After facing Dowling College and Millersville University this week, the LIU Post men’s soccer team brought home two wins. Junior forward Eivind Austboe continued his hot streak scoring in both games, one of which being the game-winning goal. These wins bring the Pioneers re- cord to a still undefeated 6-0.
The Pioneers hit the road Wednesday, Sept. 18 for their East Coast Conference season opener against their rivals, the Dowling College Golden Lions in Oakdale, NY. An uneventful game quickly changed gears in the second period when senior forward Cemil Turan scored the first goal of the night off a pass from senior back Eirik Bjoernoe. Things were looking up for the Pioneers until the Golden Lions’ graduate forward Kariym Balthazar answered with a goal of his own, with only 10 regulation minutes remaining. The fans at this contest sat on the edge of their seats for a suspenseful overtime. Austboe broke the suspense just past four minutes into the extra period off an assist from sophomore mid- fielder Alex Billington. The Pioneers brought home their fifth straight win, beating Dowling 2-1.
The Pioneers traveled to Pennsylvania to play the Millersville Uni- versity Marauders on Saturday, Sept. 21 for their last of five straight road games. The Pioneers wasted no time putting numbers on the board. Just under 15 minutes into the first period, graduate midfielder Tom Bowen scored the first goal of the game off an 18-yard pass from sophomore midfielder Matias Ruiz. The Marauders didn’t even have a chance to an- swer. Junior back Oscar Kjellstrom set up Austboe for his seventh goal
of the season. Millersville tried to catch up less than 10 minutes into the second period when senior forward Andrew Dukes scored the Maraud- ers’ first goal of the game, but their efforts weren’t enough. The Pioneers beat the Marauders with a final score of 2-1.
The Pioneers stay home this week to host the Philadelphia University Rams on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 3:30 p.m. and the New York Institute of Technology Bears on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 2:30 p.m.