday. Junior F Lau SanFilippo, a converted defender, picked up his first collegiate goal. It was the third career solo shutout for sophomore GK Anthony Tsouhnikas. Saturday's non-league tilt at Queens was postponed after a tornado touched down in the area early that morning.
GOLDEY-BEACOM - The Lightning dropped its only match last week, a 3-0 setback against Philadelphia University in the team's CACC opener. Making his seasonal debut, senior goalkeeper Ignacio Farias made three saves for the Lightning, who were shut out for the second straight game. Since scoring two goals against Saint Rose on Aug. 31, the Lightning have been held without a goal for the last 190 minutes, 35 seconds. The Lightning will host Wilmington and Felician this week in CACC match-ups at the Kirkwood Soccer Complex.
PHILADELPHIA - The Rams remain unbeaten after a 1-0-1 week against conference competition. Philadelphia, who is ranked eighth in the Sept. 4 NSCAA/Continental Tires NCAA Division II East Region Rankings, defeated Goldey-Beacom, 3-0, and tied Concordia (N.Y.), 0-0. Keeper Neil Kwiatkowski stopped six shots in the two contests. Forward Patrick Groh netted the game-winning goal against the Lightning. The Rams' four-game unbeaten streak is the longest since they went 3-0-2 in the final five games on the 2010 season. The last time Philadelphia opened the season unbeaten in its first four games was 1999, when the team began the year 6-0-1. This week, Philadelphia hosts Molloy (Tues.) and Post (Sat.).
WILMINGTON - Wilmington dropped a pair of heartbreaking matches this last week, first at Dominican in the CACC opener, 2-1, after being on a man advantage since the 23th minute, and a 5-4 decision to No. 3 Franklin Pierce in its home-opener on Saturday. In a very physical game against the Chargers which featured two red cards and six yellows, the Wildcats scored with 59 seconds left but it was too little too late as Dominican already had two on the board. Freshman Lance Berry tallied his first carry goal in the loss. The Wildcats opened the new WU Athletics Complex on Saturday and came back to tie third ranked Franklin Pierce 3-3 in the 62nd minute, but FPU came back to score the next two goals and held on for the 5-4 win. Tom Quaranta opened the match with his first goal, as Pedro Moreira and Ray Kuemmer tallied back-to-back goals to tie it at three. Matko Novak capped the scoring for Wilmington in the 89th minute. Wilmington heads to Goldey-Beacom on Wednesday and will face Bloomfield on Saturday for Homecoming.