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2019 USL2 National Champion Flint City Bucks Player Update Edition 4

By Flint City Bucks, 10/09/19, 2:15PM EDT


Tracking the Boys in the NCAA this Fall


Flint City players had a busy week in college action, notching 11 goals and 10 assists! Our fourth update includes 34 different Bucks from the 2019 squad.

Bucks Connect to Lead Michigan

Umar Farouk Osman (junior, fwd.) and Nebojsa Popovic (redshirt senior, fwd.) scored to help the University of Michigan to a 3-0 win over Northwestern on Sunday in Ann Arbor.

In the 58th minute, Popovic played a give-and-go with Marc Ybarra (junior, mid.). He turned the ball onto his left foot near the top of the box and fired a high shot to put the Wolverines up 2-0.

In the 78th minute. Kevin Buca (sophomore, mid.) crossed the ball through the penalty area to the back post. Osman settled and shot between the keeper’s legs to put the game away.

In the midweek match, Michigan earned a 2-0 victory over Ohio State in Columbus. Both goals came on corner kicks from Ybarra, who brought his team-leading assist total to six.

The Wolverines (5-2-3), unbeaten in six matches, are now second in the Big Ten. Popovic leads the team with six goals — and has three assists of his own.

Borczak Scores OT Winner as Six Bucks Feature

Six players from the Bucks played in a 3-2 overtime thriller Saturday night in Dayton.

After a failed clearance in the 98th minute, Dylan Borczak (junior, mid.) dove to head in the golden goal for the Golden Grizzlies. Borczak also contributed earlier in the match, bringing his team-leading assist total to seven. His match-winning goal kept Oakland University (5-3-2) unbeaten in Horizon League play at 3-0-1. Spencer Nolff (senior, mid.) and Elliot Bentley (senior, def.) also featured for OU.

On the losing side, Wright State featured Brayden McNitt (junior, mid.), Alec Philippe (senior, fwd.), and Stefan Rokvic (senior, mid.). The trio has 10 of their team’s 21 goals this season. The previous Tuesday night, the Raiders (5-4-1) battled hosts No. 18 Duke through overtime to a 2-2 draw.

Three Bucks Score in Marshall Route

Milo Yosef (redshirt freshman, fwd.), Pedro Dolabella (junior, mid.), and Jan-Erik Leinhos (sophomore, def.) each scored Saturday night as Marshall University topped University of Alabama at Birmingham by a 6-0 score.

The trio from the Bucks now has six, four, and three goals respectively — totaling more than half this year’s scores for the Herd (8-1-1).

Steinwascher Bros Strike in Win

Bucks brothers Javier Steinwascher (senior, fwd.) and Alejandro Steinwascher (sophomore, mid./fwd.) led the University of Indianapolis offense to a 5-0 win Sunday over Missouri-St. Louis.

Alejandro assisted Javier assisted each other’s goals. Adding another assist, Javier got his name on the scoresheet three times in just his second game back from injury. He now has three goals and three assists this year, while Alejandro has a goal and an assist.

Akron Nabs First Victory

Colin Biros (sophomore, mid./fwd.) delivered the corner kick that set up a 10th-minute goal Wednesday against Virginia Commonwealth. It proved to be the game-winner as the Zips  earned their first win of the season 2-0.

Akron used that momentum Saturday — battling No. 10 Florida International through overtime to a 1-1 draw. Will Jackson (freshman, fwd.) had a career-high six shots, including three on goal. Sliding and diving saves from the goalkeeper and defenders kept Jackson from scoring his first career goal.

Butler Wins at Providence

Griffin DeBolt (sophomore, def.) and Rhys Myers (junior, def.) continued to hold down the back line as Butler University (5-4) earned their first Big East win 3-1 on Friday.

DeBolt and Myers have played 811 and 804 minutes, respectively — good for second- and third-most on the team. Hemi Nasser (freshman, fwd.) has also appeared in all nine matches for the Bulldogs.

No. 3 Wake Forest Falls

Andrew Pannenberg (redshirt sophomore, keep.) made three saves, but the Demon Deacons (8-2) suffered a 2-1 defeat Friday at Boston College.

Pannenberg has 10 starts, playing all 910 minutes for the nationally ranked side. Isaiah Parente (sophomore, mid.) has also started every match, notching a goal and two assists over 824 minutes.

Spartans Edge Wisconsin

Patrick Nielsen (redshirt junior, def.) and Michael Wetungu (senior, def.) started Sunday for Michigan State (2-6-2), which took an overtime victory 2-1 over Wisconsin.

Wetungu has started eight games in the back, playing 630 minutes. Nielsen and Giuseppe Barone (senior, mid.) have battled injuries all season.

More Bucks in NCAA D-I

Justin Ingram (junior, mid.) at Loyola University Maryland: Ingram took a free kick Saturday that was headed in for the opening goal en route to a 4-2 victory.

Charlie Booth (redshirt senior, def.) at the University of Rhode Island: Booth went 90 minutes Saturday night in a 3-1 victory. The Rams are 5-1-2 with Booth in the lineup and 0-2 when he doesn’t play.

Gustavo Vasconcelos (redshirt junior, keep.) at Florida Gulf Coast University: Vasconcelos left in the 9th minute on Tuesday after a collision in the box — then didn’t feature Saturday night for the Eagles. The starting keeper has 35 saves this season.

Tanguy Guerineau (redshirt senior, fwd.) at Oral Roberts University: Guerineau notched his first goal and seventh assist in a 2-0 win Saturday over Eastern Illinois.

Louis Sala (sophomore, mid.) at Northern Illinois University: Sala came off the bench twice last week as the Huskies lost both matches — including to No. 10 Saint Mary's.

Leroy Enzugusi (junior, fwd.) at Drake University: Enzugusi had two shots, but the Bulldogs fell 1-0 to Bradley on Saturday.

Others Around the Nation

Foster Appiah (senior, def.) at Florida Southern College (D-II): Appiah started and went 85 minutes as the Moccasins dropped a tough 1-0 result to No. 17 Lynn.

David Achaerandio (redshirt senior, fwd.) at Point Loma Nazarene University (D-II): Achaerandio scored two for the Sea Lions on Saturday as their earned their first PacWest victory, defeating Dominican University 4-1.

Yuri Farkas Guglielmi (senior, fwd.) at Madonna University (NAIA): Farkas has four goals and an assist in four starts for the Crusaders (6-1-2).

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