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Score: Nyack 4 | Saint Anselm 2
Nyack Record: 5-4
Saint Anselm Record: 3-6-1
Location: Melucci Field
Nyack Men's Soccer travelled to face the Hawks of Saint Anselm in Manchester, New Hampshire in a non-conference match. The Warriors were up against paralleled competition, but refused to be defeated deciding instead to rise from behind, break a tie and push for a two point victory over the Hawks.
How It Happened:
Freshman Simon Kraemer (Wentorf, Germany) ran an astounding game on offense against the Hawks of Saint Anselm with 6 shots, all of which landed on goal, scoring 2 of Nyack's 4 goals for the match. Kraemer was joined by teammates sophomores Francois Legoedec (Etreville, France) and Pablo Montes (Madrid, Spain) who each scored a goal for the Warriors as well. Legoedec placed both of his two shots on goal, scoring once in the 68th minute, as well as tagging an assist for Kraemer in the 62nd minute. Montes recorded 3 shots, with 2 shots on goal, scoring his second goal of the season in the 66th minute.
Overall, the Warriors offense was able to break the defense line 18 times with 12 shots on goal. The shots were split amongst the lineup with sophomores Storm Galutier (Stellenbosch, South Africa), Samuel Viau (Stormville, New York), and Reinaldo Sanchez (West New York, NJ), as well as freshmen Ralph Nicholson (Allendale, New Jersey), Raul-Felipe Ferreira (Croydon, London), and Finn Reese (Hamburg, Germany) all contributing the offense's effort against Saint Anselm. While the offense did their part to ensure their place on the scoreboard, freshman keeper Wiktor Lasota ()Lodz/Warsaw, Poland) and the Warriors defense restricted the Golden Falcons to 4 shots on goal with 2 goals with 2 saves through 90 minutes of play.
When Saint Anselm began the first period with a shot on goal to be saved by Lasota, the Warriors answered with 4 shots before the Hawks would secure their first goal in the 13th minute. Kraemer responded with a goal breaking through lots of traffic in the 24th minute tying the game 1-1. Quick to retaliate, the Hawks scored goal number 2; chipping it over Lasota from 6 yards out in the 27th minute. The next 18 minutes remained without an offensive attack and the clock would retire with a score of 2-1 in favor of the Hawks.
Nyack would engage the second half, determined to break the tie, firing 5 shots before Kraemer scored the tying goal of the match off of an assist by Legoedec in the 62nd minute. The Warriors continued to push for the win, maintaining control of the ball with Montes scoring again in the 66th minute breaking the tie; but the Warriors were still hungry for more. Legoedec added his first goal of the season to bring the Warriors final score to 4 goals for the match. Lasota would tally another save ensuring the Warriors victory as the clock would run out in favor of Nyack, with a final score of 4-2.
The Warriors are returning to Moseley Field for a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference match Saturday, October 10th, at 2:30pm against Wilmington University. Come out and support your Warriors!
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