On Saturday, Oct. 3, the men’s soccer team won against Centenary College. The Cavaliers overall offense was strong which ultimately shutdown the Cyclones defense.
Cabrini got on the board in the first half with under a minute remaining when a free kick was kicked into the box by Andrew Jacobs and slid past the goalie by Jason Moran.
Cabrini scored one goal in each half to get the result and improved to 9-3-1 on the season while Centenary’s record falls 4-8.
Senior goalkeeper Bryan Johnson gained two saves for his third shutout of the season.
“We just work hard and we were well prepared for the game which made it a great come back,” Johnson said.
As senior back-end, Moran was responsible for the goal. He gathered the ball 17 yards from the net and kicked a line-drive over the Cyclones goalkeeper.This brought the score 1-0. Receiving the pass from senior midfielder, Andrew Jacobs scored 32 seconds before halftime.
“Going into the game, I knew that we were going to dominate the possession in the game. If we take each game one at a time, I am confident we will win out. I think our team is confident and knows if we bring our A game to every game, it will be very tough to beat us,” Jacobs said.
“Highlights of the game were when Jay scored, it came two minutes to go in the half and we needed that first goal. The rest of the season depends on our attitude,” Brian Moran, senior political science major, said.
Now with the crowd cheering intensely, the Cavs stopped at nothing to gain their win.
As for the Cyclones they fought long and hard to reach a goal but where unsuccessful due to the aggressiveness from the Cavaliers defense.
In the second half, Centenary mounted a few chances but could not get a goal.
Cabrini was able to put the game away when they scored their second goal late in the half.
This time the goal was scored by Steve Reynolds who got on the end of a through ball sent by Evan Hanauer and was able to lift the ball over keeper Jason Rodgers.
This is Cabrini’s 12 win out of 13 in the last CSAC contests, including the 2008 regular season and playoffs.
The Cavaliers will continue to remain in the Colonial States Athletic Conferences while defending their title.