Two wins in the last week have given the Pioneers a 15-1-1 record for the ECC regular season. The Pioneers secured their trophy for the ECC regular season after beating Queens College on October 22nd – a game that the Pioneers started off slow in but rebounded for the win against American International College. On Sunday, October 30th, the Pioneers honored seniors William Lindberg, Chris King, and Dave Borysewicz with a 2-0 victory against Molloy College.
On October 22nd, the Yellow Jackets took a 1-0 lead with an odd shot attempt, confusing sophomore goalkeeper Marco Jorgensen, early in the first half. But, the Pioneers were determined to not have another loss, and freshman forward Eivind Austboe evened out the score with a header, assisted by team captain Eirik Bjornoe.
After a rocky start, the game turned into C.W. Post’s favor. Junior midfielder Andreas Olsen continued his habit of scoring and gave the team a 2-1 lead after the break. The Pioneers maintained their effective play, and Austboe scored his second goal of the day making it a 3-1 lead in favor of the Pioneers. The score was settled when Olsen made a long run on the right side, assisting sophomore Jonathon Watkin with a pass, topping off a 4-1 win.
The Pioneers gave the crowd of spectators what they came to see: another win and several goals, showing effective play and good individual performances.
“It was a great team effort. We played together and produced chances, and, most importantly, we continued to score goals,” said Bjornoe.
Seniors William Lindberg, Chris King, and David Borysewicz were honored before the last ECC regular season game on Sunday, October 30th, against Molloy College. With a 2-0 win, the Pioneers finished with style, improving their record to 15-1-1.
After a slow start, a couple of adjustments to the starting 11 put the Pioneers in control of the match, culminating in an ending with a goal at the end of the first half. Graduate midfielder Kevin Miny scored on an assist from Olsen, which put the Pioneers up by one.
The Pioneers came out with another slow start after the break with poor pressure and not many chances. However, adjustments were made, and C.W. Post was back in control. Thirty seconds after sophomore forward Cemil Turan entered the game in the second half, he found the back of the net, securing the Pioneers with a 2-0 win.
“Today was senior day, so today it is their win,” said sophomore captain Eirik Bjornoe. Ready for new challenges, the Pioneer captain is looking forward to the ECC semifinal against Queens College on Wednesday, November 2nd, with a hope to reach the final, which would be played on Friday, November 4th.