Men’s soccer sinks two goals against Navy

Reagan Cerney, Senior Writer

The men’s soccer team clinched a 2-1 win over Navy on Oct. 15, highlighting another accomplishment for the Bison. The Bison improved their overall record to 5-8-2. The Orange and Blue’s current record in the Patriot League stands at 2-2-1.

The first half was a never-ending battle between the Bison and the Midshipmen. Navy looked strong on the field despite not winning a game within the Patriot League and the first half ended scoreless. With under two minutes into the second half, Navy connected on a goal to take a 1-0 lead.

Looking to at least tie the game, Bernie Wright ’20 intercepted a pass in the 72nd minute and found Nick King ’20, who sailed the ball into the right side of the net.

While it appeared the Bison were going to finish with an impressive tie, the team knew the game was not over yet.

“We knew we had to come on top with this game in any hopes of salvaging a playoff spot and improving our ranking overall in the league. Initially we thought this should’ve been an easy win considering Navy’s record, so when we were tied we threw it into overdrive,” Andrew Leischner ’17 said.

In dramatic fashion, King passed the ball to Zack Rockmore ’17 who scored in the final minute of regulation.

This was a much-needed victory after the Bison struggled to keep their record above .500 within the Patriot League. This win sets them up to be fifth in the league. The Bison hope their momentum from this win will carry over in their next game on their own turf against American on Oct. 22.

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