Picture this: A battle under the stadium lights. Two teams determined to come out with a win no matter what the circumstances. However, only one team came out victorious.
On Wednesday, Sept. 23 in Reading, Pa the men’s soccer team clenched the win against the Albright College Lions. This sweat and blood-filled victory was well-deserved with all members of the squad stepping up when it mattered the most.
The Cavaliers fell behind early in the game with a 2-0 score in the 16th minute. However, it was not long before Jared Irwin, freshman midfielder, notably took matters into his own hands.
Irwin not only scored in the 64th minute but secured the win in overtime as well.
“It’s always a good feeling to win in overtime and having one of my first college goals be in overtime made the whole experience ever better,” Irwin said.
Due to his impressive performance and noticeable leadership, Irwin was named student-athlete of the week.
“It’s really a huge honor especially as a freshman,” Irwin said. “I’m so thankful to be a part of a team with such great chemistry that works together for one common goal.”
In the 79th minute Lucas Lampertti, freshman midfielder, found Joe Fiore, sophomore midfielder to secure the second goal during regular play.
“We went into the Albright game knowing we had to win, plain and simple. During our halftime talk, our coach fired us up and gave us the motivation to go out in the second half with our heads held high,” Fiore said. “From there, we controlled the rest of the game.”
This mindset and determination has served the team well and will be used to lead them to many more victories. The next home game will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 15 at Edith Robb Dixon Field at 6:30 p.m.