Men’s Soccer travels to N.Y., loses to Army and Syracuse

Clara McCormick, Sports Editor

The Bison men’s soccer team has been fighting hard this season, but could not secure the win against league opponent Army last Friday, as they fell to the Black Knights 4-1.

The Orange and Blue managed to get on the board first in the contest. Mo Tall ’23 scored his third career goal after earning a penalty kick just after the quarter hour mark. The Knights responded not soon after on a corner kick. 

At halftime, the score remained tied 1-1, but early in the second half a hard foul by captain MJ Kuczura ’24 resulted in a red card for the Bison. Being a man down did not serve the Bison well, as Army responded with three more goals. The game ended with the Knights outshooting the Bison 23-5. 

Despite the chaos, rookie goalkeeper Freddie Lapworth ’26 managed to make four saves. 

On Wednesday, the team crossed the border into New York once again to face No. 4 Syracuse under the lights. In an exciting match, the Bison barely fell to the nationally-ranked team, with the final score being 2-1 in favor of Syracuse. 

Lapworth had a career-high 12 saves in the game, keeping the Bison alive. The goals-against occurred just under ten minutes into the match and in the 64th minute. 

Four minutes after Syracuse’s initial goal, rookie Charlie Holmes ’26 found the back of the net. Holmes’ goal was scored with the help of Cade McGrath ’26, Zane Domsohn ’26 and Eddie Perez-Pelaez ’23. 

Defensively, Lampworth wasn’t the only one contributing, as Jack Roberto ’25 and Matt Owusu ’24 saved two shots with their foot and chest respectively. 

“It was a well fought battle from the group,” Owusu said. “We kept it tied at 1-1 for most of the game against arguably the best team in the country. We played with a lot of passion, heart, and grit. Syracuse had to work for the result and we made it difficult for them. Ultimately we grew as a group today, which will help us this Saturday.”

The Bison managed to stop the 29 shots that came at them against Syracuse, and hope to maintain this grittiness in their next match this Saturday against league opponent Colgate.

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