Men’s Soccer Remains Undefeated with 2-0 over Wheaton

Epke Paquette, Herald Contributor

Although the Hawks didn’t have their normal starters on the field to begin the game, the mens soccer team, nevertheless, defeated the Lyons 2-0. 

In a non-conference game Wednesday night against Wheaton College, the hawks came out on fire and never lost the flame.

From kickoff, the Hawks controlled the ball for most of the first half. Sophomore goalkeeper James Lee remained relatively unbothered at the other end of the field for the first 20 minutes until the first registered shot on goal from Wheaton.

Near the end of the first half, sophomore Andrew Kirschenbaum raised the score to 1-0 with an uncharacteristically early goal for the team.

“It felt amazing, really good,” said Kirschenbaum. “Got to hand it to my teammates for passing me the ball and allowing me to get on it.”

Another unanswered goal by freshman forward Jack Wetzel kicked off the second half, leaving Wheaton in a goalless slump for the remainder of the game.

Head Coach James Greenslit was happy with the boys’ attitudes on and off the field.

“I thought we finally put together a 90-minute performance. It was great team spirit, and team effort was fantastic,” he said.

Greenslit said he’d like the team to continue to build on their newfound collaborative success.

“It can’t just be one and one, it’s got to be our standard,” he said.

The Hawks will play the University of New England Saturday in their second Commonwealth Coast Conference game of the season, and Johnson and Wales in a non-conference game on Sunday. Greenslit says he’d like to build off the Hawks’ double-overtime victory over Nichols College last weekend in their first conference game.

“We need three more points against UNE,” he said. “I hope we can get ourselves up for it, though I have no doubt these guys will be ready.”