It’s the end of summer which means another exciting year of men’s college soccer is upon us. Detroit City FC is proud to have so many talented athletes competing in the nation’s top collegiate leagues. Now let’s check their progress.
The Chanticleers kicked off their season with two tough road losses against George Mason and Georgetown, 2-1 and 3-0, respectively. The Chants picked up their first win of the season with a 2-0 victory over UNC Greensboro on September 1. Early on, they sit at 2-0-2 (W-T-L) overall.
Most recently, Coastal Carolina defeated #16 Charlotte, 3-2, on September 5.
Tyrone Mondi, Louis Dargent and Kervin Kenton all play for Coastal Carolina. Dargent and Mondi have yet to make appearances due to injuries, but Kenton has played in all three games with two starts. Kenton was named the Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Week on September 5.
Next up, CCU hosts Radford on Sept. 9.
SAGINAW VALLEY STATE
Roddy Green and Omar Sinclair’s Cardinals are off to a 2-0-0 start with victories over Quincy and Truman State. Sinclair started both matches on defense. The Cards' hot start has pushed the squad to #4 in the most recent United Soccer Coaches Poll. SVSU hosts Alderson Broaddus on Friday, Sept. 8 at 2:30 PM ET.
UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT MERCY
The Titans are 2-1-0 to start their season largely thanks to Spiro Pliakos and Tyler Moorman, who combined have scored five goals. Detroit won its first two games over Stetson and LIU Brooklyn, 2-1 and 1-0, respectively, then tied Saint Mary’s (Calif.) 3-3. Pliakos netted both goals against Stetson alongside Moorman, who had one shot, at forward.
Pliakos and Moorman each started against Brooklyn and Moorman had the match's only goal. Then on the road in California against Saint Mary’s, Pliakos and Moorman each had one goal. Moorman’s goal tied the match in the 90th minute.
The Titans host Max Todd's UIC on September 9 at 2 PM ET.
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
The Huskies are 2-0-1 to begin their season.
Luke Hauswirth and Elijah Rice both started against New Mexico in the home opener, with Rice scoring the game’s first goal in a 2-1 victory.
Rice and Hauswirth started in the next two games as well – a 2-0 home victory over Loyola Marymount and 2-0 loss away at Akron. Washington hosts Gonzaga on Sept. 7.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO
Max Todd and the University of Illinois at Chicago are off to a 1-1-2 start to their season. Despite a dominant preseason, the Flames dropped their season opener to Butler, 1-0, in OT. Todd started the match and had two shot attempts.
Two days later at home against DePaul, UIC won a thriller in double-overtime thanks to a game-winning goal from Todd. Most recently, UIC dropped a 1-0 decision to Eastern Illinois.
This Saturday, UIC visits Detroit Mercy at 2 PM in Horizon League play.
ST. EDWARD'S UNIVERSITY
After two matches, St. Edward’s is off to a 2-0-0 start. They first defeated MSU Denver, 2-1, and City’s Owain Hoskins assisted on the goal after subbing into the match.
Next, St. Edward's took down Colorado School of Mines, 3-0, and this time, Hoskins started and scored the game’s first goal. Next up for the Hilltoppers is Colorado Mesa on Sept. 8.
Davenport University started its season in style after throttling Missouri (St. Louis), 5-1. Defender Stephen Carroll got himself on the score sheet with one goal in the match.
Carroll netted another one against Bellarmine, but Davenport fell 4-3 in overtime. Davenport sits at 1-0-1 and takes on Auburn University Montgomery next on Sept. 8.
After dropping its season opener to Loyola Chicago, 2-1, in overtime, Xavier University has won three games in a row and are off to a 3-0-1 start. The Musketeers defeated Drake and Harvard each 3-0, then took down Boston College, 3-2, in overtime.
Derrick Otim has started every match and has quite a few shots thus far. He’ll be looking for his first goal of the season when his team takes on Cincinnati on September 8.
Aaron Franco’s Maryland Terrapins are off to a 4-0-0 start and are currently ranked sixth in the nation. Franco has yet to make an appearance for the Terps. Maryland hosts Indiana on September 8.
The Indiana Hoosiers have also started the season with a 4-0-0 record and will open conference play this Friday against Maryland.
Defender Spencer Glass subbed into both games for the Hoosiers at the Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament, but did not appear in either of the games at the Adidas/IU Credit Union Classic.
Colin Miller and the Providence Friars are 2-0-2 to begin their season. They lost their first to matches to North Carolina and Wake Forest, but are now riding a two-match win streak after beating Rhode Island and Bryant. Miller recorded starts in both victories and had five saves in the 3-0 shutout vs. Bryant. The Friars take on Harvard on September 9.
Zach Bock's WMU Broncos are 3-1-0 to start the season. Bock has featured in all four matches for Western, playing 380 minutes and tallying one goal against LIU-Brooklyn on August 25. The Broncos' most recent result was a 2-0 win over Cincinnati on Sept. 4. Next up, WMU visits Butler on Sept. 8.