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Men’s Soccer Snaps Losing Streak

September 25, 2015

Photo provided by Dan Nolan / Scots teammates celebrate a goal.

The Monmouth College Men’s Soccer team followed up their four game losing streak with a 2-0 week against Cornell College and Central College. The Scots beat the Cornell Rams 2-1 on Saturday, September 19th while besting the Dutchman 2-0 on Wednesday, September 23rd. The two wins put the Scots at 1-0 in conference play with a 3-4 record on the season.

“A losing streak is not something easy to recover from,” said senior Danny Guzman. “The team wanted to bounce back from this drought and surely we did so. It is a satisfying feeling but we are not happy with this one result at all. We still many games left and we have to stay focused.”

Guzman helped set the tune early in Saturday’s game after he fed the ball to sophomore Zeb Soignier on a corner kick. Soignier took the pass from the senior and beat the Cornell goalie for an early 1-0 lead 18 minutes into the match. Soignier followed that goal up with another one six minutes later on a pass from sophomore Luke Vandenberg.

The Rams found the net with ten minutes left in the first half, but a stingy Scots defense shut their offense down in the second half of the match. The Scots snapped their four-game by beating their conference rival

Photos provided by Dan Nolan / Senior Max Daniels in pursuit of the ball.

The Scots followed their victorious efforts up with a brilliant encore. Freshman Sebastian Heretyk was awarded a free kick fifteen minutes into the game. The ball found its way passed the Dutchman goalie after Soignier directed the shot with his head. Freshman Connor Oltman scored the Scots second goal in the games 28th minute off a pass from sophomore Adam Stenzel.

The Scots continued to impress on defense. Stroud and the Scots defense stopped 11 second half shots from the Dutchman offense.

“We usually have one goal every practice,” said senior Josh Sutherland. “That goal is to improve in as many aspects as we can. However, defense is our first priority this season, so we will continue to strive to be the best defensive team we can be.”

The Scots will return home for a four game home stand after being on the road for five straight games. Monmouth College’s first game will be against conference rival Beloit College Saturday, September 26th at 3:30 PM.

Anthony Matozzi
Sports Editor

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