Men’s Soccer Dominate Weekend

Kaylee Donnelly, Contributing Writer

The Bison men’s soccer team took their first two wins of the season this weekend with games both home and away. On Friday, Sept. 10, the Bison travelled to Mount St. Mary’s, taking home a 2-1 win over the Mountaineers. The team was able to carry this energy into Sunday, Sept. 12, defeating St. Bonaventure in another 2-1 win at Emmitt Stadium.

Their first win against the Mountaineers started off with a goal from Jordan Miller ’24, who scored on a bouncing ball to the keeper. Miller’s goal was assisted by rookie, Gabe Dahlin ’25, who played the ball over the defense for Miller to run onto. The lead did not last long however, as Mount St. Mary’s responded within four minutes of the first goal, keeping the matchup tied for a majority of the game.

Miller also scored the second and game-winning goal for the Bison, securing the first win for the Orange and Blue. In the 82nd minute, Colin Eifert ’22 sent a long throw-in to Matt Owusu ’24, flicking the ball to Miller who was there to put it in the back of the net.

The game followed a similar pattern in the Bison’s match versus St. Bonaventure on Sunday. Miller scored once again, earning the first goal in the 31st minute of the game off a ball from Patrick O’Hara ’22. St. Bonaventure responded a few minutes into the second half, with their first shot on goal all game putting the Bison in the familiar 1-1 tie. But the Bison did not stop working. In the 85th minute, Eddie Perez-Pelaez ’23 scored a picture perfect header off a corner kick from Chris Masur ’23, earning the team their second win of the weekend and overall. 

The Orange and the Blue were able to outshoot both opponents, with a 13-7 margin on the road against Mount St. Mary’s, as well as a 21-5 margin during their first game on Emmitt field against the Bonnies.

“It feels really good to get two wins this weekend, especially at home after some tough road games to start the season. We feel like we’ve been steadily improving and it’s great to get the results this weekend to show that,” team captain O’Hara said. 

In addition to the Bison’s victories, Miller’s efforts from the weekend earned him the Patriot League offensive player of the week.

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