Former Vancouver Whitecaps U-23 goalkeeper Callum Irving records 23rd career shutout for Kentucky
Monday, October 19, 2015
The PDL contingent posted multiple feats during the players’ respective collegiate matches this past week. Highlighting the group is Kentucky goalkeeper Callum Irving, formerly of the Vancouver Whitecaps U-23s. He set a Wildcats record for career shutouts. Meanwhile at Dayton, forward Amass Amankona of the Charlotte Eagles tallied three times during the Flyers’ victory against La Salle in Atlantic 10 action.
Here is a rundown of their performances and other highlights involving players with PDL ties:
Kentucky 1, South Carolina 0
Kentucky senior goalkeeper Callum Irving (Vancouver Whitecaps U-23) recorded his 23rd career shutout to set the program’s all-time record for clean sheets on Sunday. His four saves led the Wildcats to a victory against South Carolina. It was his fifth shutout of the season as Irving passed former UK goalkeepers Brian O’Leary (1997-00) and Andy Gruenebaum (2002-05) on the all-time list.
“Like I said to the guys, it gets put on me, but it’s a whole team effort every time,” Irving said.
Dayton 5, La Salle 0
Dayton senior forward Amass Amankona (Charlotte Eagles) scored three goals to lead the Flyers to a dominant victory against La Salle on Saturday to help the team move to 3-0-1 in the Atlantic 10. Amankona scored his first two goals in the span of three minutes, striking in the 36th and 39th to give Dayton a 2-0 lead heading into halftime. Amankona completed his hat trick in the 62nd minute to push the advantage to 4-0. Amankona has a team-leading nine goals and 21 points this season, and he has nearly doubled his career goal-scoring total this season alone. Amankona had five goals in both 2013 and 2014 and now has 19 for his career.
Georgetown 1, DePaul 0
Junior forward Alex Muyl (New York Red Bulls U-23s) scored the game’s lone goal in the 75th minute as the Hoyas went on the road to defeat the Blue Demons on Saturday in Big East Conference action. Georgetown improved to 5-0-0 in the Big East and 9-2-2 overall. Muyl scored his fourth goal of the season, which matches his career high for a single season. Muyl had four goals during his freshman campaign in 2013.
Coastal Carolina 2, Campbell 1
Coastal Carolina junior midfielder and defending PDL champion Sergio Camargo (K-W United FC) tallied a goal during the Chanticleers’ 2-1 victory against Campbell last Wednesday in Big South Conference play. Camargo scored his fourth goal of the season in the 21st minute to open the team’s account. He now has 19 career goals.
Valparaiso 0, Northern Kentucky 0
Though the offense was absent, Valpo’s defense has been in strong form. Goalkeeper Nico Campbell (Des Moines Menace) earned his seventh shutout of the season during the Crusaders’ scoreless draw against Northern Kentucky on Saturday in Horizon League action. Campbell needed to only make one save, but he did many other things to maintain the clean sheet in a game that was not producing in the offensive third. Campbell’s seventh shutout also tied for the second-most in a single season in the Valpo program’s history.