Men’s Soccer: Easy Win Against Arch Rival

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Cecilie Nag  

            Freshman forward Eivind Austboe scored another two goals as the C.W. Post men´s soccer team battered Dowling University by a score of 5-1 on Saturday, October 1st. After nine games, the Pioneers are still undefeated this season.

Expectations were high Saturday in the Pioneers’ second East Coast Conference game of the season when they squared off against their archrivals, the Dowling Golden Lions. And, for once, the Pioneers were off to a quick offensive start.

Junior midfielder Andreas Olson began the scoring with his first goal of the day, as he twisted a shot from the right side to the left corner, only eight minutes into the game. The Post engine was started, leading to yet another goal a minute later when Austboe chipped an assist from Olson into the net.

The Pioneers continued their offensive attack, but it took 60 minutes until their next reward. The Pioneers showed their effectiveness, scoring three goals in eight minutes, with only one goal converted on a penalty shot for Dowling in the same time frame.

Austboe provided the Pioneers a 3-1 lead from his next goal with a 20 yard shot, giving him an impressive 11 goals in the first nine games. Only seconds after, freshman forward Arlind Nika ensured the lead, scoring the ball from 10 yards into the left corner. Dowling scored on a penalty kick a couple of minutes later to finally get on the board. But, the Pioneers weren’t done yet, as Olson adjusted the final result with a 10-yard shot into the net, leading to another win for the Pioneers.

The Pioneers thought they were in for a rough game and had huge expectations before entering the field. In front of an impressive crowd, the team proved why it’s undefeated. The Pioneers put on an entertaining performance, earning their win by a real team effort.  “Dowling has been so good for so many years, so this was a really important win for us,” Austboe said after the game. “We played incredible; everyone played so well that it became easy for us to win.” The Pioneer captain, sophomore Eirik Bjornoe, said, “We just get better and better every day.”

The Pioneers’ next game is at home against Millersville at 4 p.m. on October 5th.

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