ESU’s men’s soccer team notched its second win in a row by defeating the Lock Haven Bald Eagles 3-1 at Eiler-Martin Stadium last Saturday afternoon.
The Warriors dominated the first half by outshooting the Bald Eagles 9-3.
In the 11th minute, ESU junior back Ryan Lesane’s corner kick was headed in by junior Keelby Espinola to give the Warriors an early 1-0 lead.
Lock Haven would rally after intermission, but the Warriors still outshot the Bald Eagles 9-7 in the second half.
In the 52nd minute, senior Andrew McGinley scored ESU’s second goal of the game off of an assist by junior Christian Bukowski.
A foul by ESU sophomore goalkeeper Will Boerema in the 68th minute led to a penalty kick for the Bald Eagles.
Although Boerema guessed the direction of the kick correctly, Lock Haven senior forward Troy Amspacher’s kick got past Boerema’s outstretched hands to make the game 2-1 ESU.
Only a minute-and-a-half later, freshman Irvin Zuzic scored his second goal of the season from an assist by sophomore Brandon Levano to put ESU ahead by two goals again.
Boerema and ESU’s defense would shut out Lock Haven the rest of the way for a 3-1 win.
On Monday, it was announced that Andrew McGinley was named PSAC Men’s Soccer Co-Athlete of the Week for the fourth week of the season.
On Tuesday, ESU beat Caldwell 3-2 for its third straight win.
The Warriors (3-3-1, 2-2-1) are back in action against California University on Saturday for Family Weekend.
Email Ronald at: