Menís Soccer Seeking Second Consecutive MAAC Win Against Manhattan
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – The Marist men’s soccer team plays its first of two road games against Manhattan on Saturday, Nov. 2. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. in Riverdale, N.Y. The Red Foxes are currently 2-5 in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) play.
Last Time Out: Marist hosted MAAC rival, Siena, on Wednesday night. The Red Foxes were victorious, defeating the Saints 2-1. Two freshman posted their first career goals on Wednesday: Dylan MacVane (Middlegrove, N.Y.) and Tudor Brata (Baia Mare, Romania). MacVane headed in a corner kick from junior Matty Berman (West Orange, N.J.) to take a 1-0 lead. Siena scored on a penalty kick in the 25th minute to tie the score, 1-1. Brata netted the game-winner in the 59th minute off a low cross from senior Tony Carreras (Valley Stream, N.Y.). Senior goalkeeper Anthony Sokalski (London, Ontario) posted a strong defensive performance with five saves to hold the Saints to just one shot.
Last Meeting: When Manhattan and Marist met last season, the Jaspers walked away with a 1-0 victory. Manhattan’s Eugene Heerschap crossed from the right corner through two defenders and connected with Reese Akers who scored from eight yards out. The Red Foxes outshot the Jaspers, 21-12, but it was to no avail as Manhattan walked away with the win. Sokalski posted three saves for Marist.
Scouting Manhattan College: The Jaspers are currently 3-9-2 overall and 3-2-2 in the MAAC. Manhattan has only won one goal at home this season against Fairfield. Dan Laguna Kennedy leads the team in goals with seven. Daniel Festa has the most assists for the Jaspers with two. Starting goalkeeper Alex Coates McDowall has recorded 53 saves this season with a save percentage of .688.
Following this matchup, Marist faces Niagara on the road on Wednesday, Nov. 6 at 2 pm. The Red Foxes return home for its last game of the regular season, and senior night, on Saturday, Nov. 9 to host Fairfield. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Tenney Stadium. Admission is free and open to the public.