By Mikey Domagala
After defeating Adelphi University, 3-0, on Thursday, Nov. 16 in Charleston, West Virginia the No. 4 ranked LIU Post Men’s Soccer Team are now the 2017 NCAA Division II East Region Champions.
It took junior midfielder Charlie Le Dula just 22:04 to score the Pioneers’ first goal, along with a second score coming four minutes later in the 26th minute from senior mid fielder Harry Pearse. Stellar defensive play and six saves from junior goalkeeper Oliver Hessner Hansen held Adelphi scoreless.
Senior forward Lukas Ostermann solidified the victory with a 65th-minute goal, assisted by junior mid fielder Vittorio Argeri. Argeri finished with two assists in the match.
The Pioneers, who finished 18-0-2 on the season, became Divisional Champions for the third time in four years. They topped off their season on a sensational 10-game winning streak, outscoring opponents 34-7 in that span.
“Winning the championship is an amazing feeling,” said Le Dula. “To do it against our neighbors is an even better feeling.”
De Dula, a junior from London, England, described the Pioneers’ championship season as a “fantastic” one. The mid fielder is now a two-time NCAA Division II East Region Champion and three-time ECC Champion.
Another year, another successful season from the LIU Post men’s soccer team.