Men’s Soccer Remains Undefeated

Epke Paquette, Herald Contributor

The men’s soccer team took on Bridgewater State University Wednesday night in their last non-conference game of the season. Emerging victorious and continuing their winning streak, the Hawks won the game 2-0. They improve their perfect record to 12-0.

The game was particularly physical from kickoff, with Bridgewater taking every action to push the Hawks down. Nevertheless, they resisted and junior Stathi Panagiotidis scored the first goal of the game toward the end of the first half.

Sophomore forward Steven Karp pulled the Hawks out of a scoring slump with a goal at 21:25 in the second half. It was his first goal of the season.

“It felt really good,” said Karp of his goal. “I haven’t scored in a while so it felt really good to finally score again.”

The Hawks finished the game strong with sophomore goalkeeper James Lee giving yet another exceptional performance as he has the past few games.

“He was fantastic, once again,” said Coach James Greenslit. “He had a few reallygood saves that kept the score line at zero.”

Coach Greenslit noted that the entire team got on the field that night, with the exception of injured players.

“It was the first time we’ve been able to do that,” says Greenslit, “We got contributions from everyone, not just on the field. Even the injured guys have been so into it and supportive.”

The Hawks will play Endicott College in an away game this Saturday. Both the coaches and players appear confident in their ability to perform this weekend.

“They’ve been gaining confidence every game,” says Coach Greenslit of the guys. “It’s going to be one heck of an effort to beat them.”