Men’s soccer falls twice in Duquesne Invitational

Annie Collett, Staff Writer

On Sept. 9 the men’s soccer team took on Canisius at the Duquesne Invitational in Pittsburgh. Nick King ’20 scored for the Orange and Blue assisted by Patrick Mahoney ’20, bringing the score to 1-0 at halftime. However, Canisius did not back down, playing a very aggressive second half.

The Canisius College Golden Griffins scored in the 50th minute, and then struck again off a corner kick in the 71st minute, making the score 2-1. Unfortunately, the Bison could not come back from this, making their record 1-3-1.

“The results are not what we want right now, but we are working to fix all the problems and find our niche before the Patriot League games start,” King said.

After the loss on Sept. 9, the Orange and Blue came out with renewed energy on Sept. 11 as they took on Wofford to finish the Duquesne Invitational. It was 0-0 until the 29th minute when Wofford was able to turn a header off a free kick into a goal. Shortly after, in the 35th minute, the Bison were called on a foul and Wofford took advantage to score on the penalty kick, bringing the score to 2-0.

After halftime, the Bison attacked, out-shooting the Wofford Terriers 9-1. The Bison men scored in the 52nd minute when Seb Blickman ’17 headed the ball into the back of the net after a long ball from Justin Galiani ’17 making the score 2-1.

Blickman continued to push the offense with four shots in the game and nearly heading the ball in again in the 66th minute. Tyler Peterson ’19 took a final shot with a minute remaining, but was sadly blocked. This brings the men’s record to 1-4-1 as they take on Fairleigh Dickinson at home on Sept. 17 at noon.

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