Men’s soccer defeats Holy Cross in Patriot League match

Kyle Greene, Contributing Writer

The Orange and Blue trumped Holy Cross 2-1 on Oct. 1 in Worcester, Mass. The Bison scored the first goal of the game in only 54 seconds by a rebound shot from midfielder, Seb Blickman ’17. The team now sits at a 3-6-2 overall record and a 1-0-1 record within the Patriot League.

With Blickman’s goal in only 54 seconds, the Bison came in with some solid momentum that carried through the rest of the game. Blickman was able to score after a flurry of activity with the ball bouncing between two teammates and the goalpost before he was able to capitalize.

Towards the end of the first half in the 39th minute, Holy Cross was able to score off of a free kick to equalize the score. The Bison didn’t respond until the 76th minute with a goal from Crispin Muessle ’17. This was Muessle’s first goal of the year, and it was a deflection from an assist by Blickman.

“The victory at Holy Cross was reassuring that we are moving in the right direction. This group has a lot of potential, and if we can continue to improve every game, we will be playing playoff soccer in November,” Muessle said.

Emmett Witmer ’20 had a strong showing for the Bison in goal. He was able to stop seven attempts by Holy Cross throughout the game.

“We played a complete game on Saturday. The whole team played with their hearts and it showed in the result. It was a huge win in our season and gives us momentum going into the core of our Patriot League schedule,” Witmer said.

The Bison hope to improve off the victory in another league match against Colgate on Oct. 8.

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