With two wins in the last week, the record is now counting 8-0, which is the best season opener in the history of C.W Post men´s soccer. The Pioneers are now ranked by NSCAA among the top 10 in the nation.
After a hat-trick signed by freshman forward Eivind Austboe, accompanied by one goal by sophomore forward Cemil Turan, Post defeated Philadelphia University 4-1, Tuesday.
Post fell behind 0-1 early in the second half, when the Philadelphia Rams were granted a penalty after a foul in the box. The Pioneers picked up the pace at their home field, and made it an even score as sophomore midfielder Watkin served Austbo with a cross, which he placed in the lower left corner. Only three minutes later, Post was up by one after Turan picked up a pass from Austbo, and knocked a 10-yard shot in the net. Post wasn´t finished yet. Austbo put another two goals; one assisted with a long pass from sophomore captain Eirik Bjornoe, and another assisted with a quick-pass by Turan.
“A tragic first half, but I am really happy with scoring three goals,” said Austbo after the game, adding: “We should have won by a lot more.”
Saturday, Post was up against Bridgeport University, in the conference opener for the Pioneers. Facing pressure of a historical record, Post was eager to prove their skills. Sophomore forward Cemil Turan ensured Post with the victory after scoring in the second half. With an assist from junior midfielder Andreas Olsen, Turan gave Post a 1-0 lead that led to another win for the Pioneers. Sophomore goalkeeper Marco Jorgensen kept the goal clean, as the Pioneers broke the record of the best season opener in the history of C.W Post men´s soccer.
“Great team-work, this was really a team-victory,” said sophomore captain Eirik Bjornoe after the game. “Things are going our way at the time, and we just have to continue working really hard to keep this up.”
The Pioneers next game is away against Dowling University, on October 1st.