Even Tropical Storm Hanna could not rain on the men’s soccer team’s parade this week, as they tied soccer powerhouse Drew University 1-1 before taking their only match in the College’s Soccer Classic, beating SUNY-Cobleskill 1-0.
The tournament was supposed to take place on Saturday and Sunday, but after the former hurricane made its way to the College, the Classic had to be shortened to just one day of action.
The 11th-ranked Lions first took it to the Rangers for 110 minutes, but the end result was the 1-1 double-overtime tie.
Junior forward Kevin Luber, who scored early thanks to an assist by sophomore defenseman Phill Cunha, was a key player for the Lions.
After Drew tied things up in the second half, the two teams played two scoreless overtime periods, finally resulting in a draw.
Sophomore goalkeeper Eric Goldwaser did what he does best, as he held the Rangers to one goal in the match and made six saves in 110 minutes of play.
“I thought the team played pretty well,” senior forward Matt Junior said. “We were able to do what we went out there to do.”
After having their second game of the week rained out Saturday, the Lions took down the Tigers of SUNY-Cobleskill 1-0 in the Tigers’ lone game of the tournament.
The only goal of the game was scored by junior defenseman/midfielder Adam Dorflinger on an assist by senior midfielder and tri-captain Ryan McMahon. The score was the first of Dorflinger’s career and put the Lions out in front for good.
Goldwaser came up big for the Lions yet again, as he recorded three key saves to notch his first career solo shutout.
With the win, the Lions now stand at 3-0-1 for the season.
“It is shaping up to be a good season,” senior forward Chris Nelan said.
The Lions will next take the field tonight as they travel to Hoboken, N.J., for a match with Stevens Institute of Technology Ducks at 7 p.m.