The men’s soccer team beat the Keystone College Giants by a score of 2-0 on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at Edith Robb Dixon Field.
After opening CSAC play with a dominant 3-0 win over Cairn University on Saturday, Sept. 22, the Cavs were out to keep the momentum going. They wasted no time in this game.
It started off when sophomore George Lambritsios collected a pass from fellow sophomore Christian Martin and fired a shot past a diving keeper to score the game’s first goal in the 16th minute.
The game from then on was completely dominated to by the Cavs. They created 15 chances as opposed to the Giants’ four, despite clinging to a one goal lead.
Finally, in the 82nd minute, the Cavs got some breathing room. Sophomore Sean Neary got the ball on the left flank about 27 yards from goal. He cut across the field passing two Giants’ defenders before firing a bullet of a shot to the left of the keeper.
The Cavs also played strong defensively. Junior goalkeeper Eric Nowicki picked up his second shutout of the season despite not seeing a shot on goal from the Giants.
With this win the Cavs have now won four of their last six games, bringing their record to 4-5-1 this season.
“We can be a strong contender for the CSAC title,” Martin said. “We have the talent.”
“We don’t have key players; we just play off one another,” junior defender Joe Halberr said. “If you take one guy out we will not be as successful as we’d like to be. To me, no one person stands out.”
On a team with dangers all over the field from dual top scorers, George Lambritsios and Anthony Girolamo to the six consecutive players tied on one goal, you have to be wary of all their weapons.
“Going into CSAC as the one seed and hopefully winning it is the goal,” Martin said. “Now with the new head coach, we play with more of an offensive mindset so that should help us attack with more fluidity.”
The Cavaliers next game will be on Wednesday, Oct. 3, when they travel to Gwynedd-Mercy College to face the Griffins, looking to extend their winning streak to three games. Their next home game is on Monday, Oct. 8, when they host Rosemont College.