On Saturday, Oct. 3, the men’s soccer team fought a tough battle against CSAC opponent Immaculata University.
Senior midfielder Evan Hanauer scored Cabrini’s lone goal. Despite Hanauer’s goal, the Cavs had their third loss of the season with a 4-1 outcome.
Cavalier back Troy Allen received a red card after pulling an Immacualta player to the ground. This allowed the Mighty Macs senior midfielder Alan Lorentz to have a free kick, which he converted for the first goal of the match. Allen was then suspended for the remainder of the game.
Immaculata wasted no time scoring on the Cavaliers. Alan Lorentz managed to fight for the first goal of the game. Lorentz was able to kick in a goal on a penalty kick in the 28 minute. The goal went right over Cabrini’s goalie Bryan Johnson. Lorentz’s goal put the Mighty Macs on top, leading the score of 1-0
At 61 minutes into the game, Cabrini senior midfielder Evan Hanauer scored, leaving the Mighty Macs and the Cavaliers tied at 1-1.
“After Evan scored, we had gained confidence, but we just ran out of gas toward the end,” Andrew Jacobs, senior business administration major, said.
Immaculata freshman midfielder Kyle Craig passed the ball out of the corner of the box only 12 minutes later, where Lorentz was waiting to slip the ball into the cage.
“We played one less man, which made the game 10 times harder,” Jacobs said.
In the last eight minutes of the game, two more goals were scored on Johnson, which eventually became the game-winning goals. Immaculata’s forward Kameron Teel had scored the last two goals, which were also unassisted.
In the end, Johnson was able to accumulate three saves, nearing only his third loss in the 2009 season. Immaculata’s goalkeeper, Stone Gahagan was able to save seven goals, which ended the Cavaliers chance of winning the game.
“What doesn’t show up in the box score is that we still controlled the tempo of the game with 10 men. Their second goal was a fluke. I can’t wait to play them again,” Brian Moran, senior political science and history major, said.
The loss puts the Cavaliers at 8-3-1 on the season. Their next game is against CSAC opponent Centenary College on Saturday, Oct. 10. The Cyclones are currently 0-2 in conference play and an overall of 3-7.
“Though the Cavaliers were a man down, they played as though they were two up. They left their hearts on the field,” Andy Golden, senior political science and history major, said.