The much-traveled Robbie C'debaca scored the first and last goal in leading Trinity (Texas), ranked No. 1 in the NSCAA/adidas NCAA Men's Division III Top 25, to its fifth straight win of the season with a 4-1 win over Southwestern.
C'debaca, one of four Albuquerque, N.M., products on the Tigers' roster, spent time in Dutch club NEC's youth academy, began his college career at New Mexico, then played for Maryland. C'debaca came on as a substitute in the Terrapins' 1-0 win over New Mexico in the 2005 Men's College Cup final.
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- Beth McGill became defending NCAA Women's Division II Nebraska-Omaha's career scoring leader with a second-half goal and assist as the No. 1 ranked Mavericks defeated North Central Conference rival Minnesota-Duluth, 2-0, on Sunday afternoon. McGill, a senior from Omaha, broke Stephanie Kruse's career scoring record with 113 points and tied Kruse's goal scoring record with her 45th goal of her career.
- Embry-Riddle, ranked fourth in the NAIA Men's Top 25, beat No. 2 Rio Grande, 2-1,
ending the Redmen's 112-game unbeaten streak in regular-season play. Joe Yoffe tied the game for Embry-Riddle with a goal in the 78th minute, and Embry-Riddle grabbed the lead for good in the 88th minute on Ian Thompson's goal.
- Oneonta State,
which is in the process of being reclassified from men's Division I to Division III, crushed NYIT, 15-0, on Sunday. The Red Dragons, who are 4-2, lost about one-third of its team to transfers. Keith Manscuk, last year's leading scorer, Ryan
Grady, Edwin Angel and Michael Eason all had hat tricks against NYIT.
- Lynn, ranked No. 1 in the NSCAA/adidas NCAA Men's Division II Top 25, has traditionally relied heavily on British players -- the Knights have nine Englishmen and one Welshman on their 2006 roster -- but it's getting good production out of a couple of first-year Floridians. Venezuelan-born forward Gabe Tabouda scored both goals in Lynn's 2-0 victory over St. Leo to open their Sunshine State Conference season. Tampa product Xavi Pecora helped set up the second goal on a run down the left side through the Lions' defense.