Men’s Soccer Shocked by Wentworth

Epke Paquette, Herald Contributor

Men’s soccer played Wentworth Institute of Technology on Bayside Field last Friday. They celebrated senior night for seniors John Ryan and captain David Majetich, but the Hawks couldn’t pull out a win for them. They fell to the Leopards, despite their best efforts throughout the game.

The first half started with a struggle for control of the ball by both teams. Towards the end of the half, Wentworth scored the singular goal of the game, making only the fifth ball that junior goalkeeper Ed Geschickter has let into the net this season.

The second half was especially chippy with aggressive moves from both teams. The Hawks maintained possession for the entire half, making eight shots on goal but not scoring. Frustration from the fan section became rampant in the last half hour, eliciting shouts of discontent across the field.

Geschickter reflected on the game, acknowledging the unexpected loss.

“It was disappointing. We just couldn’t find the back of the net,” Geschickter said.  

Coach James Greenslit was also disappointed with the game’s outcome. 

“Pretty much the whole second half we were on the front foot. I’m disappointed with the goal we gave away, it’s something we just weren’t able to defend unfortunately,” Coach Greenslit said.

But Greenslit remains confident in the Hawks’ ability to clench a victory in their game against Western New England University on Tuesday, Oct. 23. Captain Majetich is enthusiastic about it as well.

“We have a weekend off to get our rest. It’s going to be huge to get our legs back,” Majetich said. “We’ll be back on Monday morning fresh and ready to go.”

“We aren’t really going to think about this loss,” senior John Ryan said. “We had some unlucky referee calls and unlucky shots, but we’re going to bring it on Tuesday.”

With the loss, the Hawks fell to 14-3 overall and 4-3 in Commonwealth Coast Conference play. The Hawks will need to win Tuesday’s match to clinch home-field advantage in the opening round of the tournament.